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Dr. Robert B. Allen
associate professor of IST, and colleagues published “Archiving and Accessing Web Pages: The Goddard Library Web Capture Project” in D-Lib Magazine and “A Metadata Element Set for Project Documentation” in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.
Drs. Harry Aponte Hon. ’04,
clinical associate professor of couple and family therapy, Marlene Watson, program director of graduate programs in couple and family therapy, John Lawless, assistant professor of family therapy, Frankie Denise Powell, associate professor of programs in couple and family therapy, Stephanie Brooks, associate professor and associate director of the master of family therapy program, and Cheryl H. Litzke, assistant professor of family therapy, presented the workshop “Person-of-the-Therapist Training (POTT): Theory and Practice” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Shubham K. Bhat,
electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, won the Best Student Paper Award at the Photonics East Conference for “Simulations and Experimental Verification of Model-Based Opto-Electronic Packaging Automation.”
assistant professor and program director of graduate nursing programs, presented a poster on the VIP tract for the graduate nursing programs at the NLN Education Summit.
Dr. Laurie J. Bonnici,
assistant professor of IST, was appointed vice president of the alumni board of the Florida State University School of Information Studies.
associate professor and associate director of the master of family therapy program, and Dr. Eric Johnson, assistant professor of couple and family therapy, presented the workshops “Structure of Supervision” and “Assessment of Competence” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Barbara Celia,
clinical assistant professor of nursing, reviewed the textbook Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care (Fifth Edition)
Dr. Mariana Chilton,
assistant professor of public health, presented “Pockets of Poverty: A Closer Look at Philadelphia’s Disparities in Access to Nutritious Food” at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Public Health Association. Chilton and Dr. Angelo Giardino, associate professor of medicine, co-authored “Who’s Looking Out for the Little Ones” in the Philadelphia Daily News (November 2, 2004).
assistant professor of nursing, Mary Gallagher-Gordon, assistant professor of nursing, Judy Draper, assistant professor of nursing, Leland J. Rockstraw, assistant professor of nursing, Faye Pearlman, clinical assistant professor of nursing, Dr. H. Michael Dreher, associate professor of nursing, and Robert H. Feenan, nursing undergraduate, presented “Creating a PDA Infrastructure: Lessons to Not Just Survive But Thrive” at the NLN Education Summit 2004.
Dr. Diane Dulicai,
adjunct associate professor in the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Program, was the keynote speaker at the Marian Chace Foundation Lecture at the American Dance Therapy Association’s 39th Annual Conference.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk,
J. Harland Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering, presented “Atmospheric Pressure Microdischarges: A Characterization Study” at the Second International Microplasma Symposium at Stevens Institute of Technology. He was the ABET/EAC mechanical engineering program evaluator for the team that evaluated engineering programs at the University of Michigan.
Dr. David Fisman,
assistant professor of public health, presented “Economic Evaluation of a City-Wide School-Based Screening Program for Chlamydia Trachomatis” and held a workshop on “Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Age of the Internet” at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Public Health Association.
Dr. Howard Forman
assistant professor of marketing, presented “Participative Case Studies: The Integration of Case Writing and a Traditional Case Study Approach in the Supply Chair Context” at the Council of Logistics Management Logistics Educators Conference and “An Examination of the Role of Risk in Developing International Pricing Strategies for Industrial Products” at the Fordham Pricing Conference
Dr. Pamela Geller,
assistant professor of psychology, and Ellen Moore Boohar, psychology doctoral student, presented “Timing of Alcohol Use Onset and Later Risky Substance Use Among Urban Minority Youth” at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Geller presented “How Traumatic Stress Effects Healing and Quality of Life After Solid Organ Transplant Surgery” with psychology doctoral student A. Kyle Possemato and “Routine Screening for Postpartum Depression: Pilot Data from a Survey of Health Care Providers” with psychology doctoral student Christina Psaros at the conference.
Dr. Marla J. Gold,
dean of the school of public health, spoke about the global response to HIV/AIDS at a screening of A Closer Walk sponsored by The Health Federation of Philadelphia.
Drs. Jeffrey H. Greenhaus,
William A. Mackie Professor of Management, and Romila Singh ’01, co-authored the chapter “Relationship Between Work and Family” in Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (Elsevier).
Dr. Hyoil Han,
assistant professor of IST, published “Intelligent Query Answering Based on Neighborhood Systems and Data Mining Techniques” in Proceedings of the 2004 International Databases Engineering and Application Symposium.
