Alan Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Institute, gave a coastal science congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).
Steinman, an expert on freshwater science and the "Blue Economy" of the Great Lakes, gave a presentation, "Ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes Yields Significant Return on Investment," and presented with experts from Florida Atlantic University, Rutgers University and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute.
The event, "Coastal Science Fueling Coastal Economies: Using Geoscience Research to Accelerate Innovation and the Coastal Economy," was sponsored by the National Association of Marine Laboratories.
Claudia Leiras, associate professor of allied health sciences, received the American Society of Hand Therapists 2015 First Time Researcher Award for a "researcher's contribution to evidence that supports the profession."
She also gave an instructional course, "10 Simple Steps to Analyzing Patient Outcomes," and presentations, "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Retrospective Analysis of Conservative Treatments" and "Conservative Treatment of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis in Occupational Therapy: A Retrospective Outcome Study," at the 2015 American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. She gave a presentation, "Analyzing Clinical Data of Upper Extremity Disorders to Improve Patient Outcomes," at the 2015 PT/OT Directors Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Nursing faculty members Sue Harrington, Susan Strouse and Nancy Schoofs gave a presentation, “In the Same Boat: Student Perceptions on Collaborative Testing,” at the Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Traverse City.
Evelyn Clingerman, executive director of the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, gave a presentation, “Interprofessional Processes Accelerate Healthcare Integration," at the Collaborating Across Borders Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.
Felix Ngassa, associate professor of chemistry, wrote an article "A Theoretical Study of Beta-Amino Acids Conformational Energies and Solvent Effect," published in the Open Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English, wrote a review, "Down to a Gnat's Eyebrow: Digital Dictionary of American Regional English," published in American Speech, A Quarterly Journal of the American Dialect Society.
Mark Gleason, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, was interviewed by WOOD-AM for a story about the 40-year anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.