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New Staff at Galter Library


Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to welcome two new members to the team.

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Matt Carson, Data Scientist Librarian

Matt Carson joined Galter in May as our new data scientist librarian, tasked with leading a new Research Data Core, including development and design of novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. Matt will develop coordinated programming and resources to provide expert support on technology and tools that support the management, analysis, sharing, communication, and preservation of research data originating from Feinberg School of Medicine.

Matt has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Department of Bioengineering/Bioinformatics, at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Microbiology from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma. He is currently an instructor with the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Researcher, with the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine / Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Matt to Galter.

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Austin Sharp, Developer

Austin Sharp joined us in May as the new developer/digital library programmer in the Digital Systems & Collection Services Department. Austin recently finished a developer fellowship program with the New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA), an intensive twelve-week immersive programming boot camp in which he worked in a full stack capacity on the program’s Ruby on Rails application. His role included maintaining and developing new features for the student and admin portals of the program’s site. Prior to the NYCDA, he was a contractor on various application development projects. Most notably, he worked on the development of a sign language learning application that teaches users common American Sign Language signs through multiple choice questions. He built the app with Rails, Gems, and tools that included Paperclip, ActiveAdmin, Devise, Chartkick, and Ajax, and deployed with Heroku. Austin received his bachelor’s in business entrepreneurship from Rowan University, Rohrer College of Business and has relocated from New Jersey to Chicago. Please help us welcome Austin to the team!

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Updated: March 5, 2020