Greetings from the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State University!
I am pleased to tell you that, as of July 1, 2010, the "College of Science" is now officially "The College of Sciences and Health Professions". In addition, the "Department of Health Sciences" is now the "School of Health Sciences," still in the College.
This change helps CSU better market and promote our numerous health programs (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Speech and Hearing, Medical Physics, Gene Regulation in Health and Disease, and more), especially considering that CSU has defined health as a signature theme. Our new name reflects our prominence in the health disciplines, but also reflects the commitment of our faculty to the collaborative environment in the College.
Five new administrators have assumed important roles in the College: Drs. Richard Rakos and Michael Gates, associate deans, Dr. John Holcomb (Chair, Mathematics), Dr. David Anderson (Chair, Chemistry), and Dr. Kathy McNamara (Chair, Psychology). I am grateful for their willingness to step up and assume these important roles. And I want to once more thank those who served in those roles before them: Drs. Steve Slane, Dave Anderson, Greg Lupton, Michael Gates, and Fred Smith all provided excellent leadership in their roles in the Dean’s Office and as Chairs.
We also welcome Dr. Sailen Barik, Director of the Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease. Dr. Barik has an outstanding record of research, and has already begun to foster collaborations at CSU that will greatly enhance our research efforts. Dr. Mark Penn joins us as Vice Provost for Health Affairs. Dr. Penn will lead the developing partnership between NEOUCOM and CSU, and will also move activities forward for the Center for 21st Century Health Professions.
Yet again, we are looking at an increase in enrollment. As the semester began, we welcomed more than 350 new students to the college; our enrollment has now broken the 3,000 mark, up from 2,677 last year. During this year, we will be exploring a number of initiatives: a strategic plan for research, the implementation of the UTeach program, a proposal for a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, the growth of the NEOUCOM partnership, including a high school pipeline program and pre-med curriculum emphasizing urban health.
I also want to make you aware that I have informed the President and Provost that this will be my last year as Dean. Provost Mearns will initiate a search for a new Dean for the College of Sciences and Health Professions soon so that we can ensure a smooth transition. I’m very grateful to have had this opportunity to serve the College and University. I look forward to a productive year as we move toward new leadership, and to rejoining the faculty thereafter.
Thank you for your continuing efforts on behalf of the College of Sciences and Health Professions and Cleveland State University.
Dean, College of Sciences and Health Professions
The College of Sciences and Health Professions has launched a new web resource to help CSU undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary professional education. The site contains helpful information about CSU courses and programs, professional school admission requirements and more. http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/preprof/. Questions or comments can be directed to Cheryl Laubacher, Pre-Professional Programs Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org , 216.687.9357.
Cleveland State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark A. Penn, M.D., M.B.A. as Special Assistant to the President and Vice Provost for Health Affairs. Dr. Penn will assume responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the partnership between CSU and the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM), and will coordinate the planning and implementation of the activities of CSU's Center for 21st Century Health Professions. Dr. Penn currently serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Associate Dean at NEOUCOM, and will divide his time between the two institutions.
Dr. Penn received his bachelor degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University, a medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Regent University. Previously, Dr. Penn was in private practice, and since 1988 he has been involved in undergraduate medical and graduate medical education associated with NEOUCOM and Summa Health System. He was the recipient of the 2001 Leibelt-Wheeler Award for Faculty Excellence at NEOUCOM and is recognized as a Master Teacher. He was named the 2003 Family Physician of the Year at Summa. In 2007, he was named an American Council on Education (ACE) Bishop Fellow for the 2007-08 academic year.
Upcoming Alumni Events
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News You Can Use
The department welcomes Dr. Sailen Barik as a Professor in the department and new director of the Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD). Dr. Barik is a world renowned expert in host-pathogen interaction, particularly in relation to inflammation and infection of the heart and the lungs. His expertise spans classical biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology. A recent breakthrough is the intranasal delivery of RNA interference, which forms the basis of one of the first antiviral clinical trials of this technology. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the American Heart Association, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has published over 100 highly cited articles.
