June 01, 2012

Professional Notes: May 2012

TIM RANDOLPH, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) was inducted into the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Alumni Hall of Fame. He delivered the following presentations:
  • "The Mode of Action of Chemotherapeutic and Modern Anti-leukemic Drugs." ASCLS-IL Spring Meeting. Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Peoria, Ill.
  • "Initiatives: What ASCLS is Doing for You! ASCLS-IL Spring Meeting." Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Peoria, Ill.
  • "CML: The Disease and Its Treatment. MoCLS Spring Meeting." Millenium Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis.
  • "Comparison of Thalassemias and Hemoglobinopathies." MoCLS Spring Meeting. Millenium Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis.
  • "Laboratory Personnel Licensure in Missouri. MoCLS Spring Meeting." Millenium Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis.
  • "Molecular Biology of Anemias of Iron Metabolism." ASCLS-NE Spring Meeting. La Vista Conference Center, Omaha, Neb.
  • "Molecular Biology of Important Hematologic Mutations." ASCLS-NE Spring Meeting. La Vista Conference Center, Omaha, Neb.

DONNA DUBERG (clinical laboratory science) presented "Introduction to Ethics Across the Clinical Laboratory Science Curriculum" at the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 18.

RITA HEUERTZ, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) presented "Biofilm Identification, Treatment and Case Studies" at the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference, Millenium Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis. She also received the Clinical Laboratory Member of the Year Award from the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science at its Annual Conference in St. Louis on Thursday, April 19. This award recognizes a member who has contributed significantly to the field of clinical laboratory science and to Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science and who has, by outstanding example, inspired others over their time as an active member in the organization.

UTHAYASHANKER EZEKIEL, PH.D. (clinical laboratory science) presented "Antimicrobial Therapy: Back to the Future" at the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference, Millenium Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis. He was also inducted as a faculty member of Sigma Xi during the Sigma Xi Research Symposium on Tuesday April, 3.

MONA HEBERT (clinical laboratory science) Instructor in clinical laboratory science was honored as a ten year member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science at the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference in St. Louis on April 19.

The following individuals were presented Omicron Sigma awards for their contributions to the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science at its Annual Conference in St. Louis on Thursday, April 19:

  • RITA HEUERTZ, PH.D.
  • DEBORAH BAUDLER
  • KELCI CORTRECT
  • SHARON DUESSEL
  • SARAH SCHUMACHER 
  • ALESE FURNALD

Omicron Sigma is the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science President's Honor Roll for Outstanding Service and provides lasting recognition of those dedicated members who volunteer their personal resources, time and energy to ASCLS. Recognition is at three levels: National, Regional and State.

DOUG RUSH, J.D., PH.D. (education) published "If You Think That Law Schools Teach Students to 'Think Like a Lawyer'... Think Again" in the inaugural issue of the Phoenix Law School's Accord Phoenix Law Review Online, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2011) issued May 2012.

MAMOUN BENMAMOUN, PH.D. (business), ROBERT CROPF, PH.D. (public policy studies) and MORRIS KALLINY, PH.D. (business) co-authored an article in the Multinational Business Review (Vol. 20, No. 1, 2012), titled "The Arab Spring, MNEs and virtual public spheres."

ANASTASIOS KABURAKIS, PH.D. (management), Lindholm, J, and Rodenberg, R. (2012). "British pubs, decoder cards, and the future of intellectual property licensing in the European Union after Murphy." Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 18, Is. 2, 307-322. The Columbia Journal of European Law is ranked No. 1 for EU law journals

IK-WHAN KWON, PH.D. (decision science/ITM) "Health care supply chain management in the United States: New Paradigm for roles of distributors." With Seock-Jin Hong, Ph.D., at Bordeaux School of Management in France. Vol. 2 (2), 2011: pp 73-82. He also presented "Supply Chain Integration and Its Impact on Performance" with Changwon Lee, Ph.D., of Hanyang University, Seoul, at the 5th Annual Symposium and Workshop in Global Supply Chains March 8-10 in Tokyo.

STEFAN BRADLEY, PH.D. (history and African-American studies) received the 2012 Saint Louis University Ernest A. Calloway Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award from the SLU Society of African-American Studies and alumnus Brian Shelton.

Six members of the political science department attended the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 12-15.

  • J. D. BOWEN, PH.D. (political science) presented a paper on "Politics beyond Parties: Non-electoral Modes of Right-wing Political Activism in Latin America" and served as a discussant for a panel on Social Movements in Latin America.
  • NADIA BROWN, PH.D. (political science) delivered a paper on "Gender, Race, and Constituency Communication: An Analysis of Members' Websites."
  • ELLEN CARNAGHAN, PH.D. (political science) gave a paper on "Politics of the Absurd: Humor as a Mobilizing Tool in Russia" and served as a discussant and chair of a panel on Authoritarianism in Post-Soviet Russia.
  • MATTHEW HALL, PH.D. (political science) presented a paper on "The Search for Judicial Independence: Judicial Review of Important Legislative Enactments" and served as a discussant for a panel on "The Legitimacy of Judicial Institutions."
  • AMBER KNIGHT (political science) delivered a paper on "Democratizing Disability Including Citizens with Disabilities in Democratic Deliberations."
  • JASON WINDETT, PH.D. (political science) served as a discussant for a panel on Stereotypes and the Evaluation of Women Candidates.

PETER ZASSENHAUS, PH.D. (molecular microbiology and immunology) has received a two-year award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, titled "Dengue diagnostics using a novel peroxidase chain reaction (PxCR)." Total award $280,872.

RICHARD DiPAOLO, PH.D. (molecular microbiology and immunology) has received a four year award from the American Cancer Society, titled "The regulation of gastric cancer in a model of autoimmune gastritis." Total award $720,000.

HAROLD BUSH, PH.D. (English) gave a lecture at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University in Tokyo on Friday, May 11. Bush's lecture on recent research on brain science in the humanities was titled "Academic Blink: Mindfully Creating the Brain You Want (and Need) for Research and Teaching."

CYNTHIA LeROUGE, PH.D. (health management and policy) recently participated in the 2012 17th annual International Meeting and Exposition of the American Telemedicine Association in San Jose, Calif. At the conference, LeRouge presented the Referred Conference Poster, "Change and Project Management: Critical Success Factor Model for Design and Implementation of a Telemedicine Program." She also participated in a tutorial titled "Human Factors in Telehealth: An Introduction." LeRouge also participated in a panel presentation during the conference titled "Telehealth Project Management: Best Practices for Program Design, Implementation and Sustainability."

SCOTT HAIGHT, M.D., a 2011 graduate of the School of Medicine, recently published his research on associations between medical school performance and medical student personality and mental health. Along with colleagues JOHN CHIBNALL, PH.D. (neurology and psychiatry), DEBRA SCHINDLER, PH.D. (Curricular Affairs) and STUART SLAVIN, M.D. (pediatrics) Haight found that traditional predictors of medical school performance (e.g., MCAT) did not predict noncognitive competence (e.g., humanism, clinical interpersonal skills), whereas personality factors (e.g., empathy, conscientiousness) did. This work has important implications for both medical school selection processes and curricular reform. The paper is available in the journal Academic Medicine, Vol. 87, No. 4, April 2012, pp. 476-485 ('Associations of medical student personality and health/wellness characteristics with their medical school performance across the curriculum').

PATRICIA FREED, ED.D. (nursing) has been appointed to serve as a National League for Nursing ambassador. As an ambassador, Freed will provide information to SLU colleagues about the National League of Nursing's initiatives, grant opportunities, publications, conferences and workshops.

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