In This Issue|
Who's Doing What
Office of University Relations
3141 Chestnut St.
Main Building 310
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Dr. Robert B. Allen,
assistant professor of IST, and colleagues had the paper “Interactive Casual Schematics for Qualitative Scientific Explanations” accepted for the International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries to be held in Bangkok.
Dr. Lamia Barakat
associate professor of psychology, was an invited participant at a roundtable discussion on “Mothering in Academia” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Barakat also presented on the role of family functioning in predicting health outcomes for teens with sickle cell disease at the Annual Meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
information services librarian, presented “Drexel University, the University of Maryland and their Libraries’ Experiences Collaborating with Various Research Programs” (co-authored with Joanne Ferroni, director of mechanical engineering and mechanics outreach, Dorilona Rose, materials science and engineering program coordinator, and a colleague) at the 26th Annual IATUL Conference in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The paper will be published in Proceedings 26th IATUL Annual Conference. Bhatt presented “Engineering Ethics and the Drexel University Library: A Collaborative Teaching Partnership” (co-authored with Drs. Mark Manion, associate professor of humanities and communications, and Eli Fromm, LeRoy A Brothers Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering); “Vendor Partnerships with Engineering Libraries Partnering with Knovel: Case Studies in Information Outreach” (co-authored with colleagues); and “A Successful Collaborative Partnership Among the Faculty and Librarians at Drexel University with the IEEE” (co-authored with Andrew Wheeler, engineering information resources technician, and a colleague) at the 2005 American Society Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. The papers will be published in Proceedings American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.
Drs. Bor Chin Chang
professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Harry Kwatny, S. Herbert Raynes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Suba Thomas ’05 and Gaurav Bajpai ’02, presented “Nonlinear Dynamics, Stability and Bifurcation in Aircraft in Nonlinear Flight Regimes” at the 2005AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference in San Francisco. At the same conference, Chang, Kwatny, Thomas, Bajpai, and Drs. Daniel Chunlong Hu ’04 and Christine Belcastro ’94 presented “Reconfigurable Control of Aircraft in Nonlinear Flight Regimes;” Thomas, Kwatny, Chang and Belcastro presented “Regulator Design for Surface Failure Accommodation in an F-16”; and Belcastro, Kwatny, Chang and colleagues presented “Uncertainty Analysis for Aircraft Control Robustness Analysis in Upset Prevention and Recovery Systems.” Thomas, Kwatny and Chang presented “Bifurcation Analysis of Flight Control Systems” at the 2005 IFAC World Congress in Prague and “Bifurcation-Induced Limits of a Controller-Reconfigured F-16 Subject to Actuator Failures” at the 2005 IEEE Conference on Control Applications in Toronto.
Dr. Mariana Chilton
assistant professor of public health, lectured on “Stretching the Food Insecurity Paradigm in the United States: Vectors of Gender and Ethnic Discrimination” (co-authored with public health graduate student Jennifer Breaux)at the Fifth International UNESCO Conference in Paris.
Dr. Janet Fleetwood
professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the department of family, community and preventive medicine, was selected as a 2005-06 fellow in the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership’s ELAM national leadership development program.
Dr. Arthur L. Frank
professor of public health, chaired a session at the meeting of the Collegium Ramazzini in Bentivoglio, Italy, and was the keynote speaker at the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Institute of Public Health in Iasi, Romania.
executive director of the Steinbright Career Development Center and associate vice provost, and Tony Roig, director of recruitment and retention, presented “Solve All Your Staffing Challenges through Cooperative Education” at the Staffing.org Performance Summit in Philadelphia.
associate professor of public health, made a presentation on structuring and financing a new county health department to the Northampton County (Pa.) Board of Health.
Dr. Susan Gasson
assistant professor of IST, presented the paper “Resolving Wicked Problems: Collaborative Information Systems Design Processes in Boundary-Spanning Groups” at the AMCIS Conference in Omaha, Neb. Her paper “The Dynamics of Sensemaking, Knowledge and Expertise in Collaborative Boundary-Spanning Design” was published in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, vol. 10. Gasson also had the paper “Adaptations That Virtual Teams Make So That Complex Tasks Can Be Performed Using Simple e-Collaboration Technologies” accepted for publication in the Journal of e-Collaboration.
