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Institute Participants

The first Research Training Institute (RTI) will be held in Chicago from July 9–13, 2018. Participants selected for the first institute were chosen by a selective submission process with an emphasis on a desire to learn, enthusiasm for research, and the quality and promise of their proposed research projects. The 2018 RTI Fellows are listed below.

  • Janene Batten, Nursing Librarian, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA, Informationist, Health Sciences Library, Virtua, Mt Laurel, NJ
  • Amelia Brunskill, Information Services and Liaison Librarian, Library, University of Illinois–Chicago
  • Kathy Davies, Associate Director of Research, Greenblatt Library, Augusta University, August, GA
  • Carrie Grinstead, AHIP, Regional Medical Librarian, Library, Providence St. Joseph Health, Burbank, CA
  • Margaret Hoogland, AHIP, Clinical Medical Librarian, Mulford Health Sciences Library, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • Melissa K. Kahili-Heede, Information Services and Instruction Librarian, Health Sciences Library, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii–Manoa, Honolulu, HI
  • Liz Kellermeyer, Biomedical Research Librarian, Tucker Medical Library, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
  • Mellanye J. Lackey, Associate Director, Education and Research, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City
  • Alicia Lillich, Outreach and Technology Coordinator, Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center–Kansas City
  • Elisabeth Nylander, Instruction and Liaison Librarian, University Library, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden
  • Robin O’Hanlon, Head Librarian, Krausz Library of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius, Health Sciences Liaison Librarian, Health Science Center Library, University of Florida–Gainesville
  • Rebecca Roth, Clinical Engagement Librarian, Medical Library, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University–Miami
  • Elizabeth Suelzer, User Education and Reference Librarian, MCW Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Holly Jean Thompson, Information Services Librarian, Wilson Dental Library, University of Southern California–Los Angeles
  • Whitney A. Townsend, Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • Mary White, AHIP, Global Public Health Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • Natasha Williams, AHIP, User Services Librarian, Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida–Orlando
  • Laura Zeigen, AHIP, Liaison Librarian, OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University–Portland

RTI News

Congratulations to the 2018 RTI Fellows!


MLA Research Training Institute Update at MLA ’18


A Special Thank You to the University of Illinois-Chicago


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A Special Thank You to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL)