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Faculty/staff Notable Activity

by UofL Today last modified Sep 18, 2012 02:37 PM

Faculty/staff-submitted items.

Gary Bernstein, instructor and undergraduate program coordinator with the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, wrote an article on fundraising in nonprofit organizations that OnSite Fitness Magazine published in its August/September issue.

Michael Cuyjet, interim chair and professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel, has been invited to serve as a member of the editorial board for the College of Student Affairs Journal, the national journal of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs.

Lee Dugatkin, professor, College of Arts and Sciences, recently had published in Slate the article, “Thomas Jefferson Defends America with a Moose.”

Jake Gross, assistant professor, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, has accepted an invitation to present at a national forum on student loan default. The Chronicle of Higher Education is hosting it at the National Press Club in October.

George Higgins, associate professor, justice administration, has received the Southern Criminal Justice Association 2012 “Outstanding Educator” Award. 

The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center has won two MVP2 Awards for 2012. KPPC’s “Kentucky Save Energy Now – KY SEN” received the project/program award and its media channel on YouTube received a multimedia award.


Ann Larson, vice dean of the College of Education and Human Development and interim chair, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, has been asked to serve on The Teacher Effectiveness Panel, an advisory panel the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence formed to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.


Patrick Piuma, director, Urban Design Institute, received a Daniel Rose Fellowship from the Urban Land Institute. He joins Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and two other community members, as well as groups from Austin, Texas; Hartford, Conn.; and Tacoma, Wash., to address the most challenging land use issues the communities face. The fellowship is for one year.


David Scott, associate professor, School of Dentistry, and his team recently published online first in the journal Molecular Medicine (article opens as PDF) their findings on a way to prevent inflammation and bone loss surrounding the teeth by blocking a natural signaling pathway of an enzyme that plays an important role in directing the immune response. The findings have implications in preventing periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that causes tooth loss, and also may have relevance to other chronic inflammatory diseases.


Nearly 50 percent of the “Best Docs” in Louisville Magazine’s August edition are with University of Louisville Physicians. Seventy-two ULP doctors received recognition as “Best Docs” in their specialty in the region. Best Doctors, Inc., a company founded by Harvard medical school professors in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, compiled the list based on its survey of doctors in Louisville Metro who have been included on a previous “Best Docs.” They ask them, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

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