Research Conference Presentation by Mursalin Khan Wins Award

A research presentation by Mursalin Khan (grad student, biology) won the First Place – Student Oral Presentation Award at Aquaculture 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His presentation was titled, “IN-VITRO ANALYSES OF LYMPHOCYTE PROLIFERATION
EXTRACTED FROM SPLEEN AND THYMUS OF NILE TILAPIA USING NATURAL ELDERBERRY.”

His photograph, biography, and project description will be published in The World Aquaculture Magazine.

Khan’s research is co-supervised by Ahmed Mustafa, professor of biology, and Elliott Blumenthal, associate professor of biology.

The Archives of Women’s Mental Health Published an Article by Carly Thompson and Sinyoung Park

The article “Barriers to access and utilization of eating disorder treatment among women” by Carly Thompson (grad student, public policy) and Sinyoung Park, assistant professor of public policy, was recently published in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health.

From the abstract:

Anorexia, bulimia, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED) are psychiatric disorders recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5). One difference of eating disorders compared to other psychiatric disorders is the physical effects of the disease. Although anorexia is easier to physically detect than bulimia and OSFED, many women remain undiagnosed and untreated. Even if an eating disorder is recognized by the individual, barriers to clinical diagnosis and treatment persist. This study examines the barriers to treatment among women with anorexia, bulimia, and OSFED using Andersen’s Behavioral Model. The physical, psychological, and personality trait differences among the eating disorder subgroups may affect treatment utilization and access.

Three Professors, Nine Students Present at Geology Conference

Research by three IPFW professors and nine senior geology students will be presented at the Geological Society of America North-Central Section 50th Annual Meeting in April.

Ben Dattilo, associate professor of geology, will present research done by he and Winfried Peters, associate professor of biology, titled “Where Have All The Young Rafinesquina Gone? Gone to Taphonomic Processess Every One (Mostly).” The research is about how the fossil record is biased by destructive processes. With typical mortality rates, the fossil record should be dominated by the shells of young individuals. Their research found that some depositional systems are more biased against preserving juveniles than are others. From this it can be concluded that other small creatures might be missed altogether. Since smaller animals tend to be ecologically important, this has implications for reconstructing the history of life on earth.

Student researchers include:

  • David C. Cole (senior, geology)
  • Dan Deifenbaugh (senior, geology)
  • Heath Hurst (senior, geology)
  • Shelby Johnston (senior, secondary education-earth and space science)
  • Michael Kalakay (senior, geology)
  • Paul O’Malley (senior, geology)
  • Carolyn Pendrick (senior, geology)
  • Heather Simpson (senior, geology and criminal justice)
  • Ross Yeater (senior, geology)

Solomon Isiorho, professor of geology, was the faculty mentor for the students.

Doermer Students Receive Civic Leadership Training

Being a business leader in a community also means being a civic leader. On Friday, March 4, nineteen Doermer School of Business students will participate in a special workshop that will use readings, images, and videos to engage participants in deep, productive conversation about issues that impact their communities and work in the world. Upon completion of the workshop, students will be a trained Civic Reflection Facilitator who will be able to guide meaningful discussions to inspire action and social change.

The workshop is hosted by The Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education and Service Learning (OACS) and the Valparaiso Civic Reflection Initiative, a network of students who have been trained in the skill of leading reflective conversations as a fundamental dimension of leadership and service. They are traveling to campuses across Indiana offering this training to other students.

Adolfo Coronado Receives Technical Assistance Grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

Adolfo Coronado, assistant professor of information systems, received a technical assistance agreement grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

This project will help McCoy Bolt in improving their relationship with customers by redesigning the current business processes of extracting, transforming and loading data from their electronic data interchange (EDI) for decision making.

Because the agreement has an experiential learning component, a student will be allowed to assist on the project as well.

Logan Timbrook Receives Student Award from Institute of Internal Auditors

Logan Timbrook (junior, account and finance) received the 2016 student award from the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. The local chapter presented him with the award at the 2016 IIA Student Night on February 3.

The award was based on an essay he wrote about why he’s pursuing a degree in accounting, his extracurricular activities, and his career goals.

Timbrook is also a 2013 Doermer School of Business Scholar.