Barbara Elliott, professor, Department of
Family Medicine, is this years recipient of the Chancellors
Award for Distinguished Research. This honor is awarded to a faculty member
who has been identified for their excellence in research, for their scholarly
contributions to their respective field, and for exceptional contributions
to student research in education.
Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, presented a talk Cheesecake Factory Design
at the Thirty-seventh Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics,
Graph Theory, and Computing in Boca Raton, FL.
Larry Knopp, professor, Department of Geography, is this years
recipient of the Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award. This award is given
annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School
of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that
emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing
impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and
Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
recently had a chapter Archaeological Perspectives in an Ethnographic
Context: Inter-Connected Material Culture appear in Ethnoarchaeological
Investigations in Rural Anatolia (2005). Marchese has also been nominated
as an invited lecturer in the national lecture series of the American
Institute of Archaeology. Marchese is currently on sabbatical leave.
Viktor V. Zhdankin, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
is this years recipient of the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching
Award. This honor is given each year to a faculty member who has made
contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary
Angela Rohweder received an award for Best
Student Poster at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
(SETAC) regional meeting in March in St. Cloud. Rohweders poster
entitled A survey of atrazine in Prairie Pothole wetlands and preliminary
gonadal examination of Rana pipiens was co-authored with Jennifer
Olker, Pat Schoff, Lucinda Johnson, and Glenn Guntenspergen. She
received a travel award to present her research at the national SETAC
meeting this November in Montreal.
Elaine Ruzycki gave a talk entitled Preliminary
Results of Exploratory Data Analysis of the National Park Service Great
Lakes Network Water Quality Data at the fifth annual Western Great
Lakes Research Conference last March in Ashland, WI. Her co-authors were
Rich Axler, George Host, and Jerry Henneck.
In January, Ruzycki received the Noth American Lake Management Societys
best student poster award for her poster entitled Estimating sediment
and nutrient loads in three Western Lake Superior streams: Continuous
turbidity monitoring versus spot sampling and modeling. The poster
was presented at the NALMS annual meeting held last November in Madison,
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Jon Holy, associate professor, Department
of Anatomy and Cell Biology, was an invited speaker for the Center for
Neurosciences and Cell Biology, International Courses on Toxicology. The
conference was held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in March.
Holy presented Nuclear and Cytoskeletal Targets of Novel Phytochemicals
with Chemotherapeutic Potential and Morphological Approaches
Toward Assessing Cellular Responses to Novel Anti-cancer Therapeutics.
OF PHARMACY, DULUTH
Karen Bastianelli, Melissa Bumgardner,
and Timothy Stratton co-authored a contributed poster entitled
Patient Actions Following Point-of-Care Testing by Pharmacists -
Three Month Follow-Up at the 153rd Annual Meeting of the American
Pharmacists Association in San Francisco, CA, in March.
Randall Seifert, Michael Brown, Michael Kotlyar, Jeannine Conway,
and John St. Peter (all from UMTC College of Pharmacy) received the 2006
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Teaching Award
for their innovations portfolio entitled An Internet-Based Medical
Chart for Documentation and Evaluation of Students Simulated Patient
Marcia Worley, assistant professor, co-authored
three presentations to the Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences
Section of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science at the 153rd
Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association at San Francisco,
CA, in March as follows: a podium presentation, in which she was the presenter,
Do Pharmacists and Patients Read from the Same Relationship Script?
with Paul Ranelli, Tim Stratton, Jon Schommer, Ronald Hadsall, Donald
Uden (all from UMTC College of Pharmacy), and Lawrence Brown (University
of Tennessee); a poster paper entitled Diabetic Patients Educational
Needs: Is There a Role for the Pharmacist in the Patients Eyes?
co-authored with Carol Hermansen-Kobulnicky (University of Wyoming); and
a second poster paper, College Students Depression Treatment
Decision-Making: A Narrative of the Trajectory of Their Antidepressant
Use, with Reshmi Singh (University of Massachusetts), Jon Schommer,
Peter Morley, Cynthia Peden-McAlpine and Leslie Lytle (all from UMTC College
Worley published the article, Testing a Pharmacist-Patient
Relationship Quality Model Among Older Persons with Diabetes, in
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2006, Vol. 2, No.
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