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Noteworthy Newsletter - July 2015

Jul 16, 2015

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

Cathie McClellan, Theatre Arts, is the producer and artistic director for the annual DeltaFusion Festival, which was held on June 27 at Stockton's Victory Park. DeltaFusion is a three-week workshop on puppetry, movement and storytelling, using the arts to tell the history of Stockton, San Joaquin County and the Delta, culminating in a puppet pageant and festival with performances from local cultural groups. The performers are citizens of Stockton, ages 6 and up, accompanied by a live orchestra performing original music. This year's theme, "Stockton Steaming Ahead," focused on the water cycle of the Delta and people of Stockton whose lives have had an impact on the world. DeltaFusion is produced by University of the Pacific and the Haggin Museum and local artists with funding from the C.A. Webster Foundation. Pacific faculty and staff also involved in the Festival were: James Hetrick, Professor and Chair of Physics; and from the Theatre Arts Department, Ashley Bonda, Administrative Assistant,  John Farrell, Assistant Technical Director, Kathleen Lowe, Costume Shop Manager, and Gary Scheiding, Technical Director.
Matt Normand, Associate Professor of Psychology, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. The journal is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and publishes original experimental and theoretical papers relevant to the behavioral analysis of verbal behavior.

Caroline Schroeder, Associate Professor of Religious and Classical Studies, is the principal investigator of a $192,500 grant awarded to the University of the Pacific from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Working in collaboration with her U.S. co-director, Amir Zeldes of Georgetown University, and colleagues in Germany, Schroeder's project KELLIA (Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance) will promote international and interdisciplinary collaborations across the Digital Humanities Coptic Studies. The grant is a joint award from the NEH and the German agency, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Read more>>

Conservatory of Music

Scott Choate, Lecturer in Tuba and Euphonium, was appointed Principal Tuba with the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Paul Glassman, Director of the Pacific Center for Special Care, was awarded $250,920 from the DentaQuest Foundation to support the expansion of the Virtual Dental Home (VDH) system for oral health care. The VDH system was developed over the course of a six-year pilot program in California to demonstrate that the system, using telehealth-connected teams, can reach traditionally underserved populations, apply prevention and early intervention care and promote education and adoption of healthy behaviors. It also lowers the cost of providing these services. The VDH system has been implemented at a number of sites throughout California, including elementary school-based facilities, nursing homes, Head Start centers and community residential facilities for people with disabilities. Read more>>

Eugene LeBarre and Nader NadershahiEugene LaBarre, Associate Professor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences, was recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Northern California Section of the American College of Dentists. LaBarre began his career at the dental school in 1981 and has been actively involved in developing the preclinical and clinical curriculum in fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics. He was awarded the Pacific Dugoni Alumni Association's Medallion of Distinction in 2008 for his service to the school and the advancement of the dental profession. Read more>>

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Harriett Arnold, Emeritus Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to serve as a national site visitor for three years. CAEP's mission is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation in higher education that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Pacific McGeorge School of Law received the 2nd place 2015 Diversity Matters Award from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), marking the third year in a row that the law school was recognized in the top three. The Award is given to law schools that have demonstrated the highest level of outreach to racially and ethnically diverse students. Tracy Simmons, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity Initiatives & Financial Aid, accepted the award at the LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference on May 28. Read more>>

Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law and Director of the Inter-American Program, has been reappointed to the Latin American and Caribbean Council of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Project for one year.

Melissa Brown, Director of Legal Clinics and Professor of Lawyering Skills, has been appointed to the Board of the International Association for Indigenous Aging, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association.

Adrienne Brungess, Professor of Lawyering Skills, and Vallerye Mosquera '15, gave testimony to the State Senate Judiciary Committee on May 6 in favor of SB 134, presented by Sen. Robert Hertzberg. 

Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law, participated as a committee member in the fifth meeting of the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Water Convention, held in Vienna, Austria on May 6. 

