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Share your creative side with the Himmelfarb Library community!

The 2015 Art Show will take place from April 2nd to May 1st
throughout the first floor of Himmelfarb Library

Opening Reception: April 2nd from 4-5:30pm

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We encourage all Students, Faculty & Staff (of SMHS, GWSPH & SON) and GWU Hospital Residents & Staff to submit artwork.

Prior submissions have included paintings, prints, pottery, craft work, and more!

We will accept submissions (maximum of five) at the reference desk from March 9th to March 27th, Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm. Distance education students- please contact us to discuss how you can submit!

Submissions will have the option to be displayed in the virtual art show on the library website. (Last year's virtual art show can be viewed here:

Please contact Kelly Knight at or 202-994-2963 with any questions.

BrowzineBrowzine, an app which provides access to Himmelfarb Library's e-journals collection, was recently reviewed on iMedicalapps.  Browzine allows you to build a personal bookshelf using the library's e-journals titles and subscriptions.  The app is free to users and Himmefarb Library's holdings and access screens (GWid/G# + last name) are customized within the app.

Check out the review and try Browzine!

Basketball Tournament Healing Clinic 2015Come show-off your basketball skills and help support the Healing Clinic. Wednesday, February 25 from 11am - 4pm, Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb is sponsoring a "March Madness Basketball Tournament" where students, staff or faculty can participate in a healthy competition to help raise funds for the Healing Clinic. Each shot is 25 cents and the three  top scorers will receive prizes.

Come, have fun, participate and help support the Healing Clinic!

Basketball Tournament Fundraiser*
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Himmelfarb Library Lobby Area
Basketball Tournament: 25 cents per shot*

*All proceeds go to the Healing Clinic

DynaMedDynaMed has updated its app to provide improved access to the high quality evidence-based point-of-care and drug information provided by this resource.  Instructions for updating your DynaMed app are available on Himmelfarb Library's App Shelf and are also provided below:

  1. Access DynaMed then click on 'Mobile' in the menu at the top of the screen and enter your email address.
  2. Download DynaMed app (Apple/iOSor Android) to your device then open email message on your device and click on the 'authentication key' to activate the app.
  3. Note: you can use the same email to active DynaMed on up to three devices; the emailed authentication key is good for 48 hours.

You may also find this brief video tutorial (1:31) useful.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (

Take time for yourself! Soothe anxiety and reduce stress through a hands-on creative art therapy activity. No art experience necessary - just a willingness to come and create! Art supplies will be provided.

Art Therapy: Hands-on Workshop

Friday, Feb. 20th from 12-1:00 pm
Himmelfarb 305H
Taught by Tally Tripp, GW Art Therapy Clinic
Register for this FREE Healthy Living@Himmelfarb event. Space is limited.

WritingMake an Appointment Today with the Writing Center @ Himmelfarb

How to make an appointment:
If you wish to make an appointment to see a specialized Writing Center tutor at the Himmelfarb Library, please call 202.994.3765, directly and ask for an appointment with Justin Kuprevich @ Himmelfarb. Check availability on the online schedule at gwu.mywconline.comNOTE: Appointments can only be made during weekly business hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

  • Tutor: Justin Kuprevich
  • Location: Himmelfarb Library 1st floor/Writing Center@ Himmelfarb
  • Weekly: Sunday
  • Hours: 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Cost: Free!

Help for students in distance learning programs: Schedule your appointment through the online system and send your paper (at least 24 hours in advance) to Include the name of your tutor, time of your session, and number you will be calling from at the time of your appointment.


Image: Cleaver, A. (2010).  Writing.  Available at:


Instagram #healthyhimmelfarbHimmelfarb Library Instagram and Twitter Photo Contest

SMHS, SPHHS, and SON students!  We know that you are all working hard to balance school, work, family, and personal life.  Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb would like you to show us how you maintain that balance and stay healthy.  Do you make an effort to eat healthy, exercise, meditate or otherwise reduce stress?  Show us through an original photo and post it to either Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #healthyhimmelfarb between February 2nd and February 27th.

All submitted photos should be originally created work in good taste.  Specifics of contest rules are here. Three winning entries will be selected for prizes by a panel of judges representing the three schools.

Good luck and start taking and sharing those selfies with hashtags #healthyhimmelfarb and #himmelfarbGW on February 2nd!

Case reportsHimmelfarb Library is hosting a panel discussion demystifying the process of writing case reports. We invite all our faculty members and their students to join us and learn tips on how to successfully write and publish your case report, with advice from the perspectives of an editor and published authors.

  • DATE: Monday, February 9, 2015
  • TIME:5:00-6:00 PM
  • LOCATION:Ross Hall/Room 227


New evidenceWhich five articles from 2014 are most likely to change medical practice?

DynaMed, a  clinical reference tool, offered by Himmelfarb Library has published their list.  To create DynaMed, a continuously updated evidence-based tool, DynaMed editors review a huge segment of the medical literature.  Last year, they considered more than 28,000 articles  and integrated more than 11,000 pieces of new evidence into DynaMed.  Of those articles, DynaMed's editors have identified the most important articles from 2014:

  1. Pelvic Exam Not Recommended for Screening Asymptomatic Nonpregnant Women.  Reference: Ann Intern Med 2014;161:67
  2. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Does Not Improve Symptoms of Degenerative Medial Meniscus Tear in Patients Without Knee Osteoarthritis.  Reference:N Engl J Med 2013 Dec 26;369(26):2515
  3. Maternal Vaccination Decreases Risk of Influenza in Mothers and Their Infants.  Reference: N Engl J Med 2014 Sep 4;371(10):918
  4. Bilateral Mastectomy May Not Increase Survival Compared to Breast-Conserving Surgery With Radiation in Women With Unilateral Breast Cancer.  Reference: JAMA 2014 Sep 3;312(9):902
  5. In Adults With Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformation, Interventional Therapy Appears to Worsen Outcomes Compared to Medical Management.  Reference: Lancet 2014 Feb 15;383(9917):614

For more information, please consult the full article in DynaMed EBM Focus.  DynaMed is available from both on- and off-campus locations and is also offered to Himmelfarb Library's users as an app.  For more information, please contact Laura Abate (

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