Dr. Simon Giszter
associate professor of neurobiology, was an invited participant at the joint international Microsoft/University of Washington conference “Perspectives on Intelligent Systems” at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. He and Dr. Frank Ko, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center, presented “Nanofiber Materials and Microscales Braiding Technologies for Neural Prostheses” at the NIH-sponsored Neural Interfaces Workshop.
Bernard D. Gollotti
senior associate vice president of public safety, presented “Utilizing Today’s Technology in Community/Campus Policing” at the 2005 ASIS International Conference.
Dr. Patrick Gurian
assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and Teresa Montoya, undergraduate research assistant, presented “Assessing and Mitigating Carbon Monoxide Intoxication Risk in Ciudad Juarez Mexico: An Interdisciplinary Approach” at the Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Research and Education Conference at Clarkson University.
Dr. Kirk Heilbrun
, professor and department head of psychology, and colleagues collaborated on the sixth edition of the textbook Wrightman’s Psychology and the Legal System (Wadsworth Group), which is scheduled for publication in 2006. Rachel Kalbeitzer, psychology doctoral student, and Michele Pich, psychology undergraduate, assisted Heilbrun.
Dr. Thomas Hewett
professor of psychology and computer science, published the paper “Cognitive Factors in Design: Some Observations on Human Memory and Problem Solving” in the proceedings of HCI2005, 19th British HCI Group Annual Conference.
Dr. Xiaohua Tony Hu
assistant professor of IST, and colleagues presented “Feature Selection Based on Relative Attribute Dependency: An Experimental Study” at the 2005 RSFDGrC2005 Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan; “Discovering the Wealth of Public Knowledge: An Approach to Early Threat Detection” at the Department of Homeland Security R&D Conference in Boston; and “SVM Classification to Predict Two Stranded Anti-parallel Coiled Coils Based on Protein Sequence Data” at the 2005 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications in Singapore.
microbiology and immunology doctoral student, presented “HIV-1 LTR Activity is Altered by Recruitment of Sp Transcription Factors During Monocytic Differentiation” at the International Symposium of the Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore.
Mary E. Jones
IST doctoral student, and Dr. Il-Yeol Song, professor of IST, had the paper “Dimensional Modeling: Identifying, Classifying and Applying Patterns” accepted for the ACM Eighth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP 2005, held in Bremen, Germany.
Dr. Tina Kish-Catalon
, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, presented “Preclinical Evaluation of Anti-HIV-1 Polybiguanide Vaginal Microbicides in a Murine Model of Toxicity and Inflammation” at the International Symposium of the Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore.
Dr. Fred Krebs
associate professor of microbiology and immunology, presented “Use of the Synthetic Copolymer PSMA as a Component in a Combination Microbicide Active Against HIV-1” at the International Symposium of the Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore.
Dr. Andres Kriete
Human Virology in Baltimore. Dr. Andres Kriete, associate professor of biomedical engineering, science and health systems, and a colleague edited the book Computational Systems Biology. Drs. Avijit Ghosh, assistant professor of physics, Bahrad Sokhansanj, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Xiaohua Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, contributed to the book.
Drs. Katherine McCain
, professor and associate dean of IST, Gregory W. Hislop, associate professor of IST, and colleagues had the paper “The Use of Bibliometric and Knowledge Elicitation Techniques to Map a Knowledge Domain: Software Engineering in the 1990s” in Scientometrics vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 131-144.
mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate student, presented “Symbolic Construction of Dynamic Mixed Integer Programs for Power Systems Management” (research conducted with Drs. Harry Kwatny, S. Herbert Raynes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Dagmar Niebur, associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, and a colleague) at the IEEE Power Engineering Society 2005 General Meeting in San Francisco. The group presented “Optimal Shipboard Power System Management via Mixed Integer Dynamic Programming” at the First IEEE Electric Ship Technology Symposium in Philadelphia.
Drs. V.K. Narayanan
Stubbs Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and LeBow College of Business associate dean of research, and Ken Colwell, assistant professor of management, presented two workshops on Toulimn analysis at the British Academy of Management at Oxford University.
Drs. Arthur M. Nezu
professor of psychology, medicine and public health, and Christine Maguth Nezu, professor of psychology and associate professor of medicine, and colleagues edited Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Springer).
Drs. Chika Nwankpa
, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Harry Kwatny, S. Herbert Raynes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Chris J. Dafis ’05 and Saffet Ayasun ’02 presented “Symbolic Analysis and Simulation for Power System Dynamic Performance Assessment” at the IEEE Power Engineering Society 2005 General Meeting in San Francisco.
microbiology postdoctoral fellow, presented “Characterization of C/EBP Binding Sites Downstream of the Transcriptional Start Site in the HIV-1 LTR” at the International Symposium of the Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore.
Dr. Ana Elizabeth Núñez
director of the Center of Excellence and Women’s Health Education Program at the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of the Drexel University College of Medicine, was selected by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women as an official role model and will be featured in a book aimed at inspiring African American and Latina girls. Núñez and Candace Robertson, research manager for the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership’s women’s health education program, contributed the chapter “Cultural Competency” to the book Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities (McGraw Hill Medical Publishing).
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor of IST, presented the paper “Semantic Interoperability Across Digital Image Collections: A Pilot Study” at the 2005 Canadian Association for Information Science Conference, held in London, Ontario, Canada. The paper was published in Proceedings of CAIS/ACSI 2005 Data, Information and a Networked World.
Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz
professor of culture and communication and director of Judaic Studies, was named the 2005 Miles Lerman Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
microbiology and immunology doctoral student, presented “The Presence of Mucin Increases the Anti-HIV-1 Activity of the Candidate Microbicide Polyethylene Hexamethylene Biguanide (PEHMB)” at the International Symposium of the Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore.
Dr. Donald Riggs
auxiliary instructor of English and philosophy, edited and contributed to A Long Movie of Shadows by Lamont B. Steptoe, which won an American Book Award.
Dr. Peter Rumm
associate professor of public health, lectured in England and Lithuania on “The National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism and Current U.S. Changes in How Preparedness is Evaluated.”
Anthony C. Ruocco
clinical psychology doctoral student, had the manuscript “The Neuropsychology of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Meta-Analysis and Review” accepted for publication in Psychiatry Research. He will present “Dissociation Between Neuropsychological and Psychiatric Forms of Malingering” at the meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology in Tampa, Fla.
Dr. David A. Ruth
dean of students, served as a judge for a refereed program proposal selection committee for the annual conference of the Association of Student Judicial Affairs and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
, vice president of internal audit and management consulting services, was elected to the finance committee of the Board of Trustees for Merion Mercy Academy.
Dr. Arthur B. Shostak
emeritus professor of sociology, discussed “Lessons Drawn from the 1981 PATCO Strike” for the Labor Studies Section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP); served as a discussant for a panel of papers on Transformative Education for the SSSP Education Section; was co-leader of a American Sociological Association (ASA) futures workshop for teachers; presented the paper “The State of CyberUnionism” for the ASA Section of Organizations; and presented a paper on “Reflections on 44 Years as an Applied Sociologist” for the Society of Applied Sociology.
Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
associate professor of nursing and associate dean for undergraduate programs and continuing nursing education, and Debra Shearer, assistant professor of nursing, published “Appreciating Adjunct Faculty” in Advance for Nursing, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 18-21. Smith Glasgow and Dr. Fran Cornelius, assistant professor of nursing, published “The Benefits and Costs of Integrating Technology into Undergraduate Nursing Programs” in Nursing Leadership Forum vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 177-181. Glasgow, Cornelius, Judy Draper, assistant professor of nursing, and Mary Gallagher-Gordon, clinical assistant professor of nursing, presented “Nursing Learning Management System for PDAs” at the Washington Interactive Technologies Conference.
