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2010-2011 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows Announced

 NLM Associates

Pictured, left to right, are the National Library of Medicine 2010-2011 Associate Fellows:
Stephen Kiyoi, Julie Adamo, Salima M'seffar, Caitlin Sticco, Kristen Greenland and Kristen Burgess.

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2010-2011 Associate Fellows class. Five Associate Fellows, plus one international Associate, will join NLM in the fall 2010 to begin the year-long training program.

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. 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. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

More information about the program can be found here: //

Julie Adamo received her MLS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2010. While working on her degree, Ms. Adamo worked as a Research Assistant for UNC's GrantSource Library and as a Knowledge Services Assistant for Ipas, a non-profit women's health research organization. She also completed internships in the Instruction and Outreach department at the Duke University Libraries and at UNC's Health Sciences Library.

Kristen Burgess received her MLS with a specialization in Health Informatics from the University of North Texas in 2010. She received her BA in International Studies from Emory University during which time she studied in France and interned at a primary school and health clinic in Uganda. While completing her MLS, Ms. Burgess worked as the Senior Administrator at KDH Research & Communication, a public health and public policy research institution.

Kristen Greenland received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2010.  She received a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Washington in 2008, and a BA from Carleton College in 2001 with a major in Biology.  During Dr. Greenland's time in the MLIS program, she worked as a research scientist in the biochemistry department where she studied cell division regulation in yeast.

Stephen Kiyoi  received his MLIS from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a focus on Medical Informatics in 2010.  While pursing his degree, he worked as a Public Service Assistant at UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and as a student assistant to Christine Borgman, Presidential Chair of the Information Studies department. Mr. Kiyoi also interned at the Norris Medical Library at the University of Southern California.

Caitlin Sticco received her MLS in 2009, and a Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Studies in 2010, both from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received her BS in Biomedical Science from Antioch College, and has worked as a technician in molecular and cellular biology. While completing her graduate education, Ms. Sticco worked for the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources as assistant special librarian and the UW Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation as a bioimaging informatics research assistant.

Salima  M'seffar is from Morocco and is an International Fellow.  She received her BA in June 2004 from L'Ecole des Sciences de l'Information in Morocco with honors, and her certificate in Spanish in 2008. She joined the National Institute of Hygiene (Rabat, Morocco) in November 2004 where she is in charge of the Library. Since the National Institute of Hygiene started working on its transition to becoming the National Public Health Agency, Ms M'seffar has supported its decision making through online searching and survey, and supporting ISO quality certification in Laboratories.