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Noteworthy Newsletter | July 3, 2018

Jul 3, 2018

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

Andy Franz, professor of chemistry, Joan Lin-Cereghino, professor of biological sciences, and Geoff Lin-Cereghino, professor of biological sciences, received a $298,426 Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health for their grant entitled "Analysis of Secretory Mechanisms and Heterologous Proteins in Pichia pastoris."  

McGeorge School of Law

Michael P. Malloy, distinguished professor of law, had treatise, "Economic Sanctions and U.S. Trade" repeatedly cited in Perry S. Bechky, "Sanctions and the Blurred Boundaries of International Economic Law," published in the Missouri Law Review (Vol. 83).  

Development and Marketing and Communications

Johanna Bakmas, associate director of development and alumni communications in Marketing and Communications, and Amy Martin, assistant director of donor relations, won a CASE 2018 Circle of Excellence Gold Award for "Endowment Reporting for the 21st Century."

Publications

College of the Pacific

Jeffrey Hole, associate professor of English, published the essay "From Sentiment to Security: Cugoano, Liberal Principles, and the Bonds of Empire" in the journal Criticism (Vol. 59, No. 2).  

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Edmond Bedrossian, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Chan Park, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, co-authored the chapter, "Surgical and Biomechanical Considerations when Using the Zygoma Implant," and Bedrossian co-authored the chapter "Surgical Protocol for the Placement of the Zygomatic Implant: A Graftless Approach for Treatment of the Edentulous Maxilla" in the textbook, "Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Patient," published by Springer.  

Ove Peters, professor of endodontics, co-authored the article, "Influence of clinical use on physical-structural surface properties and electrochemical potential of NiTi endodontic instruments," published in the International Endodontic Journal (Vol. 51).  

McGeorge School of Law

Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law, will have his article, "The Road not Taken: A Comparison of the E.U. and U.S. Trading Prohibitions," published in the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy (Vol. 56).

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Rajul A. Patel '01, '06, professor of pharmacy practice, Mary Anne Choi '18, Dorothy Fan '18, Vincent Man '18, Cathy Thao '18, Thanh Kha Thai '18, Michaela Vachuska '18, Milana Vachuska '18, Michael Xu '18, Cynthia S. Valle-Oseguera '12, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Christopher Pham '15, Edward L. Rogan, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Mark P. Walberg '06, '09, associate professor of pharmacy practice, and Joseph A. Woelfel '70, '72, '78, professor emeritus of pharmacy practice, co-authored the article, "Bridging the Gap: Collaboration between a School of Pharmacy, Public Health, and Governmental Organizations to provide Clinical and Economic Services to Medicare Beneficiaries," published in in INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, January 2018.  

Roshanak Rahimian, professor of physiology and pharmacology, Farjana Akther '19, Md Rahatullah Razan '21, Tia Tang '19, co-authored the article, "The Aortic Function of Female UC Davis Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (UCD-T2DM) Rats," published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (Vol. 32, No. 1).   

Roshanak Rahimian, Farjana Akther '19, Sonali Shaligram '17 and Mujibullah D Karimi, co-authored the article "The Aortic function of Male UC Davis Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (UCD-T2DM) Rats: Possible Involvement of Potassium Channels" published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal (Vol. 31, No. 1).  

Roshanak Rahimian, Sonali Shaligram '17 and Farjana Akther '19, co-authored the article, "Sex differences in Mesenteric Arterial Function at Pre-Diabetic and Diabetic Stage of UC Davis Type 2 Diabetic Mellitus Rats," published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal (Vol 31, No. 1).  

Roshanak Rahimian, Md Rahatullah Razan '21, Farjana Akther '19, Der Yu Wang '19, Sonali Shaligram '17, co-authored the article, "Impaired Mesenteric Arterial Function of Male UC Davis Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (UCD-T2DM) Rats: Possible Involvement of Small Conductance Calcium-activated Potassium Channels (SKca)," published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal (Vol. 32, No. 1).   

