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Mar 14th, 2013 | Category: University Collective

Bellanger, ReneeDr. Renee Bellanger, associate professor of pharmacy practice, has published an article “Migraine in Women: The Role of Hormones” in “U.S. Pharmacist,” volume 37(9): 29-32, September.

Dr. Rebecca Attridge, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Feik School of Pharmacy, published “Internal Medicine: A Guide to Clinical Therapeutics,” in January 2013. Her book is a peer-reviewed, clinical guide that highlights important therapeutic options for the most common disease states managed by clinicians practicing internal medicine.

Boswell, StephanieDr. Stephanie Boswell’s, assistant professor of psychology, study “Predicting Trainee Ageism Using Knowledge, Anxiety, Compassion, and Contact with Older Adults” was published in “Education Gerontology,” in November 2012. The study used multiple regressions to investigate the relationship between knowledge of aging, aging anxiety, and the degree of older adult contact with ageism in undergraduates training for careers in allied health and mental health settings. It also investigated the relationship between compassion and ageism.

Burr, Pat LeMayDr. Pat LeMay Burr, professor and distinguished chair of international business, was awarded the 2012 Women’s Leadership Award for Public Service/Education. She was honored by the “San Antonio Business Journal” at a special awards luncheon on Oct. 5. The award recognizes women who have achieved success while serving as an elected official, governmental employee or educator.

Buzzelli, AndrewDr. Andrew Buzzelli, dean of the Rosenberg School of Optometry, was invited to present a lecture series Jan. 10-13 at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany. The university, one of the largest and oldest in Germany, is host to the International Studies Program of Salus University. The program awards degrees of Master of Clinical Science to practicing optometrists throughout Europe and Asia. Buzzelli’s topics covered the vision examination of children, pediatric ocular disease diagnosis and treatment and disabilities of visual perception. Buzzelli is one of only 36 optometrists worldwide awarded Diplomate status in Binocular Vision and Visual Perception by the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. William Carleton, professor and chair of the human performance program, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing, received the 2012-2013 Robert J. Connelly Faculty Leadership Award.

Felix-Ortiz, Marie 1Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz, assistant professor of psychology, has been recognized by the San Antonio Police Department for seven years of volunteer work with their Crisis Intervention Unit. They recognized her willingness to ride along with them and assist in crisis intervention, her ongoing instruction of law enforcement personnel, her evaluation research of their training program which has become a national model, and her involvement of UIW students in CIT work as volunteer interns.

Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI, professor of theatre arts, has published “Myr shegin dy ve, bee eh. What must be, will be,” a memoir from collected letters to Corbin from Humberto Leal, Jr., a death-row inmate executed by the State of Texas in 2011.

Creagan, JamesDr. James Creagan, director of the Center for International Studies, presented “Our Man in Havana” to the World Affairs Council of San Antonio in November. The presentation followed Creagan’s trip to Cuba.

Dr. Narges Kasraie, assistant professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. This is a rigorous process including graduation from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, having an active license to practice therapeutic optometry in a state, District of Columbia, U.S. commonwealth or territory, and adherence to principles of the Optometric Oath. Additionally, the process involves the completion of the exam application requirements, which include the completion of 150 points of post-graduate requirements and evidence of three years of active licensure and clinical practice or completion of an ACOE-Approved Residency.

Foglesong, Paul 'David'Dr. David Foglesong, professor of biology, has been awarded a grant from the William & Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation for $27,257 to support his research on the activation of DNA topoisomerases in human T cells. This grant will support two graduate students engaged in thesis research toward their MS degrees in biology in addition to funding research supplies. The grant is the third grant to Foglesong from this foundation and the fifth extramural grant that he has received in the last five years to support this research project. The total support he has received in this period is $155,865 which has provided support for eight graduate students in the MS program in biology.

Keith, Gary 2Dr. Gary Keith, associate professor of government and international affairs, has a book forthcoming from the University of Texas Press: “Rotten Boroughs, Political Thickets, and Legislative Donnybrooks,” to be released in July 2013; it is number 37 of the Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture.

LeCoeur, JoOn Jan. 24, KRVS Playlist featured Cajun poems written by Dr. Jo LeCoeur, professor of English, and read by Darrell Bourque. Her introduction to a book of poems, “Collected Poems of William Corrington,” was published in December.

Dr. Tiffany-Jade Kreys, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, participated in the American Federation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event raised money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and assist survivors of suicide loss. The Feik School of Pharmacy raised the most money of any participating group in San Antonio.

Liu, Steve (Hsin-I)Dr. Hsin-I (Steve) Liu, associate professor of communication arts, was invited to present a paper entitled “I have a Face and a Thousand Books, so I Don’t Need Facebook: A Critical View on Social Media” at the 2012 Beijing Forum in November 2012. The Beijing Forum was organized by Peking University, which is the oldest university in China and was ranked 46the 2012-2013 “Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.”

Peigler, RichardDr. Richard Peigler, professor of biology, has published a paper entitled, “Diverse Evidence that Antheraea Pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is Entirely of Sericultural Origin.” The work was published in December in the peer-reviewed journal “Tropical Lepidoptera Research.”

As part of the 2012 Mission Continues Faculty Awards, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) faculty member Dr. Julie Miller, associate professor and chair of cultural studies and religious studies, received the Sr. Eleanor Ann Young Award for Truth. Dr. Lopita Nath, assistant professor of history and Asian studies, received the Sr. St. Pierre Cinquin Award for Faith. And Dr. Pat Lonchar, associate professor of English and assistant dean, received the 2012-2013 Robert J. Connelly Faculty Leadership Award, named in honor of the previous CHASS dean.

Ramsinghani, Sushma 2Dr. Sushma Ramsinghani, assistant dean, department chair and associate professor, in the Feik School of Pharmacy, has been accepted as a fellow in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), July 2012 to June 2013.

Dr. Srihari Narayanan, associate professor and director of cornea and dry eye service at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), has coauthored a scientific research article titled, “Effect of TGF-β on Ocular Surface Epithelial Cells,” published in the journal “Experimental Eye Research,” volume 107, February 2013. The research was done in collaboration with the IOBA-University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain and the Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBERBBN), Spain.

Tim Porter Characters UniteIn October, Tim Porter of the H-E-B School of Business, received a Characters Unite award from representatives of USA Network and Time Warner Cable. Porter is one of 10 recipients from across the country to receive the award from hundreds of entries. He received the honor, which included a $5000 prize, for his development of an anti-bullying app which was piloted at UIW’s Brainpower high schools in the fall.

In October, UIW Moody Professor Dr. Sally Said presented “Oil and Water: Competing Roles of Arabic and English for Transnational Literacy” in South Sudan at the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference on Transnational Literacy at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

kasraie_nargesDr. Narges Kasraie, assistant professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. This is a rigorous process including graduation from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, having an active license to practice therapeutic optometry in a state, District of Columbia, U.S. commonwealth or territory, and adherence to principles of the Optometric Oath. Additionally, the process involves the completion of the exam application requirements, which include the completion of 150 points of post-graduate requirements and evidence of three years of active licensure and clinical practice or completion of an ACOE-Approved Residency.

Tallon, MichaelDr. Michael Tallon, chair, department of modern languages, attended the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2012 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., in November, where he presented “Reducing Foreign Language Anxiety in Heritage Language Students” at the Research Roundtable Session and “A Social Justice Project in a First-Year Spanish Class” at the Electronic Poster Presentations.

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