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Medical Informatics Career Development Grant

The Medical Informatics Career Development Grant was established in 1997 by the Medical Informatics Section, now the Medical Informatics Caucus. It provides for a career development activity that will contribute to the advancement of the field of medical informatics. This grant may be used for MLA professional development opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED that meet the grant criteria. 

Eligibility

  • The applicant must:
    • be a member of MLA (membership options)
    • have a master's of library science or equivalent degree
    • have the potential to make significant contributions to medical informatics
  • The applicant may be either a recent graduate or a librarian with significant experience in health sciences libraries.
  • It is preferred that the applicant:
    • be a member of the Medical Informatics Caucus (Proof of caucus membership history may be confirmed by contacting MLA Member Services)
    • update their MLA member profile page

Terms

  • The online application must be completed and all supporting documents uploaded no later than December 1.
  • The applicant must submit:
    • a detailed specific description of the career development activity for which support is requested
    • a statement of interest/previous activity in the area of medical informatics
    • a current curriculum vitae
    • a detailed itemization of the financial support requested
  • Depending on the qualifications/requests of the candidates, the jury may recommend that the grants not be awarded in a given year.
  • MLA will acknowledge applications upon receipt via email.
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Grant Funds

  • Awarded to one individual for up to $1,500.
  • The amount requested and actual grant awarded may not necessarily be the same amount.
  • The grant will be distributed as a reimbursement for actual expenses incurred.
  • The amount reimbursed will not exceed actual expenses and the amount requested.
  • Expense statements, receipts, and verification of program completion must be submitted to MLA headquarters.
  • The period of disbursement will not exceed one year past the MLA annual conference.

Ready to Submit an Application

  • Choose the 2021 Medical Informatics Grant application.  
  • Once saved, the application remains open for changes or to upload supporting documents until December 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (CDT). 
  • Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Grant Recipients

  • 2020: Suzanne Fricke, AHIP
  • 2019: Lori Winterfeldt
  • 2018: Carl Leak
  • 2017: Helene Richards McMurray
  • 2016: Carrie L. Iwema, AHIP
  • 2015: Jennifer Dinalo
  • 2014: Marci Brandenburg
  • 2013: Joanne M. Muellenbach, AHIP
  • 2012: none awarded
  • 2011: Melissa Resnick
  • 2010: none awarded
  • 2009: Kristine M. Alpi
  • 2008: Karen Albert and Maureen Knapp
  • 2007: none awarded
  • 2006: Ellen Justice
  • 2005: Ruling Guo and Christine Marton
  • 2004: Margaret Gorman and Sara Anne Hook
  • 2003: Marcy Brown and Mark Vrabel
  • 2002: Mary Linn Bergstrom and Marilyn Teolis
  • 2001: Susan London
  • 2000: Kathleen F. Bauer and Kathryn E. Kerdolff
  • 1999: Ruth Riley and Gang (Wendy) Wu
  • 1998: none awarded
  • 1997: Linda Hogan and Julie Johnson McGowan

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