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  • Montalvo makes masks

    by Melinda Lantz | May 29, 2020

    Posted May 29 - Jessica Montalvo, director of student services, made more than 350 masks during her recent maternity leave. The masks have gone to six states and to friends, family, neighbors, essential workers, and community members via Faith United Methodist Church and nurses at Parkview in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica continues to make masks as time allows.

     

  • MU faculty awarded AACP grant

    by Melinda Lantz | May 29, 2020

    Posted May 29 - Congratulations to Holly Robison, Kathryn Marwitz and Rob Beckett for having their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) grant submission selected for funding. Their submission, “Assessing the Use of Emotional Intelligence Training to Teach CAPE Outcomes,” was one of seven projects chosen this year to receive funding. Final research findings from the SOTL-funded research will be presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting July 17-21, 2021, in Toronto.

     

     

  • Gordon, Linn, Smith receive annual faculty awards

    by Melinda Lantz | May 29, 2020

    Posted May 29 - Pharmacy faculty members were honored with annual awards May 8 at the virtual Celebrating Accomplishments Ceremony. This year’s recipients were Sarah Gordon, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, the Lorin M. Sheppard Teacher of the Year; Tom Smith, associate professor of pharmacy practice and pharmacogenomics, Scholar of the Year; and Dusty Linn, associate professor of pharmacy practice, Outstanding Service.

    Smith recently earned a pharmacy graduate certificate in precision medicine from the University of Florida, and had a paper, “The Association of COMT Genotype With Buproprion Treatment Response in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder,” accepted to the journal, Brain and Behavior.

  • Schultz on team that publishes research

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 27, 2020

     

    Posted April 27 - Beth Schultz, nursing program director, is part of a research team that recently published work from an ongoing mixed methods research project. “Workplace Fatigue Within Summer Camp: Perspectives from Camp Health Care Providers and Directors” is in the recent edition of Journal of Experiment Education.

  • Towne serves on Allen County Coronavirus Task Force

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 17, 2020

    Posted April 17 - Trent Towne, associate professor of pharmacy practice, is a member of the Allen County Coronavirus Task Force, which also includes Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County health commissioner, and several other medical and community leaders. They have appeared on live televised community forums this spring to discuss the latest developments and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see the videos here.

     

  • DeLellis helps older adults who are trying to avoid COVID-19

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 17, 2020

    Posted April 17 - Teresa DeLellis, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, is helping Aging and In-Home Services and the Allen County Health Department create community-based resources and volunteer pools for isolated older adults who are trying to avoid COVID-19. The resources address everything from health care delivery to food and grocery delivery, as well as phone conversations with individual older adults who are isolated.

     

  • Beckett publishes in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 17, 2020

    Posted April 17 - Rob Beckett, associate professor of pharmacy practice, published an article, “Reporting Quality of Survey Research Articles Published in the Pharmacy Literature,” in January in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Co-authors were Kiersten Rybakov (Eli Lilly), Ian Dilley (Eli Lilly), and Amy Sheehan (Purdue).

     

  • Williams edits symposium on political science podcasts

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 17, 2020

    Posted April 17 - Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and professor of political science, edited a symposium on political science podcasts, printed in the April issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. Williams’ contributions include an introductory essay and a primer on how to start a podcast, “Political Science and Podcasts.”

    Some of the podcasts featured in the symposium cover recent academic work (e.g., New Books in Political Science and The Science of Politics) and others cover current events (e.g., A Few Reasonable Words and Barstool Politics).

     

  • Erickson-Pesetski, McKenna-Buchanan chosen for CIC workshop

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 12, 2020

    Posted March 12 – Stacy Erickson-Pesetski, professor of English and associate dean of academic affairs, and Tim McKenna-Buchanan, assistant professor of communication studies, have been selected to represent Manchester in a workshop of the Council of Independent Colleges in July. The workshop, in Washington, D.C., will focus on Deliberation and Debate: Advancing Civil Discourse through First-Year Courses. 

     

  • Sagan earns distinction for consecutive days of running

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 02, 2020

    Posted March 2 - Eva Sagan, instructor of mathematics, is a member of the United States Streak Runner’s Association Inc. As of March 12, 2020, Sagan will have run at least five miles a day, every day, for five years. A Fort Wayne resident, Sagan was featured in a recent newsletter of the organization. In that profile, she said that she runs “anytime and anywhere” – from the local YMCA track, to parks and nature trails around Fort Wayne, to beaches when she’s on vacation.