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      Dr. Jonathan Akins

      Dr. Jonathan Akins

      Dr. Jonathan Akins, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received the Justus Lehmann Grant Award in the amount of $10,000 from the Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He intends to use the funding to investigate the turn-specific biomarkers from body-worn sensors during turning gait in lower-limb prosthesis users. He will collaborate with Dr. Brad Tucker, in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania.


      Linda Durant

      Linda Durant

      Linda Durant, senior vice president for University Advancement, recently co-chaired the CASE Leadership in Advancement Management conference, where she also presented "Leading and Managing During Times of Change" and "Having Difficult Conversations and Giving Effective Feedback." Durant also recently presented "Brick and Mortar Leadership: How a Nationally Ranked Mid-Size Urban Fringe University Rose Above the 'Me Too' Landscape to Obtain Enrollment Growth" at the American Marketing Association Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education.


      Jill Family, professor and director of the Law and Government Institute at Commonwealth Law, and Anna Hemingway, associate professor and director of the Legal Methods Program at Commonwealth Law, each presented on panels at the Association of American Law Schools 2017 Annual Conference. Family presented on "Federal Power Over Immigration," and Hemingway presented on "Diversity and Pedagogy".


      Dr. Barbara Patterson

      Dr. Barbara Patterson

      Dr. Barbara Patterson, director of the PhD Program in the School of Nursing, Ilia Echevarria, a 2005 graduate of the PhD Program, and former faculty member Dr. Anne Krouse coauthored "Predictors of Transformational Leadership of Nurse Managers," published in the November 2016 Journal of Nursing Management.


      Dr. Dipendu Saha

      Dr. Dipendu Saha

      Dr. Dipendu Saha attended the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in San Francisco, held Nov. 13-18, 2016, where he served as session chair for "Adsorbent Materials, Adsorption and Ion Exchange (Area 2e), Separation Division." Also at this meeting, Saha, chemical engineering graduate student Soukaina Barakat, and Dr. Scott E. Van Bramer delivered the oral presentation "Adsorption of Heavy-Metals in Sulfur-Functionalized and Highly Ordered Mesoporous Carbons." Saha, Dr. Gerassimos Orkoulas and chemical engineering student Samuel Yohannan delivered the oral presentation "Nanoporous Boron Nitride: Synthesis, Stability and Gas Separation Characteristics." Saha and Dr. Tobias Fieback, a colleague from Germany, presented the poster "Porous Carbons for Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) Revisited: Methane Adsorption in Low and Ultra-High Pressure."


      Dr. Gerassimos Orkoulas

      Dr. Gerassimos Orkoulas

      Dr. Dipendu Saha, assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Dr. Gerassimos Orkoulas, assistant professor of chemical engineering, published "Adsorptive Separation of CO2 in Sulfur-doped Nanoporous Carbons: Selectivity and Breakthrough Simulation" in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, available online now and in print soon. They co-authored the manuscript with Jihua Chen and Dale K. Hensley, both of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.


      Dr. Scott E. Van Bramer

      Dr. Scott E. Van Bramer

      Saha also collaborated with chemical engineering graduate student Soukaina Barakat, Dr. Scott E. Van Bramer, professor of chemistry, and Karl A. Nelson, research engineer, to publish "Non-Competitive and Competitive Adsorption of Heavy Metals in Sulfur-functionalized Ordered Mesoporous Carbon" in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, which was published online Nov. 22, 2016. They co-authored the manuscript with Jihua Chen and Dale K. Hensley, both of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.


      Dr. Darrell Spurlock

      Dr. Darrell Spurlock

      Widener University School of Nursing faculty led by Dr. Darrell Spurlock Jr., associate professor, and including Dr. Normajean Colby, associate professor, and Dr. Barbara Patterson, director of the PhD Program, have received a $3,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to analyze the profile and characteristics of male students in accelerated nursing programs and consider relationships between factors such as students' social and demographic characteristics and the development of leadership and professional nursing role competencies.


      Spurlock has also received a research grant from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Center for Regulatory Excellence to study clinical education in Family Nurse Practitioner programs. His grant is for research conducted in 2017.


      Spurlock also published "Using the Evidence-based Practice Knowledge Assessment in Nursing Instrument to Evaluate Exposure Effects in Baccalaureate Nursing Students" in November/December 2016, Vol. 37, Issue 6 of Nursing Education Perspectives. He coauthored this with external colleagues Amy Hagedorn Wonder and Pamela M. Ironside.


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