Roshanak Rahimian, Sonali Shaligram '17, Farjana Akther '19, co-authored the article "Differential effects of high consumption of fructose and glucose on mesenteric endothelial function in female rats" published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry (Vol. 57).

Presentations

College of the Pacific

Melissa Davies, Assistant Professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, presented "When Athletes don't "Stick to Sports:" The Relationship between Athlete Activism and Sport Consumer Behavior" at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on June 7. She also presented an "Introduction to Photoshop" activity at the NASSM Teaching and Learning Fair.  

Helene Flohic, assistant professor of physics, gave an invited talk on "Energy for Global Citizens" at the Physics Research and Education Gordon Research Conference on Novel Research in Energy Topics, and Transformative Methods for Teaching Undergraduate Students About Energy Concepts, held June 10–15 at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  

Jeffrey Hole, Associate Professor of English, presented his paper "Constitutive Forms and Body Politics" on the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society's American Enchantment roundtable and presented his paper "Thanatopolitics and the Managerial Regime" on the Melville Society's Bartleby Now panel at the American Literature Association 29th annual conference in San Francisco May 24–27.

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences students at conferencePacific faculty members Courtney Jensen '08, assistant professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, Mark VanNess, professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, and Alexis King '15, '17, adjunct professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, accompanied 32 Pacific students and alumni who presented research at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29–June 2. Their research will also be published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Vol. 50, No. 5). ACSM is the largest, most prestigious organization in this field and this is its largest conference. Pacific had more than twice the number of student research projects accepted for presentation at the conference of any other institution represented. Projects that were presented and published:

  • "Physiological Performance Predictions Based on Simple Assessments." Lindsie S. Rogers '20, J. Mark VanNess, Roman Musselman '18, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Exercise Prescription in Cancer Survivors: What Explains Poor Retention?" Nicole J. Richards '18, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Justin C. Brown (Harvard), Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Kinesio Tape Fails to Affect Characteristics of Skeletal Muscle Recruitment." Cali A. VanValkenburg '17, Angela R. Nuccio '17, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Angela D'Souza '17, Sam Jamosmos '17 and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Hit or Miss: Kinematic Predictors of In-Game Performance in Collegiate Pitching." Victoria R. Mitchell '20, William P. Lydon '17, J. Mark VanNess, John Mayberry, associate professor of mathematics, Joey Rossi, director of athletic performance, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Chemotherapy and the Exercising Cancer Survivor." Samantha R. Gayla '18, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Justin C. Brown (Harvard), J. Mark VanNess, Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "The Importance of Adiposity to the Cancer Patient Initiating Exercise." Alexia E. Amo '20, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Justin C. Brown (Harvard), Paul D. Vosti '89, '99 and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "The Effect of Radiation Therapy on Cancer Patients Participating in Structured Exercise." Amber Huang '18, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Justin C. Brown (Harvard), J. Mark VanNess, Jeremy P. McConnell '19, Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Wingate Test-Retest Variability in Healthy Subjects." Emily Roessel '18, Evelyn N. Delgado '18, Megan L. Darling '18, Nathaniel J. Holmgren '20, Courtney D. Jensen and J. Mark VanNess.

