Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Faculty Roles in the Evolving Scholarly Communications System
ABSTRACTDrawing on his academic training as an economist and on his service as an advisor for the National Institute of Health’s PubMedCentral, Provost Mark Kamlet will talk about the implications of digital alternatives for Carnegie Mellon faculty and graduate students. Faculty play many roles in creating, reviewing, and preserving new knowledge both through their research and through their service to discipline scholarly societies. Kamlet will discuss how to a new approach will increase impact of faculty work and achieve a more affordable future for the disciplines and for the university.
BIOMark S. Kamlet is Carnegie Mellon provost, senior vice president, and professor. He was recently appointed by the director of NIH to be a member of the Public Access Working Group, which will monitor the impact of open access to results of NIH-funded research. He is an expert in the economics of health care, quantitative methodology and public finance. He is on the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Board of the Institute of Medicine and has served in recent years on several expert consensus panels for the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. He also has served as chairman of the board of Carnegie Learning and iCarnegie. Locally, Kamlet is on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Consortium, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Highmark Inc. Kamlet also serves on the Allegheny County Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Board.
Kamlet earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his master's and doctor's degrees at the University of California at Berkeley.