Jarrod Wong, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Global Center for Business and Development, has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Mamoun Alhamadsheh, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, and Miki Park, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS). The grant will fund a project related to the development of a novel technology to enhance the pharmacokinetic properties of therapeutic agents. This technology would potentially increase the clinical success rate and decrease production cost of therapeutic agents. 

Veronica Bandy '00, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was appointed as a member to the American Pharmacists Association Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Business Model Committee. She was elected as Speaker of the House for the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in April. She was appointed to the CPhA Education Review Committee for the CPhA Journal in February and was selected to serve on the CPhA Fellow Program Revision Taskforce last November. 

Rajul Patel '01, '06, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was the recipient of the 2015 Hoefer Prize for Leadership in Experiential Education. The award is selected by Pacific's Committee for Academic Planning and Development and is sponsored by the Hoefer Family Foundation to recognize and reward faculty members who have achieved a record of outstanding contributions to an academic program through the development of supervision of internships or other experiential learning tools.  Patel received two Kaiser Permanente-Central Valley Area Charitable Organizations grants for the "Mobile Medicare Clinics." The co-author of the grants was Scott Biedermann, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations and Principal Gifts. Patel and colleagues with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services received a Department of Health and Human Services Ignite Accelerator Grant for "A virtual pharmacy for self-administered drugs." 

Michael Susca, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was granted his eighth Award for Continuing Education (ACE) on March 2015 by the Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning and have earned 7.0 ASHA-approved CEUs during the previous 36 months.

University Library

Mickel Paris, Librarian for the Health Sciences Branch, was the recipient of the 2015 Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Award, a $1,600 travel grant to attend the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. The award is given to eligible librarians who have shown success or promise in instruction, information support and collection development for a pharmacy academic curriculum.

Student Life

Christy Lenzi, Administrative Assistant II in Residential Life and Housing, was the winner of the inaugural 2015 Christine Eldin Memorial Fellowship for her novel manuscript, Forty Thieves and a Green-Eyed Girl. The Fellowship provides recognition and financial assistance to middle-grade fiction authors whose works-in-progress reveal potential for a successful writing career.  

Publications and Presentations

College of the Pacific

Theorizing Legal Personhood in Late Medieval EnglandAndrea Boboc, Associate Professor of English, edited the volume Theorizing Legal Personhood in Late Medieval England, a collection of eleven essays that explore what might be distinctly medieval and particularly English about legal personhood. The book is volume 18 in the prestigious Medieval Law and Its Practice series published by Brill Academic Publishers (July 2015).  

Melissa Davies, Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, presented "The Relationship between Basic Need Satisfaction and Self-Determined Motivation among Canadian Golfers" at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) annual conference held in Ottawa, Canada, on June 5.   

Lydia Fox, Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, presented on "Undergraduate Research Administrative Nuts and Bolts" at the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference "Undergraduate Research Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining" held at the University of Oklahoma, June 23-25. Fox was also a member of the planning committee for the conference. As a Councilor in the Geosciences division of CUR, she participated in the annual business meeting following the conference.

Dennis Flynn, Emeritus Professor of Economics, published the book chapter "Silver in a global context 1400-1800" in The Cambridge World History, Vol. VI, The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Part 2, Patterns of Change, (Cambridge 2015) and "Tangible and Intangible Monies: Theory and Global History," in Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History: Mints, Technology and Coin Production, Proceedings of the Round Table of the "Silver Monetary Depreciation and International Relations" program (ANR DAMIN, LabEx TransferS), Copenhagen, May 28-29, G. Depeyrot and M. Marcher, eds. (Moneta, Wetteren 2015). 

James Hetrick, Professor and Chair of Physics, spoke on "Data in Every Direction: Welcome to my life as a particle physicist" at a Meetup event on June 29 on the San Francisco campus sponsored by the Analytics program in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. It was the third Meetup event on various analytics topics geared to the Bay Area technology community. Hetrick gave an overview of his work exploring models of what the Higgs particle might be, some of the Big Data challenges on this most complex experiment and his work doing large-scale, massively parallel supercomputer calculations of the quantum field theory underlying these experiments. 

