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The Health Sciences Library Lecture Series

The Health Sciences Library Lecture Series was conceived by then Interim Library Director Patricia W. Onsi early in 1996. She envisioned lectures on topics of general interest to the health care community, non-technical, non-clinical, and conducted informally, with plenty of time for discussion.

Please contact Library Director Cristina Pope if you have suggestions for future lectures.

The Ninth Health Sciences Library Lecture:

Stanley B. Burns, M.D., Class of 1964; owner of the Burns Archive of over 700,000 historical photographs, discusses his current exhibit on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library.
Friday, October 1, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
A Medical Alumni Reunion event.

The Eighth Health Sciences Library Lecture:

"'Doctress' Elizabeth Blackwell: A Remarkable Transatlantic Pioneer" by Julia Boyd, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, England.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003, noon, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Suite 406, 725 Irving Avenue.
Co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities as a Special Lecture in the History of Medicine.

The Seventh Health Sciences Library Lecture:

"What Do Physicians Need to Know About Domestic Violence?"
A panel presentation with:
John Epling, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Center for Evidence-Based Practice, SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Arethea Brown, Co-Coordinator and Advocate, Syracuse Area Domestic Violence Coalition, Vera House.
Anna Walters, Educator, Vera House.
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 7:45 a.m., Room 318, Health Sciences Library.
Co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and Vera House.

The Sixth Health Sciences Library Lecture:

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Applied: Evidence in Clinical Practice
Presenters: Lorne A. Becker, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine; Cheryl Flynn, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine.
Panelists: Debra Buchan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Harold L. Husovsky, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Frank S. Szmalc, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Transplant Program.
M.C.: Bette Jean Ingui, Library Reference Services.
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Room 5303, Weiskotten Hall.
7:45 AM: Continental Breakfast; 8:00-9:15 AM: Presentation, Panel Discussion, Questions from the Audience.

The Fifth Health Sciences Library Lecture:

Womb with a View: Medical Images, Cultural Beliefs, by Lana Thompson, author of The Wandering Womb: A Cultural History of Outrageous Beliefs about Women (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1999).
Friday, March 26, 1999, 10:00 a.m., Room 318, Health Sciences Library.
A Women's History Month event.

The Fourth Health Sciences Library Lecture:

So Your Great-Grandfather was a Physician: Local Resources for Researching Medical Genealogy, by Eric v. d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S., Curator of Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library, SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Tuesday, October 13, 1998, 10:00 a.m., Room 318, Health Sciences Library.
A National Archives Week event co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the Central New York Genealogical Society.

The Third Health Sciences Library Lecture:

Psychiatry and the Concept of Disease: Reconciling Psychiatric Theory with Psychiatric Practice, by Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and internationally known author of The Myth of Mental Illness and 22 other books.
Monday, April 13, 1998, 4:00 p.m., Room 318, Health Sciences Library.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Medical Library Association on May 2, 1898.

The Second Health Sciences Library Lecture:

Childbirth in Hospitals: A History of "Why?", by Janet Carlisle Bogdan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Le Moyne College.
Friday, May 9, 1997, 1:00 p.m., Room 318, Health Sciences Library.
A National Hospital Week event.

The First Health Sciences Library Lecture:

"The Fightin' 52nd": A Multimedia Presentation, by David W. Brewer, M.D., Arthur D. Ecker, M.D., and Max Kutzer, M.D., veterans of the U.S. Army 52nd General Hospital, World War II medical unit of the Syracuse University College of Medicine, stationed in England, 1943-1945.
Saturday, October 5, 1996, 12:30 p.m., Room 318, Health Sciences Library.
A Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend event.