2011-2012 Individual Accomplishments
Stacey Halpern, Biology, published “Insect Herbivores, Density Dependence, And The Performance Of The Perennial Herb Solanum carolinense” in the international journal Ecology, Volume 93, Issue 5. She also:
· Presented “Insect Herbivore Effects On Population Dynamics Of The Clonal Weed Solanum carolinense” to the Ecological Society of America.
· Published “Intraspecific Competition Increases The Evolutionary Potential Of Tolerance To Insect Herbivory In The Perennial Plant Solanum carolinense” in the journal Oecologia, June 2012.
Jennifer Hardacker, Media Arts, won best experimental film at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival and second place in the experimental category at the Bridge Fest Cooltura 2011 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for her short film Winged.
John Harn, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, has had 10 poems published in four different literary magazines in the past year.
John Harrelson, Pharmacy, received a Pacific University Faculty Development Grant for “Cinnamon and Smoking Cessation: Modulation of Nicotine Metabolism and Carcinogen Exposure by Cinnamic Aldehyde.” He also:
· Received School of Pharmacy Research Incentive Grants for “Investigation of Structure-Toxicity Relationships of The α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Structural Alert,” “Inhibition Of Letrozole (Femara) Metabolism By Dietary Cinnamic Aldehyde; Implications On Dosing In Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients,” “Inhibition of Nicotine Metabolism by Dietary Cinnamic Aldehyde; Implications on Smoking Cessation,” and “The Polyamine Pathway As A Potential Therapeutic Target Against Leishmaniasis.”
· Received a $48,650 two-year Murdock Foundation grant for Characterizing Biologically Active Plant Secondary Metabolites from Gaultheria shallon using Organotypic Tissue Models.”
· Was named, by students, School of Pharmacy Outstanding Science Faculty of the Year, 2011-12.
· Co-presented “Estimation of Nicotine-Diet Interactions Due to Time Dependent Inhibitions of CYP2A6 by trans-Cinnamic Aldehyde,” at the Gordon Research Conference on Drug Metabolism, Plymouth, N.H., July 2011.
· Co-wrote “Predictions of Cytochrome P450-mediated Drug-Drug Interactions Using Cryopreserved Human Hepatocytes: Comparison of Plasma and Protein-free Media Incubation Conditions,” published in Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 2012.
· Co-wrote “Covalent Modification and Time-Dependent Inhibition of Human CYP2E1 by the Meta Isomer of Acetaminophen,” published in Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 2012.
· Served as a reviewer for Drug Metabolism and Disposition, a journal of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), for Chemical Research in Toxicology, a journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and for PLoS ONE.
· Was a member of ASPET, ACS, AAAS, AACP, ISSX, and ASMS.
Donna Hepler, Mail Services, received the Pacific University Outstanding Supervisor Award, 2012.
Brian Hess, University Advancement, presented workshops on grant writing and grant opportunities to the Designing Me Conference in July 2012 and to the American Optometric Association, Boston, October 2011. He also serves as treasurer of the Grant Professionals Association of Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.
Pam Houston , MFA, read from her newly published novel, Contents May Have Shifted, at two events held in Bend and Sunriver in February and was featured in the Bend Bulletin newspaper.
Len Hua, Optometry, was awarded a Healthy Eyes Healthy People State Association Grant for a project to help children who are patients at the Virginia Garcia Clinics in Cornelius and Hillsboro. He also:
· Received, with Denise Goodwin, Optometry, a $2,500 ASCO 2012 Education Starter Grant for “Integration of Blended Learning into Optometric Education.”
· Received a $2,650 AOF-VISTAKON® Innovation in Education Grant for “Integration of Hybrid Learning in Pharmacology.”
Jeremy Hughes, Pharmacy, was elected by the Professional Society of Pharmacists to its executive board.
Linda Hunt, Occupational Therapy, published “Understanding and Helping Drivers with Alzheimer’s Disease,” in Police Chief, 2011. She also:
· Co-published the chapter “Occupational Therapy’s Ethical Obligation To Address Driving And Community Mobility,” in Driving and Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Strategies Across the Lifespan, 2012.
· Co-published the chapter “”Functional Assessment in Geriatric Neurology,” in Clinical Neurology of Aging, 3rd edition, 2011.
· Received a faculty development grant for “A Condensed Mindfulness Training Program for Care Providers Results in Improved Care.”
· Published “Determining Capacity to Drive for Drivers with Dementia Using Research, Ethics and Professional Reasoning: Responsibility of All Occupational Therapists,” a CD produced for continuing education by AOTA.
· Discussed “Driving and Dementia” at Tigard’s Stuhr Center during its annual Health and Wellness Fair in October 2011.
· Presented “Using Mindfulness: Enhancing Quality of Life for Clients, Coworkers, and Ourselves,” at the British Association of Occupational Therapy College of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2012.
· Co-presented a poster, “Alzheimer Caregiver Quality of Life: An Exploratory Study of Associations Between Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Caregiver Coping Strategies,” at the International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Toronto, Canada, March 2011.
· Serves on the advisory board for the International Chiefs of Police, Washington, D.C.
· Is a reviewer for Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
· Is a book reviewer for Slack publishers and for the American Occupational Therapy Association.
· Sits on the editorial review board for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.