The OHSU Library is pleased to announce that Jackie Wirz, Ph.D, assistant professor in the OHSU Library, has joined the School of Medicine as a part-time research associate supporting the development of team science, planning and execution of School of Medicine Research Roadmap initiatives, and identification and support of new research endeavors at the school. The library is excited to extend their partnership with the School of Medicine through Jackie’s appointment. Chris Shaffer, University Librarian, and Melissa Haendel, Head of the Ontology Development Group, also participate in Research Roadmap taskforces.
In her new role, Jackie will gather, analyze and present data in support of Roadmap projects and assist research leadership in determining and supporting emerging areas of research strength. She’ll also assist faculty leaders in promoting interdisciplinary research.
To date, Dr. Wirz has been involved in the planning and project management of several collaborative research symposia that took place earlier this year. More recently, she’s conducted research and analysis in support of Research Portfolio Workshop activities.
Jackie will continue her work at the OHSU Library as a Bioinformation Specialist, in addition to working on the Research Roapmap. In this way, she can better assist patrons of the OHSU library with her increased understanding of the research efforts at OHSU.