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Associate Fellowship Program


Associate Fellowship Program: 2000-2001 Associate Fellows

Photo of the 2000-2001 Associate Fellows

Back row: Tao You, Marlo Young, Jennifer Heiland, Janice McPeak
Front row: Amy Seif, Lou Duggan, Tomeka Oubichon

Meet the Associates

Lou Duggan comes to NLM from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he received his M.L.I.S. He was a staff member at Dalhousie's Kellogg Health Sciences Library for eight years, where he worked in the public services section and helped develop and maintain the library's web pages. Lou's master's thesis is entitled, An Examination of the Information Resources Preferred by Physicians. He has an interest in the history of the dissemination of scientific information, and has also co-published an analysis of the information needs and uses literature found in library and information science journals.

Jennifer Heiland recently earned her M.L.S. from the University of Maryland. She spent a year in the Information Technology Division of the University of Maryland Libraries and participated in a field study in the NLM Reference Section during the Fall of 1999. She is especially interested in ways information technology can be used to expand and improve reference and user education. Jennifer has a B.A. in Chemistry with a minor in English from the University of Houston. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, and traveling.

Janice McPeak received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island, where she worked as a graduate assistant for the GSLIS program. She interned at Brown University Sciences Library in Providence. Prior to that she worked for fifteen years as a registered nurse in various capacities. Janice was also a Lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corps during Operation Desert Storm, serving with Fleet Hospital 15, located northwest of Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia. Her professional interests include consumer health information, informatics, outreach and instruction, and database usability.

Tomeka Oubichon received her B.S. degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1995. She received the Medical Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in 1999 and she received her Master's in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University. Tomeka was a reference librarian and cataloger at Tulane University Medical Library in New Orleans. She also taught public health and medical students how to use various search software packages to search medical databases and retrieve full-text resources. Tomeka is interested in medical outreach programs, medical record security, disease specific databases, and the Visible Human Project.

Amy Seif was a Senior Project Associate at the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, prior to joining the Associate Fellowship Program. With over ten years of experience in information services and libraries, Amy has worked for the Science and Engineering Library, University of California, Los Angeles and the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington. Amy Seif received her B.A. in American History from Connecticut College and a M.S.L.S. from The Catholic University of America.

Tao You received her master's degree from the Postgraduate School of Wuhan University in the field of Scientific and Technical Information. Her bachelor's degree is from Beijing Normal University in Information. Ms. You has been working as the head of the computer department of the Medical Library of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College. There she is in charge of information management and library automation.

Marlo Maldonado Young obtained her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Arizona, where she pursued an interdisciplinary research interest in consumer health informatics and Latino health issues. Marlo has acquired various library experience from medical, government, academic, and museum libraries. Most recently, Marlo worked for the Arizona Health Sciences Library, in conjunction with the NIH-funded Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, where she executed a formal evaluation of the collection's ethnic-specific resources. Prior to arriving at the National Library of Medicine, Marlo taught English in Hidalgo, Mexico.

Last Reviewed: February 1, 2022