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History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series
with Katherine L. Carroll, Ph.D., Architectural Historian

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Refreshments at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6pm

Russ Berrie Pavilion, Room 2
1150 St. Nicholas Ave at W 168th St

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the transformation of the American system of medical education. Medical colleges shifted from commercial entities offering repetitious lectures to university-affiliated departments providing hands-on laboratory and clinical training.

Medical educators saw the redesign of the medical school as indivisible from this shift in pedagogy. To meet the new educational standards, medical colleges across the country rebuilt their facilities. In this illustrated lecture architectural historian Katherine L. Carroll, Ph.D., describes the three major medical school types constructed in the first part of the twentieth century. She will explain the significance within this movement of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, which opened in 1928.

More than a discussion of building types and their plans, however, Dr. Carroll argues that the buildings themselves helped to codify and promote specific ideas about modern medicine. What is more, these spaces contributed to the formation of professional identities even before doctors and nurses entered the workforce. Buildings on the medical campus that will be examined include not only the original Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, but also the medical school’s first dormitory, Bard Hall, and the School of Nursing’s Maxwell Hall student residence.

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 9 in Room 2 of the Russ Berrie Pavilion at 5:30 for refreshments, followed by the lecture at 6pm. The Russ Berrie Pavilion, at St. Nicholas Ave. and West 168th St., is easily reached by the A, C, and 1 subway lines and numerous bus routes. 

The Health Sciences Library will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 2nd at 8am and begin regular hours.

In this issue:

  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
  • Resources Spotlight: JCR
  • Student Perks 

... and more

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database to our collection. JBI provides summarized and appraised evidence in the form of systematic reviews and protocols, recommended practices, best practices information sheets, consumer information sheets, and evidence summaries.

Go to Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

Also included in this resource are a variety Evidence Based Tools, such as JBI's tool for appraising systematic reviews, SUMARI. To start using these tools login with your OVID account* to 'My Account' in the upper right and then select 'EBP Tools' from the main menu dropdown. 

Accessing Evidence Based Tools such as SUMARI through JBI

*Note this can be the same account you login with on other OVID resources such as OVID MEDLINE and PsycINFO.

EMBASE is a multipurpose database covering over 28 million records from international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present, including all of MEDLINE.  The 8,300+ journals are from over 90 countries, including 2,500 journals unique to EMBASE. Search using over 270,000 EMTree terms, including drug information. EMBASE is an integral component of conducting thorough systematic reviews and literature searches.