Texas Treasures Grant
March 1, 1999 - February 29, 2000 "Texas Physicians, 1905-1966: A Biographical Database" Helen Mayo, principal
UT Southwestern Library's History of the Health Sciences
Collection includes a card file of approximately 10,500 citations to biographical
information about Texas physicians. The vast majority of the citations refers
to obituaries and death notices from the Texas State Journal of Medicine
from 1905-1966. These death notices were not indexed in Index Medicus,
making the card file a unique and valuable resource for establishing the
year in which a physician died.
At the present time, historical
researchers and genealogists must either travel to Dallas to browse the card file
or call the Library with a specific physician's name. The Library owns a run of
Texas State Journal of Medicine for the years indexed by the card file
and fills interlibrary loan requests from that journal.
Goal: UT Southwestern Library proposes to enter the citations from the card file
into a searchable database which will be available via the internet using a World
Wide Web browser.
South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) Consortium
June 1998 - January 1999 "Designing a Customer Service Survey Instrument for Use in Academic Medical
Mitch Walters, principal investigator
TexShare Access to Local Holdings Program
June 1998 - February 1999
Project staff will conduct in-person interviews with a variety of organizations from the Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory Committee. The goal of the assessment will be to identify potential collaborative initiatives in public health, health literacy, health access, and health promotion and to form partnerships with the library for specific health information projects.
2011 - 2012 Award "Health Literacy Outreach to Nurses, Librarians, CBOs, and the Public"
This project will include instruction on NLM databases to three major groups: (1) healthcare professionals who provide care to indigent, minority, underserved, or rural populations, including school nurses; (2) public librarians, in Dallas and northeast Texas rural areas; and (3) the general public, including lay health promoters and members of community based organizations. Classes will be conducted on PubMed, MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference and AIDSinfo.
2010 - 2011 Award "Health Literacy Outreach to Nurses, Librarians et al in Dallas Area "
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas will provide instruction on NLM databases to three major groups: (1) healthcare professionals who provide care to indigent, minority, underserved, or rural populations, including school nurses; (2) public librarians, in Dallas and northeast Texas rural areas; and (3) the general public, including lay health promoters, pastors, and church members involved in community health.
2010 - 2011 Express Award "Outreach and Promotion of MedlinePlus to High School Students and their Families in Dallas, TX "
This project will promote MedlinePlus as a valuable resource to high school students and their families for information on health topics (in particular, obesity, diabetes and heart disease) and health professions through exhibits at various health fairs targeting these population groups. In addition to demonstrations in the use of MedlinePlus, print materials will be developed as handouts for distribution at these events in both English and Spanish..
The goals of this project include enhancing availability of information about Dallas’ medical history, improving public awareness of historical resources available online and preserving original images. This project will create a digital repository for over 500 images illustrating the history of medicine in Dallas. A web exhibit featuring high interest images will also be created.
2009 -2010 Regional Symposium Award "Action on Health Disparities, Global and Local."
John Fullinwider, Principal Investigator
The symposium "Action on Health Disparities: Global and Local" will bring together students, consumers, practitioners and scholars in dialogue about effective strategies to address health care disparities and serve medically underserved populations locally and internationally. This conference will challenge the university and Dallas community to do more work and more effective work, on the problem of health disparities. Each day of the 2-day symposium will have mornings devoted to local issues and afternoons devoted to international issues.
2009 - 2010 Award "Health Literacy Outreach in the Dallas Area"
This project targets three major groups: (1) healthcare professionals who provide care to indigent, minority, underserved, or rural populations, (2) the general public, including public librarians and senior citizens and (3) students interested in health related professions. Classes will be taught on searching via PubMed, including locating evidence based medicine and locating consumer health information in English and Spanish using MedlinePlus and other selected NLM databases.
2007 - 2008 Outreach Award
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library will provide training on PubMed, MedlinePlus and other government health information websites to various groups. Family practice residents will receive training on locating evidence-based resources via PubMed. Nurses and allied health professionals will receive training on PubMed, including the use of the MeSH database. Classes on MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference and other government health websites will be provided to public libraries in Collin, Dallas and Denton counties. Students enrolled in the Joint Admission Medical Program will be introduced to a variety of NLM databases to give them the basic information proficiency skills that will assist them in their pre-med studies. Finally, project staff will provide training on MedlinePlus and NIH Senionr Health to a variety of community based organizations including the Red Roses Red Hat Society, the American Association of University Women and the Boy Scouts of America.
Mention: Research Paper SCC Annual Meeting 2006 (College Station, Texas) "Citation Analysis in Ute Deichmann's 'Biologists under Hitler' " (Abstract)
President's Award 2005-6
Presented by the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Mary Ann Huslig
2005 Librarian of the Year Presented by HealthLINE (The
Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Medical Librarians)
SCC 3rd place Research Award (poster) SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 2003
(Shreveport, Louisiana) "To Banner or Not to Banner? User Research on a Web Marketing
Sharon Giles, Helen Mayo , Herldine Radley, Therona Ramos , Joseph Tan
2nd place Research Award SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 2002 (San Antonio, Texas) "Systematic Training for Patient Support Groups" Margaret Anderson and Will Olmstadt
SCC 2nd place Research Award
SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 2002 (San Antonio, Texas) "Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological
Study" Katherine Alexander, Karen
R. Harker, Mori
Shelley McKibbon, Helen
and Laura Wilder
Special Commendation 2000:
SCC Research Award (poster)
SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 2000 (El Paso,
Texas) "Emailing the New Books List: A Promotional Success?" (Abstract)
and Shelley McKibbon
MLA Best New Researcher
Paper Award MLA Annual Meeting 2000 (Vancouver, BC) "Comparing Credentialing Processes Across Professional Associations: A
Benchmarking Study" (Abstract)
Shelley A. McKibbon and Martha C. Adamson
Special Commendation 1999: SCC Research Award
SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 1999
(Norman, Oklahoma) "Getting the News Out: Promoting
the Library With an Email Alert Service" (Abstract)
Sharon Giles and
SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 1998 (Fort Worth, Texas) "Designing a Customer Service Survey Instrument for Use in Academic Medical
Mitchel Walters, Brenda Berkins, Jon Crossno,
Nancy Gotcher and Judith Hill
Special Commendation Award
SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 1998 (Fort Worth,
"A Comparison of the Characteristics of the Most-linked
and Least-linked Academic Medical Library Web Sites"
R. Harker and Judith Hill
Mention: Research Paper
MLA Annual Meeting 1997 (Seattle, Washington) "Using Qualitative Research Methods to Elicit Client Feedback" (Abstract)
Wilder and Mitch
SCC/MLA Annual Meeting 1997 (Albuquerque,
New Mexico) "Measuring the Quality of Service in Document
Delivery" (Abstract) Kathryn Connell, Mitch
Walters, Nancy Gotcher, Lucy Vasquez and Eric Zeidler