Holiday gift from Himmelfarb: Anatomy App

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.

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The Evolution of the Clinician-Educator

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.

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Research Implications: Cultural and Linguistic Competence

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.

Questions? / http:///

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Learning EBM? Teaching EBM?

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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    Enjoy DC in Winter Inside & Out


    The days may be shorter and the temperatures cooler, but you can still enjoy and explore DC with events and activities from Health Living @ Himmelfarb’s December calendar!

    • Enjoy the lights with Zoolights or Georgetown Glow
    • Sample DC’s cultural events with Winternational, the Kennedy’s Center’s free Messiah Sing-A-Long, or laugh through New Year’s Eve with the Comedy Shuffle
    • Keep exercising (and enjoying) winter days at the Washington Harbour Ice Rink – just a short walk from Himmelfarb Library on the Georgetown waterfront

    Image: Bentley, W.A. (1885).  Snowflake Study.  Retrieved from:

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    Europe PMC: Expand your borders!

    europepmcYou may be familiar with the U.S. National Library’s of Medicine’s PubMed search interface and PubMed Central, a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature – but have you heard of Europe PMC?
    Europe PMC is a repository of life sciences articles, books, patents, and clinical guidelines.  It’s part of an international network of PMC repositories and includes PubMed, PubMed Central, as well as relevant records in Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.  Europe PMC’s attributes include:
    • Single interface to search across both the citation/abstract and full-text of documents.
    • Searches PubMed and PubMed Central plus more than 5 million additional records including patents, National Health Service guidelines, and Agricola records.
    • Authors’ tool to allow authors claim articles using their ORCID ID to ensure appropriate attribution of your work.
    • Grant finder tool that searches for grants from 29 biomedical funders.
    Explore  Europe PMC today!
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    3D Printing Pilot Launched!

    20181126_101931Himmelfarb Library is launching a 3D printing service!

    Starting today, faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, School of Nursing, MFA, and GW Hospital can submit print jobs through our 3D Print Job Submission form.

    3D printing will be free for the next three months while we conduct our pilot project; afterwards we will be charging a fee based on the weight of the material used in order to recover costs. While we will prioritize print jobs for academic or curricular purposes, we welcome a wide variety of print requests. For a full list of our policies including what we will and won’t print, see our “3D Printing at Himmelfarb” guide.

    Want to get started with 3D printing, but aren’t sure what to start with? Check out the NIH 3D Print Exchange for some inspiration and a great source of model files to download and print.

    We look forward to seeing what you come up with!


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