home Resources and Services Celebrate National Library Week with us! April 12 – 18

Celebrate National Library Week with us! April 12 – 18

This week the MU Health Sciences Library will join libraries of schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Celebrate with us at these special events!

Refreshments & Library Dayz game: (win prizes!): Tuesday, April 14 from 11:00 AM – closing (1:00 AM Wednesday)

Book Swap: Wednesday, April 15 from 11:00 AM till books are gone. Click here for book swap details

home Resources and Services Book Swap – Calling all book lovers!

Book Swap – Calling all book lovers!

Love books? Ready for some fresh reads? Join our National Library Week book swap; trade your unwanted books for something you want to read!

April 8 – 14 Drop off your unwanted books, in exchange for vouchers, at the Health Sciences Library Circulation Desk (vouchers limited to 3, but bring as many books as you like)
• Drop off books, may include fiction, non-fiction, medical textbooks and study guides.
• All books must be in English.
• They should be in good condition e.g. free of dust, mold, stains, tears, loose pages, broken bindings and yellow pages. Moderate amounts of highlighting & writing are acceptable in textbooks.Leftover books will be treated as donations.

Wednesday, April 15 Trade in your vouchers for gently used books (limit 3)  11:00 a.m. until supply runs out

home Resources and Services New Art Display: Medical Illustrations

New Art Display: Medical Illustrations


Please stop by and view our new display, the medical illustrations of Stacy Turpin Cheavens, MS, CMI. Stacy has been the School of Medicine's sole Certified Medical Illustrator for 10 years now, currently at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. She works directly with health professionals of all types to create illustrations and animations for journal articles, presentations, posters, textbooks, websites, patient education, and clinical materials, among other uses.

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Stacy Turpin Cheavens

While attending the University of Missouri as an undergrad, Stacy learned that she could combine her two passions, art and the life sciences, in one career. She knew immediately that Medical Illustration was the profession for her. After graduating in 2000, she studied drawing and sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and taught an écorché class (learning anatomy through sculpture). She then continued on to the Medical Illustration Graduate Program at Georgia Regents University in Augusta (then the Medical College of Georgia). It was there that she gained an in-depth understanding of anatomy, studying side-by-side with medical students, and became familiar with the tools necessary to create professional illustrations and animations.
You can view more of her work at medicine.missouri.edu/illustrator. She is also happy to talk about starting a new project or to answer any questions about a career in Medical Illustration. Contact her at cheavenss@health.missouri.edu or 884-5324.