Student Support

WashU students on the med campus

Virtual Workshops and Training

21 virtual workshops, 730 virtual attendees, 26 consultations

Biomedical researchers increasingly require basic programming skills to conduct their research. In response to this growing need, Becker Library continued to partner with the Institute for Informatics to organize and teach hands-on workshops covering a variety of research computing topics related to R, Python and MATLAB. All workshops were offered virtually in FY21 and included faculty, staff, students and trainees from several departments at the School of Medicine.

Becker staff also provided research computing consultation services to support needs in this area.

Gateway Medical Curriculum

Medical librarians are excited to take a more active role with the School of Medicine’s new Gateway Medical Curriculum. To date, librarians have already developed an evidence-based medicine (EBM) assessment rubric and new clinical scenarios based on module themes.

In collaboration with colleagues in the Office of Health Information and Data Science, Becker participated in the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, which provides required training for board certification in clinical health informatics. During the month-long rotation, librarians provided instruction and reading assignments covering resource licensing, evidence-based practice, taxonomies, info-button technology and clinical information resources.

Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center

Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center established a small student-curated collection via funding from the center. The Identities: Experiences and Perspectives Collection aims to detail the lived experiences of diverse people in our community for the benefit of other students, as well as faculty and staff.

Student at the Identities: Experiences and Perspectives Collection
Student visits the Identities: Experiences and Perspectives collection on the first floor of Becker Library.