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Dr. Dennis P. Andrulis
associate dean, SPH, was the lead author on a comprehensive report comparing the two presidential nominees’ health care reform plans in the context of eliminating the nation’s racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The report was released by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
Dr. Joan Rosen Bloch
assistant professor of nursing, published “Interpreting Odds Ratios and Logistic Regression: A Necessity for Evidence-based Practice,” in the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Pia Brancaccio
professor of art history, AWCoMAD, presented a paper on the art of ancient Afghanistan, “The Pottery of Bajuar: A Window into the Late Gandharan Tradition,” at the Institute for Research in Humanities of Kyoto University in Japan.
professor of design and merchandising, AWCoMAD, curated the exhibit “Metaphoric Vinyl,” at NEXUS gallery and exhibited 12 video works under the title “dj YardSale Presents: the Third Idea.” The works were mash-up videos using public domain audio and visual materials from the early 20th century.
Dr. Chaomei Chen
associate professor, and Don Pellegrino, graduate student, The iSchool, CoIST, presented their work with the National Visualization and Analytics Center at the “Preparedness in the Region: Confronting Vulnerability in the Delaware Valley” conference at Drexel. They discussed how visual analytics can help support vulnerable populations during emergencies by providing capabilities to responders for managing complex and changing situations.
Dr. Lisa Chiarello
associate professor of nursing, presented the platforms “Family Priorities for Activity and Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy,” and “Coping in Children with Cerebral Palsy,” at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference in Atlanta.
clinical assistant professor of nursing and standardized patient laboratory faculty coordinator of nursing programs, presented “Training Patient Actors for Human Simulation,” a national workshop on human simulation strategies held at Drexel; “The Impact of Culture on Patient Education,” at the International Nursing Research Conference “Facing the Challenge of Health Care Systems in Transition,” in Jerusalem, Israel; “Guidelines to Provide Culturally Competent Care to Chronic Pain Patients,” at the 23rd National Conference Gaylord National; “The Nuts and Bolts of Clinical Simulation,” at a preconference workshop of the Drexel University Nursing Education Conference in Atlantic City.
Jason Dela Cruz
and Chris Estes, recent graduates, SPH, were selected to receive Public Health Fellowships from the Association of Schools of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The students were two of 18 recent graduates nationwide to receive the awards.
Dr. Anda Dubinski
professor, Department of Art and Art History, AWCoMAD, had a lithograph featured in The Crane Arts Building’s Second Thursday gallery opening.
Dr. Eugenia Ellis
professor of interior design, AWCoMAD, presented a poster, “Low-Energy Luminous Surfaces: Residential Lighting using CeeLite LEC Technology,” at the Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership Conference in Hershey, Pa. She presented a mock-up of the product Dark Light, an illuminated modular panel system designed for low-level night lighting conditions. This project is funded by a $20,000 grant from the Green Building Alliance and includes team members from CeeLite as well as the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Materials Science and students working on the Drexel Smart House project.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk, J. Harland Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was the program evaluator of the engineering programs for the ABET/EAC at Texas A&M University Qatar at Doha, Qatar. Dr. Farouk also visited the Engineering College at Qatar University and presented a seminar on his current research.
Miriam Giguere, director of the dance program, AWCoMAD, authored the chapter “Learning from the Masters—Lessons from the Humphrey-Limon Tradition” in the Limon Centennial Collection published by the Congress on Research in Dance.
Kristen Hayduk, Martha Palacio, and Jamie Thomson, graduate students, The iSchool, CoIST, attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.
Dr. Marla J. Gold
dean, SPH, was recently appointed to the City of Philadelphia’s Board of Health by Mayor Michael Nutter. As a member of the Board of Health, Dr. Gold will help formulate policy for the city’s Department of Public Health. Her research focus is on HIV/AIDS, with particular interest in the design of health care delivery systems, treatment protocols and epidemiology.
professor of screenwriting and playwriting, AWCoMAD, wrote a play, Something Intangible, scheduled for production at the Arden Theatre this spring. The play received the Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award and was one of four nationwide nominated for the Irving and Blanche Laurie Award. His play According to Goldman received numerous local Tony award nominations in Florida and Dallas, and was recently published by Dramatists Play Service. Pollack’s original screenplay The Most Wonderful Time of the Year was purchased for a film starring Henry Winkler, to be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel during the holiday season this year. His spec script Middle Aged White Guys was optioned by Echo Lake Productions in Los Angeles.
Margaret M. Harkins
clinical assistant professor of nursing, presented “Care of the Dying Patient” at the Advance Nursing Job Fair at Temple University.
