Sewell Stipend to attend the APHA Annual Meeting
Congratulations to the 2021 Sewell Stipend recipients!
Annette R. Mendoza, MLIS/Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University
April Wright, Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Carol L Perryman, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman's University
Carolyn Welker, Alumni Medical Library, Boston University
Charisma Lee, Youth Services Librarian
Darra Ballance, Robert B. Greenblatt MD Library
Donna O'Malley, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont
Gurpreet K. Rana, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Jen Ortiz, Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, UNT Health Science Center
Karin Saric, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California
Kayla Del Biondo, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
Leslie Gascon, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington
Lisa Ennis, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Margarita "Maggie" Shawcross, University of Northern Colorado
Michelle Price, Lavery Library, St. John Fisher College
Naomi Bishop/ University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Nora Barnett, Network of the National Library of Medicine
Rachel Keiko Stark, University Library, Sacramento State University
Sewell Stipend to Attend the APHA Annual Meeting
The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee has awarded stipends to librarians to participate in the APHA Annual Meeting. Visit the APHA Annual Meeting Website and its linked online program for more information about the conference.
The stipend reimburses recipients for the cost of APHA membership and conference registration. In non-pandemic years, non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.
History of the Sewell Stipend
The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that librarians and information professionals can play in raising the quality of health care. Convinced that interacting with public health and pharmacy colleagues would forge a much deeper understanding of the users’ roles and needs, she established the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. to provide financial support to librarians and information providers who plan to attend the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The first stipends were awarded in 2001.
Purpose of the Sewell Stipend
The Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).