Faculty and staff sketches
Posted on May 07, 2013
Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.
In the News
Russell Rhoads, associate professor of anthropology, was featured in a MLive chat show, “Live chat with Kalamazoo Farmers Market manager Chris Broadbent, other area market managers.”
Biology professors Michael P. Lombardo and Patrick A Thorpe gave a presentation, “Demographic Patterns of Feather Damage from Chewing Lice in Tree Swallows,” at the annual meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists in Venus, Florida.
Brent Smith, assistant professor of liberal studies, gave a presentation, “The Spiritual Transition from Life to Death,” for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series, sponsored by Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.
Jeanine Beasley, associate professor of occupational therapy, gave presentations, “Clinical Features, Conservative Management, and Joint Protections for the Arthritic Wrist” and “Orthotic Intervention for the Stiff Wrist,” at the Conference for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Patrick Fuliang Shan, associate professor of history, wrote an article, “Demythologizing Politicized Myths: A New Interpretation of the Seven Gentlemen Incident,” published in Frontiers of History in China, and “The Zhugou Way: Local Revolution, Regional Mobilization and Communist Wartime Growth,” published in the American Review of China Studies.
Michael Moody, Johnson Center Frey chair for family foundations and philanthropy, gave presentations on the Next Generation Donors project to Minneapolis foundation donors and staff and wealth and philanthropy advisors.
Al Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Institute, gave a presentation, “Exploring Synthetic Biology in the Great Lakes,” at a workshop sponsored by the Great Lakes Protection Fund in Evanston, Illinois.
Felix Ngassa, associate professor of chemistry, gave three presentations at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Erin Chillag, affiliate faculty of nursing, gave a presentation, “Helping Kids Move: Implementation of the CATCH Program in a Group of Middle School Students,” at the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners State Conference in Lansing. She also received the Evidence Based Practice Champion Award in the student category for her poster.
Barbara Hooper, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation, “Using Case Studies and Videotaped Vignettes to Facilitate the Development of Critical Thinking in New Graduate Nurses,” at the Greater Lansing Research Day in Lansing, and at the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Annual Research Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Elaine Leigh, affiliate faculty of nursing, gave a presentation, “Hepatitis C: Impact of the CDC Screening Guidelines and the Challenges Associated with Treatment,” at the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners Spring Conference in Lansing.
Melodee Vanden Bosch, assistant professor of nursing, gave presentations, “Factors Correlated with Physical Activity of Middle-aged Women With and Without Type 2 Diabetes” and “Physical Activity Factors Compared by Weight Status in Low-Active Girls,” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference in Chicago.
Nancy Schoofs, associate professor of nursing, gave a presentation, “I Always Did Well in School So Why Did I Fail the NCLEX-RN?” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference in Chicago.
Susan Harrington, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation, “Relationships of Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sleep with BMI and Academic Outcomes in 8-year-olds,” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference in Chicago.