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Spring 2015

Research & Faculty Development Newsletter


Contents

DePaul College Prep Visit
Upcoming Events
CSH Faculty in the News
LaRaza Mujeres Destacadas Award to Dr. Elizabeth Florez
2015 American Psychological Association Award to Dr. Leonard Jason
2015 Gábor Szegő Prize to Dr. Karl Liechty
Student Achievements
SelectedWorks
External Funding Opportunities
Welcome CSH Staff
Final Call for Grant Scenarios 
Undergraduate Summer Research Funded
Science and Math Learning Center
DePaul Discoveries
External Funding Received
 


In January, Phil Funk, Associate Dean for External Relations, led a presentation at DePaul College Prep to discuss pre-health programs through the CSH at DePaul University as well as Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. 

CSH In the News


Leonard Jason was featured in the article "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets a New Name" by David Tuller, New York Times, as well as on WVUM radio news for a spot on "Where are the patients? The role of Community Psychology in engaging patients in their own lives."

Karen Larimer and Mona Shattell were featured on WGNtv speaking about "Loss of loves can have physical effects." Larimer and Shattell were also interviewed for the article "Heart & Health Experts Discuss Valentine's Day Heart Health, Depression and Love Tips for Latinos" in the Latin Post. 

Joseph Ferrari was quoted in the Telegraph in the article "How to stop procrastinating - now."

Mona Shattell published a piece on "'Institutionalizing' Recovery in Mental Health Care" in the Huffington Post with co-authors Linda Beeber and Madeline A. Naegle, in response to an op-ed in the New York Times titled "The Modern Asylum."

Liam Heneghan was interviewed on WBEZ on the importance and influence of ecology in children's books.

Jeff Bergen was featured on The Post Game, the Bleacher ReportFox Chicago, Boston.comWGN, and in the Chicago Tribune on the odds of picking a perfect NCAA bracket. Jimmy Fallon referenced Dr. Bergen's statistics on NCAA brackets on The Tonight Show, mentioning DePaul University during his monologue on March 18. Jeff Bergen was also interviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times for this year's "super pi day" falling on March 14, 2015 (3/14/15).  
 

Student Accomplishments

 
Katy Rico, a recent graduate of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship provides three years of support for graduate students within the STEM fields. Rico received the fellowship for her proposed work on the sediments of the Middle Island Sinkhole in Lake Huron, which she will complete at the University of Michigan. Congratulations!
Carla Ramirez Hernandez, recent graduate of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, will be a Conservation and Land Management Intern for the Bureau of Land Management in Shoshone, Idaho. Congratulations!
Cassie Shah, recent graduate of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, will  be working for Clarke Outdoor Services as a bio-assay research intern. Congratulations!
Megan Hoff, recent graduate of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, will be working for the Bureau of Land Management as a Conservation and Land Management Intern in Burns, Oregon. Congratulations!
Kate Vollrath, a Department of Environmental Science and Studies student, will be a summer intern at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. Congratulations!

Welcome New CSH Staff

 
Michelle Johnson, Office of Advising and Student Services, hails from Columbia, Missouri and graduated from Purdue University with a BA in History and earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Michelle began working at DePaul in 2010 as an Academic Advisor for the Department of Biological Sciences. As of Spring Quarter 2015, Michelle took on a new position within the college as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research. In her new position, Michelle will work to coordinate the Dean’s Undergraduate Fellowship and help CSH students locate and apply for research opportunities throughout Chicago, Illinois, and the United States. 
 
 
Vicky Moreira, Administrative Assistant for the DNP and RN programs, began working in the School of Nursing office in early March 2015. Vicky graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Systems. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction at DePaul University. Vicky has held administrative positions at Johns Hopkins University, dental offices, and legal firms.

SMLC


Please encourage students to utilize the Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) in O'Connell 300, with additional tutoring hours available in the Library Learning Commons (JTR 111). During spring quarter, tutors in chemistry, math, physics, statistics, and nursing are available. The spring quarter schedule can be found here.
 