Funding and Research
Dr. Barsan Mazumder won a $1.8M NIH RO1 grant over 5 years to study "Translational Silencing in Monocytes: Role of L13a". His proposal was in the top 8th percentile for these major, nationally competitive grants. The research focuses on how inflammation is controlled to effectively combat pathogens without destroying the body's own tissue.
Dr. Anton Komar and collaborators from the University of Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen, both Germany, were award $900,000 for "Structure of nascent peptides and kinetic control of co-translational folding on the ribosome" from the very competitive Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP; http://www.bitlifesciences.com/pepcon2011/fullprogram.asp#1). Only 3% of applications were funded; Dr. Komar’s proposal was ranked 7th.
Other BGES faculty were also awarded research funding for a variety of projects. These include Dr. Robert Krebs for "Protecting Mussel Habitat on Lake Erie's Coast: Near Shore" from the Ohio Lake Erie Commission; Dr. Crystal Weyman for "Molecular Regulation of Skeletal Myoblast Apoptosis" (muscle cell differentiation and death); Dr. Valentin Boerner for "Functional Analysis of the Synaptonemal Complex" (chromosome structures during replication) from NIH; Dr. Girish Shukla for "U12-Dependent Spliceosomal snRNAs " from NSF, and for “Splicing Interference (SPLICEi) by Small Nuclear RNAs in Breast Cancer” from DOD; Dr. Fasong Yuan for “Late Holocene climate variability from eolian lake sediments in relict San Luis Lakes” from NSF; and Dr. Mike Walton and a team of local researchers and governmental groups for an ULTRA-EX (urban long-term research area-exploratory) from NSF. If successful in future rounds, the ULTRA-EX could lead to establishing a major, long-term facility for urban ecology in Cleveland.
Many faculty members mentored undergraduate research projects as part of a program funded by the Provost's office and supplemented in some cases by NIH American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The undergrad students spent their summer in research labs and outdoor projects ranging from counting beetles and bees at abandoned urban properties to characterizing proteins helping the parasites that cause sleeping sickness protect themselves from the immune system. For example, Dr. Crystal Weyman mentored Alex Kariotakis, a McNair Fellow in Crystal Weyman's lab investigating the role of the muscle regulatory transcription factor MyoD in the regulation of gene translation. Specifically, he examined the phosphorylation of the protein 4E-BP in the presence and absence of MyoD. Phosphorylation changes the level of activity. Dr. Bibo Li hosted several students studying various aspects of Trypanosome parasite's ability to elude the human immune system and cause disease. The students included Palak Patel, a sophomore, who studied Functions of the T. brucei telomerase RNA component; Jonathan Antenucci, a senior, who studied Molecular details of the interaction between human RAP1 and TRF2 proteins; Emiliya Akhumian, a CSU honors student, who studied Targeting human RAP1 to telomere through a TTAGGG-repeat-binding myb motif; Brandon Smith, a senior, who studied the Characterization of the interaction between T. brucei RAP1 and TRF proteins; and Fan Wu, a sophomore, who studied Molecular details of the interaction between human RAP1 and TRF2 proteins.
Research from the laboratory of Dr. Barsanjit Mazumder was selected for a talk in the International meeting organized by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Sep 13-17, 2010). This is the largest international meeting in the field. Dr. Sailen Barik will present from a collaborative project between his laboratory and the laboratory of Dr. Barsanjit Mazumder. These presentations increase the visibility of CSU in the International Community of Science.
Two members of Dr. Komar’s lab, doctoral student Sujata Jha and research assistant Amber A. Bentley, to give talks last April at the 5th Midwest Conference on Protein Folding, Assembly and Molecular Motions. University of Notre Dame (http://www.nd.edu/~mwfold/MWFold.2010.program.pdf).
Dr. Girish Shulka has been invited to present his work on RNA splicing and cancer at an Indo-Italian Workshop in New Delhi, India in the Fall. Dr. Anton Komar has been invited to speak at the 4th Annual Protein and Peptide Conference PepCon-2011 to be held in Beijing, China next March. The theme is “New Leaders in Protein and Peptide Science”.
