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April 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 5)
This Month's Top Stories . . .
U.S. News Ranks College of Medicine Fifth in the Nation for Primary Care (up^)
Innovative UVM Researchers Featured in New VPT Series (up^)
Pell-Eligible Vermonters to Receive Full Tuition Scholarships (up^)
Research Examines Flavored Milk and Kids' Diets (up^)
Acclaimed Jazz Trumpeter to Join Faculty (up^)
Student Research Conference (up^)
Outstanding Season for Women's Lacrosse (up^)
In Memoriam (up^)
James S. Pacy professor emeritus of political science, , died on Monday, April 21 at his home in Burlington. He was 77. He joined UVM's Political Science Department in 1967 and served until choosing early retirement in 1993. During his 26 years with the department, he was acting chairperson twice and chairperson once. Professor Pacy was regarded by students as an inspiring and stimulating teacher, and he was awarded the George V. Kidder Distinguished Teaching Award in 1985.
Franklin Parker P'91, a long-time member of the Rubenstein School Board of Advisors and formerly chair of its Development Committee, died in February at age 82. Known nationally for his passionate commitment to the environment and conservation, he started The Trust for Public Land's New Jersey Field Office and chaired TPL's New Jersey Advisory Council for a decade. A co-founder of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, he was able to have impact on the state's rural landscapes and its inner-city neighborhoods alike, playing a leading role in the successful effort to establish community playgrounds in Newark.
Campus Kudos (up^)
Edwin Bovill, professor and chair of pathology, authored an editorial in the March 19 Journal of the American Medical Association titled "Gene Discovery in Venous Thrombosis: progress and promise."
Kevin C. H. Chiang, associate professor of business administration, co-authored an article with Kirill Kozhevnikov, Ming-Long Lee and Craig Wisen published in the spring, 2008 issue of Real Estate Economics. The article is titled "Further Evidence on the Performance of Funds of Funds: The Case of Real Estate Mutual Funds."
The March 2008 issue of NIDA Notes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse featured an article titled "Combination Treatment Extends Marijuana Abstinence" focusing on research by Stephen Higgins, professor of psychiatry and psychology and co-director of the Human Behavioral Pharmacology Lab and Substance Abuse Treatment Center, and colleagues.
Valerie Esposito, a doctoral student in natural resources and ecological economics, has been selected to participate in the Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization, organized jointly by Columbia University's Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) and University of Manchester's Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI). The highly selective, all-expense paid workshop (10 percent acceptance rate) will be held in the summer of 2008. The acceptance letter was signed by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
Dr. James J. Hudziak, professor of psychiatry, medicine and pediatrics and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, is editor of a new book published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI). Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness: Genetic and Environmental Influences features work from a team of 22 international authorities on psychiatric illness in children and adolescents, including Hudziak and Thomas Achenbach, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and psychology. Hudziak is also co-editor of Psychopathology in the 21st Century: DSM-V and Beyond (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2002).
Charles Irvin, professor of medicine and director of the Vermont Lung Center, is a co-author of an article in the April 21 Online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science titled, "Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in lung dendritic cells promotes Th2 responses and allergic inflammation."
Jennifer Jenkins, research assistant professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, has been named science advisor to the Vermont Climate Collaborative, a partnership of Vermont's government, academic, and private sectors created to develop strategies for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
David Jones, assistant professor of business administration, and his coauthors, Drs. Neil Fassina and Krista Uggerslev (Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba) had an article published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Management. The article was titled: “Relationship Clean-up Time: Using Meta-analysis and Path Analysis to Clarify the Relationships among Job Satisfaction, Perceived Fairness, and Citizenship Behaviors.”
Three members of the department of pediatrics will serve in national editorial leadership roles as part of an upcoming change at Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and preeminent journal in the world in its field. Dr. Jerold Lucey, Wallace Professor of Neonatology and Pediatrics editor-in-chief for the past 34 years, will step down as of January 2009 and become editor-in-chief emeritus. Stepping up as the new deputy editor will be Dr. Lewis First, professor and chair of pediatrics and senior associate dean for medical education. In addition, Dr. Jeffrey Horbar, Lucey Chair of Neonatal Medicine, will become one of three new associate editors for the journal.
Dennis Mahoney, professor and director of the department of German and Russian, has published an article on “Apt Pupil: The Making of a ‘Bogeyboy’” in a volume on “The Films of Stephen King. From 'Carrie' to 'Secret Window' (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) edited by Tony Magistrale, professor in the department of English.
Wolfgang Mieder, professor and chairperson of the department of German and Russian, is the author of the book Hänsel und Gretel: Das Märchen in Kunst, Musik, Literatur, Medien und Karikaturen, which deals with the origin, meaning, and modern survival of one of the best known fairy tales. He also published a series of articles on fairy tales and advertising, aphorisms, cartoons, comics, poems, proverbs, stamps, etc. in the three-volume Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. His article on “`God Helps Them Who Help Themselves: Proverbial Rhetoric in the Letters of Abigail Adams” appeared in an essay volume in Bulgaria, and another article on anti-proverbs with the title “Phrasenkritik durch Antisprichwörter im 19. Jahrhundert” appeared in another volume in Austria.
Dr. Magdalena Naylor, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the MindBody Medicine Clinic, is lead author of a February 2008 article in the journal Pain titled "Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response for chronic pain reduction and relapse prevention." Co-authors on the paper include Dr. John Helzer, professor of psychiatry and director of the Health Behavior Research Center, and Shelly Naud, researcher/analyst in the department of medical biostatistics.
Garrison Nelson, professor of political science, was interviewed during the Vermont presidential primary by CNN, Associated Press, TIME Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, La Presse (Que.), Vermont Public Radio, New England Cable News, WPTZ-TV (4), Fox 44 News (3), the Boston Globe, the Providence Journal, the Burlington Free Press, the Bennington Banner, and Vermont Woman.
Russell Tracy, professor of pathology and biochemistry and senior associate dean for research and academic affairs at the College of Medicine, is a co-author on an article in the March 27 New England Journal of Medicine titled "Coronary Calcium as a Predictor of Coronary Events in Four Racial or Ethnic Groups."
Rick Vanden Bergh, professor of business administration and expert on corporate strategy in the political environment, was featured in an article on CFO.com about how the accounting profession still gives most of its campaign contributions to Republicans, but that the portion going to Democrats is growing.
Tian Xia, assistant professor in engineering, is one of 17 faculty from universities around the world to receive the prestigious 2008 IBM Faculty Award. This competitive worldwide program is intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading worldwide universities with IBM research, development and services organizations.