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).