Greysi Reyna Received DeBakey Award
Greysi Reyna, MLS, Assistant Director, Mario E. Ramirez, MD Medical Library, University of Texas Health Science Center, was awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award on May 5, 2009 during the annual Friends of the National Library of Medicine Dinner. She was selected as this year’s recipient because of her many years of dedication to improving access to health information to the healthcare professionals and the underserved populations in the Rio Grande Valley.
To read more about Greysi’s experience, see the article from the Valley Morning Star.
The award was established to recognize contributions to medical education and librarianship by Michael E. DeBakey, MD, and to honor the work of a health sciences librarian who works in underserved or rural communities. It has been awarded only ten times since its establishment in 1992. See the entire list of recipients on the MLA Outreach Special Interest Group’s website. Of the ten receipents, five have been in the South Central Region.
See the previous Blogadillo posting to read about some of Greysi’s great work.