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by UofL Today last modified May 04, 2012 02:59 PM

Faculty/staff activities of note that have been submitted in the past month.

Gary Bernstein, instructor, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, has been appointed to the “OnSite Fitness Magazine” editorial board. He will be the featured writer for the next five issues.

Sharon Bowland, assistant professor, Kent School of Social Work, has been named a Hartford Faculty Scholar by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Gerontological Society of America. She will study the needs and concerns of older African American female survivors of interpersonal trauma. Bowland joins Kent School faculty Annatjie Faul, Noell Rowan, and Karla Washington as Hartford Scholars.

Crystal Collins-Camargo, assistant professor, Kent School of Social Work, and several colleagues recently received an award at the National Network for Social Work Managers Annual Management Institute for the Slavin-Patti Outstanding Article in the Administration in Social Work Journal – “Privatization and performance-based contracting in child welfare: recent trends and implications for social service administrators.” Volume 35, Issue 5, 2011.

Michael Cuyjet, professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology (ECPY), and ECPY doctoral student, Jonathan Johnson, co-wrote a book chapter titled “The Relationship between African American Males’ Collegiate Peer Support Groups and Their Racial Identity Development” for the recently published book, “African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience.”

Susmita Datta, professor, bioinformatics and biostatistics, and university scholar, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. ASA is the most preeminent professional statistical society and names no more than one-third of 1 percent of its members as fellows. Datta has primary expertise in the development of novel statistical methods and application of advanced statistical techniques to analyze biological data in the areas of bioinformatics, proteomics, infectious disease modeling, inference, statistical genetics and population biology, survival analysis and multistate models.

Matilda Ertz, lecturer, music history, received a fellowship to do research at Harvard last December, and presented the paper “’Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ in Italy: Music and Story in the Ballet Bianchi e negri” at the recent AMS Southeast Chapter Meeting and will present “Embodiment and Reception in Les Noces: Choreographic Relationships to Music, Libretto, and the Folk Wedding” at the international conference “Rethinking Stravinsky: Sounds and Gestures of Modernism” in Salerno, Italy.

Price Foster, professor, justice administration, has been selected for the Alumni & Friends of Criminology Hall of Fame at Florida State University. He will be inducted in September. Foster is internationally known for his work in justice administration in Belize and in different parts of Africa.

Health Sciences Center faculty members and programs are among the finalists for the 2012 Medical News MediStar Awards, to be announced May 22 in Louisville.
They are:
Kerri Remmel, chief, vascular neurology, Department of Neurology; associate dean, clinical development and regionalization, School of Medicine; director, University of Louisville Hospital Stroke Center. Finalist for the ARGI Financial Physician of the Year Award.
Roberto Bolli, executive vice chair, Department of Medicine; chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; director, Institute of Molecular Cardiology; Jewish Hospital distinguished chair in cardiology; Distinguished University Scholar. Finalist for the Crowe Horwath Innovation Award.
James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Unit, under the direction of Donald Miller. The unit has existed for 20 years and in 2011 performed 4,629 screening mammograms. Finalist for the AHIP Consumer First Award
UofL Pediatrics – Forensic Medicine,under the direction of Melissa Currie, division chief. It is Kentucky’s only child physical abuse and neglect assessment program. Finalist for the A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education.
University of Louisville Hospital Nurse Residency Program, has a goal to provide a smooth transition from the ending of a BSN educational experience to clinical competence within the first year of practice. Diane Chlebowy, director of the BSN Program, UofL School of Nursing, helped establish and implement the program. Finalist for the A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry, whose faculty, students and staff have provided free dental care to the underserved regions of Kentucky and neighboring states through the Remote Area Medical program since 2008. Finalist for the Governor’s Dignity of Humanity Award.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry, whose $45 million building renewal project added more than 20,000 square feet and renovated another 211,000 square feet. The project was completed in 2011. Finalist for the Facility Design Award.
The MediStar awards recognize excellence in the business of health care.

Vicki Hines-Martin, professor, School of Nursing, received the Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship Award at the 2012 annual meeting of the International Society of Psychiatric Nursing. The award acknowledges psychiatric-mental health nurses whose careers exemplify unswerving commitment to improving care for the underserved, stigmatized or disenfranchised, and dedication to mentoring others. She presented a workshop at the conference on “Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Exclusion in Our Personal and Professional Lives,” and a poster presentation, “Impact of Social Determinants on Depression in a Low-income Public Housing Community.” Hines-Martin will be a keynote speaker at the 2013 ISPN conference.

History 621, Historic Preservation Fieldwork, students under the tutelage of assistant professor Dan Vivian, received a commendation from Sadieville, Ky., for investigating and documenting the history of the city and its buildings. The students’ work will help the city in its efforts to have a portion of the town nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

Brian Leung, associate professor, English, has won the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from the Lambda Literary Foundation.

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) at the College of Education and Human Development has produced special issues of two journals recently: In Techniques, the official publication of the Association for Career and Technical Education, the center published a series of articles that focus on issues related to “Programs of Study” for high school and college students.
NRCCTE scholars also filled an issue of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER), which had an in-depth focus on issues around career and technical education. The IJER issue has articles by groups of NRCCTE scholars including Natalie Stipanovic, Morgan Lewis, Sam Stringfield, Marisa Castellano, Kirsten Sundell, Laura Overman, Oscar Allaga, Corinne Alfeld and Sharika Bhattachaya. NRCCTE scholars will publish a second special IJER issue in the fall.

Steve Noble, a part-time instructor, School of Music, has been invited again by the White House to attend the Champions of Change: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for People with Disabilities event on Monday, May 7. The departments of Education and Labor along with the White House Office of Public Engagement host the event to highlight people, organizations, schools or companies that make a positive impact in STEM areas for people with disabilities in the areas of employment and education.

Fernanda Nota, assistant professor, pediatrics, has been accepted for the National Hispanic Medical Association 2012 Leadership Fellowship. This one-year fellowship prepares Hispanic physicians to take leadership roles at local, state and national levels in health policy development and advocacy related to the health of the Hispanic community.

Sue Peters, assistant professor, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, has received $587,254 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “CAREER: Investigating Middle and Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Transformative Learning of Statistics within Professional Development.” The proposal was submitted through the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, and is a five-year project. Peters is the sole PI.

Doug Shadle, lecturer, music history, will present “Creating a Symphony in Opera’s Image: William Henry Fry and the Future of American Music at Midcentury” at the 17th Biannual Conference on Nineteenth-century Music in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 27-30. He also had an article accepted for the Journal of Music History Pedagogy.

Jeffrey Skinner, professor, English, is a winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award. Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press put on the competition. SIUP will publish Skinner’s collection in June 2013.

Debbie Thomas, associate professor, School of Nursing, received the International Psychiatric Nurse Educator Award at the 2012 annual meeting of the International Society of Psychiatric Nursing. This award acknowledges exceptional creativity and effectiveness in curriculum development, teaching strategies, student recruitment and support, educational outreach and/or other activities by a psychiatric-mental health nurse educator. The recipient also is a person whom colleagues and students view as a mentor and role model. Thomas made a podium presentation titled “Integration of Psych Mental Health in Primary Care…The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!” and was a participant in a panel discussion on the topic.

Darcy Walworth, director, music therapy, received a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievements in Music Therapy Research from the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

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