Dr. Carol Hansen Montgomery,
professor of IST and dean of libraries, was the keynote speaker at the conference “The Serials Ecosystem: Perspectives on the Transition from Print to Electronic” at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Thomas H. Harkins Jr.
was appointed director of continuing nurse education at the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Dr. Thomas Hewett,
professor of psychology and computer science, was a panelist for a 2004 NSF Small Business Initiative Research proposal for information technology. He was a member of the international program committee for the creativity and cognition symposium on “Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory,” held at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
nurse anesthesia student, presented “Anesthesia in Developing Countries: A Student’s Perspective” at the New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Dr. Xiaohua Tony Hu,
assistant professor of IST, presented “Ontology-Based Scalable and Portable Information Extraction System to Extract Biological Knowledge from Huge Collection of Biomedical Web Documents” and “A Weighted Freshness Metric for Maintaining Search Engine Local Repository” at the 2004 IEEE/WCI/ACM Joint International Conference on Web Intelligence. He organized, chaired and edited the Proceedings of the First IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Semantic Web Mining and Reasoning.
couple and family therapy faculty member, and Dr. Eric Johnson, assistant professor of couple and family therapy, presented the workshop “Social Context Issues in Supervision” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Eric Johnson,
assistant professor of couple and family therapy, presented “The Major Models of Supervision” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He presented “The Language that We Choose Defines the Solutions That We Use: Using Discourse Analysis to Understand High-Conflict Post-Divorce Couples” at the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts Annual Conference. He presented the workshop “Difficulties in Family Conflict Resolution: Why Parenting Plans Fail with High-Conflict Couples” at the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference.
Dr. Surya Kalidindi¸
department head of materials science and engineering, presented “Delineation of the Mechanical Performance Closures for Polycrystalline fcc Metals Using First-Order Homogenization Theories” and “Estimation of Single-Crystal Elastic-Plastic Properties Using Nano-Indentation, Orientation Imaging Microscopy and Finite Element Simulations” (both co-authored with materials science and engineering doctoral student Gwenaelle Proust) at the Materials Science & Technology 2004 Conference. He presented “Coupling of Microstructure Sensitive Design with Finite Element Codes” at the 2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference.
Dr. Moshe Kam,
Robert G. Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was appointed vice president of the IEEE board of directors.
Dr. Jack Keverian,
professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, received awards from the Special Processing Institution of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and the Beijing Mechanical Engineering Society for his contributions to China in the field of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technology.
Dr. Richard Knight,
research professor of materials science and engineering, was named president of the ASM Thermal Society.
Dr. Anita Ko,
third-year pulmonary and critical care medicine fellow, competed against house staff from across the country at the 2004 American College of Chest Physicians competition and won the Cardiovascular II category.
Dr. Frank Ko
professor of materials science and engineering, received the 2004 American Society of Composites ASC Award in Composites. He presented “Electrostatically Generated Nanofibers of Conductive Polymers” at the 11th International Seminar on Inherently Conductive Polymers.
Dr. Sam Kurokawa,
assistant professor of management, presented “Factor Affecting Technological Alliances in Small-to-Medium Manufacturing Firms in Japan;” “A Contingency Perspective of R&D Cross Functional Communication in New Product Development;” and “Determinants of Strategy and Performance in Small Technology-based Private Firms in Japan: Their Governance Structures, Internal Resources, Visionary Leadership and Environments” at the Academy of Management Meeting 2004.
Dr. Vicki D. Lachman,
associate professor in the physician assistant program, presented “Remember, Morale Flows Down!”, “Advocating in Cases of Futility” and “Family Presence During a Code” at the Trends in Critical Care Conference.
Drs. John Lawless,
assistant professor of family therapy, and Eric Johnson, assistant professor of couple and family therapy, presented the workshop “Boundary Issues in Supervision” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Lawless also led the forum “Dialogue About Power.”
Dr. Christopher Li,
assistant professor of materials science and engineering, received the International Confederation of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC) Young Scientist Award and presented “Combining Thermal and Structural Analyses in the Study of a Series of Main Chain Chiral Liquid Crystalline Polymers” at the ICTAC Congress in Sardinia, Italy.
Drs. Xia Lin,
associate professor of IST, Xiaohua Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, Il-Yeol Song, professor of IST, and colleagues published “Ontology-Based Scalable and Portable Information Extraction System to Extract Biological Knowledge from Huge Collection of Biomedical Web Documents” in Proceedings of the 2004 IEE/ACM Joint International Conference on Web Intelligence.
Cheryl H. Litzke,
assistant professor of family therapy, and Dr. Eric Johnson, assistant professor of couple and family therapy, presented the workshop “Ethical Issues in Supervision” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Linda Lloyd,
associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Public Health, presented “The Protect and Respect Project: Prevention Research for Women Living with HIV” at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Public Health Association.
Dr. Alexander V. Mazin,
assistant professor of biochemistry, had the paper “Human Rad54 Protein Stimulates DNA Strand Exchange Activity of hRad51 Protein in the Presence of Ca2+” selected as a Journal of Biological Chemistry paper of the week (December 10, 2004).