Kieran Holland, Associate Professor of Physics, co-authored the paper "The running coupling of 8 flavors and 3 colors" published in the Journal of High Energy Physics (2015:19), on large-scale computer simulations of new models of elementary particles and their possible connection to the Higgs boson particle.  

Jianhua Ren, Professor of Chemistry, along with graduate students Patrick Batoon '16 and Zachary Buen '17, and postdoctoral fellow Ekram Hossain presented three posters at the 63rd American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, in June. The conference was attended by over 7,000 researchers and scientists worldwide.

  • "Proton Affinity Determination and IRMPD Spectroscopy of Oligopeptides Containing Non-Proteinogenic Amino Acids" was coauthored by Patrick Batoon '16, Jianhua Ren and a colleague from the Netherlands.
  • "Determination of Gas-Phase Acidity for Biologically Active Organic Compounds" was co-authored by Zachary Buen '17, Patrick Batoon '16, Bhupinder Padda '13, Alec Folmer '14 and Jianhua Ren.
  • "Li+/Li+ and Li+/H+ Multicharged Peptoid fragmentation under CID Conditions" was co-authored by Ekram Hossain and Jianhua Ren.          

Greg Rohlf, Associate Professor and Chair of History, Gesine Gerhard, Associate Dean and Director of General Education, and Yong Kim, Assistant Professor of Political Science, were program coordinators for the 2015 Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Conference "Transnational Asias," hosted at University of the Pacific June 5-7. ASPAC is a regional affiliate of the 8,000-member National Association for Asian Studies, the premier professional association for scholars, teachers and students of Asian studies across a wide range of disciplines. During the three-day program, 126 scholars from eight countries presented their research on 29 panels. The conference drew scholars from more than 65 universities around the world. Rohlf presented the research paper "The Guestbooks of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bolt: A Research Note on Transnational Networks." Rena Fraden, dean of College of the Pacific, served on the program committee. Kendra Bruno, Sustainability Coordinator, and Susan Mitchell, Administrative Assistant in Social Sciences, served on the conference staff.  In conjunction with the conference, History major Amy Eastburg '15 created a new exhibit displayed in the library lobby on "Transnational Connections with Special Collections."

Lisa Tromovitch, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, produced the Livermore Shakespeare Festival production of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, which opened July 2. The set was engineered and built by Gary Scheiding, Theatre Arts Technical Director. William Wolak, Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts, and Mary Eilers-Fielding '06 act in the production. Tromovitch also directs the festival's production of Shakespeare's As You Like It, which opens July 17. 

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, published three entries: "ReEntry," "Disciplinary Approaches to Culture: Anthropology," and "Definitions of Culture" (with Jack Condon), in Janet Bennett (Ed), Encyclopedia of Cultural Competence and Communication, published by SAGE Publications. He also served as Senior Editor for the Anthropology section of the encyclopedia, a joint venture between the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon, and Sage Press. 

Conservatory of Music

James Haffner, Professor of Opera, returned to the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium this summer as an Artistic Associate. He taught a session on the "Chekhov concepts of Radiating, Expansion & Contraction." Haffner also participated in the MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association) conference at Connecticut College where he trained under master Chekhov teacher Joanna Merlin. During the summer he will be directing a staged reading of the Lionel Kranitz play Winterlight at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica, California. 

Ann Miller, Associate Professor of Violin, Nina Flyer, Lecturer in Cello, and Sonia Leong, Lecturer in Piano, who form the faculty trio-in-residence Trio 180, made their Canadian debut in Vancouver in two prestigious concert series last November: Music on Main and the Maple Ridge Music Society. The trio presented an exciting program comprising Beethoven's "Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3"; Dvořák's beloved "Trio No. 4 in E Minor," nicknamed the "Dumky" trio; and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's virtuosic "Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello." These two performances were made possible in part through the support of a SAAG and Pacific Fund Grant. 

