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Gurpreet Kaur Rana
I lead the Taubman Health Sciences Library's global health initiative, establishing partnerships, promoting and fostering international relationships, and creating opportunities in research, teaching and learning in the health sciences. In my role as Global Health Coordinator, I develop and implement a range of efforts including programs, instruction, and services to contribute to the University's efforts in global health. Creating and leveraging global information resources, THL Global Health creates partnerships within the health sciences community, explores the role of global health informatics in instruction, incorporates the informationist role into global health, identifies and investigates grant and funding opportunities, takes part in global health research, and collaborates with faculty to lessen health disparities around the world using the power of information.
M.L.I.S, University of Western
B.Sc. (Honors Biology),
2013 Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, Medical Library Association
2007 University Library Recognition Award
Medical Library Association
Past Chair, International Cooperation Section, Medical Library Association
Chair, Librarians Without Borders Committee, Medical Library Association
Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association
- Consortium of Universities for Global Health
- Asian Pacific American Library Assocation
- American Public Health Association
Areas of Expertise
Global health information resources and research
Medical education and information-seeking behavior
Expert searching of scholarly literature
Systematic review searching
Identifying and evaluating relevant sources of information
Evidence-based medicine information skills
Open access in health for developing countries
Piette JD, List J, Rana GK, Townsend W, Striplin D, Heisler M. Mobile Health Devices as Tools for Worldwide Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Disease Management. Circulation. 2015 Nov 24;132(21):2012-27.
Anderson F, Donkor P, de Vries R, Appiah-Denkyira E, Dakpallah GF, Rominski S, Hassinger J, Lou A, Kwansah J, Moyer C, Rana GK, Lawson A, Ayettey S. Creating a charter for collaboration for international university partnerships: the Elmina Declaration for Human Resources for Health. Academic Medicine. 2014; 89(8): 1125-1132.
Rana, Gurpreet K. Information empowerment: predeparture resource training for students in global health. JMLA: Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2014; 102(2): 101-104.
Basic French comprehension