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assistant professor and program director of the Entry Level Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program, Nancy Laureano, Hahnemann ’97 and adjunct instructor, Colleen Maguire, instructor, Mary Greenwood, instructor, and Gretchen Fox, assistant professor held a workshop on “Reflection Exercises to Teach Students to Recognize and Respect Issues of Cultural Diversity” at the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) annual Education Conference held in Miami in November. Auth and Geraldine Buck, assistant professor and director of the Advanced Physician Assistant Program, presented the poster “Computer Conferencing for a Collaborative Learning in a Research and Methods
Dr. Chaomei Chen,
associate professor, IST, received the IST/ASIST Citation Analysis Research Grant for the project “Tracing the Transfer of Knowledge.”
Dr. Mun Choi,
department head of mechanical engineering and mechanics, received a four-year, $849,000 NASA grant for the project “Experiment and Modeling of Sooting and Radiation Effects in Microgravity Droplet Combustion.”
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk,
professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, presented the paper “Numerical modeling of an Electrostatically Driven Liquid Meniscus in the Cone-jet Mode” at the annual fall technical meeting of the Fiber Society, held in Natick, Mass. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Frank Ko, professor of materials engineering, and Fang Yan, mechanical engineering and mechanics Ph.D. candidate. Farouk also served on the ABET EAC team that evaluated engineering programs at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., in October.
Dr. Anthony Curatola,
Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting, and colleagues, published “An Experimental Investigation of Alternative Going-concern Reporting Formats: A Canadian Experience,” with Asikan Anandarajan and Chantal Viger in the Fall 2002 issue of Canadian Accounting Perspectives.
assistant professor, Physician Assistant Program, was appointed to the American Association of Physician Assistant Programs (AAPA) Education Council for a three-year term.
Drs. Elizabeth M. Gardner,
assistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, and Donna Murasko, professor of bioscience and biotechnology and interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, published “Age-related Changes in Type 1 and Type 2 Cytokine Production in Humans” in Biotechnology, 3:271-290 (2002).
associate professor and director of Graduate Art Therapy Education, presented “Modern Psychoanalysis and Art Therapy: Imagery as a Countertransference Response” at the 2002 American Art Therapy Association conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Marla Gold,
ean, School of Public Health, participated in the “Visions of Hope” breast cancer exhibit, hosted by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in conjunction with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and held in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, October 8.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Greenhaus,
William A. Mackie Professor of Management, presented “Toward a Theory of Work-Family Enrichment” at the Cornell Careers Institute of Cornell University. Greenhaus and a colleague published “Toward Reducing Some Critical Gaps in Work-Family Research” in the winter 2002 issue of Human Resource Management Review.
ssociate professor of creative arts therapy, Gayle Gates assistant professor of creative arts therapy, and Katie Hartley-Opher, adjunct professor of creative arts therapy, were invited presenters at the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership 2002 Conference, “Celebrating the Arts and the Child with Special Needs.”
Dr. Kirk Heilbrun,
professor and psychology department head, published two books during the 2001-02 academic year: Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press; and (with colleagues) Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook. New York: Oxford University Press.
Drs. Nira Herrmann,
professor and mathematics department head, and Jeffrey Popyack, associate professor of computer science, presented the paper “Pen-Based Electronic Grading of Online Student Submissions” at the Syllabus Fall 2002 Conference, held in Boston in November.
MD-MPH student, received a student award from the American Public Health Association for her project “Depressive Symptoms Among Inner City Pregnant Women.” It was one of only four student awards presented.
Dr. Moshe Kam,
Robert G. Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received a two-year U.S. Department of Justice grant for the project Proficiency Testing and Procedure Validation for Forensic Document Verification.
Dr. Frank Ko,
professor of materials engineering and director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center, chaired the committee for TEXCOMP 6, an international conference on textile composites hosted by Drexel in September.
Drs. Sam Kurokawa
and Malika Richards, assistant professors of management, received the best paper honor for “Global R&D Activities of Japanese MNCs in the United States: From Information Flow and Knowledge Management Perspectives” at the Association of Japanese Business Studies Conference, held in St. Louis.
Dr. Cato Laurencin,
Helen I Moorehead Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and clinical professor and vice chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Drexel University College of Medicine, received the 2002 William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at its conference, held in Indianapolis in November.
