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


Melissa Ratajeski, Coordinator of Data Management Services, Emily Mazure, UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, Karen Gau, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, et al., have deposited “Differences between the PubMed Record and Full-Text Methods Section in In-Vivo Animal Research Articles” into the public data repository, figshare. The dataset is also accessible in the Pitt Data Catalog.


Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Assistant Director for Molecular Biology Information Service, Carrie L. Iwema, Coordinator of Basic Science Services, Barbara A. Epstein, HSLS Director, Adrian Lee, Professor and Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine, and Arthur S. Levine, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, published “Molecular Biology Information Service: An Innovative Medical Library-Based Bioinformatics Support Service for Biomedical Researchers” in Briefings in Bioinformatics, April 5, 2019.

R. Jun Lin, Michele Klein-Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, and Clark A. Rosen published “Nimodipine Improves Vocal Fold and Facial Motion Recovery after Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” in Laryngoscope, April 2019, 129(4): 943-951.


Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, co-presented “Health Online & National Network of Libraries of Medicine Funding Opportunities” at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit in Madison, WI, on April 3, 2019.

Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director, was the invited luncheon speaker at the Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Library Cooperative, Harrisburg, PA, on April 1, 2019. Her talk was entitled “But I’m Not a Medical Librarian: How the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Support You.”

Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, presented “The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: Engagement Strategies for Creating a Research-Informed Community” at the Pennsylvania Community and Public Health Conference in Lancaster, PA, on April 2, 2019.

G.A. Phillips, R.S. Miller, Research and Instruction Librarian, and C.F. Miller presented “Understanding Graduate Students’ Knowledge about Research Data Management: Workflows, Challenges, and the Role of the Library” at the ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland, OH, on April 11, 2019.

Erin Seger, NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, presented “Not So Fast Dr. Google: Finding Trusted Health Information Online” at the New Jersey League for Nursing Annual Conference, in Atlantic City, NJ, on September 27, 2018.

Katherine Trujillo, Jordana Barton, Clarissa Ramon, Lydia N. Collins, NNLM All of Us Participant Engagement Lead, et al., presented “Radical Innovation in Digital Justice: A New Model for Private-Public Partnerships and Community Development” at the Net Inclusion 2019 Conference in Charlotte, NC, on April 1, 2019.

Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented virtual NLM and NNLM updates to members of the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey on March 29, 2019, and to members of the Philadelphia Chapter of MLA on April 5, 2019. Vitale also presented “From Apples to Oranges: Using Trusted National Library of Medicine Resources to Inform Comparative Effectiveness” at the Special Library Association Pharmacy and Health Technology Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on April 25, 2019.