Burr Phillips, Associate Professor of Voice, served as part of the faculty of the Taos Opera Institute in Taos, New Mexico, for the month of June. Now in its eighth year of operation, the institute hosts 28 young singers from more than a dozen states and as many schools who are pursuing continuing training toward careers in classical singing. Two concerts are presented to the Taos community at the end of each week. Phillips served as the German Vocal Coach for lyric diction, repertoire and style in the language and the musical epoch, and provided piano accompaniment for each weekend concert. The Pacific student community has been represented well in past years and has a highly capable emissary this year in Madelaine Matej '16, rising senior from Marin County and a private student of Daniel Ebbers, Associate Professor of Voice. 

Francois Rose, Professor of Music Theory and Composition, had his 2013 composition, "'le murmure incessant,' a work for two pianos," premiered on February 17 in a performance by the piano duo Runedako at Furman University in South Carolina.  

Eric Waldon '00, '07, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, was invited by Dr. Weixiao Li from the Apollo Institute, an educational agency in Beijing, China, to provide a five-day training on music therapy clinical practice for creative arts therapy students. The workshop "Theory and Practice of Music Therapy: A DBT Approach" involved lectures on theory, presentations of research, skills training and group clinical experiences. Waldon's research article, "Music Therapists' Research Activity and Utilization Barriers: A Survey of the Membership, " was published in the Journal of Music Therapy, Vol. 52, No. 1. The study assesses the extent to which American Music Therapy Association members engage in certain research-related activities and identified respondents' perceived barriers to integrating research into clinical practice.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry  

Nejat Duzgunes, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, co-authored the article "Miconazole activity against Candida biofilms developed on acrylic discs" published in the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Vol 65. He also co-authored the article "Cellular changes, molecular pathways and the immune system following photodynamic treatment" published in Current Medicinal Chemistry, Vol 21.

Ben Zeitlin, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, presented "A practical comparison of exosome isolation kits for primary endothelial and monocytic THP-1 cell samples with low working volumes" at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Joel N. Lohr, Associate Professor of Practice in Educational Administration and Leadership, delivered the H. Shelton Smith Lecture on Religion and Society, "Using and Abusing the Bible: Is there a Method in the Madness?" at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina.  

Robert Oprandy, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, co-led a half-day Pre-Convention Institute on "Classroom Observation and Supervision for Professional Development" at the TESOL 2015 International Convention, in Toronto, Ontario, in March. 

McGeorge School of Law

Melissa Brown, Director of Legal Clinics and Professor of Lawyering Skills, presented "Where the Jobs Are Now and What They Require: Preparing Law Students for an Interprofessional World" at the AALS Clinical Conference in May.

Michael T. Colatrella Jr., Associate Dean of Academic affairs and Associate Professor of Law, presented "Ethical Considerations in Mediating Disputes With Self Represented Litigants" during a panel he organized at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, in April.  

Franklin Gevurtz, Distinguished Professor of Law, served as keynote speaker and presented the paper "Globalizing Up Corporate Law," at the International Symposium on Corporate Governance and Capital Markets - 2015, at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in June.

Jennifer Harder, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, published "Demand Offsets: Water Neutral Development in California" in the McGeorge Law Review (spring 2015). Harder previously presented her research at McGeorge's spring 2014 law review symposium: "Growing, Growing, Gone: Innovative Ideas in Resource Management for a Growing Population." the paper is posted online on the Social Science Research Network.  

Brian Landsberg, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his article, "Does Prison Reform Bring Sentencing Reform?  The Congress, the Courts, and the Structural Injunction," published in the McGeorge Law Review. 

Hether Macfarlane, Professor of Lawyering Skills, presented "Beyond Just Reading the Professor's Comments: A Self-Evaluation Exercise for International LLM Students" at the Global Legal Skills Conference at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, in May.

