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


Michael Balkenhol, Health Programming Coordinator, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region, was named the co-lead of the NNLM Public Libraries Initiative. He will also be joining Lydia Collins, Participant Engagement Lead for the Training and Education Center of the All of Us Research Program, as co-lead of the ASGCLA Consumer Health Information Librarians Interest Group.


B.L. Folb, Public Health Informationist (emerita), M.L. Klem, Research and Instruction Librarian, A.O. Youk, J.J. Dahm, Coordinator of Technology Integration Services, M. He, A.M. Ketchum, Research and Instruction Librarian/Scholarly Communication Liaison (emerita), C.B. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives (emeritus), and L.M. Hartman, Research and Instruction Librarian (former), published “Continuing Education for Systematic Reviews: A Prospective Longitudinal Assessment of a Workshop for Librarians” in the Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, January 2020, 108(1): 36-46.

J. Glaser, S. Nouri, A. Fernandez, R.L. Sudore, D. Schillinger, M. Klein-Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, et al., published “Interventions to Improve Patient Comprehension in Informed Consent for Medical and Surgical Procedures: An Updated Systematic Review” in Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, January 16, 2020.

G.R. Martsolf, R. Kandrack, J. Rodakowski, E.M. Friedman, S. Beach, B. Folb, Public Health Informationist (emerita), et al., published “Work Performance among Informal Caregivers: A Review of the Literature” in the Journal of Aging and Health, December 13, 2019.

N. Shaikh, V.A. Osio, C.B. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives (emeritus), et al., published “Prevalence of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Children: A Meta-Analysis” in the Journal of Pediatrics, November 28, 2019.

N. Sikka, H. Gross, A.U. Joshi, E. Shaheen, M.J. Baker, A. Ash, J.E. Hollander, D.S. Cheung, A.R. Chiu, C.B. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives (emeritus), et al., published “Defining Emergency Telehealth” in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, December 11, 2019.

C.A. Veet, T.R. Radomski, C. D’Avella, I. Hernandez, C. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives (emeritus), et al., published “Impact of Healthcare Delivery System Type on Clinical, Utilization, and Cost Outcomes of Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Systematic Review” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 6, 2020.

H. VonVille, Public Health Research and Instruction Librarian, published “Expert Searching: Health Research Reporting Guidelines: Part 1 Introduction to Health Research Reporting Guidelines” in the MLA Connect.

Poster Presentation

Angela M. Sandell presented “Adult and Pediatric Patient and Parent Attitudes and Experiences with Nutritional Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Systematic Review” at the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress in Austin, TX. Co-authors were Barb Folb, Public Health Informationist (emerita), Helena VonVille, Public Health Research and Instruction Librarian, Arvind Srinath, and Hilary K. Michel.


Rebecca Abromitis, Research and Instruction Librarian/School of Dental Medicine Liaison, Andrea Ketchum, Research and Instruction Librarian/Scholarly Communication Liaison, and Charlie Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives, recently retired from the University. Ketchum retired at the end of December, and Abromitis and Wessel at the end of January. For a retrospective look at their careers, please see “HSLS Bids Farewell to Three Librarians” in this issue.