HSLIC Student Awards

Each year, the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center solicits nominations from School of Medicine (SOM), College of Nursing (CON) and College of Pharmacy (COP) faculty for our student awards. Through these awards, we recognize students who excel in various aspects of biomedical informatics, including teaching, information seeking and critical appraisal, and research. Each recipient will receive a $100 award.

When we announce that nominations are open, you can nominate a student by sending a letter of recommendation to our faculty contact for student awards (please see names and email addresses below) outlining why your nominee deserves this award. You may send a copy of your letter in the mail or send it to us as an email attachment. For the SOM Award for Excellence in Informatics and the CON Award for Excellence in Information Seeking and Critical Appraisal, please send us an electronic copy of the nominated student’s research paper, too.

The awards are presented at the Annual Medical Student Award Ceremony in May, the College of Nursing convocation for graduating BSN students and the COP Graduation Banquet.

The five HSLIC student awards are described below.


▼ Award for Excellence in Teaching Service (School of Medicine)

This award is given to a graduating senior medical student, nominated by a SOM faculty member, fellow, resident or another graduating medical student, for demonstrating continuous, lifelong learning practices by evaluating and sharing information with the health-care team and by educating patients about medications and procedures, health-care choices and disease management.
Contact:  Karen McElfresh, MSLS, AHIP

▼ Award for Excellence in Information Seeking & Critical Appraisal (School of Medicine)

HSLIC faculty give this award to a Phase I student who is nominated by a tutor or other SOM faculty member, fellow or resident for best demonstrating skills in information seeking and information evaluation.
Contact:  Jonathan Eldredge, PhD

▼ Award for Excellence in Informatics (School of Medicine)

This award is given to a graduating senior medical student, nominated by a SOM faculty member, fellow or resident, for the student research project paper that best demonstrates the use of informatics in research or best addresses an informatics issue.
Contact:  Felicha Candelaria-Cook, PhD

▼ Award for Excellence in Information Seeking & Critical Appraisal (College of Nursing)

This award is given to a graduating undergraduate nursing student nominated by a CON faculty member or preceptor. The award recipient is a student who, throughout his or her academic career at the CON, has demonstrated familiarity with a variety of information resources, skill in using resources to retrieve information, the ability to critically evaluate information and the ability to integrate and communicate that information in a professional environment.
Contact:  Ingrid Hendrix, MILS, AHIP

▼ William G. Troutman Award for Excellence in Informational Retrieval, Analysis & Communication (College of Pharmacy)

HSLIC faculty give this award to a fourth-year Pharm.D. student, nominated by a COP faculty member or preceptor, who, throughout his or her academic career at the COP, has demonstrated familiarity with a variety of information resources, skill in using resources to retrieve information, the ability to evaluate information critically and the ability to integrate and communicate that information in a professional environment.
Contact:  Sarah Morley, PhD, MLS, AHIP