We’d like to wish everyone a great holiday weekend!  With Sunday being Easter and the marathon happening on Patriot’s Day, Boston should be buzzing!  Please note that we will have limited hours on Monday, with the service desk operating on a 12-7PM schedule.

 

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Image courtesy of Open Clip Art

 

Next Tuesday, April 22nd Dr. Dan Jay of the Sackler School with be giving a talk at the Broad Institute for the Cambridge Science Festival.  He will discuss how his scientific experience has played a role in the creative process.  For more information on his artwork, the talk, and the festival please see the links below.

 

Dan Jay

 

http://sackler.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research/Faculty-Profiles/Daniel-Jay-Profile

http://www.catalystconversations.net/

http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2014Festival/2014ScheduleOfEvents.aspx?day=5

http://www.danjayart.com/

 

Now available for check-out at HHSL:

 

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David Macaulay
[Location: HHSL New Books Shelf]

waywework

“This comprehensive and entertaining resource reveals the inner workings of the human body and all of its systems and mechanisms, as only David Macaulay could. Page after page of beautifully illustrated spreads detail everything from cells to the bones and organs they build, clearly explaining the function of each, and offering up-close glimpses, unique cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way.” Check it out!

But wait, there are even more new books!

  • How to Teach in Clinical Settings by Mary Seabrook
  • 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine by P John Rees
  • Digital Image Quality in Medicine by Oleg S. Pianykh
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
 

Passover begins Monday evening, April 14th and here is an easy matzo bark recipe with that appealing sweet and salty combination.

Matzo recipe

3 sheets matzo
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 c pecans, toasted
1/2 c unsweetened coconut, toasted
1 chocolate covered toffee bar (such as Heath or Skor), chopped
2 tsp flaky sea salt

  • Heat oven to 350 F. Place matzo on baking sheet and bake until golden brown (10 minutes)
  • Sprinkle chocolate over the matzo, return to oven and bake until it melts (about 30 seconds)
  • Remove the baking sheet and spread chocolate over the matzo with back of spoon or spatula
  • Sprinkle with pecans, coconut, toffee bar and salt. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes
  • Refrigerate until firm (at least 10 minutes) and then break into pieces and enjoy!

 

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Join us at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library for another open workshop this Thursday, from noon-1pm, in Sackler 510. This session will be focusing on learning one of our many useful databases – Ovid. All Tufts community members are welcome to attend, and we allow snacks so you don’t have to go hungry!

Ovid Medline 101
Searching the medical literature more precisely can save you time and energy. Come spend 45 minutes exploring and searching Ovid’s MEDLINE database. In this hands-on class, we’ll focus on:

  • Formulating and performing a subject search
  • Applying basic filters
  • Accessing full text articles
  • Sending lists of results to yourself

This is a class designed for users new to Ovid – PubMed users welcome! Space is limited, so be sure to arrive promptly for a seat!

 

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, all ILLiad requests prior to 1/1/2011 that have a “finished” transaction status (Request Closed or Cancelled) will be deleted from ILLiad. Please take a moment to look through your ILLiad Request history and save any requests that you would like to keep.

To save your requests: log into your account and on the left-hand side menu, choose Request History. Click on the title of the request you would like to keep and either print out or copy the information to your own files.

If you have any questions, please contact hhsl-docdel@tufts.edu.

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In celebration of World Health Day 2014 and the start of National Public Health Week, Tufts PHPD is hosting a day-long event in the Wolff Auditorium at Tufts Medical Center:

1st 1000days
Window of Opportunity for Maternal and Child Health: An Awakening in Guatemala

Optimal nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life can have an enormous impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty. The health, stability and development of entire communities is built on this basic requirement. Learn how government, the private sector, and civil society have partnered in Guatemala to reduce maternal and child malnutrition by implementing cost-effective actions that optimize nutrition in these vital first 1,000 days.

The exhibition will be open all day in the Atrium and lobby of the Wolff Auditorium.The symposium will run from 3:00pm-5:00pm and will be followed by a formal reception from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Keynote speakers include  Dr. Patricia Palma de Fulladolsa. Dr. Sarbattma Sen, Dr. Odilia Bermudez, and Mr. Alejandro Biguria.

Click here for more information about the event and the full symposium schedule.

Other events for Public Health Week:

Tuesday 4/8, 12-1pm: Panel on Disaster Relief–SK114
Speakers include: Professor Peter Walker, BSc, PhD, Professor Fernando Ona, PhD, MPH, Professor Monica Onyango, PhD (BU), Dr. David Schwarz (State of MA Animal Response Team)

Wednesday 4/9, 12-1pm:  Discussion on Vaccines–M&V 105
 Speakers include: Professor Christine Wanke, MD, Professor Marcia Boumil, MA, MS, JD, LLM

Thursday, 4/10 12-1pm: Healthy Eating –SK 320 
Lisa Caldwell (Whole Foods) will be doing a food demonstration on healthy snacking.

Friday 4/11, 12-1pm: Review of Public Health–PHPD Lounge
Public Health Week #ShowTuftsYourPublicHealth Photo Competition Celebration

You can find more information about the photo contest and the schedule of events here.

 

 

 

This Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open from 10 am – 10 pm, in order to serve you better during your exams. We will also be offering free coffee on Sunday, April 6 after Food 4 Thought closes for the night!

So come say hi, and good luck with your exams!10 o'clock

 

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Thinking of submitting an abstract and poster for the CTSI research day or the Charlton Lecture? Need to submit and abstract or poster for another research symposium in the near future? Brush up with tips and tricks for creating the best abstracts and posters you can by attending an HHSL workshop! Monday, April 7th, there will be a workshop session at noon and a repeat session at 4:30pm open to the entire Tufts community. Space is limited to 12-15 people per session, so please try to register in advance.

Amazing Abstracts & Professional Posters

Monday, April 7th in Sackler 510

12-1pm  OR 4:30-5:30pm

Please register here: http://bit.ly/1ggPbhz

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic tenants of abstract creation and writing
  • Best Practices for poster content
  • Tips & tricks for poster design and layout
 

Exciting news about your favorite HHSL band! As a result of fans’ overwhelming support during the Battle of the HSL Bands, the exhilarating March 17th performance of our own Jumbo Go Bragh has captured the attention of the Irish Government and, along with it, an official commendation for their nuanced rendition of a traditional tune. These accolades have led to several invitations for the group to perform at various awards shows, including the Tonys, the MTV VMAs, the Teen Choice Awards, and the J.Q. Adams Elementary School’s Centennial Jamboree.

The group also plans to audition for the next season of The Voice at the end of the summer.

Stay tuned!

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