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Kelly Near

Public Health & Hospital Liaison
Phone: 
434-924-1607
Speciality Services: 
Health Literacy
Systematic Reviews
Patient Education
Community Outreach
Areas of Interest: 
Health Literacy, Patient Education, Cultural Competence, Public Health
Education: 
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 2006
Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO, 1997; Summa cum Laude
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Education Program, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, CO 1999
Associate Degree in Nursing, Community College of Denver, Denver, CO, 1979
Publications and Presentations: 
Forming a solid foundation for patient education through collaboration. Near K; Westley C; Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 2010 Apr-Jun; 14 (2): 150-9.
Forming a solid foundation for patient education through Collaboration. Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Honolulu, HI, 2009.
What Works: Improving Health Literacy in the Real World. Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2008.
Evidence-based public health (EBPH) informatics training for public health practitioners in Central and Southwestern Virginia. Roundtable Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Washington, DC, 2007.
Patient Safety: What the Library Can Do. Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.
Charting New Territory Together: Brainstorming Innovative Solutions in Support of New Librarians. Panelist and presenter. Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA. 2005.
Reaching Out to Underserved Seniors: Access to Electronic Health Information for the Public. Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2005
Brayman, KL, Knight KV, Near,K. American Journal of Transplantation. JAMA, 2004 November: 292: 2280.
Vaughn, P, Arnold, G., Attridge, E, Knight, K, Near, K. Using the Principles of the Tipping Point to Enhance Library Services. Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 2004.
Duesing A, Near K. Helping consumers find reliable health information on the internet: An overview of one library's outreach projects in Virginia. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2004; Volume: 8 Issue: 3.
Rowlingson JC, Near K, Grandage K. Comparative journal review of: Journal of Pain and Pain Medicine. JAMA. 2003 Feb; 289 (6):761.
Connecting with communities: Migrant Workers Learn to Access Online Health Information. Poster Presentation. Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association QuintEssential Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 2003
Buoyed by success: migrant workers learn to access online information. Paper Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2003
Searching the Medical Web for Best Evidence. Paper Presentation. Virginia Council for Nurse Practitioners 2003 Annual Conference. Norfolk, VA. 2003
Collecting User Preferences for Web-Based MEDLINE Training: A Capitol Idea. Paper Presentation. Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association 2002 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. 2002