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Dr. Anthony Addison,
professor of chemistry, and colleagues published “Efficient Mechnochemical Synthesis of Tris (Pyrazolylborate)Complexes of Manganese (II), Cobalt (II) and Nickel (II)” in Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 7 (2004), pp. 485-88.
electrical and computer engineering graduate student, won second place in the student poster competition at the 2004 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Advances in Wired and Wireless Communications.
Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley,
associate professor of chemistry, was appointed coordinator of e-learning for the College of Arts and Sciences.
director of microscopy in the department of materials science and engineering, had her image of a colorized SEM of microplankton featured on the cover of the April 23, 2004 issue of Science.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, won first place for the poster “Mechanical Properties of Tyranno ZMI SiC Fibers with Alumina-Based Coatings” at the 28th International Cocoa Beach Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites.
educational librarian in the Hahnemann Library and Computer Center, presented on health sciences library databases as part of a research workshop for hand therapists for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand 2004 with Emphasis on the Tendon and Nerve.
Amy Christmas, Nicola Larkham, Ronit Azoulay, Anya Ishmail, Amy Place, Meghan Hinman, Erin Muster and Patricia Taylor
students in the creative arts in therapy music therapy program, presented research posters at the American Music Therapy Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. They were supervised by Paul Nolan, director of music therapy education.
assistant professor and associate director of the behavioral and addictions counseling sciences department, presented two full day workshops, “Configuring Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services for the Needs of Young Adults” and “The ABCs of Managing, Surviving and Thriving,” at the International Association Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services 29th Annual Conference.
Dianna C. Dale,
senior associate vice president of student life and dean of students, was a panelist in the nationally broadcast audio conference “Student Development: Ethics, Character, Decision Making and Civic Mindedness.
mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate student, won first place for “Scaffold Informatics: Multi-Material Strategies for Tissue Engineering” at the 30th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference. The poster was co-authored by mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate students Saif Khalil and Jae Nam and Dr. Wei Sun , association professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics.
curator of The Drexel Collection, gave a slide presentation on The Drexel Collection at the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.
Dr. H. Michael Dreher,
assistant professor and associate director of undergraduate nursing programs, presented “The Mystery of Sleep: The Most Important Research Findings in Sleep Science in 2003 with Implications for Nursing” at the Annual Research Day of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. He also presented “Awakening Your Understanding of Sleep Disorders” at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., 28th Annual Post-Graduate Seminar for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse–Midwives and Physicians’ Assistants in Women’s Health Care.
assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences, was a leader for cadaver workshops on shoulder, wrist and hand anatomy for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand 2004 with Emphasis on the Tendon and Nerve.
Dr. Liz Emery,
instructor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented “Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition: Putting Current Research Into Practice” at the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Annual Meeting.
Dr. Kathleen Falkenstein,
assistant professor of nursing, will present “The Effects of Nutrition on Growth and Development in Children with Biliary Atresia Awaiting Liver Transplant” at the Sigma International Meeting at the American Transplant Congress. Falkenstein and colleagues published “Noncompliance in Children Post Liver Transplant: Who are the Culprits?”; “Improvement in Renal Function and Rejection Control in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients with the Introduction of Sirolimus”; and “Proactive Psychosocial Management of Children and their Families with Chronic Liver Disease Awaiting Transplant” in Pediatric Transplantation (2004).
assistant professor and coordinator of hand and upper quarter rehabilitation programs, and Susan Blackmore, adjunct assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences, co-chaired Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand 2004 with Emphasis on the Tendon and Nerve. Fedorczyk participated on panels on management of distal radius fractures and tendon and nerve problems of the elbow. Blackmore gave a platform presentation on flexor tendon injuries.
Dr. Evan Forman,
assistant professor of psychology, published “History of Multiple Suicide Attempts as a Behavioral Marker of Severe Psychopathology” in American Journal of Psychiatry (March 2004).
Dr. Stephen F. Gambescia,
assistant dean of Goodwin College of Professional Studies, presented “Tobacco Industry Advertising: A Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations” at a Pennsylvania regional tobacco control training workshop sponsored by the Tobacco-free Education and Action Coalition for Health.
Dr. Pamela A. Geller,
assistant professor of psychology, chaired and presented a paper at the “Pregnancy as a Stressful Life Event” symposium at the Second World Congress of Women’s Mental Health. Geller and Anna Mae Kyle Possemato, psychology doctoral student, presented “The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms on Medical Outcomes and Quality of Life for Renal, Liver and Heart Transplantation Recipients” at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
editorial assistant in the cardiothoracic surgery department, published her collection of short stories Wake: Stories (Counterpoint Press).
Dr. Michael Gombola,
professor and finance department head, is vice president for the 40th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Finance Association. Dr. Jacqueline Garner, assistant professor of finance, served as track chair in international finance at the meeting. Assistant professors of finance Drs. David Becher, Stanley Gyoshev, Joseph Mason, and Wei-Ling Song, and associate professor of finance Drs. Ed Nelling and Sam Szewczyk, served on the meeting’s program committee.
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh,
associate professor of economics, and Huimin Li, economics doctoral students had “Risk and Returns in Oil-Sensitive Stock Markets” accepted for publication in Finance Letters.
Dr. Hyoil Han,
assistant professor of IST, presented “Managing and Mining Clinical Outcomes” at the Ninth International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications. The paper was co-authored by Drs. Il-Yeol Song, professor of IST, Xiaohua Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, and colleagues.
