Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Clista Clanton Receives Excellence in the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship Award

Clista Clanton, associate librarian at the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library, received the Excellence in the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship award from the Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (STT), an international nursing honor society.

This prestigious award is given to someone who has advanced nursing research, scholarly work and professional development.

"Clanton’s work with the USA College of Nursing at all levels of research and evidence-based practice more than made her an exquisite recipient of this most prestigious award,” said Dr. Linda Roussel, professor of nursing at USA. “Clanton has published with faculty on evidence-based research, and she has served as a lecturer and a consultant on scholarly projects.”

Clanton was presented the award May 12 at the Chapter's STT Scholar's Day program held at the USA Health Sciences Building.

“Receiving the Excellence in the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship award from the Zeta Gamma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau was such a great honor,” Clanton said. “Working with faculty and students in the College of Nursing and the USA College of Nursing’s Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic has been very rewarding on both professional and personal levels, and truly highlights the strength of collaboration across disciplines."

"Cardiologist and Colonel"

Dr. Frank Pettyjohn, professor of medicine and professor and chair of emergency medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was profiled in the June 1 Press-Register.

To read the entire article, click here.

USA Alumna Wins Young Investigator Award

Dr. Judy Creighton (left), shown with Dr. Sadis Matalon, vice chair of research for anesthesiology at UAB.

Dr. Judy Creighton, University of South Alabama College of Medicine alumna, recently won the young investigator award from the respiratory section of the American Physiological Society. She received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from USA and studied with Dr. Troy Stevens at the USA Center for Lung Biology.

Dr. Creighton’s current work is on AMP kinase, an enzyme that mediates all of the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. Now at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

USA Biomedical Librarians Approved for Membership in Academy of Health Information Professionals

Three assistant librarians at the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library were recently approved for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the provisional level.

The new members are Beverly Rossini, Trey Lemley and Andrea Wright.

AHIP is the Medical Library Association’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. The academy promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing and research.

Provisional membership is the entry level status for librarians with less than five years experience in the medical librarianship field.

The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. Someone who has the AHIP designation must participate in continuing education courses and other professional development activities to maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully support the institution’s mission and goals.