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treelightsHimmelfarb Library's Holiday Hours:

Friday, December 21, 2018 Closing at midnight
Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday, December 24, 2018 Closed
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Closed
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Closed
Thursday, December 27, 2018 Closed
Friday, December 28, 2018 Closed
Saturday, December 29, 2018 Closed
Sunday, December 30, 2018 Closed
Monday, December 31, 2018 Closed
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Closed
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Opening at 7:30am

We'll be back in the new year and look forward to working with you.  Happy New Year!


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ctsiLetters of Intent for the CTSI-CN pilot awards are due on January 4, 2019 and you can apply now via the online application!

The CTSI-CN offers pilot awards once per year in three distinct pilot programs:

Research supported through this mechanism should provide critical preliminary data to support an extramural research application within two years of the completion of this award.

For more information please visit

CranialnervesHow do you learn?

Do you know the twelve cranial nerves (of Christmas)?

A recent article in Anatomical Sciences Education explores how mnemonics and rhymes can be an important learning strategy.  Read the article to learn more about how mnemonics and rhyme relate to learning processes and neuroanatomy.  And, watch the video to learn the twelve cranial nerves of Christmas:


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visiblebodyWant to study heart and lung anatomy?  Other aspects of human anatomy? Do you want an interactive anatomy atlas on your iPad?  Himmelfarb has the Visible Body Anatomy Atlas for you!

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas provides a new way to study and explore anatomy. This online anatomy atlas allows you to view specific structures and layers from head to toe, rotate anatomical models, and explore systemic and regional anatomy.

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas includes 5,000+ medically accurate anatomical structures and was developed by medically trained illustrators and reviewed by anatomists. This atlas allows you to explore human anatomy via multiple approaches: systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, cross sections, senses, and muscle actions.

To install, download the app from an on-campus location (or from off-campus while you have Cisco AnyConnect turned ‘on’).  To maintain access to the app,  open your Visible Body app while on-campus or  while off-campus and connected via Cisco AnyConnect at least every 150 days.

AccessMed_headerWhat is a clinician-educator? How has medicine shaped the evolution of the clinician-educator?

Emeritus faculty Larrie Greenberg describes this change in medical education from his unique perspective as an active participant in this history. In a recent article in Academic Medicine, Dr. Greenberg describes three processes which were instrumental in this process: faculty development, educational scholarship, and communities of learning.

Greenberg, L. (2018). The Evolution of the Clinician–Educator in the United States and Canada: Personal Reflections Over the Last 45 Years. Academic Medicine, 93(12), 1764-1766.

To find more articles by Dr. Greenberg and other GW faculty who engage health sciences education research, check out this bibliography which includes publications by GW faculty in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing.

healthequityseminarseriesThe Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN), a partnership with The George Washington University is launching its first Health Equity Seminar Series at the GW School of Public Health. For its inaugural seminar on December 13th, speaker Tawara D. Goode from the Georgetown-Howard CTSA will be presenting on Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) and its implications for Clinical Research. Professor Goode has over 20 years of experience in this subject and will:

  • Explore the multiple dimensions of culture and relevance for clinical research.
  • Introduce a framework for cultural competence at the individual and organizational levels.
  • Discuss the implications of CLC in all phases of clinical research.

Professor Goode is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., faculty of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), and Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at GUCCHD. She is actively involved in the development and implementation of programs and initiatives in the area of cultural and linguistic competency at local, national, and international levels. These efforts address the needs of diverse audiences including health and mental health care, developmental disabilities, public health, social services, community/advocacy organizations, professional societies/organizations, and institutions of higher education.

Date: December 13th, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: GW School of Public Health / 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, 20052
Room: Conference room 301, 3rd floor
Register at:
Lunch will be provided / Webex available for off-site participation

Please join us! Future seminars will cover Implicit bias in Clinical Research, Heath Research through Policy and Advocacy, and Community Engagement in Translational Research.

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jamaevidenceHimmelfarb Library has a resource for  you: JAMAevidence!  JAMAevidence provides access to information and tools to identify the best available evidence and to support users in the systematic evaluation of the validity, importance, and applicability of health sciences research.
    JAMAevidence provides full-text access to the most recent edition of Users' Guides to the Medical Literature : A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice as well as The Rational Clinical Examination : Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis and Care at the Close of Life : Evidence and Experience.    JAMAevidence also provides access to complementary resources and tools to support both teaching and learning EBM techniques including:
    • Educational slide sets on specific EBM concepts and topics
    • Interactive calculators including Therapy 2 by 2 Calculator, Risk Reduction Calculator, Number Needed to Treat Nomogram, etc.
    • Worksheets to support assessment of specific types of studies (therapy, qualitative, harm, etc.) and the information cycle
    • Audio: monthly series discussing key EBM topics
    JAMAevidence is available 24/7 from the Himmelfarb's webpage.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (

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