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Noteworthy | June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

Awards, recognition and service

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Andrew Young, assistant professor of diagnostic sciences, is a 2018 winner of the Journal of Endodontics JOE awards in the category of Case Report/Clinical Technique for the article he co-authored: "Painful Trigeminal Neuropathy Attributed to a Space-occupying Lesion Presenting as a Toothache: A Report of 4 Cases." Winning papers represent significant advances in endodontics and were selected for their scientific merit and broad impact on dental research; originality of research objectives and ideas presented; creativity of study design and uniqueness of approaches and concepts; validity of statistical and/or epidemiological methods; and clarity of presentation.   

McGeorge School of Law

Michael Malloy, distinguished professor of law, had his article "Banking in the Twenty-First Century" cited in James Si Zeng's paper, "Internal and External Shareholder Liability in the Financial Industry: A Comparative Approach," Review of Banking and Financial Law (vol. 37). The author cites Malloy's 2000 article in his discussion of the Federal Reserve's "source of strength" doctrine, which requires holding companies to support the financial needs of their depository institution subsidiaries.  

Eberhardt School of Business

Ed Arnheiter, assistant professor of operations management, won the 2017 EFMD Case Writing Competition, in the category of Continuous Improvement: the Journey to Excellence for his case study, "Kaiser Permanente: Creating a No-wait Emergency Department," which chronicles the application of lean management methods to improve processes at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. His case will be exhibited at the upcoming 2018 EFMD annual conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Arnheiter also has been invited to present his case study at a seminar in Málaga, Spain, at the San Telmo International Institute. EFMD is an international, not-for-profit, membership organization of business schools and corporations, based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Asia and the Americas. It has nearly 900 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancies in 88 countries.     

President's Division

Lindsey Green, university HIPAA privacy officer, successfully completed her Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) Examination, earning her the CHPC designation. Privacy compliance professionals are tasked with assuring that health care providers follow federal, state and local regulations that govern maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive health care information.   

Presentations and creative activity

College of the Pacific

Ferrill SculptureHelena Eighmee Ferrill '15, Academic Information Specialist, had her sculpture, "Schweinehund #2," accepted to the 60th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition. Hers was one of approximately 110 pieces accepted from among 400 entries for the competition. The annual exhibition has grown to include artists from throughout the United States. The exhibition is on display in the Haggin Museum in Stockton from May 17 - July 15.   

Jessica Grady, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored three studies presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention in San Francisco May 24-27: "Parent reactions to negative emotions and toddler shyness as interacting correlates of internalizing behaviors and social competence in toddlerhood," "Boys don't cry? Gender differences in emotion portrayals within storybooks," and "The role of inhibitory control in shy toddlers' adjustment." Lead authors were students Delaney Callan '19, Malina Her '15, and Jocelyn Camargo '18, with student co-authors Geena Moreno '15, Katie Perez '16, Jillian Yelinek '17. Camargo's study was funded by Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 2017.   

Alan Lenzi, professor of religious studies, gave a presentation on Akkadian prayers at Scholars' Conversations, an annual symposium of 10 scholars, hosted by Barton College's Center for Religious Studies in Wilson, North Carolina.   

Corey Stocco, assistant professor of psychology, presented the paper, "The Implementation and Adoptability of Behavioral Skills Training at a Career Center," at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in San Diego. Vinthia Wirantana '19 and Carolynn Kohn, professor of psychology, were co-authors.

Lisa Tromovitch, professor of theatre arts, was an invited panelist on "The Authorship Question" at the Sacramento Public Library on Tuesday, April 24, to defend William Shakespeare as the author of his plays against claims by anti-Shakespearians.   

McGeorge School of Law

Cary Bricker, professor of lawyering skills, presented on two panels at the 2018 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference at Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Florida, May 21-23.   

Julie Davies, professor of law, presented "Reality or Myth: Domestic and International Protection of Self-Determination in Rural Communities in Guatemala" at the LatCrit South-North Exchange in Antigua, Guatemala, May 18.

Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law, will chair the session on corporate groups at the International Congress of Comparative Law in Fukuoka Japan July 23-27.  

Brian Landsberg, distinguished professor of law, emeritus, and Dorothy Landsberg, professor of law, spoke on May 17, the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, to members of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California at the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento on the work of the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice in the 1960s.   

Courtney Lee, professor of lawyering skills, presented "Moving from Footnote to Forethought: Animal Law in Guatemala" at the 2018 the LatCrit South-North Exchange Conference in Antigua, Guatemala, May 18.  

Michael Hunter Schwartz, dean and professor of law, gave the keynote address, "Joy and Innovation in Transactional Law Teaching," at Emory Law School's Sixth Biennial Conference on Transactional Education in Atlanta June 1-2.  

Jarrod Wong, professor of law, will moderate Panel XVIII on "Procedure in Investment and Trade" at the Sixth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., in July.  

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Robert Oprandy, professor of curriculum and instruction, and Benjamin Reece, assistant clinical professor of speech-language pathology, co-led the workshop, "Strategies for Collaborative Supervision Adapted from Teacher Education," at the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2018 Annual Convention and Exhibition at the Sacramento Convention Center in March.     


College of the Pacific

Dari Tran, Associate Professor of Political Science, co-authored the chapter "Voter Identification" in the forthcoming volume "Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy," which will be published fall 2018 by Oxford University Press, New York, P. Norris, S. Cameron and T. Wynter co-editors.   

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Krystyna Konopka, adjunct professor of biomedical sciences, and Nejat Düzgüneş, professor of biomedical sciences, were co-authors of the article, "Liposomal formulations of magnesium sulfanyl tribenzoporphyrazines for the photodynamic therapy of cancer," which was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (vol. 184).   

Len Tolstunov, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, has published the article "Biologic Rationale of a Surgical Procedure: Bone Augmentation" in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (vol. 76).   

Andrew Young, assistant professor of diagnostic sciences, was a co-author of the article, "Consomic rats parental strains differ in sensory perception, pain developed following nerve injury and in IL-1 beta and IL-6 levels" published in Pathophysiology [vol. 25(2)].  

McGeorge School of Law

Julie Davies, professor of law, contributed the chapter "The Impact of Mining on Self-Determination of Rural Guatemalan Communities"; Blake Nordahl, associate professor of lawyering skills, contributed the chapter "A Migration Story from the Sugar Fields of Southwest Guatemala: A Case for Treating Corporations as Persecutors under Asylum and Refugee Law"; Kerrigan Bork, visiting assistant professor of law, contributed the chapter "Community-Based Biomonitoring: An Antidote to Insufficient Governmental Water Quality Monitoring and Enforcement"; and Rachel Salcido, associate dean for faculty scholarship and professor of law, contributed the chapter "Rethinking Environmental Impact Assessment in Guatemalan Mining" in "From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined," published by the American Bar Association and Carolina Academic Press (May 2018), co-edited by former Pacific faculty member Raquel Aldana and Steve Bender.  

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Adam M. Kaye '95, clinical professor of pharmacy practice, co-authored the article "Challenges and concerns of persistent opioid use in cancer patients" published in the Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy.   

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Conservatory of Music

Derek Isetti '08, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, and Eric G. Waldon '00, '07, associate professor of music therapy, published the article "Voice Disorders and Related Risk Factors among Music Therapists: Survey Findings and Strategies for Voice Care" which will appear in Music Therapy Perspectives.         

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