The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer
Bart Ragon, M.L.S., Associate Director for Knowledge Integration, Research, and Technology, University of Virginia
Bart Ragon is the Associate Director for Knowledge Integration, Research, and Technology at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing new information technologies. He believes that the library's value is defined by the curation and access to knowledge. He sees e-science as an opportunity for librarians to transition existing skills into new services to support science. He received his Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.
Meet the Experts Panelists
Bill (William Kinne) Barnett, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Research Technologies Life Sciences Associate Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University
William Barnett is an Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Cybersecurity Research in addition to being Senior Manager for the Life Sciences for IU's Research Technologies division. Barnett also serves as Director of Information Architectures for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Director of the Advanced IT Core for the IU School of Medicine. In addition to his experience in information technologies for the life sciences, Barnett also has experience in digital libraries, multimedia technologies and has worked in both museum and nonprofit environments. Before coming to IU, Barnett was Deputy Director of the Fresno Metropolitan Museum in California and Vice President and CIO at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Barnett holds degrees from the College of William and Mary, and Boston University.
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Steve Corbató, Ph.D., Executive Director, Cyberinfrastructure, Office of University Information Technology, University of Utah
Steve Corbató is the Executive Director, Cyberinfrastructure within the Office of University Information Technology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In this role, he oversees all research computing and advanced networking programs at the University. He is an active principal investigator in the NSF EPSCoR and the NSF GENI programs. In addition, he serves as a member of the Utah Education Network (UEN) steering group and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Computing at the University of Utah.
From 2000 to 2006, he served in leadership positions at Internet2, a national, higher education non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that facilitate the development, deployment, and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. He initially oversaw all national network infrastructure activities - including the Abilene Network, the Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN) exchange point in New York City, and the FiberCo dark fiber acquisition and holding vehicle. He later served as the Managing Director for Technology with responsibility for a project portfolio including network research facilitation, network performance, and middleware.
Prior to joining Internet2, Dr. Corbato was the technical lead for the Pacific/Northwest Gigapop and manager of network engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. In the mid-1990s, he played a key networking role in the development of the Washington State K-20 Network. Previously, he served as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.
His academic background is in experimental astrophysics. He earned his B.A. from Rice University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He later was a post-doctorol researcher in the Cosmic Ray Physics research group at the University of Utah.
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Donald McClain, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Clinical Research and the Directorship of the NIH-funded (CTSA) Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Don McClain received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Rockefeller University/ Cornell Medical School Biomedical Sciences Program in 1979, with thesis work performed in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman. Training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology were completed at Stanford and the University of California at San Diego.
Dr. McClain came to the University of Utah after holding faculty positions at the Universities of California San Diego, Alabama at Birmingham and Mississippi. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he holds the Bettilyon Chair in Diabetes Research. After serving as the Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism for eight years, in 2008 he assumed the positions of Associate Vice President for Clinical Research and the Directorship of the NIH-funded (CTSA) Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He participates in the national consortium as a co-chair for the Clinical Service Center Key Function Committee, co-chair of Strategic Goal Committee 5, and member of the CTSA Consortium Executive Committee.
His current research program, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration, is aimed at further understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes and its complications, using both human studies and animal models. The research includes projects on the mechanisms by which excess macronutrients cause impaired insulin signaling and the mechanisms by which iron and hypoxia contribute to diabetes and obesity.
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Daureen Nesdill, M.L.I.S., Data Curation Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Daureen Nesdill is the Data Curation Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Daureen is currently working with campus IT on implementing electronic laboratory notebooks. She has developed a Lib Guide on Research Data and as co-chair of a working group has been gathering information about the research and data needs of the campus and library. Daureen organized a symposium on cyberinfrastructure for the 2008 SLA Annual Conference. She is also a member of the steering committee and coordinator of communications for TRAIL; a multi-institution project digitizing legacy federal technical reports.
Daureen received her MLIS from the University of Alabama -Tuscaloosa in 2002. Prior to her career in information science career, Daureen worked in chemical and behavioral ecology and in medical research. She holds a M.S. in Zoology from Auburn University and B.S. from SUNY Downstate.
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Ellie Phillipo, Academic Account Manager, New England Journal of Medicine
Ellie Phillipo is currently the Academic Account Manager for the New England Journal of Medicine and enjoys meeting clients at the various regional and national MLA meetings. During her 12 years at NEJM, Ms. Phillipo has been a key contributor to Product Development. As part of the video development program, Ms. Phillipo was a key contributor to the remix of www.nejm.org to the multimedia experience currently available for individual subscribers and site licenses .
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Sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.
Funding for this lecture is provided the Priscilla M. Mayden Endowment.