Robyn Reed, BS, MA, MLIS

Personal Statement

Like many people before me, my path to Biomedical Informatics was unique.  My education in science led to work in laboratory research before deciding to change careers.  Wanting to apply my scientific knowledge to another field, I completed my MLIS degree at Pitt and was fortunate enough to be selected for admission to the NLM-funded Biomedical Informatics and Health Sciences Librarianship Traineeship. The Biomedical Informatics certificate program allowed me to develop a solid understanding of clinical informatics and see first-hand how library and information science play an active role in medicine.  The novel combination of coursework, research projects, conference presentations, and working in the Falk library during my year of training provided me with a firm foundation for my new position in biomedical informatics librarianship.  The interdisciplinary Biomedical Informatics training program teaches students the skills and knowledge that are required for success in the expanding and evolving information and medical fields.  I look forward to bringing those skills to a leading biomedical environment.

Biography

Robyn is employed as a Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Penn State Hershey in the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library beginning in June, 2012. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the State University of New York, Fredonia. She earned her M.A. in Pharmacology at SUNY, Buffalo, her M.L.I.S. (Library & Information Science), as well as her Biomedical Informatics and Health Sciences Librarianship Traineeship certificate at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently settling into her new home in Hershey PA.

Awards

Medical Library Association speaker award, New Voices Section, Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting 2011, Minneapolis, MN     

Selected Publications

1.    Sharlow ER, Mustata G, Close D, Leimgruber S, Tandon M, Reed RB et al. (2011) Discovery of diverse small molecule chemotypes with cell-based PKD1 inhibitory activity. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25134. PMCID: PMC3187749 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3187749/

 2.    Sharlow ER, Close D, Shun T, Leimgruber S, Reed R, Mustata G et al. Identification of potent chemotypes targeting Leishmania major using a high-throughput, low-stringency, computationally enhanced, small molecule screen. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009 Nov 3;3(11):e540. PMC2765639 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2765639/

3.    Wu JI, Reed RB, Grabowski PJ, Artzt K. The function of quaking in myelination:  regulation of alternative splicing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Apr 2;99(7):4233-8. PMC123631 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC123631/

4.    Liu H, Zhang W, Reed RB, Liu W, Grabowski PJ. Mutations in RRM4 uncouple the splicing repression and RNA-binding activities of polypyrimidine tract binding protein. RNA. 2002 February; 8(2): 137–149. PMC1370238 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1370238/

5.    Reed RB, Frost JB, Kort K, Myers SD, Lesse AJ. DNA sequence analysis and restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the P1 gene of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius associated with Brazilian purpuric fever. Infect Immun. 1996 Sep;64(9):3666-72. PMC174279 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC174279/

Current Activities: 
Robyn is employed as a Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Penn State Hershey in the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library beginning in June, 2012. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the State University of New York, Fredonia. She earned her M.A. in Pharmacology at SUNY, Buffalo, her M.L.I.S. (Library & Information Science), as well as her Biomedical Informatics and Health Sciences Librarianship Traineeship certificate at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently settling into her new home in Hershey PA.
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