Category Archives: Gutman News

REGISTER NOW: The Qualitative Institute (Aug 3-6)

What is the Qualitative Institute?
This four-day session, led by a collaborative team at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania, will offer an opportunity to explore a broad array of qualitative and mixed methods research skills.  Register and learn more here.

At the sessions, held at Penn and Jefferson on August 3 – 6, you’ll gain skills useful in qualitative research, including:

  • Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research
  • Conventional and Alternative Data Collection
  • Ethnography and Observation
  • Concept Mapping
  • Focus Groups and Interviews
  • Publishing
  • And much more

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Students and trainees
  • Members of community, nonprofit, and government organizations

Register here and check out this flyer to learn more.  

Summer 2022 Research Support Newsletter: Find out about new tools like ChemDraw and BioRender to assist in your research and publishing goals

The Summer 2022 edition of the Research Support Newsletter is here! In the report, you’ll find details on tools to assist with research and support available at every stage of the research and publication process. These resources are available to faculty, clinicians, students, and staff through a site-wide license paid for by the Thomas Jefferson University Libraries. 

Check out the newsletter to learn more about:

  • BioRender
  • ChemDraw
  • Statista
  • NEJM Evidence

and much more!

Read and share the 2022 Research Support Newsletter now. Happy researching!

Celebrate Men’s Health Week with these 5 Resources

This week is International Men’s Health Week, and the goal of this event is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level. Congress created Men’s Health Week in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. 

Check out the five resources below to learn more:

Library of Health and Living: The Encyclopedia of Men’s Health

Male Infertility: Contemporary Clinical Approaches, Andrology, ART and Antioxidants

Men’s Health Concerns Sourcebook

Men and Yoga Tackle Prostate Cancer [VIDEO]

Stonewall Strong: Gay Men’s Heroic Fight for Resilience, Good Health, and a Strong Community

Accessibility in Architecture, Emergency Management, History of Physics: June’s 25 eBooks are Here!

This June, check out the 25 new eBooks we added to the collection! eBooks cover a wide range of topics, including alternatives to psychiatry, sexism in medicine, and fashion theory. Read the list of new titles below or browse our complete collection at Gutman and Scott libraries.

Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design 

Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry 

Applied Computational Physics 

Boredom, Architecture and Spatial Experience 

Business Driven Information Systems 

Creating Accessible Online Instruction Using Universal Design Principles:  A LITA Guide 

Designing Fashion’s Future: Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change 

Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick 

Falsehood and Fallacy: How to Think, Read, and Write in the Twenty-First Century 

How Scientific Instruments Speak: Postphenomenology and Technological Mediations in Neuroscientific Practice 

Intellectual Property, Design Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 

Introducing Fashion Theory: From Androgyny to Zeitgeist 

Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Science 

Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies 

Making Disability Modern: Design Histories 

Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects 

Mass Housing: Modern Architecture and State Power – A Global History 

Nowhere to Run: Race, Gender, and Immigration in American Elections 

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics 

Sands, Powders, and Grains: An Introduction to the Physics of Granular Materials 

Searching for a Rose Garden: Challenging Psychiatry, Fostering Mad Studies 

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana: Medical, Recreational, and Scientific 

Sports, Study, or Sleep: Understanding the Student-Athlete’s College Experiences 

What is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design 

Worn: A People’s History of Clothing 

BioRender Now Available: Create, edit, and share scientific diagrams & illustrations

BioRender, a website application used by researchers to create and share professional science figures, is now available to all Jefferson students, staff, and faculty. It offers a library of over 40,000 icons to use in the creation of scientific posters, presentations, publications, and more. Sign up for a webinar on June 14 to learn more about BioRender.

How to Access
Set up your BioRender account and access the tool on our portal website ( Register with your or email account. To access the Premium account, you must log in through this portal every time. 

If you already have a BioRender account, use the “Log In” button on the portal website to link your account. 

Ways to Use BioRender
Now you can create and share publication-quality scientific figures within minutes without having any graphic design or drawing skills. Use the drag and drop features to make your scientific diagram or illustration OR use BioRender’s templates to customize an existing graphic. It’s easy to share your work with colleagues and collaborators, too.

Researchers: Take a look at the Special Topics in Science Communication and Grants series for tips to use BioRender in your scholarly work.  

Get Help with BioRender

To check out BioRender tutorials, step-by-step guides, and more, visit their Learning Hub:  and YouTube channel.

Sign up for a BioRender webinar, just for us! Learn actionable tips and techniques for designing science figures for your posters, presentations, publications and more.

