HSLS Staff News

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


Two new instructional designers have joined HSLS to support the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Program Center (NAPC):

Neda Hashmi, NAPC Instructional Designer, comes to HSLS from AppFolio, where she designed and developed employee training and Help Center content for a cloud-based property management firm, and Rumie, where she designed learning experiences for open online courses reaching broad audiences. Hashmi also has more than ten years of experience in freelance content and technical writing, teaching, and other experiences that involve creative storytelling, visual arts, and digital media that complement her skills in training development and design. For NAPC, Hashmi will support the design and development of learning experiences and programs for National Program Training, which focuses on public-serving NNLM audiences like public libraries and community-based organizations and the communities that they serve.

Patrick Norman, NAPC Instructional Designer, comes to HSLS from Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, TN, where he designed and delivered employee training at the multi-hospital academic medical center. He holds a Master of Education, and his professional experiences also include leadership development support at Teach For America, curriculum design and digital content production for a NASA education grant, and service in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. For NAPC, Norman will support the design and development of trainings and learning experiences for healthcare provider organizations, community engagement partners, and NIH program staff who work within the All of Us Research Program.

Noor El-Dehaibi, a Pitt student enrolled in Urban Studies & Global Studies, has joined HSLS as an assistant for special collections digital projects. She will work on the Physicians’ Portraits project and digitize a collection of biographical materials about prominent men of medicine.

Poster Presentation

Michele Klein Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, co-authored the poster:

Impagliazzo, C., Hutchinson, R., Klein Fedyshin, M., Razskazovskiy, V., Cash, S., Akyatan, A., Shen, A., Hall, J., Chiu, E., Balajadia, M., Kelly, E., Schenker, Y., & Bell, L. (2022, October 13). Uses of Telehealth to Expand Access to Palliative Care: a Systematic Review [Poster Presentation]. Palliative Research Center Retreat for 2022. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.