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Title: Training Grant: Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons NN/LM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) proposal
Physical Description: Grant proposal
Creator: Tennant, Michele
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: February 17, 2012
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Abstract: The exhibit celebrates the achievements of pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers. The target audience for the exhibit includes faculty, students and staff from various disciplines at the University of Florida as well as members of the local community with an interest in the health professions as a career.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Kirtana Mohan Rajan.
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: IR00000748:00001

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NNLM Training Grant Application 1. Name of Network Member Institution: University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries 2. Network Member: LlBID: FLU FLO 3. Project Leaders: Michele R. Tennant and Hannah F. Norton 4. Title(s): Assistant Director, Biomedical and Health Information Services (MRT) Reference and Liaison librarian (HFN) 5. Address: University of Florida Division of Sponsored Research 219 Grinter Hall Gainesville, FL 32611 6. Email Address (e.g., maryc@project.org): tennantm@ufl.edu ; nortonh@ufl.edu J 7. Telephone Number 352-273-8412 8. Fax Number -352-846-2272 9. Funding: Other (Speaker honorarium) $500 Travel $500: 10. How will you spend the award? Honorarium for Dr. Levi Watkins $500 Hotel for 2nights $240.00 Round trip airfare BWIIGVL $260.00

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From October 10th to December 2nd the University of Florida's Health Science Center Library will host the National Library of Medicine's exhibit "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons". The exhibit celebrates the achievements of these pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the joumey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers. To accompany the exhibit, the HSC Library will be hosting a series of events focusing on under-represented minorities in the health professions, with programming targeted to University of Florida faculty, staff and students, as well as high school and other students in the community with an interest in the health professions as a career. Section 16 of this proposal lists all of the events to be held during our exhibit. Dr. Levi Watkins will be the featured speaker during this celebration of academic surgeons. Dr. Watkins is the world renowned surgeon who implanted the world's first human implantable automatic defibrillator and he is currently the Associate Dean of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Professor of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Watkins has agreed to be our keynote speaker, and we are seeking funding for his honorarium and partial travel 'funding. We request $1000.00 to cover partial costs related to Dr. Watkins' visit to Gainesville $500 to cover Dr. Watkins' honorarium, and $500 toward travel [economy class round trip airfare from Baltimore to Gainesville, and lodging for two (night of arrival and night of presentation)]. 11. Award should be made payable to what institution University of Florida 12. Federal Tax Id Number (FEIN): 59-6002052 13. Congressional District: 6th 14. DUNS Number: 969663814 15. Describe the target population Faculty, students, and staff from various disciplines at the University of Florida as well as interested members of the local community. In particular, we will advertise to high school students and undergraduates interested in the health professions, and events will be promoted by the library and the College of Medicine's Diversity Office. We expect that the diversity of viewpoints across the academic disciplines at the university, and outside of academia, will make for

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interesting discussions, and we hope that the events will prove to be inspiring to students with an interest in the health professions. 16. Slate of events: October 11-Dec.2 Opening Doors exhibit held at the HSCL, University of Florida. October 18 -1 hour panel discussion Under represented clinicians from the University of Florida discuss their own experiences, including barriers and the importance of mentors, their commitment to promoting equity in representation in healthcare fields and advice and encouragement for students. October 28 Double feature Health Information Literacy Class and Suture Clinic. The HSCL is partnering with the University of Florida's Student National Medical Association to hold a health information literacy class featuring NLM and NCBI resources (taught by Hannah Norton and Michele Tennant) and a suture clinic organized and run by the SNMA. Week of November 14 (date TBD) -1 hour panel discussion University of Florida students discuss their medical mission work (in conjunction with International Education Week). Week of November 14 (date TBD) Presentation by Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr., Associate ,J Dean at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Watkins was the first African American graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and is a pioneer of cardiac surgery. He is featured in the "Opening Doors" exhibit, and has agreed to speak at the University of Florida in support of the exhibit. It is expected that this presentation will serve as the bridge among the disparate events to be held in celebration of the exhibit. It is this speci'fic presentation for which we seek funding. November 30 Screening of the movie "Something the Lord Made", a film about the pioneering work of Vivien Thomas, an African American cardiac surgeon. Note that the HSCL is partnering with a number of campus entities (College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Student National Medical Association, Smathers Libraries) that will provide partial funding for the slate of events, supply panelists, and assist with marketing and promotion. 17. Plans for evaluation of training, instruction

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Standard MLA course evaluations will be performed for the hands-on information literacy session held on October 28. Attendee perceptions of other programming will also be assessed under the library's IRS approved protocol. 18. Plans for follow up with trainees and or partner organizations The partnerships developed with the College of Medicine's Diversity Office and the Student National Medical Association will allow us to follow up with students who attend the information literacy training and the suture clinic. The instructors (Norton and Tennant) will offer attendees the opportunity to join an information literacy email list which will advertise future classes and events. J