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JoAnnConroy_FrenchRedBirdShow us what your right brain is capable of…Submit to the Himmelfarb Library Art Show!

The 2016 Himmelfarb Library Art Show will take place from April 7th to May 6th on the first floor of Himmelfarb Library.

The Opening Reception will be held on April 7th from 4:00pm-5:30pm.

Refreshments will be served.

All Students, Faculty and Staff of SMHS, MISPH and SON, as well as Residents and GW Hospital staff are encouraged to submit artwork.

Submissions range from pottery, paintings, jewelry, drawings, clothing, and more!

We will accept all submissions at the reference desk of Himmelfarb Library from March 7th until March 31st, Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8pm and Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Distance Education students are encouraged to submit.  Contact us for details!

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 Synneva Elthon at or 202-994-2963 with any questions.



Himmelfarb Library is excited to introduce a new resource: MedPix!

MedPix is the newest database from the National Library of Medicine.  Over 30 years in the making, this cross-platform study tool helps improve users’ ability to read scans and x-rays to diagnose and propose treatment.

Medpix is organized by disease location (organ system), patient profiles, image classification, and image caption.  There are over 53,000 images indexed in the database from over 13,000 patients.  Cases include both common and rare conditions.  By viewing the Case of the Week (COW) or by choosing a case, there are the options to either learn about the condition through the demographic and case info, or to quiz yourself with just the patient information and the case images.  For each case, there is a multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge on the specifics of the condition, with references that link out to PubMed articles.  Future development of this resource over the next 12 months will include registration options, searching functionality, and the potential to gain CME credits.  Follow MedPix on Twitter for updates @nlm_lhc #MedPix.

Want more options for medical images?  Check out lists of image resources on our SMHS, MISPH, and SON webpages as well as on our Active Learning Research Guide.


[Image of Carotid Vagal Paraganglioma]. (2016). Retrieved from


Aedes_aegypti141Zika virus is on the news, the topic of patient questions, and a concern for healthcare providers.  Himmelfarb Library has the Zika virus information that you need:


Image source: Rafaelgilo (No date). Aedes aegypti , one of the transmitters Zika virus [online image].  Available at:

spoolWould you like to learn a new skill or pick up a fun hobby?

Join Healthy Living@Himmelfarb for a Weaving Workshop, taught by Sandy Hoar.  The workshop will be held at the Himmelfarb Library in Room 202 on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:00 PM.

In the past, Sandy taught a chain mail jewelry workshop at  Himmelfarb Library. Healthy Living@Himmelfarb is excited to welcome Sandy back this year to teach a selection of weaving projects to GW participants. Sandy is an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University with an enviable arsenal of crafts knowledge. All weaving enthusiasts are welcome, from beginner to advanced levels.

Bring your creativity and a smile. Materials are supplied. Registration for the event is FREE but space is limited. A wait list is available so if you are a late-comer, sign up anyway!

Registration link:

About the presenter: 
Sandy Hoar is an experienced teacher of Celtic crafts. She has been doing handicrafts her whole life and Celtic crafts for a decade. Sandy enjoys teaching these crafts to adults and families at Celtic MAD week, and has exhibited crafts annually at George Washington University’s DC Art Exhibit. She also teaches at the annual Kids Euro Festival as a representative for the Irish Embassy.

Sandy is a nationally certified Physician Assistant in Primary Care, with specialty training in public health, pain medicine, infectious disease, and tropical medicine, teaching at the George Washington University in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Sandy gives her time in many ways, including giving local, regional, national, and international presentations on medicine and public health. She also provides direct care to uninsured patients at the Holy Cross Health Center. She is a former EMT and Instructor, Instructor-Trainer in all areas of first aid and CPR with the American Red Cross and she has been the Health Officer for MAD week since its inception.

OrcidReady to submit a manuscript? Have your ORCID iD ready?

In January 2016, seven major scholarly publishers announced that they will begin requiring authors to have an ORCID iD when submitting manuscripts during 2016 and more publishers followed soon after.   ORCID stands for the Open Researcher and Contributor ID registry and an ORCID iD is simply a persistent digital identifier for an author.  By registering for an ORCID iD , you can change your name, move to a new institution, or add an honorific and any articles linking to your ORCID iD will be consistently identified as yours.

Beginning in 2016, you will be required to obtain an ORCID iD before submitting manuscripts to many academic publishers.  If you need an ORCID iD, go to:

Any questions, please feel free to contact Meaghan Corbett, Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian, at .


It's cold out anyway, so why not enjoy winter?  Join Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb  for ice skating at Georgetown's Washington Harbour on Friday, February 19th at 7 p.m.

This ice skating rink is a short walk from GW and is right on the Georgetown waterfront.  It’s the largest outdoor rink in the DC area and is even larger than the rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center.  As you skate, you can enjoy Georgetown's beautiful winter lights; after you skate, you might enjoy one of the many nearby restaurants.

Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb has arranged a group rate so $12 will secure both your entry and skate rental.  Please feel free to bring bring a friend or two!  Register now to reserve your space(s)!

  • When: Friday, February 19 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Georgetown's Washington Harbour Ice Skating Rink
  • Directions from GW: walk north on Virginia Ave and cross Rock Creek Parkway, veer left toward the Potomac and walk a short distance to the rink.
  • Cost: $12 includes entry fee and skate rental
  • RSVPRegister now to reserve your space!

If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (

gwwritingStruggling to write you next paper assignment?

Make an appointment with the GW Writing Center @ Himmelfarb.  The GWWriting Center, is a FREE service that helps GW students with their writing projects.

The Writing Center provides weekly office hours at the Himmelfarb Library every Monday and Wednesday nights.

Our Writing Center Tutors, Justin Kuprevich andAhalya Somaskandan will be available to help you with your writing projects or papers. FYI: DE Students please follow the instructions for Distance Learning Student)

Instructor Day Time
Justin Kuprevich Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ahalya Somaskandan Wednesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm

You can drop-in or make an appointment today!!

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Please contact the GW Writing Center at   to reserve your appointment with Justin Kuprevich/GW Writing Center @ Himmelfarb.

Instructions for Distance Learning Students:
Students enrolled in online courses and programs can participate in distance consultation appointments that involve a collaborative discussion over the phone, using the written materials as shared Googledoc.
Go to: GW Writing Center
Click: Make an Appointment
Login: Online Appointment System (First time user registration - required)
Appointment: Once you receive an email confirmation of your appointment

    • Students should e-mail the writing that they wish to discuss at least four hours in advance to ensure taht materials will be available at the start of the session, to
    • Online students with scheduled appointments should call in at the time of their appointment to our main line at 202.994.3765 to be connected with their consultant.

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