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Information Technology and Policy Awareness Award

The Information Technology and Policy Awareness Award is to promote the awareness of and use of information and technology at conferences for health professionals, librarians or health consumers.

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Funded projects from the May 2006 - April 2011 contract


Projects Funded May 2011-Present:

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
Connections: MLA Quad Chapter Meeting will be held at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore, MD from October 13 to October 16, 2012. This meeting will include four keynote/ panel discussions, most of which will address technology and policy issues.
May 1, 2012 - January 13, 2012

Southern Chapter of MLA
The Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association will hold their 63rd annual meeting on October 17-20, 2013 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. This meeting will include a keynote speaker, invited speaker, and a panel discussion addressing scholarly communication issues. Since the meeting will be held just a few months after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will begin enforcing a delay in processing of non-competing continuation grant awards, one of the focuses of the panel will be compliance with NIH public access policy. One speaker from the panel discussion will share experiences using the P (PACM) system and how they helped make sure their faculty was in compliance. A possible second panel speaker will focus on copyright and author rights, how we can reach out to our faculty. The final panel speaker will address public access or open access publishing.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Southern Chapter of MLA
Connections: MLA Quad Chapter Meeting will be held at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore, MD from October 13 to October 16, 2012. This meeting will include four keynote/panel discussions, most of which will address technology and policy issues.
May 1, 2012 - January 13, 2013

University of Maryland, Baltimore
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

University of Maryland, Baltimore
We are planning a day- long symposium that will highlight the emerging trends and importance of mHealth. mHealth is an evolving area in health care used in assessment and diagnosis of disease, preventative medicine, disease surveillance, patient self-management, health literacy, and patient health records. Its applications are broad in range, impacting individuals, health care professionals and organizations, health policy, and public health. The objectives of the symposium are to educate health care professionals on the integration of mHealth in delivery of health care, disease management, disease prevention, and future trends. The symposium will consist of a keynote speaker, panel discussion from experts in the field, demonstrations from vendors, and a panel discussion from the University of Maryland campus community on its activities related to mHealth. Topics covered will include patient self-management and self-monitoring, global health, and disease prevention. Possible presenters include Alain Labrique, who is leading the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance, and Susannah Fox from Pew. We will be inviting vendors to demonstrate new technologies and applications that can be applied in this field. The symposium is anticipated to take place on Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 at the Southern Management Campus Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Build a relationship between the Health Sciences Library (HSL), the Institute on Aging (IOA), community college, a long term care facility, or a nursing home. Perform a needs assessment of health information needs and geriatric education in a community college, long term care facility or nursing home. Explore mobile technology applications for community college, a long term care facility, or a nursing home. Create a plan of action for future project-geriatric training module incorporating NLM resources such as MedlinePlus and NIHSenior Health and other geriatric clinical resources.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of Puerto Rico
Their plan aims to hold two fairs, one at University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan to address Humacao and Medical Sciences campuses (September 2012) and another in University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus in Mayaguez for the Mayaguez and Arecibo campuses (November 2012).
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

University of Tennessee
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

University of Virginia
Research Data and Technology Fair
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine Library
FY 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015