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Noteworthy Newsletter | April 29, 2020

Apr 29, 2020

Awards, recognition and service


College of the Pacific

Qingwen Dong, director of the Graduate Program and professor of communication, and Graham Carpente, professor of communication, co-chaired a panel on American Media Shockwaves Toward Journalism and Mass Communication Curriculum Innovation at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Denver, Colorado, in February.
Dong was elected as a member of the Research Council, a part of Leadership Council in National Communication Association, the flagship organization in the field of communication.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Melanie A. Felmlee, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, was awarded a four-year, $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Program for her project “GHB Toxicokinetics: Role of sex hormone dependent monocarboxylate transporter regulation and potential for altered overdose risk in transgender men and women.”

Derek Isetti, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, was a grant recipient through the Parkinson’s Voice Project’s SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd grant program.

Madhu Sundarrajan, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, is the co-director of Project SKILLS PLUS, a parent-directed treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, which received a renewal grant of $399,998 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Publications


College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, professor of history, had his new course, Cooking Across the Ages, just released from The Great Courses. The course is composed of 24 hands-on episodes, from Ancient Rome to the present, filmed in Albala's kitchen.

Martín Camps, professor of modern languages and Latin American studies, published the chronicle "Crónica del Covid-19 en California" (A Chronicle of Covid-19 in California) in the book "Relatos de la cuarentena" (Stories of the Quarantine) published by the University of Nuevo León in México.

Qingwen Dong, director of the Graduate Program and professor of communication, was a co-author for one of the panel presentations on New Technology Development and Journalism Education Adaption at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Denver, Colorado, in February.

Zachary Stahlschmidt, assistant professor of biological sciences, along with Garrett Masuda ’19, Andy Byeon ’19 and colleagues at Arizona State University, the French National Centre for Scientific Research and the Spring Island Trust, had their paper "Dehydration enhances cellular and humoral immunity in a mesic snake community" accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Zoology — Part A.

Carla Strickland-Hughes, assistant professor of psychology, along with colleagues from the University of Florida, had their manuscript "Own-Age Bias in Face-Name Associations: Evidence from Memory and Visual Attention in Younger and Older Adults" published (early online edition) in a special issue of the journal Cognition.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Peter Hilsenrath, professor of pharmacy practice, published the article “Ethics and Economic Growth in the Age of COVID 19: What Is a Just Society to Do?” in The Journal of Rural Health.

Adam Kaye, professor of pharmacy practice, and colleagues from across the country published “Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders: Evidence-Based Policy Position Statement of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)” in Pain Physician.

Carly A. Ranson, May Chen and Edward L. Rogan, assistant professors of pharmacy practice, along with Rajul A. Patel, professor of pharmacy practice, Cynthia S. Valle-Oseguera ’12, Patricia Tam ’19, Jacqueline Le ’20, Brandon Le ’19, Mitchell Kozono ’19, Janice Park ’19 and Amanda Tam ’19, published the paper “Factors Associated With a Higher Risk of Undiagnosed Prediabetes in a Community-Dwelling Medicare Population.”

Sachin A. Shah, professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Travis AFB, along with colleagues Dr. Mehak Aggarwal, Dr. Vamsi Krishna, Dr. John Canales and Dr. Michael Gratch, published the poster “Enhanced External Counterpulsation Reduces Angina Related Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Total Occlusion” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Shah, along with colleagues Joshua Randel and Danielle Pender, published the poster “Effect of Mineral Oil on Plasma Lipids: A Meta-Analysis” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Presentations and artistic activity


College of the Pacific

    Ken Albala, professor of history, appeared in four episodes of the new History Channel program Eating History.

    Michael Madary, assistant professor of philosophy, was featured as a guest on the 88 Names podcast with author Matt Ruff. Madary discussed Ruff's forthcoming science fiction novel “88 Names” in connection with his research on the ethics of emerging technology.

    Eberhardt School of Business

    Stefanie Naumann, professor of management and organizational behavior, was featured on the Sirius XM radio program American Voices with Senator Bill Bradley on March 22, 2020. Each episode contains an interview with an author about their favorite place in America.

    Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

    Sachin A. Shah, professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Travis AFB, along with colleagues Dr. Mehak Aggarwal, Dr. Vamsi Krishna, Dr. John Canales and Dr. Michael Gratch, virtually presented the poster “Enhanced External Counterpulsation Reduces Angina Related Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Total Occlusion” at the American College of Cardiology Together with World Congress of Cardiology event in March.
    Shah, along with colleagues Joshua Randel and Danielle Pender, virtually presented the poster “Effect of Mineral Oil on Plasma Lipids: A Meta-Analysis” at the American College of Cardiology Together with World Congress of Cardiology event in March.

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