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Noteworthy Newsletter | April 2, 2019

Apr 2, 2019

Awards, recognition and service

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Sachin ShahSachin A. Shah, professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Travis AFB, was named a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health (LIFESTYLE). 


College of the Pacific

Peg Ciccolella, professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, and Mark VanNess, professor and co-chair of health, exercise and sport sciences, published the paper "Legal Challenges to Expert Testimony of the Exercise Physiologist" in the journal Professionalism in Exercise Physiology Online, Vol 22:1, 2019.

Melissa Davies, assistant professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, published the article "Basic psychological needs satisfaction and self-determined motivation among Canadian golf league members" in the Leisure/Loisir Journal.  

Sharmila King, associate professor of economics, will have her article, "Does Anyone Listen when Politicians Talk? The Effect of Political Commentaries on Policy Rate Decisions and Expectations," forthcoming in the Journal of International Money and Finance.  

Michael Leonard, visiting assistant professor of art and graphic design, illustrated the surgical procedure for the published article "Heart Transplantation in Situs Inversus Maintaining Dextrocardia" published in Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (23:1). Leonard also illustrated the surgical procedure for heart replacement using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart (TAH) for a March 9 scholarly presentation by N. Mohadam of The Ohio State University School of Medicine. Leonard provided illustrations documenting a procedure covering the surgical approach to congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CC-TGA) for an article accepted for publication in Seminars in Thoracic Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual. Leonard illustrated the procedure for an article describing the Norwood procedure with pulmonary artery shunt as performed at Stanford University Medical Center in an article accepted for publication in the World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Surgery. 

Corey Stocco, assistant professor of psychology and Adam Moline '19 co-authored the paper, "Temporary, inconsistent, and null effects of a moral story and instruction on honesty," published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

David M. Ojcius, professor of biomedical sciences, co-authored the article "Chlamydia pneumoniae is present in the dental plaque of periodontitis patients and stimulates an inflammatory response in gingival epithelial cells" in Microbial Cell.

Steven J. Sadowsky
, professor of preventive and restorative dentistry, co-authored the article "Patient-Centered Risk Assessment in Implant Treatment Planning" published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (34:2).

McGeorge School of Law

Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law, published the chapter, "United States: The Protection of Minority Investors and Compensation of Their Losses," as part of the book, "Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement," P. Conac and M. Gelter, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2019.  

Brian Slocum, professor of law, and Francis J. Mootz III, professor of law, co-edited the book "Justice Justice Scalia: Rhetoric and the Rule of LawScalia: Rhetoric and the Rule of Law," published by University of Chicago Press (March 2019). In this edited collection, leading scholars from law, political science, philosophy, rhetoric and linguistics look at the ways Scalia framed and stated his arguments. Focusing on rhetorical strategies rather than the logic or validity of Scalia's legal arguments, the contributors collectively reveal that Scalia enacted his rigidly conservative vision of the law through his rhetorical framing. 

Brian Slocum, professor of law, had his essay "'Avoiding' Judicial Activism: The Supreme Court's Unconvincing Efforts to Restrict the Scope of the Avoidance Cannon," published as an online feature by the New York University Law Review. 

Mike Vitiello, professor of law, co-authored the textbook, "Cases and Materials on Marijuana Law," which was recently published by West Academic Publishing. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of the Pacific

Bhaskara R. Jasti '95, professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, Md Zahir Uddin '21Xiaoling Li, professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry and associate dean of graduate education and research, Hyun Joo, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, Jerry Tsai, professor and co-chair of chemistry, and Lisa Wrischnik, associate professor and co-chair of Biological Sciences, published the article "Rational Design of Peptide Ligands Based on Knob-Socket Protein Packing Model Using CD13 as a Prototype Receptor" in ACS Omega, 2019.   

Presentations and artistic activity

College of the Pacific

Andreas Agocs, visiting assistant professor of history, was invited by the Institute for Contemporary History in Germany to lecture on "Antifaschistischer Humanismus: Kulturelle Erneuerung als Gegenentwurf für das 'andere Deutschland', 1935-1953" at the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation in Berlin, Germany, March 13.  

Ken Albala, professor of history, helped commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death with Humanities West at the Civic Kitchen in San Francisco on Feb. 23 by leading a cooking workshop and formal dinner for 50 people based on the 15th-century cookbook "De honesta voluptate" by Platina, which Leonardo owned and referred to in his notebooks.   