Contracts SimulationsMichael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his article, "Payment Systems and Harmonization," published in in Global Wisdom on Business Transactions, International Law and Dispute Resolution, a Festschrift published by the German Publisher C.H. Beck in honor of the 65th birthday of Dr. Gerhard Wegen. Wegen is a partner in the Stuttgart law firm Gleiss Lutz specializing in corporate and cross-border M&A projects, and also an Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen. Malloy co-authored the book Contracts Simulations, which is part of the Bridge to Practice Series published by West. The second of three 2015 Supplements to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) has been published by Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business.

Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law, spoke on two panels at the International Water Resources Association's  XVth World Water Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 25-29. One panel was the special session "Getting the best out of the global water conventions," and the other was "The Role of Law, Politics and Science in Transboundary Water Cooperation." McCaffrey presented "The Benefits of Global and Regional Framework Conventions in Supporting Transboundary Water Cooperation at a Basin Level" via Skype at the Symposium on New Directions in International Water Law conference at the University of Dundee in Scotland in July. His book chapter, "Pollution of Shared Freshwater Resources in International Law," has been published in Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy at 81, Jayakumar, Koh, Beckman and Phan eds., Edward Elgar (2015).

Francis J. Mootz III, Dean, presented a paper as part of a conference on "The Hermeneutics of Practice" sponsored by the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy and the School of the Humanities at the University of Dundee, Scotland, May 7-8. Mootz presented a paper at the 2015 Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria, on "Deference to Administrative Agencies Regarding Medical Facts" as part of an interdisciplinary panel regarding the difficulties establishing the "substantial physical or mental abuse" criterion for obtaining a U Visa when an undocumented immigrant worker is a victim of a crime in the workplace.

John E.B. Myers, Professor of Law, had his article, "'Testilying' in Family Court," published in the McGeorge Law Review. Myers presented "Direct Examination of Child Witnesses" at the 2015 North Carolina District Attorneys Association conference in Pinehurst, North Carolina, in June.

Mary-Beth Moylan, Professor of Lawyering Skills, co-presented "Closing the Divide: Lessons Learned About Skills Education from Teaching First Year Doctrinal Classes" at the 2015 Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Conference in June. Moylan also gave the welcome remarks and ran the membership meeting at the conference and organized a day-long ALWD Board Retreat the day before the conference. 

Michael Vitiello, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, had the articles "Reforming California Sentencing Practice and Policy: Are We There Yet?" and "Reflections on an Extraordinary Career: Thoughts about Gerald Caplan's Retirement" published in the McGeorge Law Review. His article, "Limiting Access to U.S. Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law," was published in the UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. Vitiello's book chapter, "An Overview of California's Sentencing Policy and Procedure" was published in Oxford Press's Oxford's Handbooks Online Criminal Law and Criminology (2015).

Jarrod Wong, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Global Center for Business and Development, spoke on "Emergency Arbitrators" on a panel on "The Use of Arbitration for Technology Disputes" at the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum event in San Francisco on April 29. Wong spoke on a panel on hot topics and careers in international arbitration to professional LLM and JSD students at UC Berkeley Law School in June.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Veronica Bandy '00, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Jason Bandy '00, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Regional Coordinator for the Sacramento Region, coauthored the article "Liraglutide (Saxenda): GLP-1 agonist for Weight Loss," which was published in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy AMBCare PRN April newsletter.  She presented the Continuing Education presentation on "How do we find the time? Strategically Implementing Pharmacy Students and Technicians into Programs in Relation to SB493," at the CPhA Annual Meeting in April. Bandy also represented needs of pharmacy from the provider perspective at the "CURES 2.0 (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) Licensee Joint Application Design Session" last October. Bandy presented "Diabetes Testing, Lifestyle and Nutrition" at a "New Drugs" continuing education program sponsored by Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in San Francisco in April. Bandy served as faculty adviser for the Pacific CAPSLEAD Team at the 2015 CAPSLEAD Conference held at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1. She co-presented and led a group activity on "Teamwork and Conflict Management" during the conference. CAPSLEAD, California Pharmacy Student Leadership Conference, is an annual leadership development conference for student leaders from all California pharmacy schools. Bandy also taught several American Pharmacists Association (APhA) certificate programs around the state this past year: "Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services" in Pomona, Stockton and Los Angeles; the "Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care" certificate program in Sacramento and two sessions in San Diego; the "Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" certificate program in Fresno, Stockton and two sessions in Sacramento; and three sessions of the "Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services" certificate program in Sacramento. 