Dr. Christopher Li,
assistant professor of materials engineering, presented “Structure and Morphology of Nylon 6.6,” “Rubber-Induced Molecular Reorientation on an Alignment Surface of an Aromatic Polyimide,” “Containing Cyanobiphenyl Side Chains,” and “Chirality Effects on the Morphology and Structure of Synthetic Chiral Main-chain Liquid Crystal Polyester,” at the National American Physical Society Meeting in Indianapolis.
Drs. David Miller,
associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Howard Pearlman, associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, and Nicholas Cernansky, Hess Chair Professor of Combustion, received a three-year, $498,600 grant from NASA for the project “High-Pressure Cool Flames and Auto-Ignition at Microgravity.”
Dr. V.K. Narayanan,
Stubbs Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, developed a knowledge management award to complete his Fulbright assignment in Portugal in June. He also presented “Invention and Navigation as Alternate Metaphors of the Future,” at the Conference on Strategic Foresight held at Strathclyde Graduate School of Business in Glasgow, Scotland; “Rescherian and Pragmatist Perspectives on Knowledge Management,” at the Conference on Critical Studies held at Cambridge University; and “Evolution of Casual Maps: A Longitudinal Analysis,” at the Academy of Management Meetings in Denver.
Dr. Edward Nelling,
associate professor of finance, and a colleague, published “The Effect of Poison Pill Securities on Shareholder Wealth in Real Estate Investment Trusts,” in the August 2002 issue of Real Estate Finance.
associate professor and director of Music Therapy Education, Caryn Widrick, music therapy student and Joanne Loewy, music therapy adjunct faculty, delivered presentations at the American Music Therapy Association annual conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Ana Nuñez,
assistant professor, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, presented “The Role of Hormones in Peri-and Post Menopausal Women” at the Menopause/Andropause seminar held in October at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Dr. Paul Oh,
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, served on the technical committee for the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and chaired the Visual-Survoing session for the conference, held recently in Lausanne, Switzerland. He presented the paper “Motion Tracking and Object Recognition” at the 2002 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology held in Las Vegas, and conducted a research seminar on “Biologically Inspired Visually Survoed Robots” at the University of California Robotics Lab. Last summer, Oh served as a faculty fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and worked on computer vision solutions that autonomously land spacecraft on meteors and aerial robots on buildings.
Dr. Neal Pratt,
ehabilitation sciences professor emeritus, received an honorary membership award from the American Society of Hand Therapists. The award is presented to nonmembers for contributions to the society and the field of hand rehabilitation.
Dr. Vassilis Prevelakis,
assistant professor of computer science, received a five-year $367,393 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his project “The Home Area Networking Gateway Architecture (HANGAR).”
Dr. David Raizman,
visual studies professor and CoMAD associate dean, was a presenter at a symposium at the Meadows Museum of Art, Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom,
professor of marketing and Rauth Chair Professor in Electronic Commerce, presented “What We’ve Learned about B2C E-Commerce: A Multi-Channel Perspective” at The European Institute of Retailing and Services Science in Heidelberg, Germany.
Dr. Dan Rukstalis,
associate professor of surgery control, presented “Androgen Deficiency in Men” at the Menopause/Andropause seminar held in October at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Dr. Kevin Scoles,
associate professor and assistant department head of electrical and computer engineering, presented the paper “Web-based Course Evaluation: Comparing the Experience at Two Universities,” co-authored with colleagues, at the Frontiers in Education Conference in Boston.
Dr. Katherine Sherif,
assistant professor of internal medicine and clinical director of the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health, presented “Hormone Replacement Therapy: Cardiovascular Controversies” at the Menopause/Andropause seminar held in October at Hahnemann University Hospital. She presented “The Link Between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease” at the Polycystic Syndrome Conference in New Jersey.
Dr. Rosina Weber,
assistant professor of IST, was named to the editorial advisory board of the International Journal on Knowledge Based Intelligent Engineering Systems.
Dr. Claire Welty,
associate professor of environmental engineering, was conference technical program chair at the AWRA 2002 Annual Water Resources Conference Preliminary Program, held in Philadelphia in November.