DABS Volume 3 Issue 1: Upcoming NCBI Workshops

About the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

NCBI is the national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI’s mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. More specifically, the NCBI has been charged with creating automated systems for storing and analyzing knowledge about molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics; facilitating the use of such databases and software by the research and medical community; coordinating efforts to gather biotechnology information both nationally and internationally; and performing research into advanced methods of computer-based information processing for analyzing the structure and function of biologically important molecules.

NCBI Outreach Events

The NCBI Outreach Events page (https://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ncbi-outreach-events/) allows you to search and apply for upcoming NCBI webinars, workshops, codeathons, and other outreach activities.

Some exciting upcoming workshop and codeathon opportunities include: 

Make sure to go learn about these and other opportunities NCBI has to offer and feel free to reach out to CDABS with any questions you may have about using NCBI resources. 


The Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) is the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library hub for data and bioinformation learning, services, resources, and communication.

Questions? Contact: Amy Yarnell, Data Services Librarian and Jean-Paul Courneya, Bioinformationist – at data@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

To read more of our content and stay informed please visit our communications page and use the form to subscribe: https://www2.hshsl.umaryland.edu/cdabs/communications

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4th Annual Flu Shot Clinic at the HSHSL!

It’s time once again to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. As in the past, the HSHSL and School of Pharmacy are partnering with Walgreens to offer flu shots, by appointment only, to UMB campus employees and students on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Weise Gallery on the first floor of the Library.  

To schedule an appointment please click HERE.  A mask, insurance card and a photo ID are required at the time of service.

If you have any questions please contact Anna-Marie Epps, aepps@hshsl.umaryland.edu

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Help Us Refresh the Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection

View of the Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection
View of the Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection

What is the Collection?

Dr. William J. Kinnard, Jr., a former professor, dean of the School of Pharmacy, and acting president of the University, believed faculty, staff, and students needed a way to relax their brains. This led him to establish the Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection in 2003. Thanks to the generous ongoing donation of Dr. and Mrs. Kinnard, the HSHSL provides a variety of popular magazines and a small selection of circulating fiction and non-fiction books. The collection is located on the first floor of the Library, in the bookcases under the staircase.

Why a Refresh?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection has been unavailable and stagnant. It needs you to help bring it back to life. 

How You Can Help!

Is there a recent popular book you’ve read or a magazine you think the UMB community would enjoy? Is there a title you’ve heard about and would like to read? If so, please let us know and we will try to obtain it for the Kinnard collection.

Please note: The Kinnard collection consists of books leased from a service. Not all titles may be available.

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September Connective Issues Newsletter is Here!

In this edition:

  • Welcome and Welcome Back!
  • HSHSL Fall Hours
  • Save the Date – 4th Annual Flu Shot Clinic Coming in October
  • Advice for New Students
  • Meet Your Librarian
  • Help Us Refresh the Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection
  • HSHSL’s Open Access Publishing Fund Pilot for Early-Career Researchers Continues in FY22
  • New NCBI Login
  • Regional Medical Library – A Historical Overview
  • Transcribing the Civil War: Introducing the Historical Collection’s Summer Intern Yasmeen Yarborough
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HSHSL Fall Hours

September 7 – November 30, 2021
Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8:00 am.  Between 6:00 am – 8:00 am, Monday – Friday, enter the HSHSL through the Campus Center.

Regular Semester Hours

Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday November 25 – 26 Closed

Policies
The library is open to UMB students, faculty & staff with UMB One Cards, faculty, staff, and students with a current University System of Maryland campus id, and hospital staff with UMC ids.  All visitors must have a photo id and follow UMB COVID guidelines. Visitors may not enter after 8:00 pm.

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HSHSL Closed For Labor Day Weekend, September 4 – 6

Happy Labor Day flag

I honor of Labor Day, the HSHSL will be closed for the long Labor Day weekend from September 4 -6, 2021.

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HSHSL’s Newest Exhibit Highlights Historic Botanicals

With the start of a new, in-person school year, the HSHSL is proud to announce the installation of Botanical Medicine: Highlights from the HSHSL Pharmacy Historical Collection in the Weise Gallery. The exhibit features a selection of large reprints from William Woodville’s Medical Botany, a four-volume set published between 1790 and 1794 by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh. Botanical Medicine will remain in the Weise Gallery through November.

The art of botanical illustration is a practice that goes back millennia − to the first century B.C.E., when the Greek physician and botanist Crateuas described and illustrated a series of medicinal plants. From that time until the advent of modern photography, detailed plant illustrations, known as botanicals, were invaluable tools for identifying and classifying plants with medicinal or therapeutic properties. Botanical illustration played an important role in the development of scientific knowledge over the centuries, as physicians and pharmacists copied, shared, and studied these illustrations.