Camille Camargo '13, William A. Kehoe, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Rajul Patel '01, '06, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, presented "Evaluation of fall risk factors and predictive ability of falls in patients at a behavioral health center" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists in Anaheim, California in December 2014. 

Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Allen Shek, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Rajul Patel '01, '06 Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78, Associate Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice, Suzanne Galal, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Berit Gundersen, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Educational Effectiveness, co-authored "Medication adherence behaviors of Medicare beneficiaries" published in Patient Preference and Adherence, 2014:8. Student co-author is J. Lastimosa '14. 

Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78, Rajul Patel '01, '06, and Suzanne Galal co-authored the article "Health care Passport: A population based introductory pharmacy practice model for Medicare beneficiaries" published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2014:6(6) Student co-authors are M. Shioji '13, M. Nicolas '13, D. Hoang '13, J. Rodriguez '13 and N. Rahan '13. 

Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Suzanne Galal and Rajul Patel '01, '06 co-authored the article "The Utility of Concept Maps to Facilitate Higher-Level Learning in a Large Classroom Setting" published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2014; 78(9). Student co-authors are D. Vyas '14 and E.H. Gnesa '14.

Jesika S. Faridi, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, and her colleagues published a review article in Biochemical and Biochemical Research Communications examining the "Proline-rich AKT substrate of 40-kDa (PRAS40) in the pathophysiology of cancer." Co-authors include Ritu Malla '16.

Suzanne Galal, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Rajul Patel '01, '06 and Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78 co-authored the article "A Collaborative Approach to Combining Service, Teaching and Research," which was published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2014; 78(3) Article 58. Student co-authors are S. Gomez '14, V. Duong '14, C. Mizoshiri '14, L. Ujihara '14, and T.H. Tran '14.

Suzanne Galal, A. Pham '14, A. Luong '14, M. Awad '14, Rajul Patel '01, '06, Sian Carr-Lopez '85 and Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78 co-authored the poster presentation "Incorporation of Top 200 Drug Knowledge into a Medicare Part D Didactic and Experiential Learning Course," at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas, in July 2014.  

Derek Isetti, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, co-authored the study "Workplace Productivity and Voice Disorders: A Cognitive Interviewing Study on Presenteeism in Individuals with Spasmodic Dysphonia," published in the Journal of Voice (Nov 2014).  

William A. Kehoe had his book chapters, "Neurology" and "Psychiatry," published in Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2015 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition, Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2015 Deluxe Lab Coat Edition, and Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition, R.J. Hamilton, ed. Used by physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and medical transcriptionists around the world, this reference is the leading portable drug reference for vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care. Kehoe co-authored the chapter "Psychiatric Disorders" in Updates in Therapeutics®: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course,Vol. 1, (2015), ed., published by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Kehoe presented "Guidelines for Safe and Effective Medication Use for Consumers with Developmental Disabilities" at the Valley Mountain Regional Center Conference for Service Coordinators in Modesto in March. He also spoke on "The Role and Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Medications for Mental Illnesses" at St. Joseph's Learning Center Healthcare Provider Continuing Education Program in March at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton. He presented "Board Certification and Credentialing in Pharmacy" at the California Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists' Seminar 2014 in San Francisco in October. He gave the webinar "Updates in Psychiatry" for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Last-Chance Certification Review Webinar, National Webinar Series in September and spoke on "Psychiatry" in the ACCP Updates in Therapeutics 2015: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course at the ACCP Spring Meeting in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015.

