The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine Conference at UI April 21-23

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a three-day conference focusing on the links between the science of medicine and the art of writing. 

These events are free and open to the public:

Thursday, April 21, 1110A MERF     12:45-2pm     featured presentation by Chris Offutt

Thursday, April 21  6:30pm-7:45pm, Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library     keynote presentation “Reading from Novel Tinkers” by Paul Harding

Friday, April 22  12:45-pm-2pm, 1110A MERF     featured presentation “Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry” by Rachel HadasFind more information or register online at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/osac/examinedlife/index.htm .

 

Tour health science apps Tuesday 12-1pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone!

At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Feel free to bring your lunch–cold food and drinks are allowed in our library.

Our next session is  in East Information Commons, 2nd floor, Hardin Library.

Micheil Cannistra speaks on “Indian Giver: Lynch Syndrome, The Navajo and the Genetic Revolution”

Micheil  Cannistra.  Winner of the 2008/2009 Sparks Essay Contest, will speak on:  Indian Giver: Lynch Syndrome, The Navajo, and the Genetic Revolution.
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 5:30-6:30

  For decades Dr. Henry Lynch of Creighton University performed research among farm families in Nebraska and beyond in an effort to prove that cancer, particularly colon cancer, could be hereditary. In the 1980s his research brought him to the Navajo Reservation, where he evaluated and provided genetic counseling to several cancer-plagued Native American families. His work there helped prove his controversial hypothesis once and for all, eventually revealing an unexpected overlap between Navajo political and medical history.

Mobile Apps Brown Bag Friday at Noon

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences.

If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!  You may also bring your lunch–food and drink are are allowed in the Commons.

Information Commons West, 2nd floor
12:oopm-1:00pm

National Medical Librarian’s Month Fact #4

During the fall and spring semesters, Hardin staff answer on average over 170 questions per week from our patrons.  Questions include literature searches for faculty members working on a systematic review to a nursing or pharmacy student doing an assignment to can you please help me get the ap for Dynamed on my iPhone.  We’re here to help.

Stop by Hardin Library today and have a sweet treat and thank you for helping us celebrate National Medical Librarian’s Month.