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HSLS Staff News

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


Patricia Weiss, reference librarian, has been elected Vice President of the University Senate. Her term begins July 1.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian published “Disability Studies Abstracts” in The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 6(1):57-58, 2010 with co-author Megan Conway.  Erlen also served as a major contributor to “ISIS Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences 2009.” Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Carrie Iwema, information specialist in Molecular Biology published “Next Generation Literature Mining: Third-Party Search Engines Based on MEDLINE” in MLA News, February 2010.


Barbara Folb, reference librarian, received a Master’s in Public Health degree in May from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health. Folb also received the Dean’s Service Award and completed the certificate in Evaluation of Public Health Promotion and Health Education Programs.