Dr. Betty Hartzell
assistant director of art therapy education, presented “Educating the Student Art Therapist in Supervision Using Communication of the Process via Art Making and Response Writing” and “Teaching Aspects of Jungian Psychology through the Focus of the Mandala,” at the Education in Art Therapy Conference in Krakow, Poland.
professor of visual art, AWCoMAD, has a painting, “Antenna Man,” on display in “The Green Exhibition” in Philadelphia’s City Hall through January 23.
program director of the Music Industry Program, AWCoMAD, moderated the panel, “Music Libraries and Digital Distribution of Music,” at The Composer Expo in New York.
Dr. Vicki Lachman
clinical associate professor of nursing, published “Making Ethical Choices: Weighing Obligations and Virtues” in Nursing; “Whistleblowing: Role of Organizational Culture in Prevention and Management” in the Medical Surgical Nursing Journal; and “Personality Disorders in the Workplace: Identification and Intervention Strategies” at the Nursing Management Congress in Las Vegas.
Dr. Alan Lawley
emeritus professor of materials science and engineering, is co-author of a paper, “Development of a Dual-Phase Precipitation-Hardening PM Stainless Steel,” named Outstanding Technical Paper at the World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, held in Washington, D.C. The paper was selected from more than 300 technical presentations.
Dr. Bradley Layton
Dr. Bradley Layton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his research group had their paper, “Pure Gene-ious: A Marine Bacterium’s Collagen-producing Abilities Could Be the Result of Prehistoric Gene Swapping,” featured on the cover of the Journal of Molecular Evolution.
assistant professor of hospitality management, served as a judge for the “10th Annual Stars of the Industry,” which recognizes and honors the “Best of the Best” hotels, STAR employees and hotel programs. The event was hosted in Philadelphia by the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
graduate student in BIOMED, received a Susan G. Komen for the Cure American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar Award for $1,200 for her paper, “Protein Expression Comparison and Physiological Profiling of Matched Pairs DCIS/Normal and Invasive/Normal Primary Epithelial Cells.” Minkeu will present her paper at the 3lst Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio,Tex.
professor of photography, AWCoMAD, recently photographed actress Anne Hathaway for Newsweek magazine. She also gave a presentation about her work at the Pratt Institute for Professional Women Photographers (PWP).
Dr. Vanessa Morris
assistant teaching professor, CoIST, is scheduled to speak at the Westchester, N.Y. Library System’s third annual outreach series, “Engaging All Kinds of Readers.” Her presentation, “Reading as a Social Capital: How We Use Text to Engage in the World,” will examine the content and meaning of traditional literacy.
Dr. Margo Orlin
associate professor of nursing, and graduate student Oluwabumni Oladeji published “Comparison of the Two-step and Midgait Methods of Plantar Pressure Measurement in Children” in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
and Kris Behler, graduate students, and Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, published “Laser-induced Light Emission from Carbon Nanoparticles” in the Journal of Applied Physics. Dr. Gogotsi and Mickael Havel, former postdoctoral research associate in materials science and engineering, and Kris Behler, graduate student in mechanical engineering, received first prize in the Problem Solving Category for their poster “Nanoparticle Self-assembly Enabling a New Generation of Coatings” at the Materials Science and Technology 2008 Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh.
and Danny C. Pan, graduate students in physics, presented the posters “X-ray Emitting Galaxies in the SDSS” and “Cosmic Void Ellipticity in SDSS” at the international symposium “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: From Asteroids to Cosmology” in Chicago.
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor, The iSchool, CoIST, was elected chair of the Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group of the American Library Association for the term 2008-09. Dr. Park also accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Library Metadata, published by Haworth Press.
doctoral student in materials science and engineering, is among 18 artists from eight countries selected to participate in the International Festival for NanoArt in Stuttgart.
Dr. Constance Perry
associate professor of nursing, had her review of “Reprogenetics: Law, Policy and Ethical Issues” published in Metapsychology Online.
professor of visual art, AWCoMAD, has a solo exhibition, “Circling West,” at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through December 13. Pollack’s paintings are also featured in “Levity” at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts through November 16.
