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Dr. George Abouna,
clinical professor of surgery, presented “The Use of Marginal and Sub-optimal Donor Organs as a Viable Solution to Organ Shortage” at the Seventh Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement in Warsaw, Poland.
Dr. Rolph Anderson,
Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing, and a colleague published the textbook Personal Selling: Achieving Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty (Houghton Mifflin).
medical student, won the Design Within Reach (DWR) Furniture Company’s Holiday Champagne Chair Contest with his “Trapezius Chair,” made out of champagne cork hardware. He received a $1,000 DWR gift certificate.
assistant professor of undergraduate nursing programs, is a certified graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program, a 26-week distance learning course with students from the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
executive MBA student, placed fourth out of 288 entrants worldwide in the fall 2003 Capsim Capstone/Foundation Challenge finals. The Challenge featured computer-based business simulations that emulated real world conditions in moving an enterprise from start-up to success. LeBow EMBA students Walid Boustani, Rick Lee and Arun Roa placed among the top 30.
Dr. Chaomei Chen,
associate professor of IST, and a colleague published “Visualizing Evolving Networks: Minimum Spanning Trees Versus Pathfinder Networks” in IEEE Symposium on Information Vizualization, pp. 67-74.
Dr. Lisa Ann Chiarello,
associate professor of programs in rehabilitation sciences, gave a presentation on early intervention at the sixth Annual Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy Course in Columbus, Ohio. She also coordinated a regional conference on Supporting Children and Families through Transitions for the Rochester, N.Y., Section on Pediatrics.
has been named general manager of the University’s new Paul F. Harron Television Studios at the College of Media Arts & Design.
Dr. Jaydev P. Desai,
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics and adjunct assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, was an organizer for the first National Science Foundation Principal Investigator’s workshop for its robotics and computer vision program. He presented “Measuring Grasping and Cutting Forces for Reality-Based Haptic Modeling” at a Haptic Devices for Medical Applications workshop at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery conference in London, and “Force Feedback Using Vision” at the 2003 International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR) in Coimbra, Portugal. He also chaired a session at the ICAR conference.
instructor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented “A Practical Guide for Enteral Nutrition” at the Philadelphia Area Gastrointestinal Fellows Training Session.
Dr. Alison Erway-Brewer,
assistant professor of nursing anesthesia, was appointed the program’s associate director.
program and development coordinator of mechanical engineering and mechanics, presented “Research Experiences for Teachers” at the National Science Foundation grantees meeting in Dallas.
associate professor of health management and policy, presented “Perspectives on Politics and Health Care” as part of the fall 2003 Health Policy Speakers Series at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Dr. Stephen F. Gambescia,
assistant dean of Goodwin College of Professional Studies, reviewed the books Tobacco Control Legislation: An Introductory Guide and Tobacco Control Policy: Strategies Successes and Setbacks for the international journal Tobacco Control.
assistant professor of programs in rehabilitation sciences and coordinator of faculty practice, Kate Mitchell, associate professor of programs in rehabilitation sciences, and Dr. Kathleen Pantano, assistant professor of physical therapy, participated in medical screenings for Special Olympians.
Dr. Pamela A. Geller,
assistant professor of psychology and public health, and Danielle Kerns, Patrice Fortune and Christina Psaros, clinical psychology doctoral students, presented the symposium “Pregnancy Loss: Psychiatric Morbidity, Research and Clinical Interventions” at the 2004 Association for Women in Psychology Conference.
Dr. Stanley Gyoshev,
assistant professor of finance, was listed on the Social Science Research Network’s “Top 10 Download List for European Law Recent Hits” in October and November 2003 for his paper “An Empirical Examination of Law, Freeze Out, and Tunneling in an Emerging Market.”
David M. Hallowell,
assistant director of the Drexel Center for Academic Excellence, was featured in the “30 Under 30” article in the Winter 2004 issue of Visions Today.
program director of the creative arts in therapy program, was elected to chair the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors for a two-year term.
Dr. Thomas Hewett,
professor of psychology and computer science, is the tutorials co-chair for the 2004 Human Factors in Computing Systems conference, organized by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction.
Dr. Xiaohua Tony Hu,
assistant professor of IST, presented “Graph-based Cluster Ensemble for Gene Expression Analysis” at the IEEE 2003 International Workshop on Foundation and New Direction in Data Mining. He also co-chaired the conference and chaired a session on “Bioinformatics Application.”
associate director of campus activities, published “When Good Weather Goes Bad: Making the Call to Move an Event Indoors” in the January/February 2004 issue of Campus Activities Programming.
Dr. Frank Ko,
professor of materials science and engineering, presented “Electrospinning of Protein-Based Nanofibers” at the Nexia Biotechnology Company and “Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composite Nanofibrils” at Concordia University, both in Montreal.
assistant professor of programs in couple and family therapy, was invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Dr. Anthony Lowman,
associate professor of chemical engineering, was appointed associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering.
, associate professor of fashion, and Dr. Xia Lin, associate professor of IST, presented “User Centric Design and Implementation of a Digital Historic Costume Collection” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. The paper was edited by IST alumna Lois Lunin ’66.
Dr. Carol Montgomery,
dean of libraries and professor of IST, and a colleague co-authored “Comparison of Cost and Use of University Electronic and Print Journal Collections,” which was presented at the EDUCAUSE 2003 meeting.
Drs. Arthur M. Nezu,
professor of psychology and associate professor of medicine, and Christine Maguth Nezu, professor of psychology and associate professor of medicine, published the book Awakening Self Esteem: Psychological and Spiritual Techniques to Enhance Your Well-Being (New Harbinger Publications).
Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz,
professor of culture and communication and director of Judaic Studies, organized the session “Teaching About the World that Was Destroyed” at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, held in Boston. He also delivered the paper “The Current Crisis in Training Experts on Yiddish Language and Culture” at the conference.
Dr. Anil Rastogi,
vice provost and vice president for entrepreneurship and technology, made a presentation about Drexel’s entrepreneurship and technology commercialization programs as a part of the United Nations Forum, “Science and Technology Parks: New and Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development.” He also was a member of a panel with participants from Penn, Thomas Jefferson University and Fox Chase Cancer Center.
co-director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine in the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, published “Networking: Connecting the Dots, Building Matrices—Lessons for Women Professionals”in Women & Dentistry Reports: A Global Dialogue, vol. 3, no.2) pp. 2. She also participated in the January 2004 meetings of the American Dental Education Association’s Women’s Affairs Advisory committee.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom,
professor of marketing and Rauth Chair in Electronic Commerce Management, received the 2003 Lifetime Contributions to Marketing Channels Research award from the Journal of Marketing Channels. He also recently completed the seventh edition of his textbook Marketing Channels: A Management View.
director of recruitment and retention at LeBow College of Business, presented “The Value of Collegiate Summer Programs for High School Students” and spoke on the importance of the University’s Camp Business program and affiliation with Commerce Bank to members of the Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling and Pennsylvania School Counselors Association.
Dr. Il-Yeol Song,
professor of IST, and colleagues published “Conceptual Modeling – ER2003” in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2813. Song chaired the ACM Sixth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP, where he also chaired a session on “Data Warehouse Query Processing” and led a panel session on “Research Topics and Trends in Data Warehousing and OLAP.” He also chaired the session “Interactive Data Exploration” and was a member of the steering committee of the ACM 12th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.
Dr. Gerry Stahl,
associate professor of IST, presented “Can Community Knowledge Exceed Its Members?” at the “Communities in Context” workshop of the ACM International Conference on Groupware. He was invited to be associate editor of the ACM SigGroup Journal.
Dr. Joseph Wartman,
, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, published “Inclined Plane Studies of the Newmark Sliding Block Procedure” in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. He presented “Characteristics of Strong Ground Motion Recorded During the 2003 Tecomán, Mexico Earthquake” at the 11th International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering in Berkeley, Calif.
Dr. Rosina Weber,
assistant professor of IST, was a member of the program committee of the Fifth International Conference of Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management. She will serve on the program committees for the Seventh European Annual Conference in Case-Based Reasoning and the Sixth International Workshop on Learning Software Organizations.
Dr. Yen Wei,
professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, received the 2003 Outstanding Overseas Scholar Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Wei, Dr. Jian-Min Yuan, professor of physics, Guanghui Ping, physics graduate student, and Zhengfei Sun, chemistry graduate student, authored “Effects of Confinement and Crowding on Protein Folding and Protein Stability,” which was presented by Yuan at the European Molecular Biology Organization workshop on Biological Implications of Macromolecular Crowding, held in Spain. The paper was also included in the commentary article “Join the Crowd” that appeared in Nature, vol. 425, September 4, 2003, pp. 27-8.
Michael G. Welker,
instructor of accounting, was inducted as an honorary member of the Delta Tau Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. Welker was the featured speaker at the induction ceremony dinner.
Drs. Herbert D. White,
professor emeritus and visiting research professor of IST, Xia Lin, associate professor of IST, Chaomei Chen, associate professor of IST, and a colleague published “User-Controlled Mapping of Significant Literatures” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Suzanne Willard,
assistant professor of nursing, presented “A Region-Wide Perinatal Review Panel: A Road to Decreasing Perinatal Transmissions of HIV Disease,” “The Struggle of Clearing: Psychological Aspects of Treating Hepatitis C and HIV” and “Utilization of Universal Life and Force Energy—Reiki in People Living with HIV/AIDS” at the Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
Dr. Linda Wilson,
assistant professor of undergraduate nursing programs, serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses as immediate past president. She is an accreditation site surveyor and member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Review Committee. She was a pain management consultant for the Endo Pharmaceutical Postoperative Nurses Clinical Advisory Meeting.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, received a travel bursary award to attend the 2004 Student Conference on Materials Science at the University of British Columbia, Canada, January 29-30. Zhang and his advisor, Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos, associate professor of materials science and engineering, will have the posters “Discrete Element Model of Sintering Under Electric Field” and “Numerical Simulation of Field Activation Sintering Technique” presented at the conference.