Thanks from the crew to everyone who came to our
Library Love Boat Open House last month. It was great to welcome some new faces
to THI and catch up with familiar ones.
We had several heated shuffleboard
matches, and a handful of golden life preserver winners in the trivia game.
There were 415 life-savers in the jar. The
winner with the closest guess (405!!) was Moayed Ibrahim, an observing student
with Dr. Duncan, and he took home a signed copy of Dr. Cooley's book, 100,000
Hearts. Gloria Ramos in Biostatistics and Epidemiology won the jar of sweets,
and a visitor from Dallas won the coffee shop gift card.
And cake was enjoyed by all! — Captain Gregg and
the Library & LRC crew
on heart valve disease
library now has a current subscription to the Journal of Heart
the official journal of the Society for Heart Valve Disease. The journal is
co-edited by THI's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Blase Carabello. Our library is the
only place you can find this journal locally, so come take a look!
don't miss the updated Best Books page with a
selection of books on heart valve disease.
open online courses (MOOCs) are great ways to explore a topic at your own pace
and on your own schedule. You can either just dip your toes in or dive right in
since they're free and not for credit. THI employees have recently taken MOOCs in
data visualization from UT and medical statistics from Stanford. I've just
signed up for one on library cataloging to update my skills.
are in-depth courses on subjects like epidemiology, data management, computer programming,
bioinformatics, public speaking, and even Roman architecture (maybe they talk
about atria). Harvard is offering Fundamentals of Clinical Trials starting in
P.S.Speaking of classes, the THI library offers short, in-person training sessions designed
to give you practical tips you can use right away. We just added two new
classes for fall - Wonders of Word and Write it Right. Register today.
Cool eats for summer heat
I'm more likely to eat a light salad
or some fruit than something heavy during these hot, humid summer days and now
is the peak time for berries. Recently, I made a Tart and Sweet Strawberry Salad that was easy and delish and contains lots of heart-healthy good eats.
"marinated" some sliced strawberries with a bit of brown sugar for 10-15
minutes. Then I tossed the berries with some balsamic vinegar (use a GOOD one)
kicked up with a dose of fresh black pepper. I added some walnuts for "crunch"
and some chopped basil. I put the berries on spinach and–voila!–super
heart-healthy good eats!
Library & Learning Resource Center
Sonya Fogg, Manager ♦ Rebecca Ajtai, Coordinator of Library Services Gregg Doty, Library Assistant ♦ Dr. Patrick J. Hogan, Director L&LRC Hours ♦ Mon. through Fri. ♦ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm www.texasheart.org/library ♦ 832-355-9560