Financial Literacy Seminars: Building Credit New


Undergraduate seniors leave school with an average of $4,100 in credit card debt. Are you in control of the cards in your wallet?

The Health Sciences Library is teaming up with the Fitzsimons Credit Union for a FREE seminar about building credit.

13 Nov 2014 (Thu)
Location: Teaching Lab 1

In this 90 minute presentation you will learn:

  • Why you should care about credit.
  • What the credit CARD Act of 2009 means for you.
  • Tips for using credit wisely…for life.
  • How to build a solid credit history.
  • What to do if you lose your credit card.

Register Today!  Limited to 15 participants.

**Lunch will be provided.**

Gift of Traditional Chinese Medicine Classic for Indigenous Medicine Collection

A little-known fact about many of the Library’s Special Collections books is that they are gifts from our generous and thoughtful donors.  Some were transported over great distances in route to the HSL.  Such was the case this past August, when Dr. Wang Dongjin and his family hand-delivered a book from Changchun, Jilin Province, China for the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection.

The book, The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor, is considered the oldest documentation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice and theory, and was compiled over 2,000 years ago.  The volume presented to the Library was a 2001 English-language translation published in Beijing by Foreign Language Press, and is a gift from David and Yueping Wang Stenger and the Wang Family.  Mr. Stenger is a longstanding supporter of the Library and is a Professional Research Assistant with the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

The book is presently available on the Library’s New Books Shelf but will find a permanent home in the Strauss-Wisneski Collection in the Special Collections Room.

Depicted from the left:  He Jueling and her husband Dr. Wang Dongjin; Jerry Perry, HSL Director; David Stenger and Yueping Wang Stenger.  Dr. Wang is Professor of Cardiology, Nanjing Medical University, and Director of Cardiac Surgery, Nanjing Gulou Hospital, Nanjing, China.

Depicted from the left: He Jueling and her husband Dr. Wang Dongjin; Jerry Perry, HSL Director; David Stenger and Yueping Wang Stenger. Dr. Wang is Professor of Cardiology, Nanjing Medical University, and Director of Cardiac Surgery, Nanjing Gulou Hospital, Nanjing, China.

Donors of collection materials such as Mr. Stenger and the Wang Family are deeply appreciated for their commitment to the users of our collections.  Their donations greatly diversify the collection and expand the scope and depth of our resources.  Thank you, David and Family, and thank you to all our generous supporters!

To learn more about donating collection materials, please contact: Paul Andrews, Collection Management,, 303-724-2113; or Jerry Perry, Director,, 303-724-2133.

New exhibit- Trepanation

Trepanation or trepanning, the surgery of opening the skull, may be one of the oldest surgeries that mankind has performed, and performed successfully.


Visit the health Sciences Library’s second floor landing to view our newest exhibit, a selection of trepanation instruments.

500th Anniversary of Andreas Vesalius’ Birth

Celebration Event: Featured speaker Dr. Gabriel Finkelstein, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, CU Denver, on Vesalius at 500. Dr. William Arend, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, SOM Division of Rheumatology, will additionally recognize Dr. Charley Smyth.

Place: Reading Room, 3rd floor Health Sciences Library
Time: November 19, noon to 2 pm

Reception to follow with refreshments and an opportunity to view the original
Vesalius volumes held by the HS Library, plus a new 2014 English language
translation of the first and second editions of De Humani Corporis Fabrica.

Food will not be permitted in the vicinity of the books.


This event is co-sponsored by the Anschutz Medical Campus Retired
Faculty Association, in recognition of the Charley Smyth Library
Endowment, and the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program,
Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

New Books and Media List

The New Books and Media List is ready for your review:

Alert – Possible noise in Library on Nov 7 – 8, 2014

CSPH_Case_CompeteThe Health Sciences Library is excited to be a co-sponsor for the Public Health Case Competition event that will take place November 7 – 8 in the library building.  This is a student event organized by the Colorado School of Public Health Student Council.

Close to 100 students will be participating in this multi-day event.  The Case Competition will begin at 1 pm on Friday, November 7th and conclude at 6:30 pm on Saturday, November 8th.  During the event, there may be additional noise in the building.  Additionally, all Group Study Rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library will be utilized for the event.

