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Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in Library Research Award

Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD
The Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in Library Research Award recognizes a Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) student who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the use of the Libraries' collections, services and resources, and exceptional information-seeking literacy skills. The intent of the Award is to promote extensive and meaningful use of library resources and services, and to foster the development of life-long learning in students.

The award honors Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD, founder and director of the Medical Library on the Macon campus and founder of GaIN (Georgia Interactive Network for Medical Information), the Mercer University-based electronic healthcare nonprofit that was active from 1983-2015. Dr. Rankin's tireless service to MUSM students and faculty as well as Georgia's underserved health professionals (1974-2000), exemplified passion and commitment to information access, problem-based learning, scholarship and research.

Applications for 2019 are now closed.
2019 Winner and Honorable Mentions
Analise McGreal & Dr. Wayne Glasgow
Winner Analise Elizabeth McGreal (L) with Dr. Wayne Glasgow, Senior Associate Dean for the Savannah Campus (R)

The 2019 winner is Analise Elizabeth McGreal, MS2
“Examining Population Health and the Role of the Community Responsive Physician: A Community Needs Assessment in Rural Pickens County”


Honorable Mentions
  • Marissa D'Souza, MS3 and Julian Gendreau, MS2
    “Robotic-assisted Spine Surgery: A Review of its History, Efficacy, Cost, and Future Trends”
  • Nicholas Drury, MS3
    “Sarcopenia as a Predictor of Perioperative Outcomes Following Radical Cystectomy in a Contemporary Cohort of Patients with Bladder Cancer”
  • Julian Gendreau, MS3, Payton Prins, MS2, and Marissa D'Souza MS2
    “Comparing Stand-alone Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion to Cervical Disc Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Spine Disease; A Meta-analysis”
  • Tabithia Ross, MSBMS
    “Understanding the Function of LMP1-CTAR3 in EBV-associated Lymphomas”
Past Winners
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