Gurpreet K. Rana

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Phone
734 936 1399

Fax
734 764 0259

Office
1135 E Catherine
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5726
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preet@umich.edu
Global Health Coordinator, Taubman Health Sciences Library

About

I lead the Taubman Health Sciences Library's involvement in and response to global health initiatives and establish partnerships, promote and foster relationships, and create opportunities in research, teaching and learning in the health sciences. In my role as Global Health Coordinator, I develop and implementing a range of efforts including programs, instruction, and services to contribute to the University's efforts in global health.  I identify global information resources, cultivate partnerships within health sciences community, explore the role of global health informatics in instruction, incorporating librarians into global health initiatives, identify and investigate grant and funding opportunities, take part in research efforts in global health, and collaborate with faculty to lessen health disparities around the world using the power of information resources.

Background

Education
MLIS, University of Western Ontario
BSc (Honors Biology), University of Western Ontario

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Medical Library Association
  • Chair-Elect, International Cooperation Section, Medical Library Association
  • Member, Librarians Without Borders Advisory Committee, Medical Library Association
  • Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Library Assocation

Responsibilities

Areas of Expertise

  • Global health information resources and research
  • Public health informatics
  • Medical education and information-seeking
  • Expert searching of scholarly literature
  • Systematic review searching
  • Identifying and evaluating relevant sources of information
  • Teaching evidence-based information skills
  • Open access in health for developing countries

Recent Publications

Jimbo M, Rana GK, Hawley S, Holmes-Rovner M, Kelly-Blake K, Nease DE, Ruffin MT.  What is lacking in current decision aids on cancer screening?  2013; CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 
 
MacEachern M, Townsend W, Young K, Rana G.  Librarian Integration in a Four-Year Medical School Curriculum: A Timeline.  Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2012; 31(1): 105-114.  
 
Rana GK, Bradley DR, Hamstra SJ, Ross PT, Schumacher RE, Frohna JG, Haftel HM, Lypson ML.  A Validated Search Assessment Tool:  Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program. JMLA: Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2011; 99(1), 77-81.

Languages

  • Punjabi, Hindi
  • Urdu comprehension