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Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in Library Research Award

This award honors Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD, founder and Director of the Medical Library on the Macon campus of the Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) and founder of the Georgia Interactive Network for Medical Information (GaIN), 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) exemplifies passion and commitment to information access, problem-based learning, scholarship, and research.

The award recognizes a MUSM student who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the use of the collections, services, and resources of Skelton Medical Libraries as well as exceptional information-seeking skills. It is intended to promote extensive and meaningful use of library resources and services as well as foster the development of life-long learning in students.

2023 Winner and Honorable Mentions

Rankin Award Winer 2023
Winner Priya Arya, MS3 (R) with Carolyn Klatt, MLIS, Associate Director of Library and Information Science (L)

The 2023 winner is Priya Arya, MS3
“Presbyphonia: Voice Therapy vs Augmentation -- A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis"

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order by last name)
  • Samantha Johnson, MS3
    “Demographic, Environmental, and Transgenerational Factors Affecting Resilience Towards Chronic Stress"
  • Nicole Steel, MS2
    "Retrospective Study of Surgical Outcomes in Patients Discharged to Court or Law Enforcement"
  • Isaiah Ware, MS2; Maria Betzabe Diaz, MS2; Amari Evans, MS2
    "Population and Setting Specific Implementations for Translational Cardiology"

Past award recipients
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