HSLS Staff News

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

Names in bold are HSLS-affiliated


Welcome to Anthony Harris, Assistant Learning Management System Developer. Anthony recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and will be working with both the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO) and the NLM All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center (TEC).

Tessa Zindren joined the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, as Program and Outreach Assistant. Tessa will be responsible for maintaining outreach materials, responding to member and staff requests, and reporting to internal and external stakeholders. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Pitt and was most recently Project Manager at AMG Research.


M.A. Bowman, D.J. Buysse, J.E. Foust, Research and Instruction Librarian, et al., published “Disturbed Sleep as a Mechanism of Race Differences in Nocturnal Blood Pressure Non-Dipping,” in Current Hypertension Reports, 21(7), May 22, 2019.

R.W.S. Coulter, J.E. Egan, S. Kinsky, M.R. Friedman, K.L. Eckstrand, J. Frankeberger, B.L. Folb, Public Health Informationist (retired), et al., published “Mental Health, Drug, and Violence Interventions for Sexual/Gender Minorities: A Systematic Review” in Pediatrics. June 10, 2019. In press.

M. Knapp, Z. Risha, NNLM Web Services Office, Learning Management System Administrator, R. Gatewood, et al., published “Learning to Love the LOR: Implementing an Internal Learning Object Repository at a Large National Organization,” in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, (38)2, 143-155, 2019.

Posters Presentations

Amy J. Kennedy presented “Factors Associated with Long Term Retention in Buprenorphine Based Addiction Treatment Programs: A Systematic Review” at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2019. Co-authors were Jessica S Merlin, Charles B. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives, Rebecca Levine, et al.

Clark Veet presented “The Patient-Centered Medical Home in Government-Based and Integrated Delivery and Finance Systems: A Systematic Review” at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2019. Co-authors were Thomas R. Radomski, Christopher D’Avella, Inmaculada Hernandez, Charles B Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives, et al.