The Case Presentations will take place in Teaching Lab 2 starting at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 8th.  Feel free to drop by and listen!

The library apologizes in advance for any inconvenience.

Population Health Added to PubMed Special Queries

The NLM PubMed Special Queries page includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health search.

A definition for population health is “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. The field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these to differences between groups of people.” 1/  

The Population Health search strategy allows public health or health policy researchers begin a search.  You can refine that search by adding specific topics to narrow the results.  The NLM provides more information on refining the results and what terms are included in the search strategy.

From Abbey, Dana. “News from NN/LM MCR”, September 30, 2014.


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

Get into the Halloween spirit with the library’s anatomical models

If you feel like adding a little anatomical realness to your studies, why not check out one of the Health Sciences Library’s anatomical models?

Alas, poor Yorick!

Alas, poor Yorick!

The Health Sciences Library offers a variety of anatomical models and bones, including a cross-sectional brain model; articulated full skeleton; spine model; real human skull; and leg and arm models that include muscle, tendon, and nerve components.

All the anatomical models are available for checkout to University of Colorado affiliates. All you need is a valid CU ID and a few hours to spare!

Check out the online resource guides for more detailed information about the anatomical models or stop by the Service Desk and speak with a library staff member who will be happy to help and answer any of your questions!

Let the Health Sciences Library give you a hand!

Let the Health Sciences Library give you a hand!

Connect to NIH’s Many News Feeds!

What hNIH logoas 117 Twitter Feeds, 98 Newsletters (email based), 67 Facebook Pages, 55 RSS Feeds, 29 YouTube Channels, 17 Blogs, 13 LinkedIn Profiles, 9 Pinterest Brands, 9 Audio Podcast Streams, 7 Google+ pages, 5 Flickr Communities, 5 Video Podcast Streams, and 1 Tumblr microblog?

21 National Institutes of Health, 6 Centers, and 5 Related Organizations, that’s who!

Find valuable feeds, links, tweets, images, and other information easily using a list that gathers all these news and learning opportunities so you can pick and choose based on the ways you like to receive informaiton.

Check out the list and subscribe today!


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

New Acquisition: The Fabric of the Human Body, a new translation of Vesalius’ masterwork

2014 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of physician and anatomist Andreas Vesalius.  Vesalius was a lecturer in anatomy and surgery at the University of Padua. He was an advocate for the study of human anatomy through dissection of human bodies, rather than animals. His great work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica, published in 1543 when he was 28 years old, was not only scientifically revolutionary, but a landmark in printing and art as well.

The Health Sciences Library’s Rare Materials Collection has both the first edition of 1543 and the second edition of 1555. The Fabric of the Human Body, a new annotated translation and facsimile of both editions was recently added to the collection. The two-volume set was purchased with funds from the Charley Smyth Library Endowment, established with the Library by the Anschutz Medical Campus Retired Faculty Association, in memory of colleague and friend Dr. Charley Smyth, former Head of the School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology.

Northwestern University Professors Emeritus Daniel H. Garrison and Malcolm H. Hast spent more than twenty years translating the texts of both the 1543 and the 1555 editions from Latin into English. It is the first translation to include both editions. Modern anatomical terms have been added parenthetically to clarify the sixteenth-century text. Extensive footnotes provide further explanation for modern readers, with highlighting to denote differences between editions. The annotations also incorporate newly discovered notes in Vesalius’ handwriting for a planned but unpublished third edition.

A new font based on the beautiful typeface used in the original publication, Basel Antiqua, was designed specifically for this translation. The illustrations and decorated initials were reproduced using high resolution digital scans, with thumbnails inserted in the margins of the text to help orient the reader.


The Health Sciences Library will celebrate the birth of Andreas Vesalius on Wednesday, November 19th from 12 to 2 p.m.  in the Library’s Reading Room.  Dr. Gabriel Finkelstein, Associate Professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver will give a lecture, “Vesalius at 500.” The 1543 and 1555 editions of De Humani Corporis Fabrica and The Fabric of the Human Body will be on display, and light refreshments will be served.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]



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