Introduction to BioRender at Thomas Jefferson University
Tuesday, June 14, 12-1 pm

Register Here

For help with BioRender, visit their Support Site:

SPOTLIGHT ON THE CENTER CITY ARCHIVES: A 112-year-old photo album gets some TLC

Every year, one lucky worn-out item from the Center City Archives & Special Collections gets taken off the shelves for some TLC.

The Shepartz Conservation Fund offers funding every year to preserve one item from the collection. In 2021, that one lucky item was a 1906 photo album.

The man behind the lens, Dr. John Arthur Murray, was a Jefferson Medical College graduate in 1893. His album captures photos of daily life inside and outside of Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH), also known as Blockley.

The album of rare photos also includes several images which show intern Ross V. Patterson (Jefferson MD 1904). In 1906, Dr. Patterson became Assistant Physician to the Department of the Insane at PGH. Later that year, he was appointed Sub-Dean, and eventually Dean of JMC/SKMC.

The 116-year-old album needed some TLC. It had been dis-bounded, and the card on which the 127 photos were mounted became buckled to a degree where the prints were in danger of losing their emulsion.

Shepartz Conservation Fund came just in time! The conservators cleaned, flattened, and stabilized the album so it can be digitized without damage. Once the album has been digitized, it will be added to our website so others can enjoy it.

In the meantime, check out more from the Center City Archives and Special Collections, including artifacts, oral histories of notable alums, and much more.

REGISTER NOW: Faculty Day 2022 (June 8)

Registration is now open for the 2022 Faculty Day Program, Jefferson’s annual celebration of exemplary teaching across the university. Faculty Day will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 8.

14th Annual [Virtual] Faculty Day Program
Sparking Joy in Teaching
Wednesday, June 8, 2022  

Conversations will focus on you – the Jefferson Educator. This year’s theme is Sparking Joy in Teaching. Please join us as we share where and how Jefferson faculty find joy in their teaching while sustaining high standards in education. We will highlight practical educational strategies that exemplify innovation and professional vitality.

                       REGISTER FOR FACULTY DAY

For additional information or questions, contact

It’s American Stroke Awareness Month: 5 resources to read

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fifth most common killer and a leading cause of disability in America.

The five resources below highlight risk reduction, stroke management strategies, the relationship between diabetes and stroke, stroke recovery, and more.

Stroke: Financial Concerns [VIDEO]

Stroke Nursing

Stroke Revisited: Diabetes in Stroke

Stroke Revisited: Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery

May eBook Additions: 25 titles covering architecture, design research, Transition Theory in counseling, disasters and public health, and more

This collection covers comics and the role that immigrants and gender play in comic storytelling, a costume designer’s guide to color, a handbook for coaching psychology, and more. Check out the list of 25 new eBooks below or browse the complete eBook collection.

AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing

Adult-gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q & A Review

Adult-gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines

Advanced Practice Nursing Roles: Core Concepts for Professional Development

Architecture and Collective Life

Architecture is a Verb

Architecture of Threshold Spaces: A Critique of the Ideologies of Hyperconnectivity and Segregation in the Socio-political Context

Coaching Psychology for Mental Health: Borderline Personality Disorder and Personal Psychological Recovery

Counseling Adults in Transition: Linking Schlossberg’s Theory with Practice in a Diverse World

Costume Design: The Basics

Costume in Motion: A Guide to Collaboration for Costume Design and Choreography

Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response

Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative

Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide for Practitioners

Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis

Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics: Interpreting Gender in Graphic Narratives

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long Term Conditions

The Ontology of Design Research

A Pocket Style Manual

Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness: Requirements and Guidance

Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture

 Storytelling in Luxury Fashion: Brands, Visual Cultures, and Technologies

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

A Working Costume Designer’s Guide to Color

WATCH NOW: Tools of the Trade Presentation

In case you missed it earlier this month, you can now watch the recording of Tools of the Trade: Women and Textiles in the 19th Century. The presentation, led by Jade Papa, curator of the Textile and Costume Collection and adjunct faculty member, and Emily Radomski, third-year Textile Design student and Collection intern, covered the history of women’s roles in Philadelphia’s textile industries in the 19th century.

The presentation was part of The Library Company’s month-long celebration — Power & Pomp: Fashion History Month. Check out The Library Company’s website to learn about additional events.

Watch the presentation on The Library Company’s YouTube channel and learn more about the Textile & Costume Collection.

We Want to Hear from Students: Pizza & Conversation on Friday, April 22

The Paul J. Gutman Library wants to hear from YOU, the students! Join us at the library this Friday, April 22, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for a conversation about the library and pizza lunch. A few lucky students will even win $10 Wawa Gift Cards!

