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Training Awards

The goal of the SE/A Training Award is to improve health professionals’, librarians’ and the public’s skills in accessing electronic health information.

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Projects funded from 2006-2011 contract


Funded Projects May 2011-Present

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Devry University South Florida
Provide training sessions for seniors at Century Village. a retirement community.
January 1, 2014 - February 28, 2014

Devry University South Florida
To support the delivery of three training sessions in September-October 2013 conducted at the Miramar (FL) Branch Library by Dr. Mary Howrey from DeVry University South Florida Library, and a team of professionals from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County (FL), Medicaid Region 10, Florida Departments of Children and Families (DCF)and Elder Affairs (DEA), and the American Assn. of Retired Persons (AARP).
September 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Devry University South Florida
To support the delivery of five training sessions from January – March 2013 conducted at Miramar Branch Library by Dr. Mary Howrey.
January 5, 2013 - April 30, 2013

East Carolina University
Purchase a monitor and case for exhibits.
February 20, 2013 - April 30, 2013

Florida Health Sciences Library Association
Michelle Kraft will teach a 6-hour CE, The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare, to 35+ librarians at the FHSLA Annual Meeting, April 3-4, 2014 at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, FL
May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Georgia Health Science University
To train nurses at two Enterprise Community Health Start consortium meetings.
July 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014

George Washington University
The library hopes to bring in a trainer for a one-day workshop on the topic of expert searching and working on a systematic review team. This skill will be essential for librarians, as faculty and researchers have expressed a need and interest for this service to be available from Himmelfarb Library. The goals of this training session would be as follows: • To understand the structure and purpose of systematic reviews • To review approaches to comprehensive literature searching, including selecting appropriate databases and harvesting search terms • To understand the purpose of the PRISMA checklist • To review options for organizing and presenting searches and search strategies • To explore ways in which librarians can assist in writing the systematic review methodology The program will be held at: Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library 2300 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20037. We estimate that 20 people will attend this training session.
September 29, 2011-April 30, 2012

George Washington University - NASN
GWU will host a course, Finding Healthcare information to support evidence-based practice, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 for National Association of School Nurses. This course is designed for school nurses who want to learn how to use free online authoritative resources to find evidence-based healthcare information to support their practice in schools. Using computers in this hands-on session participants will learn how to answer clinical and practice questions by finding information via freely available online information resources. They will explore PubMed, MedlinePLUS, and other resources freely available through the National Library of Medicine.
May 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011

Georgetown County Library
The entire $1,000 grant will be allocated to the budget expenditure category entitled “Personnel.” The amount will enable the Georgetown County Library to hire Rosemary Whitehead as a trainer at the rate of $250 per class for 4 classes. Those proposed sessions are described below in “Section 16: Outline of Training.” Ms. Whitehead has served as a Medical Librarian at the St. Francis Hospital from 2005 to the present, although she is currently working only part-time. Prior to that, she worked from 2001 to 2005 as the Training/Instructional Coordinator for the Delaware County Library System. Her Library Science master’s degree is augmented by considerable experience as a trainer and instructional coordinator. She has received several outreach awards for the NLM Middle States for consumer health. In that latter capacity, Ms. Whitehead did create and teach classes on information resources, software applications, and information management. She has developed tutorials and pathfinders to support curriculum and student success. She has coordinated with librarians on initiatives to enhance and to further development of state-of-the-art knowledge integration applications and online services and resources. She has also served as a Technology Committee Member of the National Library of Medicine. She also has a locally successful track record in Georgetown County, South Carolina, as a part-time resident of our area who has explained medical databases during prior workshops to our library system’s users and staff clearly and authoritatively.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

HIV/AIDS Empowerment Resource Center for Young Women, Inc.
This small project is to allow the Empowerment Resource Center to conduct health information training to a group of predominantly MSM (gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men who engage in sex with other men) African-Americans who are living with HIV/AIDS.
July 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Howard University
To do training at the Shaw branch library in DC.
April 1, 2013 - April 30, 2013

Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC)
LCMC will use the award to purchase the 'English for Health' program from the Literacy Network, Madison WI. This award-winning program provides health literacy curriculum, lesson plans, guidance on developing partnerships, and ongoing technical assistance. Purchasing this program will make LCMC a full partner with the Literacy Network and give LCMC guidance and materials for us to use in our consideration of providing health literacy instruction in Montgomery County, MD.
January 1, 2014 - April 30,2014

