March 31, 2012

University Communications

Professional Notes: March 2012

RITA HEUERTZ, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) presented "Bacterial Biofilms: Disease and Laboratory Diagnosis" for the Colorado Association for Continuing Medical Laboratory Education Grand Rounds in Clinical Laboratory Microbiology and Infectious Disease Continuing Education Teleconference on Feb. 22.

DONNA DUBERG, RITA HEUERTZ, PH.D, TIM RANDOLPH, PH.D., and ELIZABETH ZEIBIG, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) presented "Incorporating Professional Values and Intellectual Inquiry Across the Clinical Laboratory Science Curriculum" at the 28th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference in Salt Lake City.

UTHAYASHANKER EZEKIEL, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) co-authored the following paper:

A.M. Foskett, U.R. Ezekiel, J.P. Trzeciakowski, D.C. Zawieja, M. Muthuchamy (2011). Hypoxia and ECM proteins influence angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in mouse embryoid bodies. Frontiers in Vascular Physiology (December 2011)

RITA HEUERTZ, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) published the following papers:

Heuertz R. "Research in the Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum." Clinical Laboratory Science 24(4):4.54-4.60, Fall 2011.

Murphy M., Eliot K., Heuertz R.M., Weiss E.P. "Whole beetroot consumption acutely improves running performance." Journal of the American Dietetics Association 2012. Accepted for publication.

TIM RANDOLPH, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) published the following papers:

Research in Clinical Laboratory Science: Professionals' Involvement. Laudicina R., Fenn J., Freeman V., McCoy C., McLane M.A., Mundt L., Polancic J., Randolph T.R., and Shanahan K. Clinical Laboratory Science. Vol. 24/Number 4, Fall 2011: 235-242.

Research in Clinical Laboratory Science: Professionals' Educational Preparation. Laudicina R., Fenn J., Freeman V., McCoy C., McLane M.A., Mundt L., Polancic J., Randolph T.R. and Shanahan K. Clinical Laboratory Science. Vol. 24/Number 4, Fall 2011: 243-248.

LINDA HOECHST, cytotechnology program director, was invited by the president of the American Society of Cytopathology organization to serve a two-year term for the American Society of Cytopathology. 

REINHARD ANDRESS, PH.D. (German) has published an article on "Tercer espacio" e "hibridación": el caso del escritor argentino-alemán Robert(o) Schopflocher" in Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos 25/70 (2011), a journal published by the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA) in Buenos Aires. 

Also, at a recent meeting of the Associación Latinoamericana de Estudios Germanísticos in Guadalajara, Mexico, Andress gave a paper titled "… heiße ich daher die Emigration gut“: der Fall des Egon Schwarz." The paper was part of a conference plenary session with some 90 attendees that involved the paper as an extended introduction to a reading by Egon Schwarz from both the German version of his autobiography, Unfreiwillige Wanderjahre, and the recently published Spanish translation, Años de vagabundeo forzado.

MARIA ELSY CARDONA, PH.D. (Spanish) presented the paper “Politics as Seen by Nieves: A Woman’s Graphic Journey through Colombia’s Politics” at the 43rd Annual Conference of the North Eastern Modern Language Association held in Rochester, N.Y, March 14-18.

TOBIAS WINRIGHT, PH.D. (theological studies) coedited (with Margaret Pfeil of the University of Notre Dame) Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred: "They Shall Be Called Children of God," College Theology Society Annual Volume 57 (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012).

TERRENCE DEMPSEY, S.J. (Museum of Contemporary Religious Art) delivered the 2012 Loyola Chair Lecture at Fordham University March 27. Dempsey's talk was titled "The Image of the Wounded Body of Christ and the Modern Social Consciousness" and will be repeated April 17 at the Lincoln Center Campus.

Research by EUGENE PINKHASSIK, PH.D. (chemistry) was the featured cover story of Analytical Chemistry.

Kim, Mariya D.; Dergunov, Sergey A.;  Lindner, Ernö and Pinkhassik, Eugene.  Dye-Loaded Porous Nanocapsules Immobilized in a Permeable Polyvinyl Alcohol Matrix: A Versatile Optical Sensor Platform. Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84 (6), pp 2695–2701

ANASTASIOS KABURAKIS, PH.D. (management), published the following:

Kaburakis. A. and Clavio, G. (2012). Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Sport Public Relations. In Stoldt, C., Dittmore, S., and Branvold, S. (eds.) Sport Public Relations. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, ISBN: 978-07-3609-038-4, 299-316

SUSAN HARTMAN (graduate business) published the following article:

Hartman S., and Stankovic C. "Nonprofit Pharmaceutical Research Center." Business Plans Handbook. Vol. 23. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2012. 151-72. Print.

ELLEN HARSHMAN, Ph.D., J.D. (John Cook School of Business) was again this year recognized as one the "Most Influential St. Louisians."

SUSAN TEBB, Ph.D. (social work) presented at the AGHE Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Feb. 24, in Washington, D.C. "Engaging CAM in Gerontology Curriculum," (w/ G. Behrman), peer-reviewed.

KATHRYN POLE, Ph.D. (education) was appointed to the International Reading Association's 2012-2013 8-member Resolutions and Position Statements Committee. As an advocate of excellence in literacy teaching, IRA participates actively in shaping sound public policy in education.

JODY WOOD, Ph.D. (education)


New Standards for Professional Development.  Show Me Professional Development conference.  March 11, 2012.  Three hour pre-conference session - MSDC: Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Mo.


The Changing World of Social Networking and Classroom Communication.  Learningforward-MO March Newsletter. electronic article -

Taking the Wheel on Social Networking: The Time has Come.  Teaching to Lead, March issue.  electronic article in MPEA State Newsletter.

BIPASHA BISWAS, Ph.D. (social work) published:

Taylor, R. D., Biswas, B., & Vaughn, M. G. (2012). Incremental Validity of Stressful Life Experiences in Predicting Psychiatric Comorbidity Among Women in Substance Abuse Treatment. Journal of Social Service Research. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2012.666938

SCOTT SAFRANSKI, PH.D. (management), Kathy Lund-Dean, and Scott Lee (both of Idaho State University) had their paper titled "Beyond accommodation: Avoiding religious expression disputes in the workplace" accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston on Aug. 6-7. Safranski also has been appointed to the Higher Learning Commission's "Peer Review Advisory Group" for a two-year term. This is a group of about eight to ten experienced peer reviewers (accreditation) with the purpose of providing commentary to the Commission on the continued work of peer review and also training to peer reviewers.

JEROME KATZ. PH.D. (management and entrepreneurship) was recently named Small Business Monthly's "Top 100 St. Louisans You Need to Know to Succeed in Business."

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