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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.**

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 The annotations also incorporate newly discovered notes in Vesalius’ handwriting for a planned but unpublished third edition.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]


Open Access Fund for Fall 2014 Now Open


Apply to the Open Access Fund for Student and Early-Career Authors

October 6th to November 7th or when funds are depletedApply here


The Health Sciences Library is now accepting applications for its Open Access Fund.  For students and early career professionals the award up to $1000 can be used to pay for the “author processing charge” (APC) that many open access journals require.   These journals allow authors to distribute their intellectual property without any restrictions, and usually permit them to retain copyright ownership.  In contrast to the traditional journal model in which the author is restricted from distributing her work and the reader has to pay to access it (via subscriptions), in the OA model the author pays to publish his work and readers have no limitations to access it.

Despite costs to authors, there is growing evidence that many articles published as open access are more widely noticed and downloaded than articles published in subscription-based journals (see for example, Davis 2011).   For more information about the Open Access movement, please see the OA FAQs.

The HSL Open Access Fund or OAF is meant to encourage researchers who have little or no financial support to pay for any type of publication fee.  Generally speaking, these scholars tend to be students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career faculty; these individuals will receive priority therefore for an OAF award.

While the OAF can be used to pay the APC of an open access journal of the author’s choice, in order to avoid fraudulent journals, the library will restrict the range of acceptable journals to those that are known to be legitimate. They include most members of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association  or those known to comply with its Code of Conduct.  Examples of these publishers or journals are: Biomed Central, JMIR Publications,  PeerJ,  PLoS , and others.  All journals will be assessed by the OAF committee for legitimacy and for their requirements.  Ideally, journals should allow the authors to retain copyright to their articles and not merely permit their distribution within limits. 


  • affiliated with AMC
  • early-career author (see Funding Priorities below)
  • publishing in a reputable OA journal
  • article is accepted (and APC has not been paid) or submitted]. NOTE: We cannot consider applications for articles that are still under preparation.
  • no other funding source except personal funds
  • substantive contribution to the article


Funding Priorities are as follows:

  1. Students
  2. Residents, Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Junior Faculty (within 3 years of the start of his/her career)
  3. Other faculty


  • The maximum award per application is $1000 to be used only for the author processing charge (APC).  The award cannot be used to fund other fees such as “submission charges,” “review charges,” or “page charges.”
    • If the APC is less than $1000, the award amount will equal the APC amount – i.e. your award will also be less than $1000
    • If the APC is more than $1000, the maximum award is $1000 and the author is responsible for paying the difference to the publisher.
    • Awards are paid once the library receives a copy of the publisher’s invoice.
    • Applications must be received by the specified date.
      • Applicants who meet all eligibility criteria will be considered on a first-come first-served basis within the application period.
      • Every application will be reviewed by the OAF committee for eligibility.
      • We cannot consider past recipients of the OAF for a new award.

Requirements for Applicants Who are Identified as Award Recipients:

  • Provide an invoice for the APC from the journal publisher
  • Upon publication, submit the article to the Health Sciences Library’s institutional repository, Digital Collections of Colorado with a signed Deposit Agreement (see link to the Agreement near the bottom).  Make sure you have the proper copyright permissions or you own copyright to your article.
  • Complete a short evaluation form which will be emailed later.

Get Started!

1. Check Eligibility (see above)
2. Check Rules (see above)
3. Apply right away:  We stop accepting applications on November 7th or earlier when funds are depleted.
4. Award recipients must comply with the Requirements (see above)


Please contact: Lilian Hoffecker 303-724-2124 , or Heidi Zuniga 303-724-2134 .

Call for submissions – Art from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Community

ArtfromtheUniversityofCOThe Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.  There are many talented artists at our two locations!  This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, faculty, and students.

This exhibit will be on display January 7 – March 31, 2015 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.  An Opening Reception will be held on January 29, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members of either CU Anschutz  or CU Denver!  To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show, please use the online form.  The submission deadline is October 27, 2014.

For more information, contact Debra Miller at or (303) 724-2131.

New Staff at HSL

Shelley Wendt

Shelley was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She has always had a strong interest in computers and technology and holds an Associate in Electronics Technology, and a BS Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Denver.   Her work experience ranges from working with scientists to testing vacuum tubes, to testing circuit cards for medical machines.  However, a part time job at Arapahoe Library district led to a passion for library work.  She has been working in libraries for approximately 17 years in various capacities of customer service, acquisitions, purchasing and statistics.  Currently Shelley is the Accounting Technician at Anschutz Medical Library where she enjoys this work considerably.   In her free time, Shelley enjoys reading, Sudoku puzzles, and crocheting.

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[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

Rare Book Profile: Ensayo para la Materia Médica Mexicana.

Ensayo para la Materia Médica Mexicana  (Puebla : Oficina del Hospital de S. Pedro, a Cargo del C. Manuel Buen-Abad, 1832) was an early step towards the development of a Mexican pharmacopoeia including native materia medica. It was one of the earliest such efforts in all of Latin America.