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
To conduct ongoing sessions at MaFlo's Beauty Salon the sessions include: I. Basic Computer Training, II. MedlinePlus Internet Searches, III. Internet Training/E-mail.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
To provide health information access training to about 50-125 Seniors and Young African Americans living in the Rural area on the Western part of Georgetown County that suffers from diabetes, cancer, arthritis, hypertension, strokes, amputations, heart disease and a very high health illiteracy rate with little on no computer skills.
April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
To conduct four 2 hour sessions for 50 - 125 senior citizens and young African Americans at MaFlo's Beauty Salon. I. Basic Computer Training II. Training in MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint for beginners III. MedlinePlus Internet searches IV. Internet Training/E-mail access.
September 3, 2013 - April 30, 2014

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
To conduct training at the Dunbar Community for approximately 10 - 25 Senior Citizens with little or no computer skills teaching them how to find reliable health information using MedlinePlus.gov
January 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
To conduct ongoing sessions at MaFlo's Beauty Salon the sessions include: I. Basic Computer Training, II. MedlinePlus Internet Searches, III. Internet Training/E-mail
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
Teaching participants how to use the Tablet to access the internet. How to use the Tablet to find reliable health information. Basic instruction on how to operate the device. How to download health related apps on the device.
January 5, 2013 - April 30, 2013

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team - Rural Health Information Training
Will conduct three(3) 2 - hours sessions at Refuge Outreach Ministries located in Lake City, SC. I. Basic Computer/Internet/Technology training II. MedlinePlus.gov Internet Searches III. Training in MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint for beginners IV. Using the iPad2 Blood pressure monitor V. E-mail access for those who don't have one.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team - Rural Health Information Training
Ma Flo's will target population/audience (about 50 - 125 Senior Citizens and young African Americans living in the Rural area on the Western part of Georgetown County) that suffer from diabetes, cancer, arthritis, hypertension, strokes, amputations, heart disease and a very high illiteracy rate in the community.
June 21, 2011 - April 30, 2012

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
MCAHEC is partnering with Ga. Southern University to provide training via webinars to help Nurse Practitioners obtain pharmacology credits to maintain licensure. Lisa Smith, Information Services Librarian will provide a segment of the 5 section training series on how to locate good health information on the Internet, focusing on National Library of Medicine resources. This will be a series on a variety of topics; Lisa Smith will provide library resources on each topic; we hope to train a minimum of 20 Nurse Practitioners on all five topics.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association
To cover a workshop, taught by Mr Marquez-Lara to residents of the Stoddert Terrace/Fort Dupont public housing neighborhood, other residents in Wards 7 and 8, MWPHA members and community health advocates, public health practitioners, librarians, health students, Metro transportation workers, “returning citizens” (people leaving jails and prisons), and organizations providing re-entry, social, and health services. The audience will be multi-racial and generational, primarily black and white men and women.
June 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
Jan Buhman will teach two technology classes at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA in October.
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
MAC will use this funding to cover travel and lodging costs for the featured speaker at the Hospital Librarians Dinner, Joanne Marshall, in addition to audiovisual/Internet charges at the hotel, October 11, 2011.
June 12, 2011 - April 30, 2012

Military Partners and Families Coalition
Cultural competency training for emergency/medical first responders, call center supervisors and managers, and military behavioral health professionals at Red Cross Training Facility in Dulles, VA on Oct 23, 2013 and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct 24, 2013.
October 13, 2013 - October 31, 2013

Morehouse School of Medicine
To cover partial expenses for Connie Schardt to teach EBM: Intro to Study, Design & Critical Appraisal - 4 hour course at the SC/MLA Annual Meeting in Ridgeland, MS. The funds will also be used for audiovisual/room charges at the conference hotel - October 17, 2013. Additional expenses will be covered by SC/MLA.
October 1, 2013 - October 21, 2013