Rajul Patel '01, '06, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Mark P. Walberg '06, '09, Assistant Professor and Regional Coordinator in Pharmacy Practice, and Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78 co-authored the article "Medicare Part D Optimization: Potential Out-of-Pocket Savings Through Plan Reexamination," which was published in The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, 2015;7(2):84-91. Student co-authors are Y. Mai '13, N. McElroy '13, A. Mallya '13, A. Kim '13, and J. Seo '13. 

Rajul Patel '01, '06, Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78, Sian Carr-Lopez '85 and Suzanne Galal co-authored the article "Minimizing out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries: Not just 'a drop in the bucket'" in the Journal of the American Pharmacy Association, 2014:54. Student Co-authors are K.A. Vo '14, T. Chu '14, K. Wang '14 and S. Lu '14. 

Rajul Patel '01, '06, Mark P. Walberg '06, '09, Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78, Sian Carr-Lopez '85, and Suzanne Galal co-authored "Cost Variability of Suggested Generic Treatment Alternatives under the Medicare Part D Benefit," which was published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 2014;20(3):283-90.  Student co-authors were E. Tong '12, F. Tan '12, and A.E. Rummel '12.

Rajul Patel '01, '06 and Huanan Li '19 co-authored the poster presentation "Cost Minimization Analysis of Equipotent Opioid Analgesics: Nationwide Analysis of Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans" at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 20th Annual International Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May 2015.  

Rajul Patel '01, '06 gave three presentations at the National Medicare Training Program in San Francisco in September 2014: "Improving Beneficiary Outcomes through Community Outreach and Partnerships," "Plan Finder Tool," and "Beneficiary Rights, Protections and Appeals," the last co-authored with staff from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

David Thomas, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, had his manuscript, "Paradoxical effects of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA) activator gingerol on NG115-401L neuronal cells: failure to augment ER Ca2+ uptake and protect against ER stress-induced cell death," published in the European Journal of Pharmacology (May 2015).

Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and students in the speech-language pathology program presented research at the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention in March in Long Beach, California:

  • "The effect of gestural communication on expressive language development in children with autism" authored by A. Frost '15, M. Steckbauer '15 and Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan
  • "Sentence structure and speech sound considerations for school-age Filipino-American children" authored by V. Wildie '14, A. Novales '14 and Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan
  • "Comparison of linguistic characteristics across four populations" authored by E. King '15, E. Trudeau '15 and Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan
  • "Effects of duration of varying dysfluencies upon the comfort level of the listener" co-authored by E. Giannis '14, B. Snyder '14, Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan and Michael Susca, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • "Narrative retelling in children with autism spectrum disorders" authored by S. Donald '15, L. Rohrbach '15 and Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan
  • "Effect of rate of speech on listening comprehension and overall perception of a speaker" authored by M. Black '15, A. Mora '15 and Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan
  • "Awareness and knowledge of early signs of autism spectrum disorders" authored by M. Harcourt '15, A. Yuen '15 and Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan

Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78, Associate Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice, Rajul Patel '01, '06, Mark P. Walberg '06, '09, Sian Carr-Lopez '85 and Suzanne Galal co-authored "An Overview and Study of Beneficiaries' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of the Medicare Part D Benefit" which was published in The Consultant Pharmacist, 2015 Feb;30(2). Student co-authors are H. Lee '13, S. Chu '13, C. Ranson '13, B. Patel '13 and U. Italia '13. 

