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Sewell Stipend to Attend APHA Annual Meeting

Do you work with public health professionals? Are you interested in public health? Are you interested in attending the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting?

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in San Diego, CA from October 25 – 29, 2008. Its theme is Public Health Without Borders.

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. is offering stipends to librarians and other information professionals to help cover the costs of their attending and/or participating in this meeting. Successful applicants from the greater San Diego area will receive a stipend of at least $650. Successful applicants from outside greater San Diego will receive at least $1,000. This amount covers most of the APHA Membership at $195 and Early Bird (pre-August 15, 2008) Member Registration at $380. Though significant, these amounts will NOT cover all costs, so stipend recipients will need to find additional monies to cover remaining costs.

Completed applications are due July 25, 2008–just over 3 weeks from today. To apply, read and complete the application form attached or download the Word application form at Add all required application materials to the completed form and send as a SINGLE email attachment to Joey Nicholson at

For more information, contact Joey Nicholson at .

Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

Hope you’ll join us at this colorful and fascinating meeting!

Joey Nicholson
Chair, Client Relations Committee
PH/HA Section, MLA

Hathy Simpson, MPH
Public Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) University of Massachusetts Medical School
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2732
508-856-2085 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region) (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce) (Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health)

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