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Faculty, Staff, and Student Publications, Presentations, and Achievements

Published on June 25, 2018

Jesse PhillipsJesse Phillips EdD spoke to students at Abraham Lincoln High School during the school's 2nd annual All-Male Symposium: Growing from Boys to Men.  The topics discussed were self-esteem, bullying/harassment, social media issues, education, professionalism, accepting non-traditional family structures, relationships with local authorities, goals, learning from mistakes, peer pressure, and sex. 


Ashley de Marchena, PhD,  assistant professor of psychology will give a talk at the meeting of the International Society for Autism Research in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her research focuses on nonverbal communication autism spectrum disorder, and this talk specifically is about how adults with autism may use hand gestures to compensate for verbal weaknesses in conversation skills. She will also be presenting three posters with her research team, which includes two soon-to-be graduates of USciences, Jamie Diaz Psy'18 and Zachary Dae Psy'18.

Richard Minoff, MBA, director of the undergraduate pharmaceutical and healthcare business program, was keynote speaker at the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society Annual Meeting of the Lambda Eta Chapter at Northcentral University. It was a live webinar on the topic of "Building Your Personal Brand - A Key to Your Future Success."

Greg Thielman PT, MSPT, EdD, ATC, CSRS, professor of physical therapy and neuroscience, has been awarded a grant from the NIH REACT program for his proposed study “Priming with tDCS: Expanding the Window of Recovery in Chronic Stroke.” REACT (Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials) funds clinical trials to fill in gaps in medical rehabilitation aimed to optimize patient care. It is a highly competitive process that funds research thought to have potential to advance to a more definitive clinical trial.

Karin Richards PhD, chair of the department of kinesiology, co-authored a publication: Socialization of first year students through interprofessional education activities. Auburn University International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Conversation Starter Essays, 75-77.

Faculty from Samson College of Health Science attended and presented at the Designing Effective teaching/Lilly Conference in Bethesda, MD. from May 31 to June 3, 2018. Nabila Enam, MOT, OTR/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy, Deborah Summers, M.S., PA-C director of pre-professional physician assistant, and Barb Kellar, MS, PT, DPT associate director of clinical education, assistant professor physical therapy, presented their poster entitled "Novel Learning Strategies to Increase Student Engagement in Interprofessional Education". Judy Parker-Kent MOT, OTR/L, associate professor of occupational therapy, also presented "Long Term Simulations and E-Portfolios for Student Participation."

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch PhD, director of writing programs, had a piece published in a special issue of Women and Language Online "Nasty Womanifestos: Remixing Feminisms for Social Change." The peice is a multimedia installation accompanied by an artist's statement.

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