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Region 4 News June 2nd, 2023
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Professional Development Award: Melissa Rethlefsen

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, All Members

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 4 is thrilled to announce that Melissa Rethlefsen has been awarded a professional development award to attend the Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

Ms. Rethlefsen is the Executive Director at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. The goals and objectives for attending this event were articulated in her application.

The focus of the event is on biomedical information, research, and publication, and thus it provides librarians an opportunity to learn about and subsequently teach the latest information in scholarly communication, editorial and funding peer review, scientific and scholarly publication, research and reporting practices, and reproducibility and access. My recent career has focused on these areas, specifically the role of librarians in peer review, reporting and methodological quality, and reproducibility. I have used my work in these areas to train researchers, clinicians, and students on how to access, interpret, and evaluate health information, especially the research literature, and discuss and understand research reproducibility, transparency, and quality.

NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and promote awareness and use of National Library of Medicine resources in local communities. To learn more about NNLM funding, visit nnlm.gov.

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information



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University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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