Upcoming Events


Spring Quarter College Meeting
Tuesday, May 19
3pm-5pm
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Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 3:30pm
The Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
Please check the calendar on the department website for any changes. 
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May 1, 2015
New Faculty Seminar PLUS
3:00pm-5:00pm
McGS 404
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May 4, 2015
Research Award Nomination Packets Due
Deadline: 5:00pm
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May 8, 2015
DPU/RFU Research Retreat 
1:00pm-5:00pm
McGowan South 4th Floor  
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SHAC Meetings will be held:
April 7, 2015 @ 3pm-5pm
May 5, 2015 @ 3pm-5pm
June 2, 2015 @ 3pm-5pm
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To have an upcoming event included in the newsletter, please send event information including date, time, and description via email.
Elizabeth Florez, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, won the LaRaza Mujeres Destacadas award in the Health category. Dr. Florez was featured in an article in LaRaza, in the DePaul Newsline, and in a newsletter of the American Heart Association, the MCI Affiliate Weekly Communications Update. Congratulations!
Leonard Jason​ was awarded the 2015 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. Dr. Jason's honor was recognized by the DePaul Newsline, the Society for Community Research in Action, and the ME Association, among others. Congratulations!
Karl Liechty, PhD, Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 Gábor Szegő prize for his work in the asymptotic analysis of orthogonal polynomials arising in models from statistical mechanics. Congratulations!

SelectedWorks Training Opportunity


Do you have a SelectedWorks page through Via Sapientiae? This user-friendly site allows faculty to showcase their publications and research, and the library offers training for faculty to set up and optimize this resource. Please click below to send an email indicating your interest. 
YES - I would like to attend a SelectedWorks training

External Funding Opportunities


Department of the Interior (DOI)
Fish and Wildlife Service
Wildlife Without Borders Latin America and the Caribbean (South America)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274921

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health
Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R01)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274939

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Biological and Physiological Effects of E-cigarette Aerosol Mixtures (R21)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274965

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Functional Wellness in HIV: Maximizing the Treatment Cascade (R01)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274960

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Functional Wellness in HIV: Maximizing the Treatment Cascade (R21)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274961

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21)
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=155394
 

Final Call for
Grant Scenarios


The Assistant Dean for Budget, Karen Reinbold, and the budget team in the Dean’s Office are creating a resource guide for PI’s to help in navigating the payment process at DePaul for research-related expenses. The first step in this process is collecting examples from PI’s about the kinds of circumstances you have run in to in your research, e.g. how and if to pay non-DePaul employees to serve on an advisory board as part of their research, or how to pay someone for consulting services. Once there is a list of scenarios (generated by your responses), answers to these questions can be produced and organized into an accessible format.

Please email Alexandra Manetas (amanetas@depaul.edu) with your feedback. A simple one-line email with the scenario you have encountered in your research will be sufficient. Thank you in advance for your replies.

Undergraduate Summer Research Funded


The Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) is one of several research opportunities offered to CSH students. The USRP supports undergraduate research over the summer by providing students with a stipend and funds to purchase research supplies. Thank you to the following faculty members who will serve as primary supervisors:

Jason Bystriansky
Kyle Grice
Leonard Jason
Caitlin Karver
Dorothy Kozlowski
Mary Bridget Kustusch
Jalene LaMontagne
Eric Landahl
Beth Lawrence
Joseph Mikels
Jesus Pando
T. Kyle Petersen
Mark Potosnak
Anuj Sarma
Timothy Sparkes
Ilie Ugarcovici
Paul Vadola

Twenty-one student research projects have been funded by the College of Science and Health for Summer 2015. 


In December 2014, DePaul Discoveries had 243 full-text downloads.

The most popular papers were:
Characterization of Electrical Performance of Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide Pellets (21 downloads)
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol3/iss1/6
Examining the Relationships between Empathy, Mood, and Facial Mimicry (19 downloads)
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol3/iss1/5
Chinese Cultural Factors Impacting the Educational Schooling of Children with Autism in China (18 downloads)
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol2/iss1/10

In January 2015, DePaul Discoveries had 293 full-text downloads.

The most popular papers were:
Examining the Relationships between Empathy, Mood, and Facial Mimicry
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol3/iss1/5
Flirting Style and Sexual Orientation
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol2/iss1/14
Characterization of Electrical Performance of Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide Pellets
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol3/iss1/6

In February 2015, DePaul Discoveries had 291 full-text downloads.

