Cindy Schmidt

Cindy Schmidt

Title: Associate Professor, Education & Research Services Librarian


Phone: 402-559-7077

Liaison areas: College of Pharmacy; College of Allied Health Profession -- Medical Laboratory Science and Cytotechnology; College of Medicine -- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Neurological Sciences, and Pathology and Microbiology; and the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases

Education: After receiving my M.D. degree in 1986 from the UNMC College of Medicine, I began a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. I completed clinical pathology residency and received board certification in 1991. I then studied the cellular and molecular biology of HLA-G a postdoc and later as a research associate in the lab of Harry Orr, Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota's, Institute of Human Genetics until 1995. I received my Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University in 2000.

Publications: via My NCBI

Research Interests: In recent years, I have participated in research projects involving 1) the educational outcomes of Interactive online tutorials, 2) systematic, literature search strategy production and validation, and 3) comparative analysis of database coverage. Decades ago, as a postdoc, I mapped the position of HLA-G in the HLA gene complex and studied the transcription pattern, upstream regulatory regions, and function of HLA-G in transgenic mice. As a medical student, I studied the stem cell content of fetal liver, and weanling and adult bone marrow in mice.

Areas of Expertise: Literature searching, including systematic literature search techniques and the techniques needed to complete the searches for alternatives required by IACUC protocols. Drug information resources. RefWorks and Zotero training and troubleshooting. MyBibliography and SciENcv training and support. Use of Guide on the Side to produce online, interactive tutorials.