Member Awards and Honors

NY/NJ MLA Chapter members are recognized for a variety of achievements and contributions. Here are some members that have been given awards / honors.

Research Grant Winners

Past Research Grant winners include:

2013 – Nancy R. Glassman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Access to Peer-Reviewed Journal Literature for Unaffiliated Health Professionals at a Federally Qualified Health Center

2012 – Catherine Boss
Booker Health Sciences Library
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
To study if home delivery of personalized consumer health information helps the recipient to make informed decisions about their health.

2011 – Aileen McCrillis
NYU Health Sciences Libraries
Study assessing the information needs and current library usage of postdoctoral scholars at research institutions.

2010 – Dorice Vieira
NYU Health Sciences Libraries
Fighting Obesity–Kids Who Cook, Kids Who Kick: A Pilot Study in Health Information Literacy among African American Adolescents.

2006 – Elaine Wells
Kohn Vision Science Library
SUNY College of Optometry
The Impact of Information Seeking Behavior on Web Site Design: A Closer Look at the E-Journals Page.

2003 – Guillaume Van Moorsel and Colleen Kenefick
Health Sciences Center Library
Stony Brook University
Measuring the intervention of librarian-facilitated consumer health informatics instruction in a mini-med school program: results of a longitudinal 4-year study.

2002 – Guillaume Van Moorsel
Health Sciences Center Library
Stony Brook University
Determining the Effectiveness of Integrating Library-Sponsored Informatics Training into the Core Curricula of Healthcare Professionals.

2000 – Kristine M. Alpi
Public Health Library
NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
Web Volatility of Quality Health Web Sites.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

2013 – Mary K. Joyce
2012 – Lynn Kasner Morgan
2011 – Paul Barth
2011 – Ross Ljungquist
2011 – Judie Malamud
2010 – Laura P. Barrett
2010 – Carolyn A. Reid
2010 – Dorothy Schwartz
2009 – Karen Brewer
2008 – Erich Meyerhoff
2004 – Mary Mylenki
2003 – Ruth Marcolina
2003 – Joan Napolitano
2001 – Robert Braude
1999 – Luiza Balthazar
1999 – Rita Lee
1997 – Jacqueline Picciano
1996 – Erich Meyerhoff
1995 – Virginia Manbeck
1994 – Madeline Taylor

Outstanding Contribution by New Member Awards

2013 – Antonio DeRosa
2012 – Karen Hanson
2011 – Joseph Nicholson
2010 – Rich McGowan
2010 – Jamie Graham
2009 – Marie K. Saimbert
2004 – Konstantina “Dina” Matsoukas
2004 – Denise O’Shea
2002 – Nicole Cooke
2002 – Theresa Cuddy
2001 – Suzanne Crow
2001 – Michael Huang
2000 – Michael Huang
2000 – Elaine Wells
1999 – Susan Jacobs
1999 – Kristine Markovich
1997 – Jeff Alpi
1997 – Kathel Dunn
1996 – Danielle Zino
1996 – Doris Eaton
1994 – Christine Hunter

Outstanding Contribution by Member Awards

2013 – Nancy R. Glassman
2012 – Patricia Gallagher
2011 – Michelle Volesko Brewer
2010 – Timothy Roberts
2010 – Vicki Sciuk
2009 – Micki McIntyre
2008 – Marie Ascher
2004 – Janina Kaldan
2003 – Ellen Maleszewski
2003 – Patricia Tomasulo
2002 – Maria Astifidis
2002 – Gail Hendler
2002 – Bill Self
2002 – George Wahlert
2001 – Robert Dempsey
2001 – Joan Napolitano
2000 – Paul Barth
2000 – Roberta Bronson-Fitzpatrick
2000 – Veronica Plucinski
2000 – Patricia Tomasulo
2000 – Cathy Weglarz
1998 – Jeanne Becker
1998 – Erich Meyerhoff
1998 – Kerry O’Rourke
1998 – Jacqueline Picciano
1997 – Diana Cunningham
1997 – Patricia E. Gallagher
1997 – Kerry O’Rourke
1996 – Kathy Kwan
1996 – Veronica Plucinski
1996 – George Wahlert
1995 – Patricia E. Gallagher
1995 – Jacqueline Picciano
1995 – Valerie Rankow
1994 – Robert Gessner
1994 – Diane Thompson
1994 – Thea Thompson
1994 – Michelle Volesko

Special Awards

2001 – Yini Zhu

On the Shoulders of Giants (1998)

To celebrate MLA’s Centennial Year, 1998, the NY-NJ Chapter of MLA sponsored a program of recognition and acknowledgement of librarians and friends who have shaped and influenced today’s medical librarians and Chapter members. Chapter members sponsored letters to be sent to someone who was a “giant” in their professional lives. The letter contained a quote from Bernard of Chartres:

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
We thank the giants listed below for their support and encouragement. We truly do see more because we stand on their shoulders.

Giant Honored By
Gabriel Bakcsy George Wahlert
Chris Balonis Dee Disardina
May Chariton Ruth Lebowitz
Mrs. Barbara J. Frey Dee Disardina
Prof. Marie F. Maroscia Virginia Taffurelli
Erich Meyerhoff Karin Wiseman
Erich Meyerhoff June Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Malte Pettersson Laraine Tursi
Veronica Plucinski John Mulhern
Ellen Poisson Patricia Gallagher
Carole Post Judy Lee
Frieda Rabkin Patricia Gallagher
Dorothy Schwartz Patricia Gallagher
Dorothy Schwartz June Rosenberg
Reginald Smith Kerry O’Rourke