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BiblioBlast, February 2016: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library


Welcome to BiblioBlast, the newsletter of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  BiblioBlast will inform you about new library resources and keep you up to date with our classes, events and other activities.  It will also highlight tips to make our online resources easier and faster to use.

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Upcoming Library Events

Workshops are held in the Library Training Room, Forchheimer 119N. Click on a title to sign up.

Contact the Reference Department for more information, or to schedule an individual or small-group session.

Achieve Long-Term Success

Available online via ScienceDirect. Contact Reference staff for assistance.

Travel Alert For Pregnant Women

Zika virus

Zika Virus Declared Global Health Emergency by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public emergency. At a news conference in Geneva, Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO, said that "international response is needed to minimize the threat in infected countries and reduce risk of international spread." The "emergency" designation can trigger action and funding from government and nonprofit agencies around the world.

Watch the New York Times Video announcement.

How Healthy Is Your NYC Community?

Check out the 2015 edition of New York City Community Health Profiles . Focusing on health, economic, and environmental information for each of NYC’s 59 Community Districts, Profiles are a great resource for understanding the issue that affect the health of a community.

The information included in Community Health Profiles comes from these sources:

If you’d like to see how your neighborhood has fared over time, the Profiles for 2000, 2003, and 2006 are still available.

The 2015 New York City Community Health Profiles Atlas provides detailed information about the Profiles. The data used in the Profiles is available for download in Excel format.

If you’re interested in further exploring NYC’s health, visit the Environmental & Health Data Portal and Epiquery: NYC Interactive Health Data which allows you to search data from a variety of sources.

Black History Month Exhibit


The Student National Medical Association Einstein Chapter and the Einstein Minority Scientist Association recognize notable minority physicians and scientists in an exhibit on display in the Library exhibit cases.  The exhibit will be on display for the month of February, 2016.  The exhibit cases are located in the library lobby. 

The display cases in the lobby of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library are available to all members of the Einstein community for mounting exhibits related to medicine or science.  Individuals or groups interested in reserving the cases should contact Aurelia Minuti at 718.430.3104 or .

You may also visit the Student Clubs website and the Student Activities website.