Dr. Don Lindmark’s invited lecture at the International Society of Protistologists in Canterbury, UK , in July was entitled 'Trichomonas and Giardia: Carbohydrate Catabolism with little or no Oxygen'. He also was selected to present a 'Lifetime Achievement Award in Protistology' to Professor David Lloyd, Cardiff University. Last December he gave an invited talk at Lehman College, NY, on 'Mitochondria, Hydrogenosomes and Mitosome and their Relationships'.
Kaloyan Ivanov, a BGES predoctoral student, was invited to lecture on ants as part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) Curator's Forum, stepping in when his mentor and BGES adjunct professor, Dr. Joe Keiper resigned to lead the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Kal is recognized as the Ohio authority on ants. The series included several other CMNH curators and BGES adjunct professors, including Drs. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Joe Hannibal and Andy Jones.
Dr. Crystal Weyman was honored with a Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Dr. Barbara Modney was honored with a Distinguished Faculty Award for Service at this year’s academic convocation.
At its May ceremony, BGES recognized its top graduating seniors of the past year. Megan McGervey and Claire Stansbury were presented with Doretta C. Thielker Awards for high achievement in Biology. Both expect to work in the health professions. Max Koran, Ken Safranek, and LeeAnn Westfall were presented with Tarun K. Mal Awards in Environmental Science. All three are continuing their education at CSU. An honorary Thomas L. Lewis award for achievement in Geology was presented to Charles Truett and accepted by his widow, Dorothy. Charlie, a retired banker, was an enthusiastic and high-achieving Project 60 student, who helped tutor many of our students as he studied a subject he loved, before his untimely death.
Arindam Chaudhury, BGES, Ph.D. ‘10, was honored with the 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. He identified a novel regulatory pathway affecting cell fate with implications for understanding cancer and embryonic development. The LRI judges were particularly impressed with the potential impact of the findings.
Dana Frank, a doctoral student working with Dr. Christine Moravec (CSU PhD ‘88) at the Cleveland Clinic, received an award for the best student presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, held in San Diego in March. Dana is exploring the use of biofeedback to remodel and improve failing heart muscle.
Dr. Valentin Gogonea was an investigator on the research team headed by the Cleveland Clinic that was awarded $9.2 million to continue study of the role of inflammation in heart disease. The 5-year sub-award for Dr. Gogonea was $526,161. Follow the link below to the press release:
Dr. Xue-Long Sun was invited as an Editorial Board Member of an International journal called The Journal of Glycomics and Lipidomics, which focuses on structures and functions of bioactive carbohydrates and lipids.
Dr. Mekki Bayachou and graduate student Jennifer Williams have been recently recognized on the national stage. Dr. Bayachou was recently appointed to the editorial board of the American Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Jennifer Williams has been awarded the "Women Chemists of Color Travel Award" from the American Chemical Society to travel to the national ACS meeting this August. Jennifer is also the President of the Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Club.
Dr. Xue-Long Sun was awarded a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Health, NBLHI for $1,248,600. Dr. Sun’s research is on the Recombinant and Chemo-/Bio-Orthogonal Synthesis of Liposomal Thrombomodulin.
On August 30, 2010, the Chemistry Department of Cleveland State University opened the doors of its new freshman chemistry teaching laboratories. The result of a $750,000 grant from the state of Ohio is a 6,000 square-foot facility that includes three modern, well equipped teaching labs containing state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a floor design that promotes good student-instructor interaction, and a fully-equipped prep room for preparing and setting up weekly activities.
The collaboration between the CSU Department of Chemistry, the office of the University Architect, and the Columbus-based architectural firm BHDP has produced an environment that is both conducive to learning, and interesting to passers-by gazing through one of its many windows. An additional component of the endeavor is a 500 square-foot student lounge adjacent to a four office student services area that will provide a quiet, uninterrupted space for students to congregate, study, and receive the assistance they may need to succeed in their studies at CSU.