Lara Killick, associate professor and co-chair of health, exercise and sport sciences, and Melissa Davies, assistant professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, presented "Ensuring Experiential Learning is About More Than the Experience: Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching an Experiential Learning Sport Globalization Class" at the Global Sport Business Association Conference on March 3.   

Dan O'Neill, associate professor of political science in the School of International Studies, presented "Dividing ASEAN while Claiming the South China Sea: Chinese Financial Power Projection in Southeast Asia," a talk on his recently released book, for the International and Area Studies Department at Washington University in St. Louis on Feb. 18. He also fielded questions and led a discussion on China for the State Failure, State Success and Development class.  

Traci Roberts-Camps, professor and chair of modern languages and literature, organized the panel "Intermediality in the Films of the Southern Cone" and gave the presentation "Intermediality in the Documentaries of Uruguayan Filmmaker Virginia Martinez" at the Cine-Lit 9: International Conference on Hispanic Film and Fiction in Portland, Oregon.  

Corey Stocco, assistant professor of psychology, presented the invited address, "Lying is Behavior We Can Change," as a part of the invited speaker series at California State University, Northridge. He also presented the same address at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis in Fort Worth, Texas.  

Conservatory of Music

Frank Wiens, piano program director of professor of piano, was a featured guest artist performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in concert with the Stockton Symphony on March 23.

McGeorge School of Law

Karrigan Börk, visiting assistant professor of law, will facilitate and present on a panel on Field Courses for Environmental & Natural Resources Law at the Natural Resource Law Teachers Institute, sponsor by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation May 29–31.   

Michael P. Malloy, distinguished professor of law, attended the 14th Annual International Conference on Contracts (KCon XIV), hosted by Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, where he moderated a panel on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Malloy also presented a paper on "Recent Trends You Can CISG" in decisions applying the convention in contracts cases. As Director of the Business and Law Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, he is one of the organizers of the 6th Annual Conference on Business, Law and Economics, sponsored by the Institute. He will be co-hosting the conference, chairing a panel and organizing and editing the published proceedings of the conference.  

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, was a moderator for a panel on "The Last Drop: Practical Tools for Addressing Transboundary Water Crises" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, held in Washington, D.C., March 27–30. 

Mary-Beth Moylan, associate dean for experiential learning and professor of lawyering skills, participated in a leadership workshop on and facilitated a round table discussion for legal writing professors who have become associate deans at the Association of Legal Writing Directors 2019 Biennial Conference, held at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, May 29-31. 

Rachael Salcido, associate dean for faculty scholarship and diversity initiatives and professor of law, presented on a panel on the McGeorge Center for Inclusion and Diversity and presented a work-in-progress paper on Weaponizing Environmental Justice at the 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, People of Color and the Future of Democracy, held at American University at Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., March 21–24.  

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Several faculty presented research at the 31st Annual New Drugs and Modern Concepts in Pharmacotherapy conference, held March 29–31 in San Francisco:

  • Veronica T. Bandy '00'08, clinical professor of pharmacy practice, presented "Diabetes - The Tools for Clinical Treatment."
  • Nancy L. DeGuire '89, clinical professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean for external relations, presented "Alternative Medicine: Moving into the Mainstream."
  • Nancy N. Nguyen, clinical professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Palo Alto, presented "Updates in HIV: A Practical Guide for Pharmacists in 2019."
  • Marcus C. Ravnan '94, professor and assistant dean, Office of Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Health Affairs, presented "Advances in Cancer Therapeutics: A Survey of 'What's New in Oncology.'"
  • Joel Wagner, clinical professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, presented "The Recognition, Evaluation, and Treatment of Eczema and Rosacea."
  • Mark P. Walberg '06'09, associate professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for the San Fernando Valley, presented "From the Novel to the Nonsensical: Vaccine Updates and the Antivaccine Movement." 

Elaine Law, assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for San Jose, presented "Dealing with Student Entitlement in Experiential Pharmacy Education" at the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pacific Coast Preceptor Conference, March 28–30.

Eberhardt School of Business

Peter Hilsenrath, Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics, presented "Rise of the Health Sector in the United States and Attendant Redistribution of Income" at the Annual Business History Association Conference, in Cartagena, Colombia.

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