We are beginning a project to re-vision Gutman Library to ensure it best serves our East Falls community. We hope you’ll join us on Friday for a workshop and conversation about the library.

We want to learn about what you would like to see in a reimagined library space to help you study, collaborate, and find the resources you need. We hope to get a variety of student opinions and ideas before beginning the design process.

The workshop will include:

  1. Introduction by DaVonne Rooney, Director of Library Operations
  2. AOS Architects
    • Case studies
    • Student study space typologies
    • TJU study spaces
    • Gutman spaces
  3. Interactive session with boards and post-it notes
  4. Summary
  5. Pizza!

Make sure your voice is heard, and you can influence the future of the library.

RSVP is not required; meet us in the Library Instruction Space (LIS) on Friday, April 22, at 11:30 am.

Need Canvas Support? CANVAS CLINICS this May and August

If you’re an instructor teaching summer or pre-fall courses, let the Academic Commons help you prepare for the term. Join us in May or August for CANVAS CLINICS.

Our curriculum and instructional designers will offer hands-on support at these drop-in sessions as you build out your courses in Canvas, Jefferson’s learning management system. Learn how to use the Canvas discussion boards, grade book, and more.

May dates:

Wednesday, May 11
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City

August dates:

Tuesday, August 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City

Wednesday, August 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Room 306, Kanbar, East Falls

Faculty are encouraged to come with Canvas questions and course materials as they prepare for the term. We encourage faculty to bring their own devices, but it is not necessary.

Registration is not required. Drop-in at a convenient time during our 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. window.

Need help now? View our Help page on Canvas to use the live chat, download how-to guides, and watch tutorial videos.

Can’t attend a Canvas Clinic? Sign up for a consult on the “Growing with Canvas” calendar or email to schedule a consultation.

JDC Quarterly Report January – March 2022: Burnout in graduates, the effects of day and time on residency interview success, and more

Happy Spring, and welcome to another Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report! Here are last quarter’s (January – March) numbers:

  • 204 countries visited the site
  • 427 works posted
  • 6,133 streams
  • 6,958 institutions accessed content

This quarterly report includes:

  • Articles
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Grand Rounds and Lectures
  • Journals and Newsletters
  • Posters
  • Miscellaneous
  • Thesis/Dissertations
  • What People are Saying About the Jefferson Digital Commons

A few highlights:

Read the JDC Quarterly Report to check out the work of your colleagues!

It’s Autism Acceptance Month: 5 resources you need to check out

April is Autism Acceptance Month, an initiative that generates awareness about the developmental disorder and encourages dialogue about how to live with it and support those around you who may be autistic.

The resources below include a video highlighting mobile apps related to autism, written guides for girls and women on the autism spectrum, and a book series discussing progress in molecular biology. Check out the video and books below and follow the #CelebrateDifferences campaign on social media to honor Autism Acceptance Month.

Apps For Autism [VIDEO]

Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for the Primary Care Provider

Life on the Autism Spectrum – A Guide for Girls and Women

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science: Autism

We Walk: Life with Severe Autism

Fashion Ethics, Dermatology, Textile Design Theory, and More: Check out April’s 25 eBooks Now

Our latest additions to the Gutman and Scott eBook collection cover a very wide range of topics – focusing on medicine and fashion. Specific themes covered are the role of architecture within Black and African American movements, language disorders in children, pediatric autism, and ethics for fashion designers.  

Check out the list below or browse the complete eBook collection at Gutman/East Falls and Scott/Center City.

Black Designers in American Fashion

Difficult Decisions in Surgical Ethics: An Evidence-Based Approach

The Disobedience of Design

The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison

Extra Bold: A Feminist Inclusive Anti-Racist Non-Binary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Fashion Promotion: Building a Brand through Marketing and Communication

Framing Healthcare Instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for the Health Sciences

Game Design Deep Dive

The Goods of Design: Professional Ethics for Designers

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

Hip-Hop Architecture

Information Design for the Common Good: Human-Centric Approaches to Contemporary Design Challenges

Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research Into Practice

Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Lookingbill and Marks’ Principles of Dermatology

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity

The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

The New Typography in Scandinavia: Modernist Design and Print Culture

Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice

Patternmaking for Dress Design: 9 Iconic Styles from Empire to Cheomsang

Queering the Subversive Stitch: Men and the Culture of Needlework

Textile Design Theory in the Making

Thinking About Prescribing: The Psychology of Psychopharmacology with Diverse Youth and Families

 Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy