HSLS Staff News

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


Michelle Burda, consumer health librarian, reviewer and contributor to Caregivers’ Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: Practical Perspectives, National Bone Marrow Transplant Link, 2007. The booklet was selected to receive the 2009 Excellence in Patient Education Award by the Cancer Patient Education Network. The Caregivers’ Guide was previously honored by the Met Life Foundation and the National Alliance for Caregiving through the 2008 National Family Caregiving Award.

Ester Saghafi, reference librarian, has been appointed project manager for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Health Sciences Librarianship grant.


Malgorzata Fort, head, Technical Services, Information Retrieval in Biomedicine: Natural Language Processing for Knowledge Integration [review]. Prince, Violaine, and Roche, Mathieu , eds. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009, in Doody’s Review Service (available online for subscribers at www.doody.com).


Jeffrey Husted, acquisitions manager, received an MLIS degree in June from the School of Information Sciences at Pitt.

Michele Klein Fedyshin, reference librarian, received a BSN from Pitt in August and has rejoined the HSLS staff at Falk Library.

Posted in the 2009 Issue