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SAVE THE DATE: Global Health Reception and Talk

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On Monday December 7th, the Dana Medical Library and the College of Medicine will be hosting a Global Health event! Come join us!

3:30 pm ~ Open House Reception: Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health and Global Health at UVM

Dana Medical Library, Medical Education Center Concourse

This reception will be held in honor of the National Library of Medicine Global Health traveling exhibition that is now on display in the Dana Medical Library and the special slide show presentation on display in the library’s front foyer, showcasing Global Health at UVM. Come join us for refreshments and take a closer look at the exhibition and slide show!

5:30 pm ~ Presentation: The Cost of Sickness and Health in Uganda

Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center 200

This presentation will be a first-hand account of human suffering and survival from reporter Mackenzie Rigg and photo-journalist Tyler Sizemore of Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695 for more information.

Exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine


Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health

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The Dana Medical Library has the honor of hosting a very special National Library of Medicine exhibition. Taking an in-depth look at health on a global level, this exhibition explores what people of all professions are doing to improve health care around the world. “Communities, in collaboration with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations, are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life” (Against the Odds brochure).
This fascinating exhibition will be on display at the Dana Medical Library through December 16th . Stop by and check it out.

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine.

In conjunction with this traveling exhibition, the Dana Medical Library has compiled a series of images for our main foyer screen that give a glimpse of global health programs here at UVM.

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Catherine Akin and Leah Houde with children in a village in Bangladesh

The University of Vermont has welcomed the opportunity to go abroad, learn from other medical situations, bring resources and access to information, help improve essential health care, fight deadly outbreaks of disease, and make an impact by teaming up with doctors and nurses in other countries. The programs that have been developed see these immersions as an opportunity for reciprocity in knowledge, culture, and understanding. Some of the places that UVM doctors, students, and professors have been are Uganda, China, Russia, Vietnam, Liberia, India, Tanzania, the Netherlands and many others.
Look for this slide show to be up and running the week of Monday November 16th.
Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695. Thank you!

Photo courtesy of Professor Hendrika Maltby in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Library Literacy 101: Recall it!

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Is the book you want checked out? Recall it! Library materials may be Recalled in CatQuest, the UVM Libraries catalog. A Recall differs from a traditional Hold request, in that the item being recalled is unable to be renewed by the current user. They get a notification that someone else wants to use the item and you are notified when the item is returned to the library.

In CatQuest:
• Click on the Recall / Hold link under the item you wish to recall
Recall – you will get a notice when the item is returned. It may not be renewed by the current user
Hold – you will get a notice when the item is returned, (current user can renew it)
• Select copy, location & not needed after date to finish your request
Call 656-2200 or ask at the Main Desk for more information, or for help with your first Recall.