Take a look at the new labs:
The Department of Health Sciences became the School of Health Sciences on July 1, 2010. In addition to giving Health Sciences more prominence as core to the health mission of CSU, the transition to a school signals a commitment by the University to the growth of the health sciences programs. Health care is one of the few areas of growth in the current economy. There is an acute shortage of occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and physician assistants in the area. The School of Health Sciences plans to expand these programs to alleviate these shortages. The professional programs in the School of Health Sciences enjoy an excellent reputation with a pass rate on licensing exams of over 95% and a 100% employment rate. CSU is positioning itself to be a leader in developing services to meet the health needs of the citizens of Northeast Ohio.
Dr. Peter Bubenik and wife, Jodi, recently solved a cryptogram in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, the most widely read biotechnology publication around the globe. The Bubeniks won a $1500 cash prize and a piece of lab equipment valued at $5000. Previous contests in the same publication included winners from Harvard and Princeton.
Former Department Chair, Dr. Greg Lupton was invited as an academic visitor by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Lupton is on sabbatical leave for the academic year 10-11, and will live with his family and conduct research in Lausanne for the whole year. Together with Professor Jérôme Scherer, of EPFL, Dr. Lupton was awarded an International Short Visit fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The grant will support their joint research to further international cooperation and scientific exchange.
Dr. Wilson Tang (PI) and Dr. Yuping Wu (co-PI) have been awarded a NIH RO1 grant entitled Nitrative Stress and Heart Failure. This study will employ a combination of biochemical and mass spectrometry-based analyses of human clinical specimens with extensive clinical phenotypic data to test the hypothesis that nitrative stress and specific NO-related processes are mechanistically linked to the development of ischemic and non-ischemic left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and heart failure (HF) in order to facilitate both identification and preventive treatment efforts for subjects at risk of developing LVSD and HF. Dr. Tang is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and a practicing cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic (specialty in heart failure and transplant). Dr. Wu will provide important statistical and computational modeling for the data analyses. This $3.5 million 5 year grant will run from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2015.
In June, Dr. John Oprea gave a lecture at the Youngstown State University Topology Institute, Lusternik-Schnirelmann Category and the Fundamental Group; a lecture to the Kent State Research Experiences for Undergraduates group, The 5 Most Important Ideas in Mathematics; and a colloquium lecture to Kent State faculty and students, Curvature and Topology.
Dr. John Holcomb presented the invited paper, “Introducing Concepts of Statistical Inference via Randomization Tests,” at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS), Ljubljana , Slovenia , July 2010.
Dr. Greg Lupton was also awarded a CSU Faculty Research and Development (FRD) grant to support joint research with Professor Robert Scherer and Professor Kathryn Hess, of EPFL.
Jimmy Edmond Touma graduated from CSU with a BS in Physics in 1992 and a MS in Math in 1993 and with a Ph.D. in Physics from Auburn University in 1999. While at CSU he co-authored with Professor Miron Kaufman and published in the leading physics journal “The Physical Review.” Currently Dr. Touma works in Florida for the Air Force. The email below was sent by Jimmy to Professor Kaufman on August 16, 2010:
“… I was going through my boxed books earlier and ran across the course materials from CSU and the paper I helped you publish in '93. I currently work for the air force on vision based navigation and autonomous systems. Soon, I plan to get back to plasma physics to investigate topics of interest to the Air Force. I may not have thanked you for your help in reinvigorating the love of physics through your classes and discussions. So thank you!”
Professor Miron Kaufman has published four papers in 2010: (1.) Fluid mechanics in rectangular cavities - analytical model and numerics, PHYSICA A 389, 2951(2010) in collaboration with Petru Fodor; (2.) Dynamics of Filler Size and Spatial Distribution in a Plasticating Single Screw Extruder - Modeling and Experimental Observations INTERNATIONAL POLYMER PROCESSING 25, 188-198 (2010); (3.) Modeling of Agglomerate Dispersion in Single Screw Extruders INTERNATIONAL POLYMER PROCESSING 25, 251-257 (2010) in collaboration with two teams of engineers from University of Minho in Portugal and Case Western Reserve University; and (4.) Reliability difference between spectral and entropic measures of erector spinae muscle fatigability, JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, 20, 25-30 (2010) in collaboration with Paul Sung from Korea University and Ulrich Zurcher.
