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August Briefs

by UofL Today last modified Aug 14, 2012 10:38 AM

Submitted faculty/staff recent notable activity.

Shirley Willihnganz, provost, is a 2012-2013 at-large board member of the Louisville Leadership Center. The center is a nonprofit organization that offers programs to develop a network of community leaders.

Cynthia Miller, assistant professor, physiology and biophysics, was chosen to participate in the 2012 Transitions Residency of the American Society for Microbiology/National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program. Six scholars will participate in a yearlong residency program designed to help them “transition” from conducting scholarly work in student learning to taking the steps necessary for publication in biology and/or science education venues. The residency began in July with an intensive three-day institute in Washington D.C.  

John McLeod, professor, history, received the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in a ceremony in Toronto on July 14. The Canadian government instituted the medal to commemorate the United Kingdom monarch’s 60-year reign this year. McLeod received the medal by nomination of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, a charitable educational organization, for his contributions to Canada, especially his study of the Rajput kings of Gujarat and his part “in the discussion of monarchy in Canada over many years.”

Abbie Gilbert, College of Business corporate and employee relations manager; Sarah Honaker, assistant professor, pediatrics; and Patrick Piuma, director, Urban Design Studio, are among Business First’s Forty under 40 honorees. The paper will honor them with a luncheon on Sept. 21 and with a special publication that will be distributed that day.

Allan Tasman, chair, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, received a Franklin and Marshall College alumni citation for distinction in professional accomplishment, community leadership and service. A past president of the American Psychiatric Association, Tasman has a national reputation in psychiatric education. He recently completed a six-year term as secretary for education of the World Psychiatric Association, where he developed global guidelines for both medical student and post graduate education in psychiatry.

Daya Singh Sandhu, professor, educational and counseling psychology, was honored July 20 as an American Mental Health Counselors Association diplomate with the designation of a Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling. AMHCA names diplomates for having achieved substantial professional accomplishments, and recognizes only a few members with the distinction.

Sandhu also was selected as chair of the International Committee of the American Counseling Association, a professional organization of more than 50,000 members and has been nominated to serve as the next president of the Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.

Richard Clover, dean, public health and information sciences, is on the master’s of public health programs list of 100 Awesome Deans of Public Health.

Marcia Hern, dean, School of Nursing, is a member of the first class of nursing deans and senior faculty leaders selected to participate in a new American Association of Colleges of Nursing-Wharton Executive Leadership program. The program runs Aug. 14–17 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in nursing.

Whitney A. Nash, director, Practice and International Affairs; assistant professor, nursing, recently taught a health care systems course in Ireland that compares U.S. and Irish health care systems.

Tricia Bronger, instructor and program director for the Master of Education degree in teacher leadership, was invited by the Kentucky Department of Education to represent UofL at the Standard Setting Reading Grades 3-4 Committee meeting in August.

Mark Leach, professor, educational and counseling psychology, recently published “The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics.” The edited handbook includes 32 chapters by 62 authors from 21 countries representing all inhabited continents. It offers an inclusive international analysis of current and emerging ethical issues within psychology.

James R. Stone III, professor and director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, has been invited to participate in national-level expert panels. They include a policy roundtable sponsored by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program about how to develop and strengthen education and employment pathways in support of competitive and inclusive metropolitan economies, particularly pathways related to STEM-related occupations, the manufacturing sector and middle-skill jobs (those requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree); and a policy discussion on strengthening the connection between the Common Core State Standards and CTE, hosted by the College Board and the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. Stone also contributed to an expert panel meeting that the U.S. Department of Education held in early June that will influence the future of the adult assessments in the United States.

Wendy Hupp, assistant professor, oral medicine, completed the 2012 Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program held July 19-22 in Atlanta. CAAMP is an interprofessional, open-enrollment course designed for administrative leaders in health professions education. The program focuses on imparting the skills required by individuals in these posts so they can balance the demands and priorities they face, while meeting the needs of their institutions, departments and academic programs.

Sunderesh S. Heragu, Duthie Chair in Engineering Logistics and Director of the Logistics and Distribution Institute, will deliver a plenary lecture at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics in Zhengzhou, China on Aug. 17. His talk is on real-time decision support for health care logistics. PDF abstract.



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