Pacific University faculty are great teachers — and great researchers and authors.
Gail Aamodt, clinical education coordinator in the School of Dental Health Science, has been elected 2014-2015 president of the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association, and faculty member Katie Bell has been elected secretary. Of the seven ODHA officers elected at the organization’s annual conference in November, five have ties to Pacific University. Cassie Button ’12 was chosen as president-elect. Leslie Peterson ’09 was elected vice president. Kyle Johnstone ’11, MHA ’14 was elected treasurer.
Nancy Neudauer, associate professor of mathematics, received her second Fulbright Specialist Award in as many years to advance math education in Africa. Neudauer visited Africa in November, teaching courses in Tanzania and Ghana and helping set up a new African Institute for Mathematical Sciences through the Next Einstein Initiative, which seeks to unlock and nurture scientific and technical talent across Africa.
Sarah E. White, associate professor of pharmacy, earned the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2014 Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy in October. Her manuscript, “Implementation and Successes of an Inpatient Medication Therapy Management Program,” was one of six recipients in 2014.
Dawn Salgado, associate professor of undergraduate psychology, will organize and present at a Featured Feminist Science Symposia at the 2015 Association of Women in Psychology conference in March 2015. Her symposium will examine incarcerated women’s experiences within the criminal justice system.
David Scholnick, biology, recently discussed his “shrimp on a treadmill” research in a humorous political commentary published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The research became the icon for wasteful government science spending, inaccurately reported to have cost millions in taxpayer dollars. In reality, the treadmill was built for less than $50 out of Scholnick’s pocket — but is now for sale for $1 million to “put an end to the erroneous media reports of wasteful government sponsored shrimp-treadmill research.”