Dr. Il-Yeol Song
professor of IST, had the papers “A Comparative Analysis of Use Case Relationships” (co-authored with IST graduate students Margaret Hilsbos and Yoo-Myung Choi) and “Organizing and Managing Use Cases” (co-authored with IST doctoral student James Goldman) accepted for presentation at the First International Workshop on Best Practices on UML, held with the 24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. Song and colleagues had the paper “Transform-Space View: Performing Spatial Join in the Transform Space Using Original Space Indexes” accepted for publication in IEEE Transaction on Knowledge & Data Engineering.
Dr. Evelyn Springhetti
research instructor of microbiology and immunology, presented “Sequence-Specific Vpr Binding to HIV-1 LTR C/EBP Binding Sites and Adjacent Regions” at the International Symposium of the Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore.
Dr. Joseph Wartman
assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, published “The Use of Fly Ash to Alter the Engineering Properties of a ‘Model’ Clay” in International Journal of Physical Modeling in Geotechnics.
editor-in-chief of Dragonfire, will participate in Philadelphia’s 215 Festival. She will read a piece she wrote about Judaism, Japan and her mother’s battle with cancer.
Dr. Rosina Weber
assistant professor of IST, presented “Modeling Preferences Online” at the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology in Miami, and chaired sessions on “Simulation and Planning” and “Machine Learning Applications-II” at the 18th International FLAIRS Conference in Clearwater, Fla. Weber and a colleague published “Modeling Preferences Online” in the 2005 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, INSTICC, Portugal, pp. 255-62.
Dr. Brian Wigdahl
professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology and director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease and the Institute’s Center for Molecular Virology and Neuroimmunology at the Drexel University College of Medicine, was an invited visiting scientist at the Peking University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and the Peking University Center for Human Disease Genomics in Beijing. He presented the research seminars “Human T Cell Leukemia Virus and Cellular Factors in Neuroinflammatory Disease,” “Viral Markers Predictive of HIV-1 CNS Disease” and “Molecular Strategies to Prevent HIV-1 Transmission.”
Dr. Suzanne Willard
assistant professor of nursing, was selected as a site director for the UCSF International Nursing Network for HIV/AIDS research.
Dr. Linda Wilson
assistant professor of doctoral and undergraduate nursing programs, presented the posters “The Standardized Patient Experience in Undergraduate Nursing Education” and “An Investigation of the Relationships of Perceived Nurse Caring, Social Support and Emotion Focused Coping to Comfort in Hospitalized Medical Patients” and gave the presentation “Development of the ASPAN Pain and Comfort Clinical Guideline” at the International Council of Nurses 23rd Quadrennial Congress, held in Taipei, Taiwan. Wilson, and Drs. Katy Dawley, assistant professor of nursing, H. Michael Dreher, associate professor of nursing and director of doctoral nursing programs, Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, associate professor of nursing and associate dean for undergraduate programs and continuing nursing education, Barbara J. Celia, assistant professor of nursing, Patricia Suplee, assistant professor of nursing, Marcia Gardner, assistant professor of nursing, Mary Gallagher-Gordon, assistant professor of nursing, Magdeleine Vasso, clinical assistant professor of nursing, and a colleague presented “The Standardized Patient Experience in Undergraduate Nursing Education” at the same conference.
Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Wilson
assistant professor of nursing, presented a Nursing Administration Review Seminar for the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center at the Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans and the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Hugo J. Woerdeman
, professor of mathematics, served on the program committee of the 2005 International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications. He presented “The Operator Valued Autoregressive Filter Problem and the Suboptimal Nehari Problem in Two Variables.”
Dr. David Wootton
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, organized and chaired a symposium on Thrombosis and Rheology for the 2005 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
mechanical engineering and mechanics doctoral candidate, presented “Image-Based Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling Approach for Upper Airway Mechanics” at the 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Shanghai.