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Research and Faculty Development
Winter 2014 E-Newsletter

Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) - Summer 2014
Welcome to Our New CSH Colleagues
DePaul Discoveries
Congratulations Dr. Linda Camras!
Associate Professor Considering Going up for Full Professor?
External Funding Opportunities
News from the Interprofessional Simulation Lab
Upcoming Events
External Grant Submissions
External Funding Received -- Congratulations!
Resources for Early Career Faculty
Sigma Xi
External Funding Opportunities for UG Research Students -- Summer 2014
DePaul/RFUMS Alliance Corner

Welcome to Our New CSH Colleagues

Dr. Lori Thuente is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Assistant Director for the DePaul School of Nursing’s MENP program at Rosalind Franklin University. She received her PhD from Loyola University. She also holds a BSN and MSN from Loyola and a BA from Wittenberg University. Her teaching focus is in leadership and pediatrics, and research are of interest is in interprofessional collaboration and education. She is currently a Scholar in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy at Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society.
Rhonda Harley has joined the Office of Advising and Student Services (OASS) staff as the new Assistant Director of Research and Student Services. Rhonda will advise undergraduate students on research and internship opportunities within and outside of DePaul. She will also be responsible for creating, facilitating, and evaluating workshops, events, and programs about research opportunities and preparedness. Rhonda will continue to serve as the staff advisor for the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Underrepresented Groups in Medicine (UGM), and CIRRUS student groups.
Lindsey Burdick, the new CSH pre-health advisor, earned an undergraduate degree in Health and Human Performance (Health and P.E) from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She taught high school health, health occupations, and physical education for three years in Wisconsin and San Francisco, California. Wishing to build on her experience as a teacher, she pursued a Master’s degree in Higher Education at the University of Kansas. At KU she was an advisor for the Health, Sports, and Exercise Science Department, working specifically with college juniors and seniors who were pursuing post-graduate work in professional programs (primarily physical therapy, physician assistant, and medical school). Once she finished her master's degree she moved to Virginia to work at James Madison University where she was the nursing academic advisor. Lindsey enjoys city life and her hobbies include rock climbing, biking and crafting.
Ellen Chiocca is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She received a Master of Science degree in nursing and a post-Master’s nurse practitioner certificate from Loyola University Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from St. Xavier University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, she taught at Loyola University Chicago from 1991-2013. Ms. Chiocca’s clinical specialty is the nursing of children. Her research focuses on how various forms of violence affect child health. She is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to teaching at DePaul, Ms. Chiocca also continues clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a community clinic in Uptown. Ms. Chiocca has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, as well as a textbook on advanced physical assessment of the child, and is also a peer reviewer for the journal Neonatal Nursing. She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing.

Upcoming Events

Topic: Everyday clinical ethics: Enhancing care and revitalizing professionalism and Information on the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS). With follow-up informal Q and A.
Speaker: Dr. Elaine C. Meyer, PhD, RN Director, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice Boston Children's Hospital Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School
Date: January 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm   Location: DePaul Lincoln Park Campus: Student Center, Room 120B

This summer (June 29 - July 3, 2014), DePaul will host the 26th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC)Dr. Bridget Tenner (Mathematics) is the Chair of this conference, and Dr. T. Kyle Petersen (Mathematics) is on the Organizing Committee.

The FPSAC conference series focuses on algebraic and enumerative combinatorics, and connections between these topics, other areas of mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics, and physics. Arguably the most important conference in the world for the presentation of advances in algebraic and enumerative combinatorics, FPSAC’s weeklong annual meeting attracts top mathematicians from many countries, and offers young researchers a unique opportunity to interact closely with each other as well as more established colleagues. The conference, held annually in different countries, is quite large, last year topping 300 attendees. Having it at DePaul is a major coup for the academic -- and mathematical -- reputation of our university.

Thank you Drs. Tenner and Petersen for all of your hard work!
Resources for Early Career Faculty

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
NCFDD is an independent faculty development center that provides external mentoring, professional development, and a supportive community for faculty members across institutions. DePaul University has purchased an Institutional Membership to the NCFDD and joins a growing community of colleges and universities that offer NCFDD resources to faculty.
January 10 - New Faculty Seminar, 2:30-5PM, McGS 404
January 17 - New Faculty Seminar PLUS, 3-5PM, McGS 404
February 7 - New Faculty Seminar, 2:30-5PM, McGS 404
March 7 - New Faculty Seminar, 2:30-5PM, McGS 404
Sigma Xi

Members of the CSH Research and Faculty Development Committee are discussing the possibility of starting a Sigma Xi chapter. We need 20 faculty who are Sigma Xi members (inactive or active) to begin the process. To date, eight former Sigma Xi faculty members have been identified: Judy Bramble, Gerry Koocher, Bridget Tenner, Mark Potosnak, Christie Klimas, Joe Ferrari, Margaret SIlliker, and Dorothy Kozlowski. Not on this list? Please email Mona Shattell if you are a member.

DePaul/RFUMS Alliance Corner


DePaul/RFUMS Research Retreat
Date: May 9, 2014
Time: 1-5PM
Location: McGowan South
Perks: meet potential collaborators; learn about $100,000 DPU/RFUMS Collaborative Research Grants; wine/beer/food reception

DePaul Discoveries

CSH Undergraduate Research Journal
Depaul Discoveries will soon be totally online!

