Faculty Accomplishments – December 2014

January 22, 2015

At Simmons we take the time to acknowledge and appreciate our faculty and their achievements. Each month, this blog will provide an update on their various academic accomplishments and successes.

Gary Bailey, Social Work, did a cable television interview Dec. 5. He also wrote a newspaper editorial titled “My country t’is of thee…and then there was Ferguson,” published by Bay Windows, Dec. 8, which was also a blog post on the Huffington Post including issues occurring in Staten Island. Bailey was also elected as a member to the National Academy of Social Insurance at the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum The Time is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Services in Massachusetts, Dec. 11.

Susan Duty, Nursing, received the New Grant Award, Dec. 10.

Greg Feldman, Psychology, wrote an article titled “Executive functioning difficulties as predictors of academic performance: Examining the role of grade goals,” published in peer-reviewed journal Learning and Individual Differences, Dec. 1.

Teresa Fung, Nutrition, co-wrote an article titled “Post Diagnosis Diet Quality and Colorectal Cancer Survival in Women,” published in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE with colleagues Rutendo Kashambwa, Kaori Sato, Stephanie E. Chiuve, Charles S. Fuchs, Kana Wu, Edward Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Frank B. Hu, and Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, Dec. 16.

Priscilla Gazarian, Nursing, co-wrote an article titled “Effectiveness of Narrative Pedagogy in Developing Student Nurses’ Advocacy Role” in the peer-reviewed journal Nursing Ethics, Dec. 11.

Hugo Kamya, Social Work, did a presentation titled "Spirituality, Religion, and Resilience in Clinical Practice” at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston Medial Center, Dec. 4. Kamya also did a presentation titled “Building Capacity: A Collaborative Partnership Between an Immigrant-Led Organization and a Social Work School” for an interview for the Boston Neighborhood Network News (BNN) in Roxbury, Dec. 25.

Suzanne Leonard, English, co-edited a book titled "Fifty Hollywood Directors,” with colleague Yvonne Tasker. She also presented a paper titled “Scandal, Politics, and the Labor of Political Wifedom," at the Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, Dec. 8.

Yulong Li, Management, wrote an article titled "Community Involvement for Sustainable Heritage Tourism: A Conceptual Model" for the peer-reviewed Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Dec. 4.

Jane Lopilato, Biology, co-wrote an article titled “A Central Support System Can Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability of a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics” published in the peer-reviewed journal CBE Life Sci. Educ., Dec. 3.

Kimberly H. McManama O'Brien, Social Work, authored a chapter titled “The Evaluation and Management of Suicide Risk in Adolescents in the Context of Interpersonal Violence” in “The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Emergencies and Crises," Dec. 1; and she co-wrote an article titled “Acute Interventions and Outpatient Treatment Strategies with Suicidal Adolescents” in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Treatment," Dec. 1. McManama O'Brien also received the Palliative Care Initiative grant from the Commonwealth Corporation in the amount of $249,892.

Michelle Putnam, Social Work, was a panelist for the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum: The Time is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Services in Massachusetts, Dec. 11. She was also elected as a member to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Laura Saunders, Library and Information Science, co-wrote a book titled “Repositioning Reference: New Methods and New Services for a New Age,” Dec. 1.

Niloufer Sohrabji, Economics, presented a paper titled “The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Export of Environmentally Sensitive Goods: Evidence from the U.S.," co-authored with Zinnia Mukherjee, at the Indian Journal of Economics and Business conference in Denver, Dec. 19. Sohrabji also received the U.S. Environmental Regimes and Trade Competitiveness grant, Dec. 17, from the Simmons College Fund for Research, in the amount of $2,033, for Jan. 15, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016.

Patricia White, Nursing, co-wrote an article titled “Variables in Effective Role Socialization in Novice Accelerated Nurse Practitioners,” published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Nursing Education.

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