Dr. Kiril A. Streletzky has recently published two papers:
1) Z. Li, L. E. Buerkle, M. Orseno, K. A. Streletzky, S. Seifert, A. M. Jamieson, and S. J. Rowan, “The Structure and Gelation of Tunable Guanosine-Based Supramolecular Hydrogels”, Langmuir, 26 (12), 10093, (2010).
2) A. N. Streletskii, D. G. Permenov, K. A. Streletzky, B.B. Bokhonov, A. V. Leonov, “Mechanochemistry of Hexagonal Boron Nitride. 1. Destruction and Amorphization under Mechanical Treatment”, Colloid Journal, 72 (4), 544, (2010).
Professor Kaufman is co-editor of the “Statistical, Fluid, and Biological Physics Problems”, Proceedings of a 2009 MIT Symposium, published by Elsevier in 2010.
Nine undergraduate students have been participating in the Summer Research for Undergraduates program and are involved in research projects ranging from experimental optics to statistical physics and microfluidics. The skills gained through this program have enabled one of these students, Matthew Wancata, to gain employment in a high tech company.
Professor Kaufman delivered an invited plenary lecture titled: “Using Entropy and Fractals to Enhance Mixing in Microchannels,” at the International Conference on Frustrated Spin Systems, Cold Atoms and Nanomaterials, in Hanoi, Vietnam and an invited lecture titled “Potts-Percolation Model of a Solid with Defects” at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.
Dr. Kiril A Streletzky has been invited for a visit of The University of Tennessee and Oakridge National Lab as a part ongoing collaboration between CSU and Dr. Sokolov’s group (UT/ORNL) on protein dynamics in glycerol solutions. The visit took place in July 2010.
Professor Kaufman chaired a session on “Statistical and Nonlinear Physics” at the annual American Physical Society March Meeting in Portland, OR.
Society of Physics students, with the help of Ms. Tara Peppard, Dr. Jearl Walker, and Dr. Kiril Streletzky, hosted a visit from a student science club of North Royalton High School. Students were shown Optics and Flying Circus of Physics demos and given a brief tour of research and education facilities of the Physics Dept of CSU.
Undergraduate student Krista Freeman (Honors BS in Physics, 2011) attended The Summer School in Biophysics at UT/ORNL: Computational and Experimental Challenges held at UT Conference Center, Knoxville, Tennessee on July 7-10, 2010. She won travel support to attend the school.
Recent physics graduate Max Orseno (Honors BS in Physics, 2010) published his summer research on tunable hydrogels (completed in Dr. Streletzky’s lab and supported by Engaged Learning Program, 2009) in Langmuir. (Z. Li, L. E. Buerkle, M. Orseno, K. A. Streletzky, S. Seifert, A. M. Jamieson, and S. J. Rowan, Langmuir, 26 (12), 10093, (2010)).
Krista Freeman (Honors BS in Physics, 2011) was one of 4 undergraduate students chosen nationally for funding to attend the 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Physics Research and Education. The conference was held on June 6-11 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She presented her poster “From a Student’s Eyes: The Impact of an Experimental Research Experience on Physics Education” based on her teaching/outreach experiences and research collaboration between Streletzky’s Lab (CSU) and University of Akron.
In April, Ernest Park was appointed to the Board of Directors and will serve as Program Chair (2-year term) for INGRoup (http://www.ingroup.info/index.html). Park was also asked to be one of ten Program Committee Members for the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), and agreed to fill this 3-year position.
