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Summer Faculty/Staff Notables

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A collection of submitted faculty/staff accomplishments and honors.

Awards and Honors

Christine Cook, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will be honored for a career of educating future generations of physicians. Cook will receive the Planned Parenthood of Kentucky's 2010 Education Award Aug. 27 at the annual Birds and Bees Bash.

Rachel H. Davis, dentistry lecturer, won the Young Alumni Leadership Award, and Lawrence Gettleman, professor of prosthodontics and biomaterials, won the Certificate of Merit Award from Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity this spring. Alpha Omega is the oldest international dental organization in the world, with an alumni chapter in Louisville and a student chapter at the School of Dentistry.

Kent School doctoral student Laneshia McCord is the first UofL student to receive a pre-dissertation award from the John A. Hartford Foundation. The Hartford Doctoral Fellows is a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative. Its goal is to expand the training of social workers who can improve the health and well-being of older people and their families.

Sunderesh Heragu, industrial engineering, received the 2010 David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.  Heragu has been successful at attracting significant research funding, including a $3.3 million grant funded through the Department of Homeland Security, and a $1.8 million grant from the Defense Logistics Agency. 

Kerri Remmel, MD, PhD is one of Louisville's Most Admired Women of the Year. "Today's Woman" magazine honored Remmel as such in its June issue in the category of health and health care. The recognition comes for her leadership as associate dean for Clinical and Regionalization with the UofL School of Medicine, her service as director of the Stroke Center at University of Louisville Hospital, and her being stroke champion for the state of Kentucky. 

Jill Suttles,professor of microbiology and immunology, is one of 54 senior women faculty nationwide to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women. It will go through April 2011. Based at Drexel University College of Medicine, ELAM is the only national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers. Over the past 12 years, 10 UofL faculty members have participated in ELAM fellowships.

University of Louisville Dental Associates (ULDA) ranks in the top one-percentile for customer satisfaction when compared nationally with 71,000 physicians, dentists and nurse practitioners in more than 600 practice groups. Press Ganey (PG), an outside company that provides surveys to patients from each practice, conducted the survey. PG asked about their experiences in such categories as ease of scheduling appointments, wait times, concern and courtesy of nurse and care providers and overall quality of care. ULDA, the private practice of the UofL School of Dentistry, also has earned the University of Louisville Physicians Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction. This award is presented quarterly to the UofL Physicians practice with the highest overall PG score.


Richard Baumgartner, professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology for a three-year term. He is an ACE Fellow and a member of the Ethics Committee. 

Somnath Datta, professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, has been elected to serve on the American Statistical Association's Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee for a two-year term.

Susmita Datta, professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, has been elected as a Representative-at-Large for the Caucus for Women in Statistics for the 2011-12 term.

Enid Trucios-Haynes, professor, law school, is a member of the 2010-2011 SEALS Latin America Workshop Committee.

Steve Noble, part-time instructor at the School of Music, will be one of 300 delegates from across the country convening in Washington, D.C., July 25-28 for the National Summit on Disability Policy sponsored by the National Council on Disability. The National Summit on Disability Policy coincides with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will be a working meeting to create recommendations to guide federal disability policy and programs for the next decade. Noble is among those invited to the White House on July 26 as President Barack Obama commemorates the anniversary. Noble also serves as chair of the National Technology Task Force for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and is immediate past president for the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky.

Kornhauser librarian John Chenault's opera "Shadowboxer" premiered this spring at the Maryland Opera Studio of the University of Maryland School of Music. The opera about boxing's Joe Louis had several performances. The University of Maryland commissioned it.

Publications and Presentations

Sharon Bowland, assistant professor, Kent School of Social Work, has had her article, "Evaluation of a Spiritually-Focused Intervention with Older Trauma Survivors," accepted for publication in the journal Social Work.

Susan Duncan, associate professor, School of Law, has had a paper accepted for publication in Oregon Law Review's 89th volume. It is titled "A legal response is necessary for self-produced child pornography: A legislator's checklist for drafting the bill."

The Kent School of Social Work will be well represented in New Orleans this November at the The Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Annatjie Faul, associate professor, and social work doctoral student Joe D'Ambrosio,will present "Caring for mid-to-late stage dementia patients: A love intervention for caregivers"; Toni Miles, professor, will present "Health inequalities: Politics and policy in the legislative process"; and Noell Rowan, assistant professor, and colleagues from St. Louis and UCLA will present, "Aging savvy social workers in the community: Impact of a national educational model."

Grace Giesel, professor, law school, presented "Integrity" to the Quest Leadership Program July 28.

Ariana Levinson, assistant professor, law school, co-presented “Sharing What Works: Enhancing Our Teaching through Technology,” at the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference June 30.

John Myers, assistant professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and Cynthia Logsdon, professor, School of Nursing, published the article, "Comparative performance of two depression screening instruments in adolescent mothers," in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Women's Health.

Myers; Lee Ridner, assistant professor, School of Nursing; and Kandi Walker, associate professor, and Joy Hart, professor, Department of Communication, have published the second findings from an American Cancer Society grant. The manuscript, "Smoking identities and behavior: Evidence of discrepancies, issues for measurement and intervention," is the lead article in the June 2010 edition of the Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Laura Rothstein, professor, law school, presented "Disability Discrimination 20 Years After the Americans with Disabilities Act" at the SEALS Conference in West Palm Beach, Fla., July 31.

Russ Weaver, professor, law school, spoke at the Mainz Media Institute's annual symposium on July 9 in Mainz, Germany. He also presented "The Media in an Internet Age" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools July 31.

To submit information for inclusion in Faculty/Staff Notables, send an e-mail to Janene Zaccone with the subject line "notables."







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