The most popular papers were:
Characterization of Electrical Performance of Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide Pellets
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol3/iss1/6
Flirting Style and Sexual Orientation
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol2/iss1/14
Chinese Cultural Factors Impacting the Educational Schooling of Children with Autism in China
http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol2/iss1/10
 
After this year, Dorothy Kozlowski and T. Kyle Petersen will no longer be on the DePaul Discoveries Editorial Board. Thank you Dorothy and Kyle for your service to the journal.

Dr. Carolyn Martineau, faculty member from the Department of Biological Sciences, has agreed to take Dorothy's place on the Board.

Dorothy and Carolyn will work together on this year's submissions and then Carolyn will take over the post for next year's issue.

Carolyn, welcome to the Board!

External Grant Funding Received


December Awards


The National Institutes of Health, via a subaward from the University of Illinois, has awarded $68,973 to Young-Me Lee, College of Science and Health, for a project entitled Bridges to the Doctorate for Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students. The long-term objective of this continuing program, undertaken in partnership with the University of Illinois, is to increase the pool of doctorally prepared minority nurse researchers and scholars in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The Chicago Board of Education has awarded $2,500 to Orson Morrison, Family and Community Services, College of Science and Health, for Conflict Resolution Services. DePaul's Family and Community Services will continue to implement a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program at Manierre Elementary to help ensure that students receive consistent reinforcements and consequences for their behavior.  Family and Community Services will also begin implementation of Peach Circles, work to build a culture of accountability and ownership, and provide intensive consultation and co-teaching with teachers to increase socio-emotional learning within the classroom.
 

January Awards


The Dr. Scholl Foundation has awarded $50,000 to DePaul’s College of Science and Health. Philip Funk, College of Science and Health, will serve as the Principal Investigator. The Podiatry Pathways Program will provide scholarship support to students pursuing a degree in podiatric medicine through the Pathways Program at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.  DePaul has entered into a partnership with Rosalind Franklin in an effort to build rigorous courses of study and provide students with meaningful, hands-on experience, thus preparing them for the workforce.  DePaul's College of Science and Health, in cooperation with the Office of Financial Aid, will welcome applications from DePaul students and ensure that those who apply meet the selection criteria.

The Chicago Board of Education has awarded $22,800 to Orson Morrison, Director, Family and Community Services, College of Science and Health, for a program entitled CPS Network Four Behavioral Health Services.  DePaul University Family and Community Services will provide behavioral health services and clinical support to two assigned schools in Network Four of the Chicago Public Schools:  Alcott College Prep and Lincoln Park High School.


March Awards


The National Science Foundation (via a subaward from Purdue University) has awarded $4,000, to Liam Heneghan, College of Science and Health, for a project entitled A Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network. A series of recordings will be taken from along Chicago's iconic lakeshore, and in particular, from areas in Lincoln Park that are set aside for nature conservation or that are undergoing ecological restoration. In the coming months recordings will be taken in Lincoln Park, but also will be supplemented with new recording locations elsewhere in Chicago.  The large repository of sound files will be systematically analyzed and a comprehensive, written account of work to date will be made.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (via a subaward from Loyola University Chicago) has awarded $23,447 to Beth Lawrence, College of Science and Health, for Furthering Capacity to Maintain High Quality Coastal Wetlands in Northern Michigan.  This project will help support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement by removing invasive plant species from approximately 355 acres of ecologically-critical coast marsh and meadow in northern Michigan.  Beth Lawrence will provide advice on experimental design, assist with field data collection and analysis, and contribute to report writing in support of this initiative.

The Chicago Community Trust has awarded $700,000 to Lynn Narasimhan, College of Science and Health, for CPS / DePaul Network Partnership: Year 4. The CPS / DePaul Network Partnership is a continuing, coordinated effort with the Department of Mathematics and Science of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to build and extend capacity to implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in networks, schools, and classrooms. In its fourth year, the project will continue its support of work being offered by CPS in seventeen networks across the district, and will continue to provide further professional development and in-class coaching support to committed teachers and leaders in six of those networks.

 
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