HSLS Staff News

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


Julia Dahm, technology services librarian, was elected as a representative to the University of Pittsburgh’s Faculty Assembly for a three-year term. Dahm was also interviewed about 3D printing for the University Times article, “3-D Printing Gets More Attention on Pitt Campus,” August 28, 2014.

Josh Paltrineri has joined the Falk Library staff as a Main Desk Assistant. He holds a BS degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hannah Sinemus has joined HSLS as a library specialist at the Technology Help Desk. Sinemus previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library.


Carrie Iwema, Molecular Biology information specialist, along with co-authors Eris H. Holbrook1, Carolyn E. Peluso2, and James E. Schwob3, published “The Regeneration of P2 Olfactory Sensory Neurons is Selectively Impaired Following Methyl Bromide Lesion” in Chemical Senses, 39(7):601-16, July 23, 2014.

  1. Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts;
  2. Program in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Boston Massachusetts;
  3. Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Program in Neuroscience, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Charlie Wessel, head of reference and research initiatives, along with Jennifer Corbelli1,Nader Shaikh2, and Rachel Hess3, published “Low-Dose Transdermal Estradiol for Vasomotor Symptoms: A Systematic Review” in Menopause, 22(1), June 23, 2014.

  1. Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
  2. Division of General Academic Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
  3. Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Lydia Collins, consumer health coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, served on the panel “Conversation with Federal Government Agencies,” and presented “Health Information Resources for African Diaspora, Immigrant and Refugee Populations,” at the 2nd U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health (USCAIH 2014) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2014.