SEA GRANT NEWS
Cindy Hagley, water quality specialist, and Barb Liukkonen,
water resources education coordinator, were part of a team that earned
the bronze award from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
(ANREP) for promotional materials produced for the Shoreland Education
Program. The award was presented in May at the ANREP national conference
held in Wheeling, West Virginia. Other team members include Mary Blickenderfer
and Eleanor Burkett with the University of Minnesota Extension
Service, Ron Struss with the University of Minnesota Water Resources
Center, and Wendy Strombeck, president of oneD design.
Liukkonen also gave three presentations in May: Use care
when water gardening and restoring shoreline: Prevent the spread of aquatic
invasive species, at the 4th Natural Resources Extension Professional
Conference, Wheeling, WV; Enhancing citizen E. coli monitoring in
streams in the Upper Midwest, at the National Water Quality Monitoring
Conference, Chattanooga, TN: and Bacteria 101, at the Minnesota
Lakes and Rivers Conference, Deerwood, MN.
Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator,
gave an invited presentation, Non-Native Species Impacts in Lake
Superior, at the 2004 Ecology of the Great Lakes Teacher Institute
aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys research vessel,
Lake Guardian, in July. The event was hosted by Martin Auer, Michigan
Technological University, and sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Center
for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education, Michigan Technological
University, the Isle Royale Institute, and the Wege Foundation.
NRRI senior scientist Subhash Basak was
co-chairperson of the session Toxicogenomics and Molecular Mechanismsat
the 11th International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships
in the Human Health and Environmental Sciences.
Basak gave an invited lecture entitled Prediction of toxicity
of chemicals using chemodescriptors and biodescriptors at the workshop.
Basak and his collaborators from USA and Europe also presented the following
papers at the international workshop:
Proteomics based biodescriptors for characterization of toxicity,
authored by Basak, Milan Randic, National Institute of Chemistry,
Ljubljana, Slovenia and NRRI, Dejan Plavsic, Institute Rudjer Boakovi,
Zagreb, Croatia, and `eljko Bajzer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; A
comparison of arbitrary versus tailored similarity spaces in property/toxicity
estimation by Brian D. Gute, Basak, Denise Mills and Douglas
M. Hawkins, U of M Twin Cities campus; Use of calculated chemodescriptors
in toxicity prediction of halocarbons by Gute, Basak, Krishnan
Balasubramanian, University of California-Davis, Kevin Geiss, U.S. Air
Force, Wright Patterson AFB, and Hawkins, U of M Twin Cities campus; Intercorrelation
pattern of major topological indices by Basak, Gute and Alexandru
T. Balaban, Texas A&M University at Galveston; On Clustering
of JP-8 Chemicals by Basak, Gute, Gregory D. Grunwald, and
James Riviere, North Carolina State University; Estimation of tissue:
air partition coefficients: a comparison of structure and property-based
methods by Basak, Mills, Hawkins and Hisham El-Masri, Agency
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Estimation of blood:air
partition coefficients of volatile organic chemicals using molecular descriptors
by Basak, Gute, Mills, Hisham El-Masri and Moiz M. Mumtaz, both
of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and Hawkins;
Estimation of estrogen receptor binding affinity using theoretical
molecular descriptors by Basak, Mills, and Hawkins;
Use of topological indices in predicting aryl hydrocarbon (Ah) receptor
binding affinity of dibenzofurans: A hierarchical QSAR approach
by Basak, Mills, Mumtaz, Balasubramanian; Similarity studies
of proteomic maps by Basak, Marjan Vracko, National Institute
of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Geiss and Frank Witzmann, Indiana University
and Purdue University.
See next issue.
College of Pharmacy, Duluth, recently welcomed four new faculty and staff
to their program: Debra Sisson, assistant professor and associate director,
experiential education; Karen Bastianelli, associate director, Pharmaceutical
Care Learning Center; Andrea Nasstrom,
assistant professor; and Stacy Tomhave, student personnel worker.
following presentations were made at the American Association of Colleges
of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City:
Paul Ranelli, professor, and Linda Martin, University of Wyoming
School of Pharmacy, presented The Use of Scholarship Committees
to Foster Scholarly Growth Through Research Collaboration at a joint
session of Social and Administrative Sciences and Teachers of Pharmacy
Timothy Stratton, associate professor, Melissa Bumgardner,
assistant professor, and Rodney Carter, associate dean of professional
and external relations for the College of Pharmacy, presented a juried
poster entitled Large Class Clinical Case Discussions on Multiple
Campuses Using Interactive TV.
Patricia Lind, formerly of the College of Pharmacy (CoP), Sarah
Westberg, assistant professor, and Laura Hubbard, undergraduate research
assistant, presented Cultural Competency Education in Colleges and
Schools of Pharmacy.
Westberg, Lind, and Bumgardner presented Cultural
Competency Curriculum Enhancements and Evaluation.
Bumgardner also organized and directed a booth at the Health and
Fitness Expo and Grandmas Marathon in June. She was joined by Westberg
and several pharmacy students providing aid to marathon runners.
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