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    Exhibit: Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

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    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library

    Description

    On display at Falk Library from August 19 through September 30, 2019. Free and open to the public during regular library hours.

    Upcoming Events:

    The Art and Science of Science Comics with Dr. Jay Hosler on August 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Scaife Hall room 1104.

    Exhibit Description:

    Though you may not have heard of medical comics before, they’ve been Doctors in surgical gear drawn in comic book stylearound for more than a decade. In 2007, Dr. Ian Williams coined the term “graphic medicine” to describe the portrayal of personal illness through comics. In 2012, author/illustrator Ellen Forney published a New York Times bestselling graphic memoir depicting her struggle to accept her diagnosis with bipolar disorder. MK Czerwiec published Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 in 2017 to describe her time nursing AIDS patients throughout the 1990s.

    These are just a few examples from a wide array of works that use comics to tell medical stories. Comics provide an accessible path for patients, health professionals, caregivers, and others to engage with subjects that are often painful or complicated.

    The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! recognizes and explores this literary genre through six display panels. Exhibit visitors can also peruse popular graphic medicine books and try their hand at drawing a medical symptom. Longtime graphic medicine enthusiasts and newcomers alike are welcome to attend.

    This exhibition was produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

    Visitor Information:

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    Scaife Hall is located on the University of Pittsburgh campus at 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. The entrance to Falk Library is on the second floor of Scaife Hall. Please be aware that ongoing construction may limit normal points of access.

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  • Intro to Research Data Management for SoM Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Instructor:Helenmary Sheridan
    Date:August 21, 2019

    This is a closed session for the Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology Program.

    Requested training session for 6 incoming PhD students.

    Best practices for research data management (30 minutes)

    • Overview of requirements (legal, funder, university) for secure data storage or dissemination
    • Planning for long-term data management
    • Organization and description of research data
    • Storage of data
    • Security of data
    • Sharing research data, formally or informally
  • Basic Science Resources (Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology Program)

    Instructor:Carrie Iwema
    Date:August 21, 2019

    This is a closed session for the Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology Program.

    Requested training session for 6 incoming PhD students.

    Basic Science Resources (1 hr)

    • Staying current with basic science literature, including:
      • PubMed
      • Europe PMC
      • Pre-print resources
    • Introduction to HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service resources
      • Classes, services, and tools for analyzing bioinformatics data
    • Introduction to Electronic Research Notebooks
      • Pitt-licensed LabArchives
  • Orientation to HSLS (Nursing PhD students)

    Instructor:Mary Lou Klem
    Date:August 22, 2019

    Overview of HSLS resources and services.

    This session is open only to incoming PhD students at the School of Nursing.

  • SDM Oral Biology: Library orientation

    Instructor:Rebecca Abromitis
    Date:August 23, 2019

    Interactive session introduces the wide range of HSLS/Falk Library resources and services.

    Session open only to incoming SDM oral biology students.

  • Dental Hygiene Library Orientation

    Instructor:Rebecca Abromitis
    Date:August 23, 2019

    Interactive session to introduce HSLS resources and services.

  • Xiangya Scholars-HSLS Orientation

    Instructor:Charles B. Wessel
    Date:August 26, 2019

    10am to 11:30am

  • Event

    The Art and Science of Science Comics with Dr. Jay Hosler: Lecture Event


    Location:
    Scaife Hall, 1104 Scaife Hall

    Description

    "The Art and Science of Science Comics"Scientist in lab drawn in comic book style

    Jay Hosler, PhD, Juniata College

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Scaife Hall, Room 1104 (11th Floor Conference Center)

    3550 Terrace St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

     

    Refreshments will be served.

    This lecture is free and open to the public.

    Presented in collaboration with the exhibit Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!, on display at Falk Library through September 30.

     

     

    Jay Hosler is a biology professor at Juniata College and cartoonist. He enjoys telling stories about science and the natural world using quirky plots, silliness and derring-do. His first graphic novel (Clan Apis) won a Xeric Award and was selected for YALSA’s “2002 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults” and his second book The Sandwalk Adventures has garnered praise for its treatment of evolution and the life of Charles Darwin. A 2006 grant from the National Science Foundation made it possible for Dr. Hosler to develop a comic book textbook entitled Optical Allusions. His latest book, Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, was a 2011 Junior Library Guild selection, a nominee for YALSA's 2012 "Great Graphic Novels for Teens," and has been included in the Texas Library Association's “Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List.”

    He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and his two little nerdlings.

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  • Class Catalog Title

    Instructor:Ansuman Chattopadhyay
    Date:August 28, 2019
    Time:1:00 pm
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2

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    Instructor:Mary Lou Klem
    Date:August 30, 2019
    Time:9:00 am
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2

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