The School Psychology Program and the College of Sciences and Health Professions, collaborating with the CSU College of Education and Health Services, was a co-sponsor (with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, and the State Support Team, Region 3) of the First Annual RTI Institute, held at the Wolstein Center on August 3, 4, and 5. “RTI” describes an approach to K-12 education in which children are provided with increasingly more intensive forms of instruction to meet their academic and behavioral needs, which are determined through frequent measurement of performance. Dr. Colleen McMahon, Associate Professor of Psychology, chaired the planning team for CSU (which included Drs. Anthony Menendez of CSU’s COEHS, and Kathy McNamara, Professor of Psychology), and worked closely with ESC officials to produce a very well-received program featuring a variety of speakers, including Drs. Doug Reeves, Ed Shapiro, and Anthony Muhammad, as well as Ohio Department of Education officials Drs. Cynthia Lemmerman and Stan Heffner. The Institute kicked-off a collaborative project of research, consultation, preservice teacher preparation, and training focused on the use of the RTI model in K-12 schools. Attendance exceeded expectations, auguring well for the future of this important initiative, as noted in introductory comments by COSHP Dean Bette Bonder, COEHS Interim Dean Richard Hurwitz, and ESC Superintendent Robert Mengerink.
The Psychology Department welcomes new Term Assistant Professor Denise Brown-Triolo, who comes to us from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, where she served as a School Psychologist for a number of years. Dr. Brown-Triolo earned her doctoral degree at Kent State University, and has taught and supervised graduate students in her work with CMSD, preparing her well for one of her assignments – supervising our CSU interns in their placements throughout Northern Ohio.
Assistant Professor Conor T. McLennan has received his third consecutive nomination as the Outstanding Student Employee Supervisor Award (2010) from CSU. Assistant Professor Naohide Yamamoto received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Award from the CSU Undergraduate Studies Office.
Student News: Teresa Markis, a 2009 graduate of the Master’s Degree Experimental Research Program here at CSU, was accepted as a student in the department’s fledgling Ph.D. program in Adult Development and Aging. Jessica Newell, currently a student in the Experimental Research Program, spent time in Spain this past summer working with Dr. Jesus Robero Trillo at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
Assistant Professor Conor McLennan has a paper in press with the journal, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics: Gonzalez, J., Cervera-Crespo, T., & McLennan C.T. (in press). Hemispheric differences in specificity effects in talker identification. Assistant Professor Katherine Judge published several recent papers and a book chapter: Bass, D.M. & Judge, K.S. (2010). Challenges Implementing Evidence-Based Programs. Generations, 34, 51-58; Camp, C.J., Skrajner, M.J., Lee, M.M., & Judge, K.S. (2010). Cognitive Assessment in Late Stage Dementia. In P.A. Lichtenberg Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology (2nd ed). (pp. 531- 556). Academic Press; Judge, K.S., Menne, H.L., & Whitlatch, C.J. (2010). Stress Process Model for Individuals With Dementia. The Gerontologist; 50: 294-302; Judge, K.S., Yarry, S., Orsulic-Jeras, S. (2010). Acceptability and Feasibility Results of a Strength-Based Skills Training Program for Dementia Caregiving Dyads. The Gerontologist. 50, 408-417. Finally, Professor Kathy McNamara published a book on the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to addressing academic and behavior problems in K-12 children: Tier 3 of the RTI Model: Problem-Solving through a Case Study Approach. Co-authored with Dr. Sawyer Hunley of the University of Dayton, the text was published by Corwin Presss. Former Interim Chair, Dr. Albert Smith’s manuscript entitled, "Children’s Dietary Reporting Accuracy is Related to Cognitive Ability", was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
COSHP's unique master's in Diversity Management Program hosted its 3rd annual Diversity Management conference last May. It was a rousing success with well over 200 people in attendance. This year's specialty tracks focused on diversity issues facing the legal and educational professions. The conference featured 45 scholar and practitioners with the goal of elevating the cultural competence of organizational leaders and diversity practitioners. General counsels from four major corporations spoke on the need to diversity law firms. The conference key note speakers were David Matsumoto, a world-renowned expert on facial micro-expressions and lie detection, and Michael Guest, a former US ambassador, who spoke on diversity and inclusion as international human rights issues. Check our website for information on future conferences. Information from the conference can be found via the link below:
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