Education

Education
1992 - 1999

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Yale University - School of Medicine

Investigated ribosome biogenesis by analyzing the roles of small ribonucleoprotein particles from humans and yeast using both molecular methods and computational approaches.

Work History

Work History
2012 - 2012

Chief Information Officer

University of New England / Ellucian
  • Responsible for providing leadership and management of information technology systems and services at the University of New England on both the Portland and Biddeford campuses;
  • Strengthened university infrastructure by acquiring $1.3 million in capital funding;
  • Strengthened reporting by implementation of a Business Intelligence Initiative;
  • Managed the integration between the Student Information System, Banner, and the Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard Learn 9.1, to better utilize the automation resulting in a more efficient streamlined process;
  • Established a formal IT governance process to manage IT investments, to improve focus and communication for critical business and technology issues, and to ensure alignment with the university goals;
  • Developed the elements of an Information Technology Strategic Plan;
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, implemented standards for classroom technology;
  • Performed an Academic Technology Assessment and Information Security Site Assessment;
  • Strengthened online presence by providing enhanced solutions for course development and social media interaction;
2011 - 2012

Director of Plans, Policies & Operations

University of Connecticut
  • Oversaw budget, human resources, project management, strategic planning, acquisition, vendor relations, and IT Governance for the Storrs main campus and five regional campuses
  • Oversaw the Office of the CIO and the UITS budget of $26+ million
  • Oversaw human resources and labor relations for a staff of 160+ IT professionals and consultants
  • Developed, implemented and coordinated policies, and procedures relating to IT governance and Operational Execution & Efficiency;
  • Directed IT Project and Portfolio Management for the university;
  • Promoted effective and efficient use of shared computing, telecommunication and information resources in consideration of a heterogeneous and distributed environment and organization;
  • Delivered significant savings, improved service levels, and reduce hardware/software complexity by standardizing products, implementing virtualization technology, and reducing number of desktops and servers;
  • Established steering committee with representatives from major departments to improve relationships between business and technology areas, and to improve focus and communication for critical technology issues;
  • Facilitated solutions for the research community related to IT services and infrastructure utilization;
  • Provided consulting to researchers in the utilization of High Performance Computing (HPC), high end servers and storage, and software tools;
  • Co-Chaired both the IT Hardware Team and the Telecom Team as part of the UConn Strategic Redesign Initiative;
  • Through resource optimization and increased operational effectiveness, reduced the university’s total technology investment by $2.5 million and annual funding requirement by $500,000; resources were reallocated to strategic initiatives in consultation with institutional IT governance committees;
  • Successfully negotiated university contract to introduce Google Apps for Education for UConn students resulting in approximately $250,000 in savings;
  • Recovered nearly $1 million in total IT Hardware and Telecom savings;
  • Recovered nearly $1 million in revenue by renegotiating existing UConn IT contracts;
  • Awarded a five–year grant of over $1 million for a university campus portal;
  • Negotiated a 20% reduction in cellular phone costs and a 5% reduction in other telecommunication costs resulting in $500,000 in total savings;
  • ·Strengthened reporting by implementation of an Enterprise Data Warehouse Strategy and Business Intelligence Initiative;
  • Deployed desktop management and virtual desktop solutions.
2004 - 2011

Chief Information Officer

University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Provided college-wide leadership and direction of all educational, research and administrative Information Technology (IT) services for both the Tucson and Phoenix campuses of the UA College of Medicine.  Managed 60+ FTE and a budget of $12.5 million.
  • Designed and established the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix Campus, a joint partnership between the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the City of Phoenix;
  • Responsible for the infrastructure design and management of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, a joint venture between the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the City of Phoenix;
  • Developed and implemented a strategy and support model for technology encompassing the clinical, research, academic, and administrative components of the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC);
  • Established the grant-funded Institute for Advanced Telemedicine and Telehealth (T-Health), a state-of-the-art telehealth education center, to create next-generation innovations in health care delivery and education, especially those that leverage advances in medical informatics, wireless telecommunications, telemedicine / telehealth, simulation, and robotics;
  • Co-Investigator for CTSA proposal for University of Arizona; member of Biomedical Informatics Management Team and co-leader IT Infrastructure services for the Biomedical Informatics (BMI) Core;
  • Led the creation and implementation of an AHSC-wide information security program towards compliance with federal HIPAA, HITECH, and FERPA laws and regulations;
  • Led the development of IT goals, strategies and priorities for the basic, translational and clinical science research communities;
  • Led the coordination of grant development and identification and acquisition of funding resources for numerous research technology initiatives;
  • Provided consulting to researchers in the utilization of High Performance Computing (HPC), high end servers and storage, and software tools;
  • Planned, developed and implemented a centralized network based storage strategy for research data;
  • Developed financial benchmarks, revenue stream and RVU analysis related to faculty recruitment, research space, research funding, and clinical billing for basic and clinical science departments;
  • Developed mission based budgeting (All Funds Budget) model for the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC);
  • Directly responsible for the creation of a new space management strategy to better utilize the existing clinical, research, and administrative facilities (College of Medicine Space Allocation Model);
  • Directly responsible for the creation of the College of Medicine Indirect Cost Allocation Model;
  • Developed Business Intelligence tools, reports and dashboards for the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC);
  • Established steering committee with representatives from major departments to manage IT investments, to improve focus and communication for critical business and technology issues, and to ensure alignment with the College’s and University goals;
  • Expanded our clinical data warehouse to support the translational research needs across the university;
  •  Engineered the unification of multiple IT organizations and guided efforts to consolidate disparate email systems, networks and core business applications;
  •  Introduced a number of technologies for education including iPads, lecture capture, audience response systems, laptops, virtual microscopy (virtual histology, pathology and anatomy) and an enterprise evaluation system;
  • Designed and developed technology infused facilities within the College of Medicine, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Gross Anatomy Lab, Multidisciplinary Labs, and Integrated Teaching and Learning Classroom;
  • Planned, organized, and directed application development projects within the College of Medicine including the introduction of the on-line Medical School Digital Curriculum, ArizonaMed;
  • Implemented a series of web-based systems and online services to advance the academic and administrative functions of the College;
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, implemented standards for classroom technology; outfitted teaching facilities with fully networked teaching technologies including central administration and management;
  • Implemented a comprehensive business intelligence capability including organizational and technological components (data warehousing, analytics, key performance indicators, predictive modeling, etc.)
  • Chaired the University of Arizona’s Information Technology Strategic Plan initiative for FY 2007 and FY 2008, and worked with individuals from across the University to collaboratively develop UA’s draft strategic goals;
  • Significantly increased technology in teaching and learning, including the creation of new “smart” classrooms, modernization of student computer labs, and the implementation of state-of-the-art interactive videoconferencing and distance learning technologies;
  • Modernized the College’s network infrastructure and initiated the migration to convergent digital technologies, including VOIP and unified messaging;
  • Managed implementation of a financial management system, UMS (Universal Management Solutions);
2004 - 2005

