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5 Quick Things: January 29, 2021

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1. Workshops from Health Sciences Library Next Week

Introduction to EndNote (Tuesday, February 2)
Want to learn about EndNote? Our one-hour online workshop will introduce the basics of EndNote, including creating and customizing an EndNote Library, adding citations to the Library using different methods, creating groups to organize references, finding full-text PDFs for your references, and using Cite While You Write with Microsoft Word.
RSVP for Introduction to EndNote

Access Your Virtual Library (Tuesday, February 2)
This one-hour online workshop will provide information on how to access electronic resources and services through the Health Sciences Library. In the workshop, you will learn how to navigate the Library website, how to find research articles the Library has access to, what virtual resources and services the Library have to offer, and where to locate research help.
RSVP for Access Your Virtual Library

Google for Researchers (Wednesday, February 3) 
This one-hour online workshop will provide an introduction to using Google for research needs, from using it to find images for your presentations to using Google Scholar to track citations and find grey literature and materials in the Library’s collection and elsewhere.
RSVP for Google for Researchers

Research Impact Demystified (Wednesday, February 3)
Join us for a discussion of scholarly research impact metrics. We will discuss common metrics, their advantages and limitations, and sources for those metrics. We will also learn how to match metrics to purpose by looking separately at journal, publication, and author level measures.
RSVP for Research Impact Demystified

2. CEC Conversation on Health Disparities: LGBTQ+ Panel

The Community Engaged Care Program invites students, faculty, and staff at all UTHSC campuses to join us on Wednesday, February 3, at 6:00 pm, for a virtual discussion about how the social determinants of health relate to the LGBTQ+ community. Sex, gender, and identity play an important role in health outcomes and can determine a person’s access to resources, including education, food, housing, and medical care. This panel will explore sex- and gender-related causes of illness and inequality and propose ways that healthcare providers can make a difference. Our panelists include Stephanie Bell (Director of the Metamorphosis Project for Youth Emergency Services at OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ Center for the Mid-South), Kayla Rena Gore (Co-Founder, My Sistah’s House, a nonprofit that assists the trans community), and Dr. Crystal Walker (Assistant Professor – UTHSC College of Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner – Regional One Health ). RSVP to this virtual event via Engage for Zoom information.

This Conversation on Health Disparities will count toward the Social Determinants of Health Certificate. You can view past Conversations on Health Disparities on the UTHSC Community Engaged Care Mediasite Channel.

3. Fitness Classes to Begin Offering In-Person Sessions

Campus Recreation is now offering a few in-person fitness classes, with limited class size. Pilates is now held in the Yoga Studio on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. and Spin in Studio 2 on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Be sure to sign on to the reservation portal and reserve your place for the class. The fitness class schedule is as follows:

  • Yoga: Mondays, 5:30 pm (in the Fitness Center, Yoga Studio)
  • Spin: Thursdays, 5:30 pm (in the Fitness Center, Studio 2)
  • Pilates: Wednesdays, 5:30 pm (in the Fitness Center and Zoom)
  • Zumba: Wednesdays, 5:30 pm (Zoom only)

Questions? Contact Suzanne at sfenech@uthsc.edu.

4. National Stalking Awareness Month: Stalking and Sexual Assault

Both stalking and sexual assault can cause victims to experience trauma symptoms. They can experience changes in their sleep patterns, appetite, or routine. They may experience increased anxiety or feel like they have to be hyperaware of their surroundings when in public. They might have flashbacks, nightmares, or persistent unwanted thoughts. They may also experience a variety of physical symptoms, like headaches, general aches, and pains, feelings of weakness or numbness, or changes in weight.

One of the most important connections to recognize between stalking and sexual assault is how misconceptions about both of these topics make them harder to address. Common myths about these crimes stop people from believing that these crimes happen at the rate they occur, prevent people from reporting these crimes to law enforcement, and impede the overall criminal justice processLearning the facts about stalking and sexual assault is an opportunity for us to speak up against what’s misunderstood and work towards finding better solutions.  – adapted from theheartsofhope.org

If you are experiencing stalking or would like more information, please see the resources below:

Campus Resources
Title IX Coordinator 901.448.2112
UTHSC Campus Police Department 901.448.4444

Counseling Support and Assistance
Students: SASSI – 901.448.5056, after hours: 901.690.2273
Employees: 855.437.3486, available 24 hours a day

5. Submit a Selfie to Support National Wear Red Day

UTHSC typically recognizes National Wear Red Day each year with the campus wearing red for a group photo to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. Although we are still not able to gather in a group for a photo this year, we want to participate in this year’s National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5.

All faculty, staff, and students can help support National Wear Red Day:

  • Take a selfie wearing red – a shirt, jacket, scarf, earrings, boa, glasses, hat, and/or anything else red!
  • Email your “red selfie” to communications@uthsc.edu by Wednesday, February 3
  • Share the 2021 campus photo – a “red selfie” grid – from UTHSC’s social media channels on Friday, February 5

The three most creative selfies will be awarded a Starbucks gift card courtesy of the Office of Equity and Diversity! So, pull out your red, snap those selfies, and send them our way!