Faculty and students presented research posters at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists conference in Anaheim, California, in December 2014:

  • "Examining the Relationship between Self-Reported Pain and Sleep in Ambulatory Medicare Beneficiaries" authored by K. Nguyen '15, C.L. Joe '15 and Rajul Patel '01, '06
  • "Assessing health-related patient concerns in an ambulatory Medicare beneficiary population" authored by Y. Mai '13, Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Rajul Patel '01, '06, Suzanne Galal, and Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78
  • "Medicare Beneficiaries' Attitudes on Improving Medication Adherence" authored by Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Y. Mai '13, Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78, and Suzanne Galal

Faculty and students gave poster presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November 2014:

  • "Healthcare Provider Utilization and Patient Outcomes: The Call for Enhanced Coordinated Care for Medicare Beneficiaries" authored by Y. Mai '13 and Rajul Patel '01, '06
  • "Playing Limbo with Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs: How Low Can You Go?" authored by Rajul Patel '01, '06, Y. Le '15, K. Dang '15, T. Vy '15, A. Cho '15, Mark P. Walberg '06, '09, and Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78         

Faculty and students gave poster presentations at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, in November 2014:

  • "Nationwide Analysis of Drugs of Clinical Concern under Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans" authored by Rajul Patel '01, '06, E. Tung '15, S. Dosanjh '15 and J. A. Pham '15
  • "Concordance with the new ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines in an Ambulatory Medicare Beneficiary Population" authored by Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Y. Mai '13, M. Koshkakaryan '15, E. Kung '15, B. Kubota '15, Rajul Patel '01, '06, Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78, and Suzanne Galal
  • "Implications of Sensory Loss in an Ambulatory Medicare Beneficiary Population" authored by Sian Carr-Lopez '85, Y. Mai '13, K. So '15, H. Buu '16, Rajul Patel '01, '06, Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78 and Suzanne Galal 

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Ashland Brown, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kyle A. Watson, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Jiancheng Liu, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, co-authored the poster presentation "Active Engineering Education Modules: A Summary of Recent Research Findings" presented at the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition in Seattle, Washington, in June. 

Hector Estrada, Professor of Civil Engineering, had his research article, "Analysis of Leakage in Bolted-Flanged Joints Using Contact Finite Element Analysis," published in the Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation, 2015(5)3.

Hector Estrada, Delicia Borja '10 and Luke Lee, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, had their research article, "Sustainability in Infrastructure Design," published in the EdA, Esempi di Architettura: International Journal of Architecture and Engineering, 2014, Vol 1, No. 2.  

Luke Lee, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, presented the paper "Evaluation of a Flipped Classroom in Mechanics of Materials" at the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition in Seattle, Washington, June 14-17. Co-authors are Rachelle K. Hackett, Associate Professor of Educational and School Psychology in Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, and Hector Estrada

Luke Lee and Hector Estrada co-authored the book chapter "Time Dependent Probability Analysis of FRP Rehabilitated Pipes" in Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites, Karbhari, V., Ed., (Elsevier 2015).

Kyle Watson, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, presented the paper "Finite Element Analysis Active Learning Modules Embedded Throughout a Curriculum: Implementation and Assessment of Results Based on Student GPA" at the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition in Seattle, Washington. The paper was awarded Best Paper in the Mechanical Engineering Division and was nominated to represent the Mechanical Engineering Division at the Professional Interest Council I level of the Best Paper award competition. Co-authors were Ashland Brown and Jiancheng Liu.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science hosted two Analytics Meetup events at the San Francisco campus geared to the Bay Area technology community. At the first event on April 23, Mike Williamson, Professor of Analytics, presented on "Data Visualization." He discussed and demonstrated the powerful function and speed of data visualization to provide insight and understanding to complex data. At the second event on May 28, Rick Hutley, Clinical Professor and Director of Analytics, spoke on "The Internet of Things," where he discussed the impact of the internet revolution and the new era of Big Data and Analytics.

University Library

Michael Wurtz, Head of Special Collections, Robin Imhof, Humanities Librarian, and Anett Jessop, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in College of the Pacific, presented the paper "With Wonderfilled Eyes Devouring the Words: Engaging Undergraduates in Digital Humanities Through Historic Journal Transcriptions" at the 56th annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section American Library Association conference in Oakland, California. 



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