Student Spotlight

Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Profile

Brian D. Schwartz, PhD, MLIS

Director of the Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library
Department of Library Services

Associate Professor of Medical Humanities
Department of Medical Humanities

bschwartz@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2882
RVUCOM-CO Campus • L-104


Education | Professional Experience | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


 

Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Information Management
    Emporia State University
    Emporia, KS
    2017
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
    University of Denver
    Denver, CO
    2004
  • Bachelor of Arts
    English
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS
    1995

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Professional Experience


  • 2015 – Present: Director of Library Services
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2015 – Present: Associate Professor of Medical Humanities
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2014 – Present: Director of Medical Informatics
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2011 – Present: Adjunct Professor, School of Library and Information Science
    University of Denver
  • 2008 – 2014: Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2008 – 2014: Associate Director of Library Services
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2006 – 2008: Curriculum Developer, Library and Information Literacy
    St. Mary’s Academy
  • 2003 – 2008: Middle School Library Director
    St. Mary’s Academy
  • 2004: Knowledge Management Coordinator (practicum)
    Holme Roberts and Owen, LLP

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Service and Contributions


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Founder, RVU Writing Center
  • Medical Ethics Course Instructor
  • Medical Informatics Course Developer and Instructor
  • Co-Course Director, Movies and Medicine
  • Grand Rounds Faculty Advisor
  • Principles of Clinical Medicine Course Instructor
  • Student Performance Committee (2011 – Present)
  • Editing Committee for Accreditation (2010 – Present)
  • Criterion Committee for Accreditation (2010 – Present)
  • Publications Committee (2009 – Present)
  • Director, RVU Writing Center (2008 – 2016)
  • Director, RVUHSL Student Poster Competition (2011, 2012)
  • Practicum Supervisor (2009 – 2011)
  • Parliamentarian, Faculty Council Executive Committee (2008 – 2010)
  • Library Committee (2008 – 2010)

 

Colorado Council of Medical Libraries

  • Nominating Committee (2011 – Present)
  • Steering Committee, Colleague Connection (2013 – 2014)
  • Liaison, Colleague Connection (2008 – 2014)

 

University of Denver LIS Alumni Association

  • Panelist and participant, “Resume Workshop” (2011, 2012)
  • Mentor, “Student Mentorship program” (2011 – 2012)

 

Miscellaneous

  • Collection Management, University of Denver: Winter (2012, 2013); Spring (2013, 2014)
  • Student Member, Accreditation Committee, University of Denver (2002)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (2008 – Present)
  • Colorado Association of Libraries (2008 – Present)
  • Medical Library Association (2008 – Present)
  • Association of Health Information Professionals (2008 – Present)
  • American Library Association (2004 – 2009)

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Honors and Awards


  • John and Valeria Rikel Scholarship Award
    Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management
    2010 – 2017

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

  • Schwartz BD (2014). Alternative and Complementary Information Resources for Anxiety. Alternative and Complementary Therapies (in Consumer Health on the Internet); 18(1)89-94.
  • Schwartz BD (2012). Review of International Perspectives in Health Informatics, edited by Elizabeth M. Boryicki, et al. Doody’s Review Service.
  • Schwartz BD (2011). The Introduction of a Medical Informatics Course into a Medical School Curriculum. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 30:1,74-82.
  • Dow MJ, Algarni M, Blackburn H, Diller K, Hallett K, Musa A, Polepeddi P, Schwartz BD, Summey T, Valenti S (2011). Infoliteracy at a distance: Creating opportunities to reach distance students. Distance Learning.
  • Schwartz BD (2009). The Evolutionary Power of ‘I Don’t Know’. Colorado Libraries, March.

Presentations

  • “Evidence in Context:  Teaching evidence-based medicine in undergraduate medical school”
    International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Conference
    2017
  • “Combining Basic Science with Humanities: Modelling Comfort with Complexity through Interdisciplinary Patient-centered Cases” (poster presentation)
    International Association of Medical Science Educators Conference
    2016
  • “Teaching the Humanity of Evidence-based Medicine: Informed by the Literature, Guided by the Physician, Framed by the Patient” (poster presentation)
    Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together; Arnold P. Gold Foundation
    2016
  • “Development and Implementation of a Medical Humanities Curriculum”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2016
  • “Presentation to the Attending:  Medical Information Literacy Skill Development for OMS-I”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2016
  • “Translation of Piloting Educational Programs to a Longitudinal Core Curriculum”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2016
  • “Medical Informatics: Essential Residency Skills”
    OPTI-West Research Conference
    2014
  • “Application of a Social Constructivist Model to First-Year Medical School Curriculum”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2014
  • “From Finding Information to Creating Meaning: Recalibrating Library Education in Medical School”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2014
  • “Evaluation of a first-year medical student use of a diagnostic decision-making resource” (poster presentation)
    MCMLA
    2014
  • “An Application of Team-Based Learning”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2013
  • “Leveraging Social Media [to Promote Better Health Behaviors]”
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting
    2012

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Research and Studies


  • Grants
    • Andrew Vosko (PI); Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together.

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Biographical Information


Brian D. Schwartz, MLIS, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Kansas, followed by a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Denver. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Management at Emporia State University.

Upon graduation, Mr. Schwartz worked at St. Mary’s Academy–first as the Library Director, then as the Curriculum Director of Library and Information Literacy. In 2008, he joined the faculty of Rocky Vista University as both Associate Director of Library Services and Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics for the new school. He was promoted to Director of Medical Informatics in 2014 and Director of Library Services in 2015.

He has researched, written, and presented extensively on topics centering around informational literacy.

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