HSLS Staff News


Carrie Iwema, Molecular Biology Service information specialist, earned Senior Member status in the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals and was appointed to MLA’s Continuing Education Committee for a three-year term.


Gosia Fort, head of Digital Resource Development, presented “Medical and Scientific Medals in the Falk Library Collection,” at The Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society, in Pittsburgh, PA, on February 5, 2013.

Melissa Ratajeski, reference librarian, presented “Answering the ‘Why Questions’ of Research Data Management,” as an NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Boost Box Webinar on March 12, 2013.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian, served as a major contributor to ISIS Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences 2011. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Charlie Wessel, head of Research and Reference Initiatives, along with co-authors A.F. Chen1 and N. Rao1, published “Staphylococcus Aureus Screening and Decolonization in Orthopaedic Surgery and Reduction of Surgical Site Infections,” in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2013 Mar 6. Also acknowledged was HSLS reference librarian Melissa Ratajeski for her assistance with the bibliographic file management software.

1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh.