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information services librarian for engineering at Hagerty Library, and Maitrayee Ghosh of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, co-authored the article, “The challenging and critical role of information professionals in combating AIDS in India,” which was published in Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice 2006.
assistant professor of visual studies, currently has her work, “Recollection,” on display at Projects Gallery, in Old City, Philadelphia through October 27. It was also on display at the Historia Picture Gallery in the Netherlands in September.
auxiliary assistant professor, College of Information Science & Techology, published an opinion article, “Common Threads in Life,” in the August issue of CrossTalk, a journal of dense software engineering.
instructor in design and merchandising, presented on the topic of “Hey, I only have 2 Hands! How Human Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology Relate to the Shopping Experience” at The Dynamics of Visual Merchandising for Neighborhood Retailers, coordinated at The Enterprise Center in September.
Dr. Chaomei Chen
associate professor at the College of Information Science and Technology, Jian Zhang, doctoral student at the iSchool, Michael S. Vogeley in the department of physics, J. Richard Gott III at Princeton University, and Mario Juric at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, collaborated on the poster entitled, “Mapping the Universe: Space, Time, Discoveries!” This is one of the six exhibits of “Potential Science Forecasts” at the Mapping Science Exhibit on display at the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., from September to January 2008.
and Jamie Thomson, students at the College of Information Science & Technology, worked with Dr. Susan Gasson, associate professor, on a STAR research project. The Pennoni Honors College’s STAR program is for academically talented undergraduate students, matching them with research faculty. Their project compared the technology-use preferences and information-seeking strategies of “Millenials”—students born in or after 1982—to the expectations of professors.
assistant professor of physical therapy, was one of the presenters for the PT 2007 Plenary Session on “Physical Fitness: Promoting Health and Wellness in All Patient/Client Populations” in Denver.
Dr. Fran Cornelius
assistant clinical professor and coordinator of informatics projects, was appointed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Educational Advisory Board. The purpose of the board is to provide strategic direction and oversight for the educational division of The Center for Biomedical Informatics and evaluate the division’s activities division. The appointment is July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.
clinical assistant professor, adult acute care nurse practitioner track coordinator, was honored at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Meeting in Indianapolis as the NP Award of Excellence recipient for the State of New Jersey in June. She also signed an agreement with Jones & Bartlett to author a textbook, Cultural Competency for Nurses: Its Impact on Health and Illness. The book deadline is June 2009.
Belinha de Abreu
auxiliary assistant professor, College of Information Science and Technology, authored Teaching Media Literacy: A How-To-Do-It Manual, published in August by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
Dr. Carl Della Badia
associate professor, OB/GYN Control, Dr. Paul Nyirjesy, professor, OB/GYN Control and Ata Atogho, DUCOM resident, division of clinical education, published an article in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, “Endometrial ablation devices: Review of a manufacturer and user facility device experience database” in the July/August 2007 issue, Vol. 14, No. 4.
Dr. David DeMatteo
assistant professor of psychology, was appointed to the editorial boards of the journals Law and Human Behavior and Criminal Justice and Behavior.
Dr. Nita Desai
DUCOM resident, division of clinical education, Dr. Michael Podolsky, obstetrician /gynecologist, Dr. Thaddeus Waters, division of clinical education and Dr. Paul Nyirjesy professor, OB/GYN Control had an article accepted for publication in the Green Journal, “Hysteroscopic Tubal Occlusion: Sterilization after Failed Laparoscopic or Abdominal Approaches,” to be included in the February 2008 issue.
Dr. Roger Doherty
A. W. Grosvenor Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, received the 2008 ASM International Albert Sauveur Achievement Award from ASM International in August. The award recognizes pioneering materials science and engineering achievements. Dr. Doherty also published a paper in the July 6, 2007 issue of Science that recalls the work of Robert W. Cahn and David Turnbull, two metallurgists who transformed the field of metallurgy into the materials science that we know today.
College of Information Science and Technology student, has been chosen to participate in BlogAbroad. Edward is an information systems major and IAS/Russian minor who is spending the fall term in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of his IAS minor requirements.
Dr. Jane Fedorczyk
clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation Programs, successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Relationship Between the Neurochemical Response in Tendons and Motor Behavior Change in a Rat Model of Upper Extremity Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder,” in July at Temple University.
Kathleen E. V. Gallagher
director of development for the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was chosen as one of four alumni to receive the 2006-2007 Charles A. Dukes Award, the highest award given by Duke University for extraordinary volunteerism.
Dr. Stephen Gambescia
clinical associate professor, has been appointed assistant dean for academic and student affairs. Dr. Gambescia will act as the primary liaison from the dean’s office to students in the college on issues of academic policy, student performance and student grievances. He will be developing programming for students to assist them in understanding academic policies and processes.
Dr. Nancy Gerber
associate professor and director of graduate art therapy education, presented, “Images of the Mind: Meaning and Method” at the third international Mixed Methods Research Conference in Cambridge, UK in July.
assistant clinical professor of nursing, was appointed to the workplace violence task force of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The task force was developed as a result of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Dr. William Green
MEM Ph.D., was an invited speaker at the Flapping Insect and Robots Symposium in Monte Verita, Switzerland, in August. Along with distinguished speakers from all over the U.S. and Europe, Dr. Green gave a talk, entitled, “A Hybrid MAV and Biomimetic Sensing for Ingress and Egress of Urban Environments.”
Dr. James D. Herbert
professor of psychology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the keynote address to the meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences in July. His talk focused on new developments and controversies in cognitive behavior therapy.
Dr. R. Andrew Hicks
associate professor of mathematics, gave an invited talk, “Direct Methods of Freeform Design” at the 2007 SPIE Conference on Novel Optics in San Diego in August.
Dr Xiaohua “Tony” Hu
assistant professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, received the best paper award at the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Las Vegas in June for “Mining and Dynamic Simulation of Sub-Networks from Large Biomolecular Networks.” The paper was selected out of approximately 500 submissions. It is a joint research project with professor Fang-Xiang Wu at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Professor Michael Ng at Hong Kong Baptist University and Dr. Bahrad Sokhansanj at the School of Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Min Jun Kim
assistant professor, mechanical engineering and mechanics, collaborating researchers Prof. Andrew deMello and Prof. Joshua Edel of the Imperial College of London, and Rafael Mulero, mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate student and current fellow in the NSF Bridges to the Doctorate program, have published a paper entitled, “Single Molecule Spectroscopy Using Nanoporous Membranes” in the publication Nano Letters. The paper includes the first demonstration of using optics with solid-state nanopore array to achieve ultra-fast high throughput single molecule analysis.
Dr. MinJun Kim
assistant professor, mechanical engineering and mechanics, and his colleagues have published the article, “Control of microfabricated structures powered by flagellate bacteria using phototaxis,” in Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 90, No. 26, which has been also selected for a July issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscience & Technology. The Virtual Journal, which is published by the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society in cooperation with numerous other societies and publishers, is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers, covering a focused area of frontier research.
Dr. Steven Kurtz
research associate professor in BIOMED, was featured in an article published in The Delaware News Journal, July 22, 2007, about baby boomers fueling the demand for knee and hip replacements.
Dr. Vicki D. Lachman
clinical associate professor of nursing, had her article “Moral Courage: A Virtue in Need of Development?”published in MedSurg Journal, 16(2), 131-133, and “Moral Courage: A Clinical Case Example” in the ASBH Exchange Newsletter, “Nursing Matters” column. 10(2), 8, 12. Dr. Lachman also received the Nathaniel Alston Service Award from the Physician Assistant program, voted on by the faculty. This award recognizes her contributions to the development of physician assistant students and her exemplary support of the PA program and its mission.
Sean Lavery, Michael Sehi and Sean Mason
all mechanical engineering and mechanics (MEM) freshmen, were awarded an ASME Clarke Scholarship of $2,000 each. The MEM department was selected as the recipient of the Clarke Scholarship by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the positive impact the ASME Student Chapter has had on the department. This scholarship program provided $6,000 to incoming freshmen in mechanical engineering. The proposal was written by Prof. Paul Oh and Dan Hanna, president of the ASME Student Organization.
Dr. Joseph Lema
assistant professor of hospitality management, co-authored the peer-reviewed paper, “Enticing Japanese Tourists Back to Hawaii: Are Casinos the Answer?” The paper was illustrated for a poster session at the 2007 Travel & Tourism Research Association: The International Association of Travel Research and Marketing Professionals Conference.
Dr. Alisa Morss
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, presented the paper, “Elevated basement membrane fibroblast growth factor-2 protects endothelial cells in high glucose” in June at the ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference in Keystone, Colo. Co-authors on the paper were Dr. Michael Jonas of the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine and Dr. Elazer Edelman of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Dr. Paul Nyirjesy
professor, OB/GYN Control, was selected to be included in the Best Doctors in America 2007-2008 database. It is a valued resource that contains the names and professional profiles of approximately 40,000 of the best doctors in the U.S., compiled by peer-to-peer survey.
Dr. Peter Oelkers
assistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented, “Identification of a Novel Lysophospholipid Acyltransferase in S. Cerevisiae” at the Gordon Conference on the Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids in August.
Dr. Paul Oh
associate professor, mechanical engineering and mechanics, gave a talk, “Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicle Coordinated Missions” at the 2007 NI-Week. The event, sponsored by National Instruments, gathers more than 3,000 engineers to hear the latest developments and applications of data acquisition equipment and control design.
