Saint Louis University

ANNIE SMART, PH.D. (French) delivered a paper, "Eat Local! Towards an Ecocritical Reading of George Sand" at the 38th annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium in Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 11-14).

KATHLEEN LLEWELLYN, PH.D. (French), presented a paper, "Beauty School: Lessons on Female Beauty in Early Modern French Religious Discourse" at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio (Oct. 25-28).

CLAUDIA KARAGOZ, PH.D. (French) presented a paper entitled "Timely Anachronisms? A Reading of Elsa Morante's Critical Texts" at the Davy Carozza International Conference "Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts," Oct. 25-27 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. This international conference was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth Italian writer Elsa Morante.

SYDNEY NORTON, PH.D. (German) delivered a paper, "Giving Birth to Modernism: Paula Modersohn-Becker's Children and Nude Self-portraits," at the German Studies Association Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. (Oct. 4-7). She presented a version of this paper as a gallery talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum in late September.

TIM RANDOLPH, PH.D. (Clinical Laboratory Science) submitted an invention disclosure titled "A Simple and Inexpensive Quantitative Method to Measure Hbf In Blood" to the Office of Technology Management.

RITA HEUERTZ, PH.D. (Clinical Laboratory Science) submitted an invited chapter review to Elsevier for the Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (5th edition) and submitted an invited manuscript review to the FASEB Journal. She also is co-investigator, along with UTHAYASHANKER EZEKIEL, PH.D. (Clinical Laboratory Science) and principal investigator EDWARD WEISS, PH.D. (Nutrition and Dietetics), on a grant submission to the President's Research Fund titled "Improvements in Insulin Sensitivity with Calorie Restriction, Exercise or Both: Potential Involvement of Incretin Hormones and Systemic Inflammation."

DEBRA RYBSKI (Occupational Therapy), in conjunction with her community partner St. Louis Transitional Hope House Child Development Center, was awarded the St. Louis Variety Stellar Performance Award for Behavioral Health and Counseling at the St. Louis Variety's Children's Summit on Nov. 13.

CAROLE BASKIN, DVM (Institute for Biosecurity) wrote a chapter for the Systems Biology Issue of Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology titled "The Role and Contributions of Systems Biology to the Non-Human Primate Model of Influenza Pathogenesis and Vaccinology." The book will be coming out in print in late November and will be out in hardcover in December.

JIN HUANGM, PH.D. (Social Work) presented a paper, "Asset Poverty and Happiness in Urban China" at the conference of Lifelong Asset Building: Strategies and Innovations in Asia, on November 16-18, 2012, at Peking University, Beijing, China.

JULIE BIRKENMAIER, PH.D. (Social Work), JAMI CURLEY, PH.D. (Social Work) and PATRICK KELLY (Allied Health) authored a paper, "Credit Building and IDA Programs: Early Results of a Longitudinal Study" that was published in Research on Social Work Practice. This paper was presented at the 58th annual Program Meeting of CSWE in Washington D.C. Birkenmaier and Curley also presented a poster presentation on the topic at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 34th Fall Research Conference in Baltimore, Md., and at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Washington D.C.

Curley was an invited panelist for "Recovering From Disaster: Social and Psychological Dimensions of Rebuilding," at the Sustainability Disaster Recovery Conference in St. Louis, Mo.

Birkenmaier presented on social work and economic empowerment at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Washington D.C.

ROBERT COLE, PH.D. (Education) presented findings from his study, "Looking to The Future: A Delphi Study Forecasting the Use of Social Technology Tools and Applications in Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning Over the Next Five Years" at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Focus on Teaching and Technology Regional Conference.

MONICA MATTHIEU, PH.D. (Social Work) had a manuscript accepted for publication in Mental Health and Substance Use titled "Gatekeeper Training Outcomes: Enhancing the Capacity of Staff in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs to Prevent Suicide in a High-Risk Population."

ALEX CUENCA, PH.D. (Education) co-authored an article, "Conceptualizing the Roles of Mentor Teachers During Student Teaching," which appeared in the winter issue of Action in Teacher Education.

NIKKI MURDICK, PH.D. (Education) was appointed as chair of the Scholarship and Awards committee of the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

JENNIFER BUEHLER, PH.D. (Education) was part of a panel presentation, "Inspiring Readers with the Newest Young Adult Literature Award Winners"; was a roundtable discussion leader on "Eight Great American YA Novelists"; was part of a panel presentation on "Five Books, Five Discussions: 2012 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Finalists" for the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

SUSAN TEBB, PH.D. (Social Work) presented peer-reviewed article, "Integrative MindBody Approaches for Older Adults and Families Dealing with Substance Use," and co-authored an article, "The Caregiver Well-Being Scale: Developing a Short-Form Rapid Assessment Instrument," that was published in Health and Social Work.

TAKAKO NOMI, PH.D. (Education) presented research at the following meetings:

"Impact of Curricular Reform on Course-taking, Classroom Composition, and Achievement: A Multi-site Regression Discontinuity Design" at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore, Md.

"Doubling up Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment" at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore Mass. This article is also featured in Education Next.

"Prognostic Score-Based Difference-in-Differences Strategy for Education Policy Evaluation" at the Quantitative Methods in Education, Health, and Social Sciences Workshop at the University of Chicago.

Takako also co-authored "'Double-dose' English as a Strategy for Improving Adolescent Literacy: Total Effect and Mediated Effect Through Classroom Peer Ability Change," and "Online and Face-to Face Credit Recovery in Algebra 1 for At-Risk Ninth Graders- Second Year Results," which were accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference.

SUSAN EVERSON, PH.D. (Education) is facilitating the work of the Kansas Commission on Teaching II, a commission appointed by Kansas' chief state school officer. The commission members represent stakeholders groups in education from across the state and will develop a response to the waiver requirements Kansas received from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the inclusion of student performance measures in the evaluation of all certified educators in Kansas schools.

CYNTHIA LEROUGE, PH.D. (Health Management and Policy) presented the following papers and projects:

  • Referred Conference Poster: "Baby Boomers Preferences for Phone-Base mHealth", 2012 American Medical Informatics Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2012, C. LeRouge, C. VanSlyke and K. Daniel
  • Referred Conference Poster: "Evoking Consumer Confidence in Health Web Site Design", 2012 American Medical Informatics Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2012, C. LeRouge, A. Tuma, D. Tao, J. Smith, and G. DeLeo
  • Referred Conference Poster: "Patient Centered Design: A Field Quasi-Experiment for CADA", 2012 American Medical Informatics Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2012, M. Ma, C. LeRouge, G. DeLeo, N. Wickramasinghe, S. Campbell and J. Flaherty
  • Referred Conference Poster: "Successful Project Initiation in Health Services: Case Studies of Three TeleStroke Implementations", 2012 American Medical Informatics Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2012, D. Arango, A. Tuma, C. LeRouge, and B. Tulu
  • Referred Conference Poster: "Barriers and Advancements to Utilizing Telehealth to Aid Health Reform Goals", 2012 American Medical Informatics Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2012, C. LeRouge and K. Daniel
  • Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute (NZTI) Extension of Health Care Outcomes (ECHO) Program for TeleHepatology Grant, funded by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated - Hep-C Circle of Care Grants Program, grant awarded October 2012. LeRouge's role is subcontract evaluator. Total award of $150,000.
  • Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability Grant; grant of $85,000 awarded October 2012