Special Assistant to the Dean, Genomics and Informatics

University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Planned, organized, and directed application development projects within the College of Medicine including the introduction of the on-line Medical School Digital Curriculum, ArizonaMed.
  • Managed implementation of College-wide financial management system, UMS (Universal Management Solutions)
  • Developed academic, clinical, financial and research benchmarking tools and performance metrics

  • Developed the College of Medicine Space Allocation Model
  • Developed the College of Medicine Indirect Cost Allocation Model
2001 - 2004

Associate Research Scientist - Bioinformatics

Yale University School of Medicine
  • Developed bioinformatics-based projects for a number of research labs within Yale University.
  • Designed and taught the course Translational Research and Molecular Tools, which focuses on Bioinformatics & Genomics and Structure-Based Drug Design
  • Used a series of prediction algorithms to analyze the C. albicans genome to identify soluble secreted C. albicans virulence and pathogenesis factors.
  • Studied parasite genomics in two major human pathogens, Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii.
  • Provided annotation support for Trypanosoma brucei Genome Sequencing Project.
  • Provided a comprehensive database of Glossina resources to complement the Tsetse Fly (Glossina) EST Sequencing Project.
  • Analyzed Glossina fat body and midgut EST sequences as part of the Glossina EST Sequencing Project.
  • Analyzed the Plasmodium falciparum microarray data to identify genes involved in cholesterol and lipid uptake and genes responsible for hemoglobin ingestion and degradation after mid-trophozoite stage parasite infection.
  • Investigated ribosome biogenesis by analyzing the roles of small ribonucleoprotein particles in ribosome biogenesis from Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma species using both molecular methods and computational approaches.
  • Created integrated data system to track resident training including information concerning applicants, graduates and all aspects of resident performance during training
  • Worked with investigators in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University to refine the techniques for protein expression profiling and quantitative proteomics
2001 - 2001

Visiting Scientist - Parasite Genomics

The Institute for Genomic Research
  • Developed bioinformatics-based projects while at TIGR
  • Annotated the Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi genomes.
  • Analyzed global gene expression patterns in Trypanosoma brucei, Trypanosoma cruzi and methanogenic Archaea.
1999 - 2004

Instructor, Mathematics/Science Department

Housatonic Community College
1999 - 2001

Postdoctoral Associate - Internal Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine
  • Studied parasite genomics in two major human pathogens, Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi.
  • Developed bioinformatics-based projects for a number of research labs within Yale University. 
  • Served as an informatics consultant for the Departments of Internal Medicine and Therapeutic Radiology.
  • Participate in educational programs of the Department of Internal Medicine
  • Contributed to courses given through the Investigative Medicine program.
  • Designed and taught the course Translational Research and Molecular Tools, which focuses on Bioinformatics & Genomics and Structure-Based Drug Design
1999 - 2000

Scientific Curator

Proteome, Inc
  • Supported the development of the Yeast Proteome Database (YPD), which is now part of the Incyte Proteome Bioknowledge Database (https://proteome.incyte.com/control/tools/proteome)
1990 - 1992

Research Technician III

http://www.cshl.org
  • Planned, organized and directed the operational services of a research group studying alternative RNA splicing.