A group of physicians and surgeons in Puebla formed the Academia Médico Quirúrgica de la Puebla de los Angeles in 1824 to promote the progress of medicine and related sciences in Mexico, in the same way academies fostered scientific progress in Europe. Mexican political independence, obtained in 1821,facilitated their work by making it easier to obtain foreign books.  The Academy’s first two publications were Tablas Botánicas para el mas pronto y fácil Estudio de la Ciencia by botanist and priest Julian Cervantes in  1825, and a translation of a work on dosage by French pharmacist Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt in 1829. The first real Mexican pharmacopoeia was published in Mexico City in 1846.

A committee of the Academy, headed by pharmacist Don Antonio de Cal y Bracho, was formed to compile Ensayo para la Materia Médica Mexicana, a listing of both European and traditional Mexican remedies, which was published in 1832. The Ensayo para la Materia Médica Mexicana is an unillustrated alphabetical listing of plants and their uses, followed by very brief sections on animals and minerals, plus indexes and an appendix.  Plants are listed by common name and identified by Latin name. Many of the names, descriptions, and uses were taken from older sources, some as early as the sixteenth century. Notes in the entries keyed to a bibliography identify the sources. The compilers’ intention was that members of the Academy would test and evaluate the materials to revise and perfect the list.

The Health Sciences Library’s copy of Ensayo para la Materia Médica Mexicana was printed on blue-tinted paper.  It was donated to the Library by Dr. James J. Waring, and rebound in green leather with the title tooled on front and back covers in gilt by the library’s former director, Dr. Frank B. Rogers.

Rare materials are available to individuals or groups by appointment on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, or at other times by arrangement. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Epstein, or 303-724-2119.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]






FYI: 2014 Legislative Blue Book

The Blue Book provides voter information on ballot measures.The Colorado 2014 Legislative Blue Book is available in pdf and mp3 formats (courtesy of the Colorado Talking Book Library).

The purpose of the ballot information booklet is to provide voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot. The analysis must include a summary of the measure, the major arguments both for and against the measure, and a brief fiscal assessment of the measure. The analysis may also include any other information that will help voters understand the purpose and effect of a measure.

Article V, Section 1 (7.5), Colorado Constitution, and Section 1-40-124.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, require the Legislative Council Staff to prepare the ballot information booklet prior to each election in which a statewide issue will appear on the ballot.

Need to register to vote?  If you wish to receive a mail-in ballot register as soon as possible!

If you need information about voting in local elections contact your city or county clerk.

Happy voting!


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]


Spring 2014 Open Access Fund Award Articles: Making an Impact




Articles by the recipients of the Spring 2014 Open Access Fund Award are making an impact. The articles are available in the library’s digital repository.  Check out the early altmetric data for the articles. Check back on this blog or the Open Access page soon for information on applying to the next OA Fund.

Spring 2014

D. Suzi Bryan, Monica Ransom, Biniam Adane, Kerri York, and Jay R. Hesselberth, High resolution mapping of modified DNA nucleobases using excision repair enzymes. Genome Research, Published in Advance July 11, 2014, doi:10.1101/gr.174052.114

Repository link

Adam L Kesner, Paul J Schleyer, Florian Büther, Martin A Walter, Klaus P Schäfers and Phillip J Koo, On transcending the impasse of respiratory motion correction applications in routine clinical imaging – a consideration of a fully automated data driven motion control frameworkEJNMMI Physics, 2014, 1:8. doi:10.1186/2197-7364-1-8

Repository link

Rorabaugh JM, Stratford JM, Zahniser NR, A relationship between reduced nucleus accumbens shell and enhanced lateral hypothalamic orexin neuronal activation in long-term fructose bingeing behavior. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(4): e95019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095019

Repository link

Batliner et al.: Motivational interviewing with American Indian mothers to prevent early childhood caries: study design and methodology of a randomized control trial. Trials, 2014, 15:125. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-125

Repository link

Warren CJ, Griffin LM, Little AS, Huang I-C, Farzan M, et al. The antiviral restriction factors IFITM1, 2 and 3 do not inhibit infection of human papillomavirus, cytomegalovirus and adenovirus. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(5): e96579. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096579

Repository link

Goodell DJ, Eliseeva TA, Coultrap SJ, Bayer KU, CaMKII binding to GluN2B is differentially affected by macromolecular crowding reagents. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(5): e96522. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096522

Repository link

New Exhibit – Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement

Join the Health Sciences Library in celebrating Colorado Conflict Resolution Month!

October is Colorado Conflict Resolution Month and the Health Sciences Library is excited to host a special exhibit to commemorate the occasion. Please visit the Health Sciences Library during the month of October to experience Talking It Out, a dynamic and exciting exhibit about finding common ground in disagreements, told through photos and the stories of individuals who successfully worked through conflicts.  The exhibit will be on display in the Gallery and throughout the library from October 1 – October 31, 2014.

Talking It Out

In coordination with this exhibit, the Health Sciences Library will also be hosting a special speaking event on Friday, October 17, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Please join us in the James L. Shore Auditorium in the Nighthorse Campbell Building where Ethan Casey will be speaking on the Art of Listening. Ethan is a world renowned author, journalist, and activist and we are excited to have him join us in celebrating Colorado Conflict Resolution Month. Light refreshments will be served and Ethan will be signing copies of his book Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti.

Talking It Out is produced by Zinn Mediation Associates.


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