Woodville’s set includes 300 plant illustrations by James Sowerby (1757-1822), an English naturalist, illustrator, and mineralogist. The work’s author, Woodville (1752-1805), was an English physician and botanist. Medical Botany is part of the HSHSL’s Historical Collections, located on the fifth floor. For more information on the Woodville volumes, Pharmacy Collection, or Historical Collections, contact Tara Wink, twink@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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HSHSL Fall Hours

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HSHSL HOURS
August 16 – September 6, 2021

Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8:00 am.
Between 6:00 am – 8:00 am, Monday – Friday, enter the HSHSL through the Campus Center.

Regular Semester Hours

Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sept. 4th Closed
  Sunday, Sept. 5th Closed
  Monday, Sept. 6th Closed

Questions? Contact the Information Services Desk at hshsl@umaryland.edu or 410-706-7995.

Policies

The library is open to UMB students, faculty, & staff with UMB One Cards, faculty, staff, and students with a current University System of Maryland campus ID, and hospital staff with UMMC IDs. All visitors must have a photo ID and follow UMB COVID guidelines. Visitors may not enter after 8:00pm

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Early Japanese Graduates at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library Historical Collections’ strives to provide broad access to our diverse collections both in person and digitally. Materials in our collections appear as they originally were published or created and may contain offensive or inappropriate language or images and may be offensive to users. The University of Maryland, Baltimore does not endorse the views expressed in these materials. Materials should be viewed in the context in which they were created.

The 2020 Summer Olympic games are well underway in Tokyo, Japan. To commemorate the games, Historical Collections in the HSHSL is highlighting two early Japanese graduates.

For the majority of its early history, the University mostly served students in Maryland and the surrounding states. The first international students, Archibald Spring from England and Duncan Turnball from Scotland, graduated from the School of Medicine (UMSOM) in 1822. The first non-European, international graduate was Levi S. Parmly of Cuba in 1841. Parmly graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (BCDS), the first dental school in the world, which merged with the University of Maryland in 1924.

Over fifty years later, Shinjiro Asahara became the first Japanese graduate. He graduated from the Baltimore Medical College (BMC), which merged with the UMSOM in 1913. Asahara came from Tokyo, Japan where he attended the Medical Department of the First Higher Middle School for four years prior to entering the BMC in October 1894. Following graduation, Dr. Asahara attended the Friedric-Wilhelms University of Berlin, earning his degree in 1898. His dissertation titled Ueber Matastasen der Gonerrhee was cited into the 1910s. He became an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the Tokyo Imperial University of Japan.

Tameji Takashima was the first Japanese graduate of the University of Maryland. Takashima earned his degree from the School of Dentistry (UMSOD) in 1899. Takashima was an excellent student, earning perfect and nearly perfect scores in most of his senior-year examinations. In Takashima’s junior year he was awarded the Gold Medal Prize for the “best continuous gum-work” and in his senior year he earned two awards: the Dr. Clarence J. Grieves’ Gold Medal for best senior class bridge work and the S.S. White Prize for best upper set of gum teeth on metal. Several of his specimens were used in the UMSOD museum following his graduation.

According to Historical Collection’s Alumni Database, from 1902 to 1919, eight more Japanese men graduated from the BMC, BCDS, and UMSOD. By the late 1970s, graduates’ homes were no longer tracked in the graduate database.

List of Japanese Graduates from UMB Schools 1895-1919

Last  Name

First Name

Second Name

Third Name

Home

School

Class

Asahara

Shinjiro

 

 

Japan

BMC

1895

Hayaishi

Jitsuza

   

Japan

BMC

1911

Ishibashi

Bennoshin

   

Japan

UM Dent

1918

Matsutani

Masatoshi

   

Japan

UM Dent

1919

Okugawa

S.

   

Japan

UM Dent

1914

Takashima

Tameji

   

Japan

UM Dent

1899

Tanaka

Shintaro

   

Japan

BMC Dent

1903

Teraki

Sadayoshi

   

Japan

UM Dent

1907

Thomas

J

D

V

Japan

BCDS

1902

Watanabe

Yoshi

O

 

Japan

BMC

1904

 

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HSHSL Continues to Collect COVID-19 Stories: Be a part of UMB’s Story

When COVID-19 moved most of UMB to mandatory telework, the HSHSL began to collect the history of our campus’ response to the pandemic.  These items are now available in the UMB Digital Archive for future researchers to understand the effect of the pandemic on our campus and Baltimore city.

As we enter a new phase of the Pandemic and return back to campus from mandatory telework.  The HSHSL encourages the campus community to once again reflect on COVID-19.  Some points to reflect on are:

  • What did it feel like to return to the office?
  • What was your experience with getting the vaccine?
  • What did it mean to you to get the vaccine?
  • What did the last year teach you about yourself and UMB?

All members of the campus are welcome to participate in this project. Stories, photographs, and reflections on the pandemic can be submitted through the project’s website: UnMasking a Pandemic: Stories from UMB during COVID-19

To date the project has collected personal reflections, artwork, and literary works from across the UMB Community.  The HSHSL is interested in receiving items of personal reflection, creative work(s), or anything that documents your thoughts, emotions, and experiences during this incredible time. 

To participate please see the Project’s Website and fill out the Survey to submit materials.  If you have any questions or would like to submit physical items to our collections please contact, Tara Wink, Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist. 

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