Drs. Nira Herrmann,
professor and department head of mathematics, Jeffrey L. Popyack, associate professor and associate department head of computer science, and Bruce Char, professor and associate department head of computer science, presented the paper “Assessment of a Course Redesign: Introductory Computer Programming Using Online Modules”; the birds-of-a-feather session “Who’s Managing Who? Using Course Management Systems in Computer Science Courses”; and the workshop “Developing Software for the Tablet PC” at the SIGCSE 2004 Conference in Norfolk, Va.
Dr. Xiaohua Tony Hu,
assistant professor of IST, presented “Mining the Biomedical Literature” at the NFAIS conference. Hu was named to the editorial board of the International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining. He was also named the PC member of the 2004 IEEE/ ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence.
associate professor of visual studies, had her limited edition fine arts book, Alphabet Book, included in the International Artists’ Book Biennial, held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt.
Dr. Lorraine Igo,
assistant professor of nursing, presented “Attitudes and Perceptions of Health Professions Students Toward Collaborative Team Practice: A Qualitative Analysis of Student Reactions to a Model Interdisciplinary Educational Experience” at Widener University’s Annual Research Day.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, presented “Thermally Sprayed Functionaly Graded Coatings” at the ASM International Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter dinner.
Dr. Moshe Kam,
Robert G. Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and chair of the IEEE Philadelphia Chapter of the Communications and Information Societies, was presented with the organization’s Chapter of the Year Award.
Dr. Frank Ko,
professor of materials science and engineering, was a panelist and moderator at a workshop on Design, Modeling, Fabrication and Characterization of Nanotube-Reinforced Composite Materials for Multifunctional Applications at Florida State University.
Dr. Vicki Lachman,
associate professor in the physician assistant program, published “Frontiers of Biomedicine” in the March 29, 2004 issue of Advance for Nurses.
Dr. Christopher Li,
assistant professor of materials science and engineering, presented “Hierarchical Assembly of a Series of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers: Supramolecular LC Phase in Nanoenvironment” and “Sub-Micron Scroll/Tubular Single Crystals of Nylon 66” at the American Physical Society meeting. Li will receive the Council of the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry’s Perkin Elmer-ICTAC Young Scientist Award for being the “best young scientist in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry.
Dr. Michele Marcolongo,
assistant professor of materials science and engineering, gave two podium presentations and presented a poster at the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting.
Dr. Joseph Mason,
assistant professor of finance, and a colleague published “What is the Value of Recourse to Asset Backed Securities? A Study of Credit Card Bank ABS Rescues” in Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 857-74.
Dr. Mariadelaluz Matus-Mendoza,
assistant professor of Spanish, presented her book Linguistic Variation in Mexican Spanish as Spoken in Two Communities- Moroleon, Mexico, and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, at the Mexican Autonomous University in Mexico City.
computer science undergraduate student, presented “A Fault Detection Framework for Web-based Applications” at the Mid-Atlantic Student Workshop on Programming Languages and Systems.
computer science graduate student, presented “An Object Ownership Inference Algorithm and its Application” at the Mid-Atlantic Student Workshop on Programming Languages and Systems.
Dr. Page S. Morahan
and Rosalyn C. Richman, co-directors of the ELAM program, published “Effects of Participation in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program on Women Faculty’s Perceived Leadership Capabilities” in Academic Medicine.
Dr. Donna Mueller,
associate professor of bioscience and biotechnology, served on the “Careers in Dietetics” panel at the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Annual Meeting.
Dr. Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood,
assistant professor of French, presented “Une certaine presse de ‘plumitifs’: celle des Boulevards de Ceinture” at the First International Modiano Conference in Canterbury, Kent, England. She also published “Quand la banlieue se fait chamber d’echo d’une actualité hors frontiers…” in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (Sites), vol. 8, no. 2, spring 2004, pp. 159-67.
instructor of visual studies, had a solo exhibition, “Materializing Light: New Paintings and Drawings,” at Philadelphia’s Fleisher-Ollman Gallery from April 23-June 5, 2004.
Dr. David Raizman,
professor in the College of Media Arts & Design, presented “Morgan Manuscript 429 and the Monastery at Las Huelgas: Piety, Prayer and Patronage” at the 39th Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
co-op coordinator, Patricia Donahue, employer relations manager, and Valerie Feeley, co-op coordinator, presented “Integrating Faculty in the Career Development Process: A Case Study” at the Annual Professional Development Conference for the Cooperative Education and Internship Association.
Anthony C. Ruocco,
clinical psychology doctoral student, presented “Differential Contributions of Normal Personality Traits and Frontal Lobe Function to Schizotypal, Avoidant and Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptomology” at the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research.
Dr. George P. Tsetsekos,
dean of LeBow College of Business, participated in a panel on “Examining the Business and Economics of Biotechnology” at the conference on “Capturing the Full Potential of Biotechnology in Health Care Delivery.”
Dr. Bijou Yang Lester,
associate professor of economics, was appointed to the editorial board of the American Association of Suicidology’s journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. She co-authored “Prefrontal Cortex Dysfunction and Income: A Study in Neureconomics” in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, vol. 15, pp. 217-33; and “Attitudes Toward Buying Online” in CyberPsychology & Behavior, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 85-91.