Dr. David Raizman
professor of art history, AWCoMAD, was among a group of international scholars invited to participate at the “Design: History and Identity, Second International Conference on Historical Studies in Design” in Venice. Dr. Raizman presented a lecture, “The Design History Survey: Finding a Common Ground in an Age of the Marginal,” which dealt with the concept and role of survey texts in the broader field of the history of design.
assistant professor of visual studies, AWCoMAD, was featured in “Variables,” a summer residency at vertexList in Brooklyn, New York.
graduate student, and Dr. Caroline Schauer, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, received an honorable mention in the photography category of the Sixth Annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for their electron micrograph, “Squid Suckers: The Little Monsters That Feed the Beast.” The competition is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Jonathan Spanier
associate professor of materials science and engineering, presented an invited lecture, “Raman Scattering Involving Individual Single and Multi-component Semiconductor Nanowires,” at the 2008 fall meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), held at the Warsaw University of Technology as part of a symposium to honor the 80th anniversary of the discovery by Nobel laureate C. V. Raman of the effect that bears his name.
graduate student, Dr. Alexander Fridman, John A. Nyheim Chair Professor, Dr. Alexander Gutsol, former research professor (currently with Chevron), Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. Gary Friedman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, published a paper, “Nanoscale Corona Discharge in Liquids Enabling Nanosecond Optical Emission Spectroscopy,” in the international edition of Angewandte Chemie. The paper was selected as a VIP (very important paper), a designation given to only five percent of all manuscripts submitted to this journal.
Dr. Alan Soble
adjunct associate professor of English and philosophy, had the fifth edition of his book The Philosophy of Sex published by Rowman and Littlefield, and the second edition of his book, The Philosophy of Sex and Love, published by Paragon House.
Dr. Wei Sun
Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, presented “Bioprinting of Micro-liver Organ for Drug Metabolism Study” at the 19th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin. He also chaired a session, “Material Process,” at the symposium.
Dr. Douglas Turco
associate professor of sport management, presented two research papers at the 16th European Association for Sport Management Conference in Heidelberg: “2007 Cricket World Cup Sport Tourists: The Caribbean Experience” and “Sport Tourist Profiles at the 2007 FISU Universiade Bangkok.”
and Sam Kennerly, graduate students in physics, accompanied by Dr. Roberto Ramos, assistant professor of physics, presented “Modeling Three- and Four- Coupled Phase Qubits,” at the 2008 International Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) in Chicago. Thrailkill and Kennerly received travel awards from the ASC and Drexel. Dr. Ramos was a technical editor for the conference proceedings.
professor of digital media, AWCoMAD, and his wife were featured on ArtBlog for a piece on the contemporary art scene in China.
Dr. Douglas Turco
associate professor of sport management, co-chaired the International Sport Business Research Symposium in Beijing, China.
Dr. Michael Vogeley
associate professor of physics, was invited to speak at the third annual KIAS (Korea Institute for Advanced Study) workshop on Cosmology and Structure Formation in Seoul and the 2008 International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics in Gyung-Ju, Korea.
instructor of music publishing, AWCoMAD, was interviewed about his record label, Jade Tree, the record business and his personal life for the recently released book, Punk Rock Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy, published by Lexington Books. Walters, Biff Kennedy and Marcy Rauer Wagman, professors of music industry, AWCoMAD, participated as panelists at the annual Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) Conference at Albright College. They spoke about new entertainment legal agreements, artist management and music publishing.
Dr. Ulrike Wegst
assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues received the Werner-Koster Award for 2007 for their paper, “Materials for Violin Bows.” This award is presented every year by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM) for the best paper published in the International Journal of Materials Research. The award was presented at the conference dinner during the Materials Science and Engineering Congress in Nürnberg.
Dr. Yen Wei
Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry and director of the Drexel Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, presented an invited paper, co-authored with Dr. Peter Lelkes, professor in BIOMED, “Electrically Conductive Materials for Enhanced Cardiac-Specific Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells via Electrical Stimulation,” at the International Union of Materials Research Society (IUMRS) Conference in Sichuan. He also delivered an invited seminar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, “Nanoporous and Electroactive Materials Platforms for Bioscience and Biotechnology,” as well as two invited lectures, “Nanostructured Materials for Biomedical and Stem Cell Tissue Engineering,” at the International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry in Hefei, China, and at the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) sponsored 42nd World Polymer Congress in Taipei. Dr. Wei was honored with the Honorary Chair Professor of Materials Science at National I-Lan University in Taiwan and was guest professor of chemistry at Xiamen University and at Beijing Institute of Graphic Communications.
director, and Dr. Troy Regis, teacher education and research developer, Math Forum@ Drexel, were invited to the first-ever West Chester Math and Technology Conference. Weimer was the keynote speaker and gave the opening plenary for the conference. Dr. Regis provided two sessions related to the Math Forum Problems of the Week in the computer lab. The conference was attended by teachers who came from as far away as Ohio.