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HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Ansuman Chattopadhyay has been promoted to HSLS Assistant Director for Molecular Biology Information Services. Dr. Chattopadhyay was recruited to HSLS in 2002 to develop the HSLS Information Service in Molecular Biology (MBIS). The MBIS offers consultation and workshops for faculty and graduate students, along with a wide array of licensed software packages. Dr. Chattopadhyay is nationally recognized as a leader in this field, and his unique expertise contributes substantially to the research and educational mission of the health sciences at Pitt.

Linda Hartman, Research and Instruction Librarian, was renewed for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished Member level.


Author names in bold are HSLS-affiliated

Julia Dahm, Technology Services Librarian, published “How to Design a New Software Class” and “How to Design a Non-Traditional Software Class: PowerPoint for Conference Posters” (book chapters) in Teaching Technology in Libraries: Creative Ideas for Training Staff, Patrons and Students, edited by Carol Smallwood and Lura Sanborn, North Carolina: McFarland, 2017.

B.L. Hoffman, R. Hoffman, C.B. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives, et al., published “Use of Fictional Medical Television in Health Sciences Education: A Systematic Review” in Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, January 12, 2017.

Andrea Ketchum, Research and Instruction Librarian/Scholarly Communication Liaison, published “The Research Life Cycle and the Health Sciences Librarian: Responding to Change in Scholarly Communication” in JMLA, January 2017, 105(1): 80–83.

C.D. Streib, L.M. Hartman, Research and Instruction Librarian, and B.J. Molyneaux, published “Early Decompressive Craniectomy for Malignant Cerebral Infarction: Meta-Analysis and Clinical Decision Algorithm” in Neurology: Clinical Practice, 6(5): 433-443, October 2016.


Presenter name in bold is HSLS-affiliated

Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Health Inequities: We Know They Exist, Let’s Prove It” at the 19th Summit Against Racism, in Pittsburgh, PA, on January 21, 2017.

Posted in the February 2017 Issue