Dr. Bruce D. McCullough,
associate professor of decision sciences, received the Best Paper Published in 2000-01 Award from the International Journal of Forecasting for “Is it Safe to Assume that Software is Accurate?”
Dr. Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood,
assistant professor of French, had entries on the Iraq War, Francophobia, philosopher Alain Finkielkraut and singer Mort Shuman accepted for publication in France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, History (Oxford/Santa Barbara).
Dr. Steven J. Peitzman,
professor of medicine, spoke on “Finding a Woman to Make a Difference: Maude Abbott at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1923-1925” at the Association of American Medical Colleges; “Gould and Pyle’s Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine and its Lineage” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; and “Does ‘Race’ Influence Diagnostic Thinking in a High-Stakes Clinical Skills Assessment?” at the Research in Medical Education sessions of the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Dr. M.G. Piety,
assistant professor of philosophy, presented “The Dangers of Indirection: Plato, Kierkegaard and Leo Strauss” at a conference in Denmark. The paper was selected for publication in the essay collection Kierkegaard Confronts Philosophy: New Essays with Commentary by Alastair Hannay.
Dr. Steven Platek,
assistant professor of psychology, published “Contagious Yawning and the Brain” accepted for publication in the Journal Cognitive Brain Research.
Dr. Frankie Denise Powell,
associate professor of programs in couple and family therapy, and colleagues presented “Production of Racial/Ethnic Prejudices: Role of Family and Near Family” at the 66th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations. Powell presented “Person-of-the-Therapist Training (POTT): Theory and Practice” at the 62nd American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference; “Asset-based Pennsylvania Cancer Initiatives” for the New York State Department of Health; and “Evolving, Involving, Connecting with Minority Women to Eliminate Disparities” at the 2004 Minority Women’s Health Summit. She will serve as a scientific reviewer for the 2004-05 research grant review cycle for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Roberto Ramos,
assistant professor of physics, presented “Spectroscopy of Entangled States in Coupled Junction Qubits” at the Applied Superconductivity Conference.
Dr. Suzanne Rocheleau,
associate dean for civic engagement in the Pennoni Honors College, presented the workshop “College Civic Engagement Programs” at the Conference on Civic Education Research.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom,
professor of marketing and Rauth Chair in Electronic Commerce, and a colleague published “Customer Intention to Return Online: Price Perception, Attribute Level Performance and Satisfaction Unfolding Over Time” in European Journal of Marketing, vol. 39, no. 2.
Maria Pia Rossi
and Emily Ho, materials science and engineering graduate students, received travel awards to attend the Seventh New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science.
adjunct faculty in the engineering management and EMBA programs, led the discussion “Maintaining Online Course Quality While Managing the Faculty Workload” at the 20th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Simone Schlichting,
Artur, director of modern languages, and a colleague organized the American Association of Teachers of German Local Chapter Conference, “From Elementary to College: Building Bridges.”
Dr. Il-Yeol Song,
professor of IST, will serve on the software engineering track of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. He participated in the research “Unified View of Data Streams and Continuous Queries: The Multi-Dimensional Duality Model” at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology.
Dr. Lawrence Souder,
auxiliary professor of culture and communication, contributed the essay “Early Radio Transmitters” in Encyclopedia of 20th Century Technology (Routledge, 2004).
Dr. Wei Sun,
associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, presented seminars on computer-aided tissue engineering at China’s Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He presented “Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering — A Recent Development” at the Second World Congress on Biomedical Engineering in Beijing.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, received the Best Poster Award at the 32nd Annual Conference of the North American Thermal Analysis Society for “Thermal and Structural Analysis of a Series of IPP-PE Copolymers.”
Drs. Lisa Ulmer
professor of public health, Arthur Frank, professor of public health, and Michael Yudell, assistant professor of public health, chaired panels at the Environmental Justice: Politics, History and Health Conference.
Dr. Marlene Watson,
program director of graduate programs in couple and family therapy, presented the workshop “MFTs and Health Policy” at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Howard White,
professor emeritus and visiting research professor of IST, received the American Information Science and Technology Award of Merit.
Dr. Suzanne Willard,
assistant professor of graduate nursing, presented “Adherence—A Public–Private Collaborative to Improve Adherence Programs in Geographically Diverse HIV Clinical Programs” at the American Public Health Association Meeting.
assistant professor of nursing, presented “Teaching Fiscal Accountability: An Innovative Course Delivery Model” at the NLN Education Summit. She presented “Introduction to Complementary Therapies” at the Trends in Critical Care Nursing conference.
Dr. Tian Xie,
assistant professor of marketing, and colleagues had the article “Covalence and Ionic Bonding in Business-to-Business Relationships: Insights from Chemistry” accepted for publication in Industrial Marketing Management.