Friday, September 09, 2016

Fall 2016 Exhibit: "Midwives Hold the Future: Advancing Nurse-Midwifery in the U.S., in Oregon, and at OHSU"


Fall 2016 Exhibit:
Midwives Hold the Future: Advancing Nurse-Midwifery in the U.S., in Oregon, and at OHSU
OHSU Main Library, BICC Building 3rd floor

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the opening of our Fall 2016 exhibit, Midwives Hold the Future: Advancing Nurse-Midwifery in the U.S., in Oregon, and at OHSU. This exhibit celebrates thirty-five years of nurse-midwifery education at the OHSU School of Nursing, locating OHSU’s program in context of the development of American nurse-midwifery over the past century.


The exhibit will be on display September – December 2016  in the OHSU Main Library, on the third floor of the Biomedical Information and Communication Center (BICC) on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus. For a campus map, as well as customized driving, biking, and transit directions, please visit the interactive OHSU map: http://www.ohsu.edu/map/

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

10/16-10/18: Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) 2016 conference

Calling all health sciences and adjacent librarians! Registration is open for the 2016 PNC/MLA conference:

“Getting To Know Mary Jane: The Perils and Promise of Marijuana Policy and Practice” - Keynote Panel at PNC/MLA 2016 - Oct 17-18, 2016

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) 2016 conference (being held Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2016 in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon at Urban Studio) features a keynote panel on the changes in Oregon and Washington around medical and recreational marijuana. If you have wondered what the individual and collective impact of these changing laws and health care practices will be, now is your chance to find out!

“Getting To Know Mary Jane: The Perils and Promise of Marijuana Policy and Practice” features Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist specializing in life-threatening illness and chronic pain, and affiliated faculty at MultiCare Institute of Research and Innovation; Candice Beathard, Ph.D., M.A., a policy research analyst (specializing in drug policy) at Washington State University; and Nicole Corbin, LPC, Adult Behavioral Health Services Manager for the Oregon Health Authority.

·       What questions would you like to ask of a doctor who prescribes cannabis for treatment?
·       What questions do you have about marijuana policy?
·       What questions do you have related to addictions treatment and abuse and addiction prevention?

In addition to this keynote panel will be a variety of paper presentations, a poster reception, lightning talks, and other discussions related to health and health care issues impacting the Pacific Northwest. Continuing education sessions and a beer tour of Portland (!) are scheduled for the day before the conference on Sunday, October 16. Note: The beer tour ($40) requires the participation of exactly 28 people.  If less than 28 paid registrations are received by September 19, 2016, the event will be cancelled and payments refunded. 

If you are a health sciences or hospital librarian, or a public, special, academic, or other librarian interested in learning more about health information issues, this conference is not to be missed!

Early bird registration rate for this conference ends Friday, September 16 – sign up now!



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2017 Oregon Women's History Consortium Research Fellowships


We have some exciting news to share from our partners at the Oregon Women's History Consortium!

From the OWHC's official announcement:
"Based on the interest in our initial fellowship last year offering the Oregon Women's History Consortium is excited to announce we will now be offering two annual research fellowships: a Junior Fellowship and a Senior Fellowship. Our fellowship will continue our long-standing goal of supporting scholarship that will lead to a significant contribution in the field of Oregon women's history."

The OWHC Research Fellowships are annual awards for $1,000 each.The application deadline is November 1, 2016.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates should apply to the junior fellowship.
  • Academic and independent historians and scholars should apply to the senior fellowship.

Applications can be downloaded from the Oregon Women's History Consortium website's Fellowship page. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Introducing our NLM traveling exhibit, "Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture"



If you visit the OHSU Library in the BICC building in the next few weeks, you’ll notice that Maija and I have installed our traveling NLM exhibit, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture. The exhibit will be on display today until 8/15, at which point we will be moving it to our partners at the Q Center in North Portland for them to host for the remainder of its time in Portland (through 9/4).

Here’s a bit more about the exhibit from the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibits site:
“The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present our latest traveling exhibition, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture. The exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980’s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years. The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator, explains that ‘centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.’ Surviving and Thriving presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.”


We hope you get a chance to stop by, check out the panels, and pick up a brochure. This exhibit feels very timely in its arrival, as we have a stellar research team on campus currently working to develop an HIV vaccine: http://s.oregonlive.com/MyAK1zO

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Summer 2016 Exhibit: "Mercury, Marriage, and Magic Bullets"


Maija and I have installed our summer exhibit in the 3rd floor library entrance – swing by and check it out! See below for our full exhibit announcement.

Summer 2016 Exhibit:
Mercury, Marriage, and Magic Bullets: Four Centuries of STD Prevention and Treatment
OHSU Main Library, BICC Building 3rd floor

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the opening of our summer exhibit, “Mercury, Marriage, and Magic Bullets: Four Centuries of STD Prevention and Treatment.” This exhibit examines the development of modern medical approaches to sexually transmitted diseases, drawing upon sources in military medicine, public health, clinical research, and even poetry.

The exhibit will be on display June – September 2016  in the OHSU Main Library, on the third floor of the Biomedical Information and Communication Center (BICC) on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus. For a campus map, as well as customized driving, biking, and transit directions, please visit the interactive OHSU map: http://www.ohsu.edu/map/

This exhibit is presented in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine’s traveling display, “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture,” hosted by OHSU Library from July 25 – August 15 2016.


For more information, please contact: hcaref@ohsu.edu | 503.494.5587