  • "Obesity Associated Hypertension In Admitted Patients: Treating Isolated Systolic Hypertension May Be Short-Sighted." Kelly L. McKinnie '18, J. Mark VanNess, Michelle M. Amaral, associate professor of economics, and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Obesity in the Trauma Patient Delays Hospital Discharge and Increases Treatment Cost." Bushra Irshad '18, Lariel J. Mateo '17, Michelle M. Amaral, and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Evaluating the Concussed Athlete: Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions Predict Psychological Function and Recovery." Jeremy P. McConnell '19, Cali A. VanValkenburg '17 and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "The Kidney as a Hub for pH Modulation: The Interrelationship of Lactate, Pulse, and Blood Pressure." Roman Musselman '18, J. Mark VanNess and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Sparta Testing and Vertical Jump Co-Predict Fastball Speed in Collegiate Pitchers." William P. Lydon '17, J. Mark VanNess, John Mayberry, Joey Rossi, director of athletic performance, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Portrait of the Concussed Student-Athlete: Grade and Sex Affect Presentation of Symptoms." Joseph W. Mayhan '19, Cali A. VanValkenburg '17 and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Structured Exercise in the Cancer Patient Improves Insomnia and Fatigue, but Not Depression." Chandee L. Pressnall '17, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Justin C. Brown (Harvard), Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Differences in Reporting: The Concussed Student Versus the Concerned Parent." Gianna D. Maragliano '20, Ifeoma C. Agwuenu '17, Maggie E. Bristow '19 and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Elevated BMI Impairs Balance Among Older Adults with Vestibular Disorders." Alexis C. King, J. Mark VanNess, Toni J. Oliver (San Luis Obispo) and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Exercise and the Cancer Patient: Function Improves Independent of Cardiovascular and Anthropometric Changes." Sarah R. McDowell '20, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Justin C. Brown (Harvard), Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "The Role of Ethnicity in Developing Cardiovascular Disease in At-Risk Populations." Nguyen Nguyen '18, Cynthia Villalobos '17, Natalie Figueroa '18, Tristan J. Kittinger '19, Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Firefighters and Physical Function: Should There Be Annual Testing?" Hyosung Han '19, Alexis C. King, J. Mark VanNess, Cynthia Villalobos '17 and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Anthropometry, Physical Functioning, and Quality of Life in the Exercising Diabetic Patient." Lena K. Perry '17, Cynthia Villalobos '17, J. Mark VanNess, Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "The Interrelationship Between Depression and Hemoglobin: Men Are Affected More Than Women." Tina Bhateja '18 and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in American Firefighters: An Intervention Is Warranted." Nicholas Zachmeier '18, Hyosung Han '19, Alexis C. King, J. Mark VanNess, Cynthia Villalobos '17 and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health: Acute Alterations vs. Chronic Adaptations." Jennica Harrison '18, Grace L. Naylor '18, J. Mark VanNess, Michelle M. Amaral and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "The interrelationship and diagnostic utility of memory and reaction time in concussed students." Maggie E. Bristow '19, Cali A. VanValkenburg '17, Gianna D. Maragliano '20 and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Thermoregulation, Strokes, and Dementia: A Healthy Heart Begets a Healthy Brain." Saejel G. Mohan, J. Mark VanNess and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Exercise Reduces HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetics, but Improved Strength Associates with Poorer Outcomes." Cynthia Villalobos '17, Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, J. Mark VanNess, and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Comparing Post-Exertional Symptoms Following Serial Exercise Tests." Lariel J. Mateo '17, Lily Chu (Stanford), Staci Stevens '91, '97, Jared Stevens '13, Christopher R. Snell, emeritus professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, Todd Davenport, associate professor of physical therapy, and J. Mark VanNess.

  • "A Curious Relationship Between Obesity, Diabetes, and Dementia." Megan L. Darling '18, J. Mark VanNess, Michelle M. Amaral, and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "A Call for Physical Activity Guidelines to Be Established in Equatorial Africa." Brianna N. Tracy '18, Lonnae A. Hohman '18, William E. Herrin, professor of economics and director of the School of International Studies, Norah Madaya (Uganda Bureau of Statistics) and Courtney D. Jensen.

  • "Overturning the Hypothesis that Cigarettes Can Enhance Hematocrit and Improve Aerobic Capacity." Grace L. Naylor '18, Jennica Harrison '18, J. Mark VanNess, Michelle M. Amaral and Courtney D. Jensen, with colleagues from Indianapolis.

  • "Baseline Body Composition Affects Exercise Response: Results from Diabetic and Athletic Populations." Natalie Figueroa '18, Cynthia Villalobos '17, J. Mark VanNess, Paul D. Vosti '89, '99, and Courtney D. Jensen.  

