McGoogan News

NLM Spotlight: Profiles in Science

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Here is a snapshot of some of the people you can learn about through this online archive.

Profiles in Science is an online archive of collections celebrating leaders in biomedical research and public health from the 20th century. The collections include books, journals, pamphlets, diaries, letters, photographs, audio recordings, videos, and more. The collections are organized into three categories:

  • Biomedical Research: materials related to the study of biological processes at the molecular level.
  • Health and Medicine: materials related to scientific discoveries to improve medical treatments and public health.
  • Fostering Science and Health: materials related to the role of politicians, philanthropists, the media and others.

Each digital collection includes introductory narratives on the scientist’s life and work and an exhibit that highlights a selection of the most noteworthy documents (this can be text, audio, videos, or photos).  Additional documents from the scientist’s papers are available through the website’s search engine or browse features.

The newest addition to Profiles in Science is the Louis Sokoloff Papers. Louis Sokoloff was an American physician and neuroscientist whose innovative research methods and tools transformed the study of brain structure and function. This collection features articles, interviews, photos, correspondence with colleagues and students, and experimental brain images.

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Profiles in Science is maintained by the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications and History of Medicine Division.

3D Printing Workshop for High School Students: Registration Open

The UNMC Makers 3D Printing Club, in collaboration with the Omaha Do Space, will provide hands-on instruction in 3D design and printing for local high students to promote innovation and STEM learning. This crash course will cover 3D design, 3D printing, intellectual property and open source.

Who should participate: High school students across the Omaha Metro area. Teachers, please encourage your students to sign up and participate!

Project timeline: Participating students would need to register teams of 3-4 students by December 11. Students will attend a 50 minute introductory seminar on December 12 at 5pm at the Do Space where they will be given project details and an introduction to intellectual property and open source designs. Students will then brainstorm ideas and will return for a second 90 minute seminar (with a break in the middle) during the week of January 8 at Do Space (evening, TBD) for a crash course on 3D design and printing. Students will then have until the end of February 3 to print a functional product. The UNMC Makers will be available to provide hands-on assistance weekly (evening, TBD) during this month-long process.

December 11: Register a team

December 12: Introductory Seminar, 5pm, Do Space

Week of January 8: 3D Design/Printing Seminar, TBD, Do Space

February 3: Final print deadline        


Cost: Students will be able to attend seminars and receive one print per team free of charge. All additional print requests will need to be submitted on a personal or publicly available printer (e.g. Do Space). Students will be responsible for their own transportation.

Registration: Please email with the names and emails of your team members by Dec 11th to reserve your space for the workshop. Please contact with any questions.

Location: All events will take place at Do Space, 7205 Dodge Street, Omaha.

This event is sponsored in part by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

Thanksgiving closures

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed Thursday, November 24 and
Friday, November 25. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Services spotlight: study rooms

McGoogan Library of Medicine has 16 study rooms available to students, faculty and staff of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Reservation for study rooms can be made online. A UNMC or Nebraska Medicine email address is required. Please note that the first time you reserve a room, you must verify your email address through a link sent to that address. The email will come from Evanced Solutions.

Study rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours at a time with 1 renewal (unless the room is reserved by another person or group). You may have two active reservations within a 24-hour period. Date and time of reservation must pass before you can make another reservation.  Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Wi-fi is available in all of the rooms. Markers, erasers and white boards are available in each room. Additional markers and erasers are available at the AskUs Desk.

The study rooms are keyless; you are advised not to leave personal items unattended anywhere in the library. Rooms are not soundproof and are located on a quiet floor.