The Department of Information Technology is pleased to announce the promotion of Blain Smith and Kevin Wnek, both to Senior Web and Application Programmer.
Blain and Kevin have jointly developed a number of key HSPH applications including the HSPH Publisher, our website content management system that has ably and cost-effectively powered the HSPH website for more than 4 years.
Blain has worked at HSPH for 5 years and has provided outstanding and consistent programming work since his arrival at HSPH. He is the lead developer of a number of key academic and administrative programs including the HSPH course evaluations, degree planner, and HSPH directory.
Blain works closely with server administrators and Andy Ross, our security manager, on infrastructure and security planning for all web and application servers.
Kevin Wnekhas also worked at HSPH for 5 years providing support and development for a number of projects. Kevin has an outstanding mix of programming, database, and user interface design skills.
Kevin is the lead developer of Labpoint, a laboratory management software produced for the Longwood Medical Area’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The application is currently used by HSPH, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Dental School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Labpoint has received rave reviews for quality of data and presentation by the Boston Fire Department. Data from the system has been used for Department of Homeland Security reporting. The application dynamically generates safety placards for all labs and inventories are fully searchable. A major upgrade is set for October 2010.
We look forward to Blain and Kevin’s continued contribution to web and application development at HSPH. A collaborative project with HSPH, HMS and HDS, the Harvard Longwood Campus Research Administration portal, is set to launch in October as is a new site for the Forum at HSPH.
Please join us in congratulating them.