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assistant director and ACT 101 counselor, Center for Student Academic Resources, and students attended the K. Leroy ACT 101 Student Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, Pa., in April. Students presented a workshop on leadership and its impact on the college community.
Dr. Barry Atticks,
music industry program director, and his band Sol Siden were one of only three groups selected to perform at the National Conference of United Methodist College Students at Albright College in Reading, Pa.
assistant professor and program director of graduate nursing programs, presented a poster on “DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Risk Factors” at the American Association of Nurses Master’s Education Conference.
assistant professor and program director of the advanced physician assistant program, was selected to represent the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in the Coalition for Allied Health Leadership Program, held in Washington D.C.
Dr. Chaomei Chen,
associate professor of IST, was guest editor for “Visualizing Scientific Paradigms,” a special topic issue of Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54 (5). Chen and a colleague also published “The Rising Landscape: A Visual Exploration of Superstring Revolution in Physics” in the same issue.
Dr. Lisa Chiarello,
associate professor of physical therapy, presented “Early Intervention: Family Centered Care and Community Based Practice Ideas” as part of the BYARM Fellowship Lecture Series.
Dr. Mariana Chilton,
assistant professor, School of Public Health, hosted the symposium “Curbing the Adolescent STD Epidemic in Philadelphia” for first-year master’s of public health program students.
Dr. Douglas L. Chute,
professor of neuropsychology, was appointed editor of Neuropsychological Technologies for the Clinical Neuropsychologist.
Dianna C. Dale,
senior associate vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the program “Hiring Consultants: Suggested Practices to Ensure Campus Buy In” at the American College Personnel Association 2003 National Conference. She was also nominated to the Campus Philly Planning Committee to support the “Brain Drain” campaign that encourages Philadelphia college students to remain in the region after graduation.
Dr. Katy Dawley,
assistant professor of nursing, published the article “Perspectives on the Past, View of the Present: Relationship Between Nurse-Midwifery and Nursing in the United States” in The Nursing Clinics of North America, vol. 37 (2002), pp. 747-755.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk,
professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, was a panelist for the Clean Air Council workshop “The Path to a Fuel Cell Economy in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region.”
assistant professor and coordinator of hand and upper quarter rehabilitation programs, and Susan Blackmore, adjunct assistant professor of rehabilitation, were co-chairs of “Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand 2003 with Emphasis on the Wrist,” sponsored by the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation and held in Philadelphia. Fedorczyk presented “Objective Wrist Assessment,” “Wrist Fracture as the First Symptom of Other Health Issues,” “Osteoporosis and Falls Risk,” “Management of Elbow, Wrist and Hand Tendinopathies” and “Upper Quarter Screen.” Blackmore presented the “Wound Care: Assessment Management” workshop. Dr. Neal Pratt, professor emeritus, was honored senior professor at the meeting. He presented cadaver workshops for shoulder, wrist and hand anatomy and “Anatomical and Biomechanical Considerations for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”
Dr. Sharon Foley,
assistant professor of management, and a colleague had the paper “Who Gets More of the Pie? Predictors of Perceived Gender Inequity at Work” accepted for publication in Journal of Business Ethics.
Dr. Julia Glover Hall,
professor of culture and communication, served as criminologist on a team that reached consensus on the report “They’re Coming Back: An Action Plan for the Successful Reintegration of Offenders that Works for Everyone,” which was presented to Philadelphia mayor John Street. Members of the team included Philadelphia’s district attorney Lynne Abraham, police commissioner Sylvester Johnson and representatives from community agencies.
Dr. Yury Gogotsi,
professor of materials science and engineering and affiliated professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, is co-inventor on the Japanese patent “Graphite Polycrystalline Body and Isolation Method for the Same and Application for the Same.” The patent was filed by Toyo Tanso Co. in April 2001, and published in February 2003 in Japanese Kokai Patent Publication No. 2002-308612.
electrical engineering doctoral student, placed second in the best student paper competition at the Sarnoff Symposium for “Challenges of a GS/s All-optical Analog-to-Digital Converter.” The paper was written with Drs. Afshin Daryoush, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Warren Rosen, research professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a colleague.
Dr. Christian Hunold,
assistant professor of political science, presented a paper on the European Commission’s relationship with civil society organizations at the European Consortium for Political Research conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr. Susan Kilham,
professor of bioscience, received $200,000 from the National Science Foundation’s Ecosystems Studies Section for her part of the three-year project “Collaborative Research: Response of Tropical Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function to Amphibian Extinctions.” She was also elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
, assistant director of co-operative education, and Arnie Kohen, Steinbright Career Development Center career counselor, were elected to the board of the Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association.
Drs. Christopher Li,
assistant professor of materials engineering and science; Antonios Zavaliangos, associate professor of materials engineering and science; Karl W. Sohlberg, assistant professor of chemistry; N. John DiNardo, professor of physics and atmospheric sciences; Surya Kalidindi, department chair of materials engineering and science; and Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering and affiliated professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics received a one-year, $99,000 National Science Foundation grant for “Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE): The Drexel Nano Engineering Track.” Li also presented “Liquid Crystal Orientation in a Series of Rod Coil Block Copolymers” and “Tunable Single Crystal Morphology of Nylon 6.6” at the APS meeting in Austin, Texas, in March.
Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen,
professor of English, had her book Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2003.
associate professor and director of Music Therapy Education, was appointed to the Education and Training Advisory Board of the American Music Therapy Association.
Dr. Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood,
assistant professor of French, chaired a session on “Vies en Solo: De la Célibataire à la Célibattante” at the 34th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston. She also presented Petit Inventaire de Célibataires Jeunes, Jolies, Intelligentes: Célibattantes?
Dr. Peter Oelkers,
assistant professor of bioscience, and colleagues published “Posttranscriptional Control of the Expression and Function of acyl-CoA: diacylglyerol acyltransferase-1 in Mouse Adipocytes” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277: 50876-50884.
Drs. Robert Palisamo,
professor and director of the post-professional program in rehabilitation sciences, and Beth L. Teiman, pediatric physical therapy program graduate, published “Effect of Environmental Setting on Mobility Methods of Children with Cerebral Palsy” in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2003, 45: 113-120.
Dr. Steven M. Platek,
assistant professor of psychology, published “How Much Paternal Resemblance Is Enough? Sex Differences in Reaction to Children’s Face But Not in Detection of Resemblance” in Evolution & Human Behavior, 24 (1). Platek also had the following papers accepted for publication: “Left-Hand Advantage for Self-Description: The Impact of Schizotypal Personality Traits” in Schizophrenia Research, and “Contagious Yawning: The Role of Self-Awareness and Mental-State Attribution” in Cognitive Brain Research.
Rosalyn C. Richman,
co-director of the ELAM Program, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, presented “Advancing Women: Navigating to Success” at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and Meharry Medical College’s Women in Science, Dentistry or Medicine at Meharry program in Nashville, Tenn. She gave a presentation on the history of Woman’s Medical College/Medical College of Pennsylvania at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and the ELAM program to the Council of Deans of the American Dental Education Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
Dr. Scott Robertson,
associate professor of IST, presented the paper “A User-Centered Approach to the Design of Electronic Voting Systems” at the annual meeting of the Human-Computer Interaction Consortium in Colorado.
L. J. “Rocky” Rockstraw,
assistant professor of nursing, will present “Accessing Personal Digital Assistants in Healthcare Settings: Making the Transition from Classroom to Bedside” at the Fifth National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories, to be held in June by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Dario Salvucci,
assistant professor of computer science, gave the inaugural talk of the Colloquia Series at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in January. His paper “Simple Cognitive Modeling in a Complex Cognitive Architecture” was accepted for presentation at the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction.
Dr. Aleister Saunders,
assistant professor of bioscience, co-authored the poster “Genetic Analyses of Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Loci on Chromosomes 10 and 9,” which was presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. He also co-authored the manuscript “Results of a High-Resolution Genome Screen of 437 Alzheimer’s Disease Families,” published in Human Molecular Genetics, 12 (1): 23-32.
Dr. Stanley Segall,
professor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented “Contaminants and Food Safety” at the 40th Annual Public Affairs Symposium, “The POWER of Food: Pleasure, Politics and Culture,” held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.
Dr. Arthur Shostak,
professor of sociology, published Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World, which features 47 original essays, including one by Dr. Douglas Porpora, professor of culture and communication. In February, Shostak spoke on “The Future of Philadelphia” to the Philadelphia Committee on Civic Policy, and presented the papers “Private Sociology: Indelicate Narratives-Pro and Con” and “Scenes of Consequence: Moviegoers as Scene Processors” at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in Philadelphia.
Dr. Sid Siegel,
professor of management, was invited to chair a roundtable session at the European Applied Business Research Conference in Venice in June. His proposal “Comprehensive Communications: Bridging Cultural and Communications Barriers Amongst International Students” was accepted for presentation and publication in the refereed conference proceedings. The project is a joint effort with David Stewart, director of the Professional MBA Program; Barbara Hoekje, director of the English Language Center; and Tobie Hoffman, assistant director of University programs at the English Language Center.
Dr. Martha Smith,
auxiliary associate professor and director of distance education for the library and information science curriculum, and Laura Moyer, Hagerty Library IST librarian, presented “Building the Information Commons: Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard 6” at the annual Blackboard Users Conference in Baltimore.
Dr. Il-Yeol Song,
professor, IST, will be a program committee member of the First International Workshop on Decision Systems Engineering, to be held in Austria in June, and for the Fourth International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling Approaches for E-Business, to be held in Chicago in October. He will also serve as industrial program co-chair for the 9th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, to be held in Korea in February 2004.
assistant professor, EMS program, published “Predictors of Success for Allied Health Programs” in the Winter 2003 issue of Domain.
Dr. Michael S. Vogeley,
assistant professor of physics, presented the colloquium “Cosmic Voids and Voids Galaxies” to the Case Western Reserve University Department of Astronomy.
assistant professor, IST, was a panelist for the National Science Foundation’s Information Technology Research “Small” Panel in March.
Dr. Jean Will,
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program director, Rick Fuller, EMS instructor, Peter Cunnius, EMS assistant instructor, and Roy Cox, EMS adjunct faculty member, participated in the EMS Research Forum in Lancaster, Pa. Will was an event organizer and Fuller, Cunnis and Cox served as presenters.
assistant professor of nursing, published the article “Renewal” in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 68.
Ann H. Wilson,
director of campus activities, received the American College of Personnel Association 2003 Outstanding Commuter and Adult Learner Program Award for Drexel’s commuter assistant program.