This article was written by Andrea Denton, and edited by Kimberley R. Barker
Biomedical Information Specialist Arian Abdullah, Ph.D., has accepted a position as manager of the Joan Staats’s Library at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. His last day at the Health Sciences Library will be October 9, 2020. Though we will miss him, we realize that Arian’s new position is a great career opportunity at a renowned biomedical research institution in a beautiful part of the country, and understand his decision.
We are grateful for all that Arian has accomplished during his time with us. Through his knowledge and hard work, the Research and Data Services Department expanded its research impact services, providing reports to individuals, departments, and schools about their publication metrics. He also provided expertise in the emerging areas of rigor and reproducibility, scholarly publishing (including avoiding predatory journals and finding repositories for publications and data), open science, and specialized information resources and processes for biomedical researchers such as NCBI databases, cell line authentication, and antibody validation. Our Research and Data Services team will not be the same without him.
Of his time here in Charlottesville and his departure, Arian said, “It's been a wonderful experience to be part of the Health Sciences Library, and I will miss my colleagues and the many other partnerships that I have developed here at the University of Virginia. I look forward to seeing my HSL colleagues at future conferences.”
With Arian’s departure, Andrea Denton, Research and Data Services manager, will serve as the liaison to the Biomedical Sciences departments.
Many thanks to Arian for all of his hard work. We wish him all the best in his new role!
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