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Activities and Achievements
March 23, 1998

Entries Welcome

The Advance invites faculty, staff and graduate students to submit entries for this section, under the headings articles and chapters, awards, books, grants (other than those received through the Research Foundation, which are published elsewhere in the paper), journals, presentations, and professional societies.

Entries typed in Advance style are welcome and will be published as space permits, in the order in which they are received. Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

Jasminka Ilich-Ernst has joined the Department of Health Promotion and Allied Health Sciences in the School of Allied Health. She joins UConn from the Ohio State University. Her research deals with the effects of genetic, nutritional and life-style factors on bone mass formation in adolescents. She also has studied the bioavailability of various minerals and their competitive interaction during absorptive processes in humans and animals. She majored in chemistry at the University of Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, holds a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Utah, and earned her doctorate from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Ohio State.

Richard Bohannon, Allied Health, "Gait Performance with Wheeled and Standard Walkers," Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 85, 1997, pp. 736.

Richard Bohannon, Allied Health, "Measurement and Nature of Muscle Strength in Patients with Stroke," Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1998.

Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, "Evaluation of Mechanical Methods for Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis," Journal of Clinical Kinesiology, Spring 1998.

Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, "Ven-ous Hemodynamics of the Lower Extremities in Response to Electrical Stimulation," Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1998.

Wade Tarzia, Precision Manufacturing, "Tower, Ballad, and Conver-sational Folklore: The Stable Artifact and the Fluid Commentary of Tradition," Assemblage, No. 2, 1998.

Wade Tarzia, Precision Manufacturing, "The Survival of the Scholar-Exile," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 44, No. 10, p. B9, Oct. 31, 1998.

David Tiberio, with G. Morin and G. Austin, "The Effect of Upper Trapezius Taping on Electromyographic Activity in the Upper and Middle Trapezius Region," Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, 1997, pp. 309-15.

Alice Villalobos, Physiology and Neurobiology, postdoc, "The Shift from Graduate Student to Postdoctoral Fellow, The Physiologist, Vol. 41, No. 1, February 1998.

Michael Zito, Allied Health, with D. Driver, C. Parker, and R. Bohannon, "Lasting Effects of One Bout of Two 15-Second Passive Stretches on Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion," Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Vol. 26, 1997, pp. 214-21.

Roger Ferguson, Engineering, has received the 1998 National Society of Professional Surveyors Surveying Excellence Award and the 1997 Earle J. Fennell Award. Both awards were presented March 4, at the annual conference of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping in Baltimore, Md. Ferguson also was recently elected president of the New England section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and is the National Society of Professional Surveyors board of governors director representing the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyor.

Jane Kerstetter, Allied Health, was named the 1997 recipient of a $1,000 Ross Award in Women's Health, a national award. She received the award at the American Dietetics Association annual meeting in Boston in October 1997, for her research on calcium and bone health.

Joseph Smey, Allied Health, was elected to honorary membership in Phi Kappa Phi honor society, for more than 25 years of service, leadership and scholarship at UConn. The induction ceremony was held December 3, 1998.

Joseph Smey, Allied Health, was chosen as recipient of an American Physical Therapy Association Diversity 2000 Award in recognition of his efforts to promote diversity in the profession. He received the award at a fundraising event in the fall to support the APTA minority scholarship fund, held at Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, PA.

Presentations Elaine David, Computer Center, presented "The Year 2000 Project: Preparing for the New Millennium," at the Tolland Bank Year 2000 Seminar for Business, February 2.

Edward C. Monahan, Marine Sciences and Sea Grant, gave an invited seminar on "Breaking Waves, Bubble Plumes, and Air-Sea Gas Transfer," at Johns Hopkins University on March 1.

Donald Tepas, Psychology, gave the keynote lecture at the Third International Conference on Fatigue and Transportation, in Fremantle, Australia, in February.

Professional Societies
J. Evan Ward, Marine Sciences, was elected vice-president of the National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) for 1998-1999. NSA is an international society with more than 900 members devoted to research on molluscs, crustaceans and associated organisms with emphasis on species of economic importance.

Jasminka Ilich, Allied Health, was highlighted as "spotlight dietitian" in the winter 1998 edition of The Digest, the newsletter of the American Dietetic Association's research practice group.

Other Activities
Tom Terry, Molecular and Cell Biology, has had his work on the Web for his biology classes highlighted by the publisher Benjamin/Cummings in the latest edition of Strategies for Success, a newsletter to all undergraduate science teachers nationwide.