Dilip Nair, M.D., professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, presented a session at the 2012 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop in September in Minneapolis, Minn. Nair’s abstract was titled,” A Unique Global Health Elective for Pre-clinical Medical Students.”
Travis Salisbury, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology presented two abstracts at two meetings over the summer. The first, “Adipocyte secreted factors regulate aryl hydrocarbon receptor pathways in human breast cancer cells,” was presented at Xenobiotic Receptors: Physiological Regulators of Toxicity, at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., in July. Co-authors included G.Z. Morris, A. Chaudhry, R. C. Cook and N. Santanam. Salisbury also presented the following abstract, which included co-authors and Marshall colleagues Donald Primerano, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and James Denvir, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology. “Defining the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Cistrome in Human MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells” was presented at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence meeting in Washington, D.C. in June.
Franklin Shuler, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, has had two research projects accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Annual Meeting this March in Chicago. Shuler will present a paper, “Where Can Orthopaedic Hardware Safely Be Placed For Syndesmosis Fixation: An Anatomic Study” and exhibit a poster,” Laser Targeting with C-arm Fluoroscopy: Effect on Image Acquisition and Radiation Exposure." The podium presentation research was supported by JCESOM second-year medical students Jacob Hamm and Clint McDaniel and the Orthopaedic Department Syndesmosis Research Team, composed of Drs. Daniel Woods, Justin Jones and Zach Tankersley.
Yousef R. Shweihat, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has co-authored a recently published article with Nutan Bhaskar and Thaddeus Bartter. “The Intubated Patient with Mediastinal Disease-A Role for Esophageal Access Using the Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscope,” was published in August online in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
Monica A. Valentovic, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology, had a publication in Toxicology Letters. The team of authors also included Marshall students and staff James Michael Brown, John G. Ball, Michael Scott Wright and Stephanie Van Meter. “Novel protective mechanisms for S-Adenosyl-l-methionine against acetaminophen hepatotoxicity: Improvement of key antioxidant enzymatic function,” appeared in the August issue of Toxicology Letters.
Rachael Peckham, Ph.D., who teaches creative writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of a 2012 “Love of Learning” Award from Phi Kappa Phi. In addition, she was cited for a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2012, edited by Robert Atwan (Mariner Books, 2012), 2nd place in the Women Who Write 2012 International Poetry & Short Prose contest, and a publication in the annual anthology Calliope. In 2011 Peckham was the winner of one of the Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars awards.
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