Individual Accomplishments

Contributions to Academic Discipline:

Barrington Hunt (Division of Health Sciences part-time instructor) presented “Faculty Tours of Health and Educational Institutions in Germany and the European Union” at the Faculty Language and Culture Conference of the German Summer School of the Pacific sponsored by Portland State University (PSU) and the Goethe Institute in July, 2005.

Pernell Jones (Division of Health Sciences undergraduate student) was the Health, Nutrition and Clinical Science Division Winner at the Student Research Day on November 10, 2005. Pernell’s presentation titled, “Measurements of Physiological and Bioenergetic Markers Affected by Tai Chi Practice”, was mentored by Shin Lin, UC Irvine and Jennifer Vega La Serna, CSUDH.

Dr. Ellen Hope Kearns and Dr. Fang Sun (Division of Health Sciences) currently have a book chapter entitled “Principles of Leadership: Past, Present, and Future” in D. Harmening (Ed.) Laboratory Management: Principles and Processes. This text is currently in press and will be published shortly. Also in press, Dr. Hope Kearns has an article for Biomedical Laboratory Science International titled “Global Mobility in the Laboratory Profession: Opportunities and Barriers.” This summer, Dr. Hope Kearns presented as the second author “Towards Transnational competence – Globalization in the Training of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) through the Transatlantic Health Science Consortium (THSC)” at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference, July 2005.

Mary Saunders (Division of Health Sciences alumna) was awarded the “Top one Poster Presentation” at the Student Research Day held on November 10, 2005. Mary graduated in May, 2005 with a Master of Science in Clinical Science. Her poster presentation titled, “Hydralazine Induction of Demethylation in the Human Papillomavirus 16 E2 Binding Region of the LCR in SiHa and Casaki Cell Lines”, was mentored by Cheryl Jackson-Harris, Professor in the Clinical Sciences Program.

Dr. Carole Casten (Division of Kinesiology & Recreation) recently published Lesson Plans for Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary Students, 5th edition, and Instructor’s Resource Manual for Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary Students. In addition, Dr. Casten presented “Methods of Management for Teaching Dance” at the Southwest District Acro-Dance Workshop for the California Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in May, 2005.

Dr. Ben Zhou (Division of Kinesiology & Recreation) presented “Reproducibility of acetylene rebreathing technique to estimate maximal cardiac output in a small sample at the April, 2005 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Convention.

An Award for Distinguished Faculty Chair at Moorpark College was presented to Dr. Eugene Berg, part-time School of Nursing faculty member.

Dr. Judith Chodil (School of Nursing) received the 2005 Award for Excellence in Pain Management by the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative (SCCPI). She received her award on October 6th, 2006 at their 7th Annual Excellence in Pain Management Awards Gala.

Dr. Geri-Ann Galanti (School of Nursing part-time instructor) recently published an article in Rehabilitation Nursing on “Culturally Competent Rehabilitation Nursing.”

Dr. Roger Green (School of Nursing) will have an article published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners titled, “Achieving Excellence in Practice: A Model for Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners.” Dr. Green also presented this past October, “Evaluating Legislative Impact and Support of NP Prescribing Rights to Building stronger Relationships and Improving NP and PA Buy-in” at the Second Annual Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) Pharmaceutical Marketing Compliance Congress in Philadelphia.

Dr. Cynthia Johnson (School of Nursing) received the Achievement Award from the Executive Board of Citizens and Friends of Trinidad and Tobago, Inc. for “Academic Accomplishments and Contributions to Professional Nursing in the United States and Trinidad and Tobago at the August 20, 2005 Annual Independence Reception.

Drs. Barbara Kennedy and Susan Roberts (School of Nursing) recently had an article titled “Knowledge of HIV-AIDS in College-age Multiethnic Women” accepted for publication in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.

Dr. Dale Mueller (School of Nursing) published in Nurse Educator a book review of Suzanne Gordon’s Nursing against the odds: How healthcare cost cutting, media stereotypes, and medical hubris undermine nurses and patient care.

Dr. Kay O’Connor (School of Nursing) recently became a Certified Nurse Educator offered by the National League for Nursing. This certification is an indication of Dr. O’Connor’s excellence in all areas of teaching and learning in the field of nursing education.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, Hector Vizoso, presented at a conference on HIV-AIDS research in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in September, 2005. His presentation was titled, “Vaporization as a Smokeless Cannabis Delivery System: A Pilot Study.”

Programmatic Achievements:

A collaborative effort by Drs. Laura Inouye, Rose Welch, and Carole Shea (School of Nursing) enabled four BSN programs and two MSN programs to be offered at off-campus clinical agencies which pay for faculty instruction, student recruitment and advisement, and program coordination.

The School of Nursing was awarded $90,060.00 for the 2005-2006 academic year under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships Program. Eligible graduate nursing students who are approved for the award receive tuition reimbursement and stipend for the 2005-2006 academic year. Please visit the School of Nursing website for more information: .


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