A unique exhibit that explores the connections among wellness, illness and cultural life for contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians was on display in the Domenici Center auditorium lobby in October 2015. The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” honors the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people’s stories in their own words in the exhibit's listening stations. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. “Native Voices” presents an inspiring story of endurance, resilience and self-determination.
The Risk/Resiliency Assessment Project for Students (RAPS) is a positive youth-development project that puts public-health data in young people’s hands and empowers them to engage adults at their school and in their community to change troubling statistics. The exhibit is to inform health care providers, students and policy makers about the most salient public-health concerns for young people at Rio Grande High School and the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque. The RAPS + Photovoice student photo exhibit was on display May through August 2013 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education main lobby.
Throughout New Mexico's history, health professionals have had major/critical impacts on the well-being of New Mexico citizens with advances in maternal and infant care, tuberculosis treatment, epidemiology, biomedical research, midwifery, public health, environmental health, blast injuries, and space medicine to name only a few. This exhibit celebrates New Mexico's centennial year, Hispanic Heritage Month and National Archives Month. Partners include the New Mexico State Archives, who were celebrating National Archives Month. It was on display from October 2012 through August 2013 in the Domenici Center Health Sciences Education Auditorium lobby.
A traveling exhibit called "Joining Hands" came to UNM’s Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education in April and May 2012 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education. The exhibit was developed by Albuquerque’s Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood and has been on display at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque and the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.
HSLIC’s exhibit, Civil War Medicine developed in commemoration of the 150 years since the beginning of the war. Many may argue the causes of the war, but historians agree that the war was a defining event in the nation's history and marked many significant advances in medicine, surgery, nursing, and public health. The above excerpt comes from Walt Whitman’s Memoranda: During the War, published in 1875–76. Walt Whitman became so moved by the conflict during the Civil War, he left his home in New York and began volunteering his time to nurse the wounded and sick. The exhibit explores some of these individual stories and the advances in surgery and medicine during the war. The exhibit was on display from October 2011 through August 2012 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.
This traveling exhibit was on display in February and March 2011, in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.
African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community. Online exhibit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aframsurgeons/
This exhibit consisted of a photo essay that documents roadside memorials erected by family and friends in remembrance of loved ones who died as a result of a vehicular accident. In 2010, it was estimated that there were 33,000 roadside fatalities in the United States. The exhibit was on display in the Domenici Center Auditorium lobby from April through December 2010.
A new exhibit of 26 mixed-media prints by Kathamann, a Santa Fe artist and retired registered nurse and histology technician, was on display from September 2009 through August 2010 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.
These colorful and sometimes whimsical artist interpretations of histological slides are a study into the human form. In her artist statement, Kathamann writes, “When I was a histo [histology] tech, I would occasionally do a special stain and get different colored results instead of the usual blue and red of the cytoplasm and nuclei. I remember getting lost in the colors of this microscopic world. I thought people would like to see what fabulous microcosmic worlds we all are.” Prints include histological representations of skin, nerves, kidneys and pancreas, to name a few. An online portfolio of her work can be found at http://internet.cybermesa.com/%7ekathamann/
An exciting traveling exhibit, The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic, was on display in February and March 2010 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education. The exhibit took a humanistic look at the cost of mental illness on individuals and society by telling the stories of nine patients through their suitcases and possessions they left behind.
“Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” told the extraordinary story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled over the past two centuries to gain access to medical education and to work in a medical specialty of choice. The traveling exhibit was on display i April and May 20 2009 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.
Everyone knows the story of Frankenstein. Or do they? One of the most enduring stories of the Western world — Mary Shelley's Frankenstein — was the focus of an exciting traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature was on display from March through May 2008 in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.