TML News and Notes: September 2007
September 18th is Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day. It's your chance to encourage those you love to visit a health professional -- or at least make an appointment to visit one. And look for a community-sponsored health event near you on this day. It's a great way to show you care. When your loved ones are connected with the right medical care, they can find out about their health concerns. Certain health problems can be prevented and others can be treated. Please help those you love do something good for their health on September 18. Go with them to visit a health professional or make an appointment to see how they can take care of their health.
Join us for the screening of a 30-minute video featuring the justices taking questions from Philadelphia area high school students. The justices discuss why we have and need a constitution and explain what federalism is, how implicit and explicit rights are defined, and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power. Free and open to the public.
Date: Monday September 17, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - Library Instruction Classroom, Rm 2-012 MCV Campus
For more information, contact Thelma Mack at 828-0017.
This workshop will provide attendees a brief outline of the major tools used to access NCHS data, the reasons for using each tool, and a brief demonstration using real, NCHS data as examples. Microdata access tools will be covered, including SETS, Beyond 20/20, Data Ferrett, CDC Wonder, Data 2010, and WISCARS. Seating is limited for this session; Advanced registration required. This class is free and open to the public.
Date: Friday September 28, 2007
Time: 10:00 am - Noon
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - 2-012 MCV Campus
Speaker: Linda Washington, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Health Information Literacy Special Interest Group will be meeting again this fall, and interested participants are always welcome to join the group. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 2-3 pm on the first floor of Tompkins-McCaw Library, in the conference room directly behind the Skull & Beans coffee service. Please come prepared to share information on the types of health literacy projects you are currently involved with or know about.
For more information, or to let us know you would like to attend, please contact Jean Shipman.
The Sept. 19 author's reception for Dr. Ian Nixon has been canceled due to a scheduling change. Check the VCU Friends of the Library events page for upcoming events.
The VCU Libraries and VCU Friends of the Libraries are sponsoring an author reception with Dr. J.V. (Ian) Nixon, MD on Wednesday September 19, 2007 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Dr. Nixon is a Professor of Medicine, Director of Noninvasive Cardiology Services at MCV, and editor of THE AHA CLINICAL CARDIAC CONSULT (2nd ed.). This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat, or for special accommodations, please contact (804) 827-1165 or (804) 827-1163 by Friday, September 14, 2007. Copies of The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult will be available for purchase at the reception. We hope you will join us for this event!
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Marcella Fierro on CSI vs. Reality in Virginia on Thursday September 13, 2007 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Medical Sciences Building Auditorium on the MCV Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. We invite you to attend! For further information, contact Information Shannon D. Jones at (804) 828-0626.
VCU Libraries will host the Public Health Grand Rounds: "Public Health is Global Health: An Innovative Approach to Fighting Disease in Uganda" on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, in Room 2-010. This broadcast of Public Health Grand Rounds explores the basic care package and how the research behind the intervention led to substantial program and policy changes throughout Uganda. For more information and to register, visit http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=40409
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