January 28, 2015

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Interprofessional Education: Hospice Patient Case Study 

On January 14, Rutgers held its first Interprofessional Education (IPE) Case Conference of 2015, spearheaded by the School of Social Work in conjunction with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing, the School of Law–Newark, and the School of Health Related Professions.

Approximately 400 students worked on a fictional case study of a hospice patient in her final two months, examining pain medication needs, chemotherapy side effects, diet planning, religious needs, and issues involving the patient’s children.  

“Through such collaboration, our hope is to foster a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect among these talented future health care providers,” says Patricia Findley, associate professor of social work and IPE Faculty Council member. Read more here.

In this Issue...

Submit Your Rutgers Day Program by February 15
Mark your calendars for Rutgers Day 2015, Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faculty, staff and students should submit their Rutgers Day program by February 15. Programs showcase teaching, research and service of your school, department, center or administrative unit. Check here to learn about developing and submitting a Rutgers Day program. If you are new to Rutgers Day, or would like to explore programming ideas, register to attend an online webinar session on January 28 at 3 p.m. Email questions to rutgersday@ucm.rutgers.edu, or call Patty Kastner at 848-932-0592.

Rutgers Business School Facilities Available for Events
Consider using the Rutgers Business School facilities in Piscataway when you are planning meetings, conferences, receptions, or other large-scale events. Facilities include lecture halls, conference rooms, and other spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology and seating that can accommodate 12 to 400 people. For additional information and an online tour, click here.

Academic Sphere

Submit Publications by March 2 for University Libraries Exhibition
Rutgers University Libraries requests submissions by March 2 for its 12th annual Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors exhibition, which honors faculty from Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences who have published in the last year. The Libraries will host an opening reception on Wednesday, March 25, and publications will be on display at Alexander Library through the end of April. For submission and other information, click here.


New Jersey Film Festival Begins January 31, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts presents short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival in various locations, beginning January 31 and continuing through March 1. Learn more here

Writers in Camden Series with Elisa Albert and Leslie Jamison: January 28, Camden
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, hosts authors Elisa Albert and Leslie Jamison on January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery in the Camden Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Tatiana Flores on Latin American Women Artists, Activism, and Feminism: January 29, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture with Tatiana Flores on “Social Practice as Feminist Strategy in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art” on January 29 at 4:30 p.m., with a 4 p.m. reception at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This lecture is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Colloquium: Transportation Skills Assessment and Development for Adults on the Autism Spectrum: January 30, Scotch Plains
The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, School of Health Related Professions, hosts Cecilia Feeley, transportation autism project manager, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. She will discuss the importance of independent travel and access to transportation to all aspects of community life and quality of life on January 30 at 10 a.m., Room 506, at the School of Health Related Professions Allied Health Technology Building at Union County College. For more information, contact Debbie Rich at debbie.rich@rutgers.edu.

Carbon Shock: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Geo-Politics and Changing the Cost of Everything, Lecture and Book Signing with Mark Schapiro: February 3, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Climate Institute hosts a lecture and book signing with Mark Schapiro on February 3 at 7 p.m. in the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The lecture is open to the public but registration is strongly encouraged. Register and learn more here.

Writers at Newark Reading Series with Hilton Als and Roger Reeves: February 3, Newark
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, hosts writer Hilton Als and poet Roger Reeves on February 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

The Most Homophobic Place on Earth? Caribbean Myths and Realities: February 4, Newark
The Departments of History and English; Women’s & Gender Studies Program; American Studies Graduate Program; MFA Program; and the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University–Newark, cosponsor a free talk by Rosamond S. King, author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination, on February 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here

Get Involved

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities Available through Rutgers University
Learn about Rutgers’ upcoming study abroad opportunities at the Summer Study Abroad Fair, January 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Student Activities Center, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Hosted by the Center for Global Education, the fair offers a chance to meet others interested in international study and faculty directors who will be available to speak and answer questions about their summer programs. The center is currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2015 and spring 2016. Learn more here

Awards & Honors

Michael J. Camasso, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been designated as the visiting scholar for the study of youth employment policy by the vice-rector's Office for Scientific Policy and Research at the University of Granada, Spain. Professor Camasso will lecture and lead a research team that will examine the role played by the intergenerational transmission of values on youth labor market participation.

Gifts & Grants

Guy Montelione, professor in the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $425,000. The project, titled A Novel RNA Recognition Site on the Influenza B Virus NS1 Protein, is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Professor Montelione here.

Steven Levison, professor in the Department of Neurology and NeuroscienceNew Jersey Medical School and director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Neuroscience, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. He is developing a new product for culturing neural stem cells that simplifies and improves the ability of researchers to grow these cells for experimental and therapeutic use. The award is being supported by the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program and Rutgers University. Read more here.

Geraldine Oades-Sese, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), and associate director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development, RWJMS, and Michael Lewis, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of PediatricsRWJMS, and director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $99,749. The project, titled Children Overcoming Military-Based Adversities Together, is being supported by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Oades-Sese here and Professor Lewis here.

Cheryl Holly, professor and chair of the Department of Capacity Building Systems at the School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The project, titled Redesigning Nursing Education to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health Planning, is being supported by the New Jersey Nursing Initiative. Learn more about Professor Holly here.

Courtenay Cavanaugh, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of a subaward totaling $12,930. The project, titled HIV Prevention Implementation Science for Women in Domestic Violence Shelters, is being supported by Northwestern University and the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Cavanaugh here.

In Memoriam

Russell J. Kormann passed away on November 24, 2014. He was a clinical associate professor and project director of Project: Natural Setting Theraputic Management, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Center for Applied Psychology.

Francis P. Chinard passed away on January 5. He was a former chair of medicine and distinguished emeritus professor of research medicine and physiology at New Jersey Medical School.

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