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September 2021 CCML Member Achievements

17 Sep 2021 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Marie St. Pierre completed her graduate certificate of Health Data Informatics and Analytics from the University of Denver.

Catisah Benjamin was named an Editorial Board Member for Doody’s Special Topics Lists.

Emily Peterson is a slector for Doody’s Special Topics List for Health Literacy, which went live in July.

Liz Kellermeyer was named an Editorial Board Member for Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Nina McHale for was accepted into the MLA Research Training Institute for 2021 and received a $750 scholarship. Nina’s research topic is post-MLS training for medical and health sciences librarians in evidence-based medicine and advanced literature searching.

Sam (Kennefick) Wilairat was offered and has accepted a position as one of the NLM Associate Fellows for 2021-2022! The Associate Fellowship program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship with NLM. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research.


Yumin Jiang was awarded an AAHSL Leadership Diversity Scholarship. Yumin used the scholarship to attend the Siena College Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers in late July.


Nina McHale and Christi Piper were promoted July 1, 2021. Nina is now an Associate Professor and Christi is an Assistant Professor.


Shandra Knight started a new role as the Deputy Director of Strauss Health Sciences Library on September 1, 2021.

Huge congrats to Lisa Traditi for successfully completing her term as MLA President in May!


MLA vConference, May 2021


  • ·       Nina McHale Yumin Jiang: Making Hard Choices a Little Easier: Gathering Actionable Data from the Campus Community to Inform Collections Decisions
  • ·       Nina McHaleSam (Kennefick) Wilairat, Ellie Svoboda & Christi Piper: Diversify Your Health Sciences Course Syllabus: A Pilot Program
  • ·       Christi Piper, Dana Abbey & Tina Moser: Facilitating Updates to Faculty Governing Documents: A Better Process for Encouraging Participation


  • ·       Kristen DeSanto: Using an Email Template to Increase Library Class Registrations
  • ·       Nina McHale Lisa Traditi: Librarian Engagement with the Cochrane US Network at Affiliate Institutions
  • ·       Christi Piper Sam (Kennefick) Wilairat: Experience Required: A Survey of MLIS Student Experiences with Graduate Employment in Libraries

5th Annual Joint Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists and Association of Mental Health Librarians Virtual Conference, April 2021

  • ·       Kate Elder: Library Services to Hospital Patients During the Pandemic

CLiC Spring Workshop, April 2021

  • ·       Christi Piper and Nina McHale:  Cracking the Code: Applying for Academic Library Jobs


Colorado Cochrane Affiliate, April 2021

ACRL meeting, April 2021

  • ·      Sam (Kennefick) Wilairat and Christi Piper: Experience Required: A Survey of MLIS Student Experiences with Graduate Student Employment (poster)

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology, August 2021

  • ·      Ben Harnke:  Making it count: Recognizing Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Resources (OER) in Promotion.


Kovac, M. (2021) HIPAA and Telehealth: Protecting Health Information in a Digital World. Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy. 6:2, DOI: 10.5860/jifp.v6i2.7556

Patel, A. D., Bullock, G. S., Wrigley, J., Paterno, M. V., Sell, T. C., & Losciale, J. M. (2021). Does sex affect second ACL injury risk? A systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(15), 873-882.

Wilairat, S., Svoboda, E., & Piper, C. (2021). Practical Changes in Reference Services: A Case Study. Medical reference services quarterly, 40(2), 151–167.


Panchal, P., Piper, C., Whitmore C., & Davies, R. D. (2021) Providing supportive transgender mental health care: a systemized narrative review of patient experiences, preferences, and outcomes, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2021.1899094


Rodrigues Pessoa, R., Mueller, A. C., Boxley, P., Flaig, T. W., Piper, C., Konety, B., Yu, J. B., Gershman, B., Kukreja, J., & Kim, S. P. (2021). Systematic review and meta-analysis of radiation therapy for high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Urologic oncology, S1078-1439(21)00118-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2021.03.009


Stotz S, Hebert LE, Brega AG, Lockhart S, Henderson JN, Roubideaux Y, DeSanto K, Moore KR (2021). Technology-based health education resources for indigenous adults: a scoping review. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 32:2, 318-346. doi:10.1353/hpu.2021.0066. 


Lyon C, Iruku S, Hoss M, DeSanto K. Is NPH associated with fewer adverse events than analog basal insulin for adults with T2D? (2021) J Fam Pract.70:4, E5-E6. 

New Members

Stephanie Weldon new systems library director for Sisters of charity leavenworth. She used to work for the University Health Sciences Library years ago.

Teresa McGinley is a Medical Librarian at Harley E. Rice Medical Library/Centura Health.

Carole A. Durst is a student at Texas Women’s University working  on her dual Master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies. She is also a Library Program Coordinator in the Denver Public Library system.

You can see Jacob Galley featured in our new member profile on our website or Facebook.

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