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Faculty/Staff briefs - January 2012

by UofL Today last modified Jan 24, 2012 11:10 AM

Submitted faculty/staff news.

Calhoun, Smith elected to prestigious academic society

Pediatrics specialists Aaron Calhoun, MD, and Michael Smith, MD, MSCE, have been elected into the Society for Pediatric Research. SPR is the most prestigious academic pediatric society. Its mission is to foster the research and career development of investigators engaged in creating new knowledge that advances the well-being of children. Members must be nominated and voted into the society before 50 years of age.

Calhoun is a critical care physician at Kosair Children’s Hospital. He is a 2001 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard University.

Smith is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with a master’s degree in epidemiology. He graduated Columbia University School of Medicine in 2001 and completed a residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital at Brown Medical School and a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Smith earned his degree in epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

Higgins publishes new book

George Higgins, associate professor, Department of Justice Administration, has published the new book, "Digital Piracy: An Integrated Theoretical Approach." Published by Carolina Academic Press, the book was co-authored with Catherine Marcum of Georgia Southern University. It presents an integrated theory for information technology practitioners to understand digital piracy behaviors and reduce those behaviors.

Geriatrician selected for new federal Innovation Advisors Program

Christian Davis Furman, vice chair for geriatric medicine in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, has been selected for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. The new initiative helps health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs. Participants will support the CMS Innovation Center in testing new models of health care delivery, form partnerships with local organizations to drive health care delivery system reform, and improve their own health systems so their communities will have better health and better care at a lower cost. UofL Geriatrics will receive a stipend of up to $20,000 to support Furman’s activities while she is with the program. Her initial appointment to the program will be for one year, but the Innovation Center may continue to seek support of the advisors beyond the one-year period. Funding for this initiative was made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

Jones publishes memoir

James T.R. Jones, professor, Brandeis School of Law, recently published the memoir “A Hidden Madness.” It tells the story of a successful academic who has long struggled, mostly in silence due to fear of stigma, with severe mental illness. He has spoken more than 50 times about “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to groups including university nursing, law, medical and social work students, and won an award for his mental health advocacy efforts.

Collins has recent journal publication

Wanda Lott-Collins, professor, Kent School of Social Work, recently published “A Strengths Based Support Group to Empower African American Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren” in Social Work & Christianity, 38 (4), 453-466.

Zurada elected to top IEEE committee post

Professor Jacek M. Zurada, electrical and computer engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, is the elected as chair of the IEEE TAB Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee for 2012-13. IEEE publishes leading 150 engineering periodicals known as IEEE Transactions, Journals and Magazines. According to the 2011 Journal of Citations Report, 16 IEEE periodicals rank among the top 20 journals in electrical and electronic engineering, 8 in the top 10 journals in telecommunications, and 6 in the top 10 journals in computer science, hardware & architecture.

Terson de Paleville article published

The journal Translational Stroke Research recently published the peer-reviewed article “Respiratory Motor Control Disrupted by Spinal Cord Injury: Mechanisms, Evaluation and Restoration,” by Daniela Terson de Paleville, instructor, Department of Health and Sport Sciences. It was in the Oct. 25 issue.

‘Business First’ features Shuck article

Assistant professor Brad Shuck, leadership, foundations and human resource education, wrote the article “Driving Performance with Focus on Employee Engagement,” that “Business First” published in its Nov. 11 issue. In it, he examined the development of a highly engaged work force.

Leach co-edits new book

Mark Leach, professor, educational and counseling psychology, co-edited the recently published book “Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States.”

NRCCTE report finds best education pathways out of jobless recovery

James R. Stone III and Pradeep Kotamraju of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at UofL, co-wrote the report “Career Clusters: Forecasting High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018,” on the best educational pathways out of the current recession. Colleagues at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and with the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium joined them. The report was presented in November at an American Youth Policy event on Capitol Hill.

Kotamraju elected to ACTER

Pradeep Kotamraju, deputy director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, and instructor with the Department of Education, Leadership and Human Resource Education, has been elected as the 2012 President of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER).

Sandhu makes two presentations

Daya Singh Sandhu, professor and former chair, educational and counseling psychology, presented “Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education: Some Suggestions for Chairpersons” at the annual convention of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. He also presented “Connecting with Diverse Global Community through Fulbright International Service Learning Projects: A Proactive Model” at the 34th Annual Conference of the Fulbright Association in Washington, DC.

de Paleville makes poster presentation

Daniela Terson de Paleville, assistant professor, health and sport sciences, presented at the Society for Neuroscience a poster titled “Respiratory Muscle Activation during Forced Respiration in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.” She was an author on another poster, “Locomotor Training with Body Weight Support Improves Respiratory Motor Control in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.”

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