Project of Intermediate Advocates International, Inc. (PIA)
This small project is to allow PIA to conduct health information training to adults of all ages in and around the DC metropolitan area. A majority of this outreach will be targeting minority and other underserved populations.
May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Project of Intermediate Advocates International, Inc. (PIA)
MedlinePlus training for adult men and women who are court ordered to participate in 30-day substance abuse programs.
February 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Project of Intermediate Advocates International, Inc. (PIA)
To demonstrate accessing, navigating, and evaluating health information using medlineplus.gov to seniors residents at: Capitol Hill Towers Apartments located: 900 G Street NE/DC.
October 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Serenity Health and Wellness
Train 200+ elementary and middle school age participants. The training outline will focus on the following areas: I. Computer/Internet Training II. Nutritional Wellness III. Medlineplus.gov IV. Health Literacy V. Fitness The training will be six 1 hour sessions at the Team Up Afterschool Program and other afterschool programs.
November 15, 2012 - February 13, 2013

Serenity Health and Wellness - School Age Children
The training outline will focus on the following areas: Computer/Internet Training, Nutritional Wellness, Medline-plus.gov, Fitness and Health Literacy
The training will be three 1 hour session for two months for a total of six sessions at Team Up summer camp and other summer program.
June 21, 2011 - April 30, 20112

Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association
This award will be used to pay expenses for Connie Schardt, who is scheduled to teach the MLA CE course 'EBM / EBP: Beyond the Basics - Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies' at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association, SC/MLA.
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Southern Chapter of Medical Library Association
This award will be used to pay expenses for Connie Schardt, who is scheduled to teach the MLA CE course "EBM / EBP: Beyond the Basics - Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies" at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association, SC/MLA.
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Southern Regional AHEC Information Access Center
To fund Dr Darren DeWalt to speak at "Integrating Health Literacy into the Patient Centered Medical Home," April 5, 2013.
December 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Tennessee Health Science Library Association
To host the MLA CE, 'Communicating Clinically' for a THeSLA meeting.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

Tennessee Health Science Library Association
To fund the course Introduction to Genomics. The objectives of this 3hr course are to describe the importance and impact of genomics in biology and biomedical research; identify appropriate resources to gather pertinent information; and, perform searches using accessible databases and tools. This preconference workshop will carry 3 CME credits and will be conducted at the TLA conference in the upcoming TLA Conference in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Mirabella A. Room on Wednesday, at 1:30-4:30 p.m.
April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Tennessee Health Science Library Association
We will use the award to reimburse Judy Burnham for expenses to travel from Mobile, Alabama, to Nashville, TN. These expenses will include airfare and hotel expenses. Tennessee Health Science Library Association (THeSLA) will cover other expenses.
May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Tennessee Health Science Library Association - Saint Thomas Health Medical Libraries
The entire $1000 will be used to pay travel expenses for Alisha Miles, Manager of Library Services at Simon Schwob Medical Center. She is the keynote speaker for our event.
November 1, 2012 - January 30, 2013

University of Florida
To cover the costs of a featured trainer, Koji Lum, PhD.
March 25, 2013 - April 30, 2013

University of Florida
From October 10th to December 2nd, the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons”. The exhibit celebrates the achievements of these pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers. To accompany the exhibit, the HSC Library will be hosting a series of events focusing on under-represented minorities in the health professions, with programming targeted to University of Florida faculty, staff and students, as well as high school and other students in the community with an interest in the health professions as a career. Section 16 of this proposal lists all of the events to be held during our exhibit. Dr. Levi Watkins will be the featured speaker during this celebration of academic surgeons. Dr. Watkins is the world renowned surgeon who implanted the world’s first human implantable automatic defibrillator and he is currently the Associate Dean of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Professor of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Watkins has agreed to be our keynote speaker, and we are seeking funding for his honorarium and partial travel funding. We request $1000 to cover partial costs related to Dr. Watkins’ visit to Gainesville - $500 to cover Dr. Watkins’ honorarium, and $500 toward travel [economy class round trip airfare from Baltimore to Gainesville, and lodging at $120 per night for two nights (night of arrival and night of presentation)].
October 19, 2011-March 1, 2012

University of Maryland, Baltimore - GIS Training
The award will used to cover the stipend for our GIS trainer, Julie Spangler. The full stipend is estimated at $1800-$2000, based on the trainer’s salary as an adjunct faculty member in the Geospatial Applications Program at the Community College of Baltimore County. The rest of the stipend and other expenses will be covered by a fee of $100 for faculty, staff, and community members, and $25 for students and/or by the University of Maryland Health Sciences Human Services Library. In-kind time will be provided at no cost by faculty/staff from the University of Maryland and staff from the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center to plan and coordinate the training.
December 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
To facilitate training of Walter Reed health professionals.
January 8, 2014 - April 30, 2014


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