Publications

1.             Guo, W., G.J. Mulligan, S. Wormsley, and D.M. Helfman. (1991)  Alternative splicing of beta-tropomyosin pre-mRNA: cis-acting elements and cellular factors that block the use of a skeletal muscle exon in nonmuscle cells.  Genes & Development.  5(11): 2096-107.
2.             Helfman, D.M., W. Guo, G.J. Mulligan, T. Tsukahara, and S. Wormsley. (1992)  Alternative RNA splicing in the control of gene expression in muscle and nonmuscle cells. In: Neuromuscular development and disease. Kelly, A. M. and H. M. Blau (eds.) Raven Press: New York.
3.             Mulligan, G.J., W. Guo, S. Wormsley, and D.M. Helfman. (1992)  Polypyrimidine tract binding protein interacts with sequences involved in alternative splicing of beta-tropomyosin pre-mRNA.  Journal of Biological Chemistry.  267(35): 25480-7.
4.             Baserga, S. J., T. M. Agentis, S. Wormsley, D. A. Dunbar, and S. Lee. (1997) Mpp10p, a new protein component of the U3 snoRNP required for processing of 18S rRNA precursors.  Nucleic Acids Symposium Series No. 36: 64-67.
5.             *Dunbar, D.A., *S. Wormsley, T.M. Agentis and S.J. Baserga (1997) Mpp10p, a U3 small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein component required for pre-18S rRNA processing in yeast. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 17 (10): 5803-5812. (*Co-first authors)
6.             Westendorf, J.M., K.N. Konstantinov, S. Wormsley, M.-D. Shu, N. Matsumoto-Taniura, F. Pirollet, F.G. Klier, L. Gerace and S.J. Baserga.  (1998)  M phase phosphoprotein 10 is a human U3 small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein component.  Molecular Biology of the Cell. 9(2): 437-449.
7.             Wormsley, S. (1999)  Exploring the Architecture of the U3 snoRNP.  Thesis Dissertation.
8.             Dunbar, D.A., S. Wormsley, T.M. Lowe and S.J. Baserga.  (2000)  Fibrillarin-associated box C/D snoRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei : Sequence conservation and implications for 2'-0-ribose methylation of rRNA. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 275(19): 14767-14776.
9.             Dunbar, D.A., Chen, A.A., Wormsley, S. and Baserga, S.J.  (2000)  The genes for small nucleolar RNAs in Trypanosoma brucei are organized in clusters and are transcribed as a polycistronic RNA. Nucleic Acids Research. 28(15): 2855-61.
10.          Wormsley, S., Samarsky, D.A., Fournier, M.J., and Baserga, S.J.  (2001)  An unexpected, conserved element of the U3 snoRNA is required for Mpp10p association.  RNA. 7(6): 904-919.
11.          *Shi, H., *Wormsley, S., Tschudi, C. and Ullu, E. (2002)  Efficient transposition of preformed synaptic Tn5 complexes in Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular & Biochemical  Parasitology Apr 30;121(1):141-4.  (*Co-first authors)
12.          Dragon, F., Compagnone-Post, P.A., Gallagher, J.E.G., Mitchell, B.M., Porwancher, K.A., Wehner, K.A., Wormsley, S., Settlage, R.E., Shabanowitz, J., Osheim, Y., Beyer, A.L., Hunt, D.F., Baserga, S.J. (2002) The U3 processome, a large nucleolar ribonucleoprotein is required for 18S rRNA biogenesis. Nature. 2002 Jun 27;417(6892):967-70.
13.          Ullu, E., Shi, H., Wormsley, S., and Tschudi, C. (2002) Transposon Mutagenesis in the Parasitic Protozoa Trypanosoma brucei with the EZ::TN™ Transposome™. Epicentre Forum 9(1): 12-13.
14.          *Lee, S.A., *Wormsley, S., Kamoun, S., Joiner, K., and Wong, B. (2003) An Analysis of the Candida albicans Genome Database for Secreted Proteins Using Computer-Based Prediction Algorithms. Yeast. May;20(7):595-610.  (*Co-first authors)
15.          Yang, M., Coppens, I., Wormsley, S., Baevova, P., Hoppe, H.C., and Joiner, K.A. (2004) The Plasmodium falciparum VPS4 homologue mediates multivesicular body formation. Journal of Cell Science 117:3831-8.
16.          Joiner, K.A. and Steven Wormsley. (2005) Strategies for defining financial benchmarks for the research mission in academic health centers. Academic Medicine 80(3):211-217, March 2005.
17.          Joiner, K.A., Hiteman, S., Wormsley, S. and St Germain, P. (2007) Timing of revenue streams from newly recruited faculty: Implications for faculty retention. Academic Medicine 82(12):1228-38, December 2007.
18.          Libecap, A., Wormsley, S., Cress, A., Matthews, M., Souza, A., and Joiner, K.A. (2008) A comprehensive space management model for facilitating programmatic research. Academic Medicine. 83(3):207-216, March 2008.
19.          Joiner, K.A., Libecap, A., Cress, A., Wormsley, S., St. Germain, P., Berg, R., and Malan, P. (2008) Supporting the academic mission in an era of constrained resources: Approaches at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  Academic Medicine. 83(9):837-844, September 2008.