and Honorable Mentions
| Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD
Mercer University School of Medicine
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 Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in
Library Research 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
The 2022 winner is Neal Patel, MS4
Staphylococcus Aureus Swabbing and Decolonization Before Neuromodulation
Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
- Stephanie Basey, PhD
Food Environment of Rural Households"
- Kieffer Hellmeister, MS1
and Resilience to Chronic Stress"
- Maggie Bridges Kearney, MS4
extreme weather events on child mood and behavior"
- Sinead OBryant, MS3
Complication Profile of Spinal Robotic Systems: A MAUDE Study"