Dr. Margo Orlin
assistant professor in the programs in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, was awarded the Hausman Clinical Scholars Award from the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation. This award is $75,000 per year for three years. Dr. Orlin is studying the biomechanics of running in children with cerebral palsy.
professor in the programs in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, and Lisa Chiarello, associate professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, conducted an American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Grand Round Lecture Webcast entitled, “Enabling Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy.”
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor at the College of Information Science and Technology, presented, “Enhancing semantic interoperability for language resources” at the Toward the Interoperability of Language Resources workshop at Stanford University in June. He also published “Cross-lingual Name and Subject Access: Mechanisms and Issues,” in Library Resources and Technical Services, Vol. 51, No. 3.
assistant professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, has been named 2007 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Fellow for Leadership in Academic Nursing. This fellowship, a year-long program, began with an intensive August seminar in Lansdowne, Va. and includes focused assessment activities, at-home exercises, and a mentorship experience.
Dr. Stephanie Polsky
assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented her paper, “The Resistance to Visual Culture” at the Cultural Studies Now Conference at the University of East London in July.
Joshua C. Roberts
information services assistant for science and engineering at Hagerty Library, and Jay Bhatt, co-authored the article, “Innovative approaches to information literacy instruction for engineering undergraduates at Drexel University,” which was published in the European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 32, Iss. 3 in June.
Dr. Leland J. Rockstraw
director of the Center for Clinical and Electronic Learning Resources, was elected vice president of finance for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning at the conference that took place in June in San Antonio.
Stephanie Maxine Ross
clinical assistant professor and director of complementary and integrative therapies in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, presented the use of “Complementary and Integrative Therapies in Cancer Treatment” at the Oncology Nursing Symposium in September in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Aleister Saunders
assistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, is co-author of “In Vivo Selection for Metastasis Promoting Genes in the Mouse,” which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in April.
mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate student, delivered both a talk and poster at the 2007 Association of Unmanned Vehicles Systems International in Washington, D.C., in August.
Dr. Arthur Shostak
emeritus professor of sociology, gave an invited address, “The World in 2020” for the Harvard Alumni Club at the American Club in Tokyo and was a guest professor at Tamkang University in Tamsui, Taiwan, where he gave several public lectures and offered classes in futures methodologies.
Dr. II-Yeol Song
professor, College of Information Science & Technology, and his colleagues published a paper entitled, “A UML profile for multidimensional modeling in data warehouse,” co-authored with Sergio Lujan-Mora and Juan Trujillo, University of Alicante, Spain, published in Data & Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 59, Iss. 3, in December.
Dr. Gerry Stahl
associate professor, College of Information Science and Technology, organized a workshop series at this year’s International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning held at Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J. Workshop presentations were given by Ph.D. students Nan Zhou, Ramon Toledo, Murat Cakir and Johann Sarmiento.
and Joseph Krolikowski, clinical instructors in the Physician Assistant Program, were awarded best poster for original research at the American Academy of Physician Assistant Conference. The poster was an “Analysis of Grade Point Average and First-time PANCE Performance Among Graduate/ Undergraduate and Full-time/Part-time Status Students of the Drexel University PA Program.”
Dr. Wei Sun
professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, conducted an invited presentation on “Bioprinting in Tissue Engineering” at the Bioprinting Conference in London in July. He also organized a workshop on “Organ Printing” at the same conference.
Dr. Patricia Dunphy Suplee
assistant professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, presented, “Incorporating theories and models in research studies” to doctoral nursing students at UMDNJ in June. Dr. Suplee co-authored “Limited Ultrasound Technology: Uses, Collaboration and Knowledge Acquisition,” published in Healthcare Technology Horizons, 2nd ed., 2007.
and Marcy Rauer Wagman, assistant professors, music industry, participated in panels at the Dewey Beach Music Conference in September. Professor Tompkins sat on the panel “Independent Record Labels” and Marcy Rauer Wagman sat on the panels “Publishing in the Music Industry” and “Entertainment Lawyers.” At the same conference, Christianna LaBuz, music industry student, was selected to appear on the panel “DIY Booking Agents and Talent Buyers.” LaBuz has been the student head of the DraKo Booking Agency for the past two years, booking more than 400 shows for MAD Dragon artists across the U.S.A.
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design assistant professor, and Joshua Erickson, music industry undergraduate student, participated in the American Association of Museums’ Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation Marketplace at the annual AAM conference, and presented their work “Connecting to Generation Y: Mission Possible.” Their paper was also published in the 2007 edition of Current Trends in Audience Research and Evaluation.
research professor of physics, and Steve McMillan, professor of physics, organized the “Dynamical Evolution of Dense Stellar Systems” symposium held in Capri, Italy, in September. This symposium covered all the aspects of star clusters, with particular emphasis on the comparison between observations and simulations.