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Congratulations to the 2021 RTI Fellows!

MLA is pleased to announce the 2021 Research Training Institute (RTI) fellows! The new 2021 RTI Online program builds on our successful immersive research training program with an expanded curriculum, increased number of participants, new peer coaches who are former RTI Fellows, and a new pilot program for embedded LIS graduate students. The institute will provide the same high-quality advanced research methods curriculum and learning model, with mentoring and support for one year while fellows complete their research projects. The program will be taught by a team of experienced and expert research faculty. The 2021 RTI fellows were chosen by a selective submission process with an emphasis on a desire to learn, enthusiasm for research, and the quality of their proposed research topics. Congratulations to the 2021 RTI fellows! Learn more about the 2021 Institute participants.

The 2021 RTI fellows are:

  • Lauren Adkins, AHIP, University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries, Gainesville, FL
  • Seema Bhakta, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
  • Jess Callaway, AHIP, Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA
  • Rebecca Carlson, AHIP, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Amy Corder, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Mayra Corn, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • Andrea Dater, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
  • Jennifer DeBerg, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Mary Catherine Ellis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Mary-Kate Finnegan, AHIP, California State University, Sacramento, CA
  • Cindy Gruwell, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • Andy Hickner, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
  • Toni Hoberecht, University of Oklahoma - Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • Elizabeth Kavanaugh, AHIP, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
  • Curtis Kennett, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Niki Kirkpatrick, AHIP, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Valerie Lookingbill, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Columbia, SC
  • Jim McCloskey, Wilmington University, New Castle, DE
  • Nina McHale, AHIP, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
  • Molly Montgomery, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Meridian, ID
  • Laura Murray, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Jess Newman, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Carmela Preciado, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Erin E. Reardon, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jillian Silverberg, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
  • Shawn Steidinger, AHIP, University of Utah, Salt Lake, UT
  • Julia Stumpff, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mary Margaret Thomas, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
  • Xou Le Va Vang, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
  • Douglas Varner, AHIP, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Elaina Vital, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

MLA is very pleased to report that we received many high-quality applications for the 2021 RTI and are so happy to see continuing enthusiasm for the RTI program. Special thanks to all who applied for the RTI program and scholarships. We hope you’ll keep us in mind next year and we encourage you to apply again!

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