We are working on the new online design and hope to have everything ready before the papers start rolling in (end of February).

The manuscript submission process will be like a real scholarly journal -- everything online -- submission, reviews, and then publication. Most importantly, it will be hosted on a search engine optimized platform (bepress).

The author guidelines are being revised. In the meantime, you can see the old author guidelines to give you and your students an idea of what will be expected. There may be some changes, for example in page length, since we are not restricted to the typical page limits of a print journal.

Undergraduate student manuscripts for DePaul Discoveries will be due Friday February 28, 2014.

A special thanks to Judy Bramble who has agreed to serve as the journal's Associate Editor and to Ryan Hess, DePaul Web Services Coordinator who has served as our liaison with bepress.


Please email Mona Shattell if you would serve on the editorial review board.

Dr. Linda Camras!

Elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Dr. Linda Camras, Professor, Department of Psychology

Are you an Associate Professor who is considering going up for Full Professor?

Attend a faculty development workshop co-sponsored by Mona Shattell (Associate Dean for Research, CSH) and Shailja Sharma (Associate Dean for Research, LASS)

Date: February 7, 2014
Time: 10-11:30AM
Location: McGowan South, room 404

External Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S-STEM)
Deadline: August 12, 2014

National Institutes of Health
Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R03) 
Award - $50,000

National Institutes of Health
Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R21)
Award - $200,000

National Institutes of Health
Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R03)

Award - $100,000

Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA-14-072 Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
Through the NFLP program participating schools of nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty. 
Deadline: February 3, 2014

News from the Interprofessional Simulation Lab

Auditory Hallucination Simulations
Who: Dr. Barb Harris has been providing an auditory hallucination simulation in the Interprofessional Simulation Lab as part of the psychiatric mental health nursing course in the MENP program for the past year and a half.
Why: The auditory hallucination simulation exposes students to the experiences of persons to whom they may provide care.  The objective is to increase empathy and understanding and to provide person-centered care to persons who experience psychosis. The software package was designed by voice hearers. 
What: Participants wear headsets to listen to a 40 minute recording of distressing voices while engaging in activities that simulate every day life. These include completing psychological test exercises, an employment application and other activities designed to simulate verbal encounters with others.  A debriefing discussion following the simulation allows participants to process the experience.  Students have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the experience and have asked if simulations of other illness experiences are available.  Students believe that the auditory hallucination simulation gave them understandings that could not have been gained through lecture or clinical experience.
Research: Research is in progress to more clearly identify the benefits of the simulation, specifically whether measures of empathy, stigmatizing attitudes toward mental illness and ability to utilize principles of person-centered care change as a result of participation in the simulation.

External Grants Submitted -- Good Luck!

Between July 1 and December 4, 2013, CSH faculty have submitted 33 proposals, totaling $21,503,654.

Joanne Romagni (Biology; ORS), Kyle Grice (Chemistry), Beth Ann Lawrence (Environmental Science), Bridget Tenner (Mathematics), Christopher M. Drupieski (Mathematics), Kyle Petersen (Mathematics), Lynn Narasimhan (Mathematics; STEM), Ayse Sahin (Mathematics), Thara Nagarajan (Center for Family and Community Services), Young-Me Lee (Nursing), Elizabeth Florez (Nursing), Cecilia Martinez-Torteya (Psychology), Bernadette Sanchez (Psychology), Joe Mikels (Psychology), Suzanne Bell (Psychology), Michael Shuster (Psychology), Kathy Grant (Psychology), Orson Morrison (Psychology), Lenny Jason (Psychology; Center for Community Research), Claudio Rivera (Psychology), Jessica Choplin (Psychology), and LaVome Robinson (Psychology).

Thank you Cate Eckstrom from ORS for providing the data

External Grants Awarded --

Current external funding awards total $13,615,282.

Congratulations to the following grant recipients:
Lenny Jason (Psychology; Center for Community Research), Lynn Narasimhan (Mathematics; STEM), LaVome Robinson (Psychology), Elizabeth LeClair (Biology), Joe Mikels (Psychology), Doug Bruce (Health Sciences), Kathy Grant (Psychology), WIlliam Gilliland (Biology), Jessica Choplin (Psychology), Antonio Polo (Psychology), Orson Morrison (Psychology), Jim Montgomery (Environmental Sciences and Studies), Bernhard Beck-Winchatz (STEM), Young-Me Lee (Nursing), Susan Fischer (Physics), Dorothy Kozlowski (Health Sciences), Jingjing Kipp (Biology), Eric Norstrom (Physics), Mark Potosnak (Environmental Sciences and Studies), Gabriela Bibiana Gonzalez Aviles (Physics), Ruben Parra (Chemistry), Suzanne Bell (Psychology), Sarah Connolly (Health Sciences), Ilie Ugarcovici (Mathematics), Bridget Tenner (Mathematics), Jalene LaMontagne (Biology), Andrew Martinez (Psychology), Lihua Jin (Chemistry), and Thara Nagarajan (Center for Family and Community Services).

Thank you Bob McCarthy from the ORS for providing the data.
External Funding Opportunities for Your Undergraduate Research Students -- Summer 2014

American Physiological Society (APS) has six summer research fellowships available, all with application deadlines in February 2014.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP), which offers scholarships for NIH training for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, is accepting applications until March 3, 2014.
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