Stefanie Lapka, medical and health sciences librarian at University of Houston Libraries, has been approved for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Senior member level.
AHIP is the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) peer-reviewed certification and career recognition credentialing program for health information professionals. AHIP membership indicates a high level of achievement in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession.
In her role at the UH Health Sciences Library, Lapka supports multiple health programs at UH, including the College of Nursing, the Graduate College of Social Work, and the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research interests include evidence-based practice education for healthcare professions, the medical and health humanities and their application to health care education and practice. Prior to joining UH Libraries, Lapka was a medical librarian and a reference and instruction librarian at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She holds a Master of Science in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas State University.