McGeorge School of Law

Cary Bricker, professor of lawyering skills, gave a presentation on a new course she created on the Art of Plea Bargaining, including discussion covering student learning outcomes and assessments, at the Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy conference May 21–23, at Stetson University Law School in Gulfport, Florida.   

Michael P. Malloy, distinguished professor of law, served as a member of the organizing committee for the 15th Annual International Conference on Law, which will be held July 16–19 in Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research. He will present a paper, "Interdisciplinarity: Classic Crossover Cases and Effective Law Pedagogy," which examines the justifications and rationales in support of interdisciplinary study and considers interdisciplinarity within the law school curriculum.  

Francis J. Mootz III, professor of law, served as panelist and co-organizer for the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 31–June 3.  

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Jason Bandy '00, associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Sacramento, Veronica T. Bandy '00, '08, clinical professor of pharmacy practice, Hooria Iqbal '18Stephanie Kwan '18 and Morgan Sato '18 presented "Student Perception of Utilizing Gamification During an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Capstone Course" at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Virtual Poster Symposium in May.

Thomas "TK" Koesterer, program director and associate clinical professor of athletic training, presented "The Effects of Icing on Muscle Regeneration" at the California Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposium in Sacramento on Feb. 24.

Rajul A. Patel '01, '06, professor of pharmacy practice, presented "Part D plan optimization and evaluation of medication-related problems by student pharmacists for Medicare beneficiaries," at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Pharmacist Education Programming Talk in December 2017.  

Rajul PatelJoseph A. Woelfel '70, '72, '78, professor emeritus of pharmacy practice, Edward L. Rogan, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Winnie Gar Yin Ho '18, Hong Van Nguyen '18, Emily Ann Highsmith '18, Nhat-Thanh Nguyen '19Morgan Sato '18 and Daniel Dangkhoi Nguyen '18, presented "Administration, Billing and Payment for Pharmacy Student-based Immunizations to Medicare Beneficiaries at Mobile Medicare Clinics" at the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in July 2017.

Rajul Patel, Joseph Woelfel, and Edward L. Rogan, Christopher Pham '15, Michael Xu '18, Thanh Kha Thai '18Michaela Vachuska '18, Milana Vachuska '18, Dorothy Fan '18, Mary Anne Choi '18Cathy Thao Thu Nguyen '18, Mark P. Walberg '06, '09, associate professor of pharmacy practice, Cynthia S. Valle-Oseguera '12, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and Carly A. Ranson '13, '17, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, co-presented "Bridging the gap: Collaboration between a School of Pharmacy, Public Health, and governmental organizations to provide clinical and economic services to Medicare beneficiaries" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in November 2017.

Rajul Patel, Cynthia Valle-Oseguera, Edward L. Rogan and Joseph WoelfelCarly A. Ranson '13, Shannondoah Wong '18, Mandy Quang On '18Jefferson Ha '18, Annie Tam '18, Susan Chang '18, Anthony J. Garcia '18Hali DePrima '18, co-presented "Stop the Drop: Prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in an ambulatory Medicare population" at the APHA Annual Meeting in November 2017.

Rajul Patel, Edward L. Rogan, Joseph Woelfel and Cynthia Valle-Oseguera, Carly A. Ranson '13, Christine Julie Molina Cameros '18, Traci Kumako Mori '18, Jamie Ferma Legaspi '18, Amy Natsuki Blackburn '18, Howard Minh-Luan Lam '18, Lan Kim Tran '18, Salley Park '18 and Christopher Pham '15 co-presented "Exploring the valley of savings: Minimizing Part D costs through optimization of drug therapy in Medicare beneficiaries with developmental disabilities" at the APHA Annual Meeting in November 2017.

Rajul Patel presented "Medicare Plan Finder Tool" at the National Medicare Training Program, August 2017 in San Francisco.

Michael Susca, associate professor of speech-language pathology, will present "Time Pressure Effects on People Who Do and Do Not Stutter," co-authored by Ashley Choi '18Katrina Vu '18 and Matthew Webster '18, at the 2018 Joint World Congress in Hiroshima, Japan, July 13–16.  


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