The renovation and expansion project at Wright State University–Lake Campus was recognized with a Merit Award in the New Buildings, Additions, Renovations and Restoration category at the 2010 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio Honor Awards. The award was presented to Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects, Inc., of Cleveland, the firm that designed the project.

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) recognized six Wright State faculty members for the quality of their teaching: Arijit Sengupta, information systems; Carrie Hall, nursing and health; Marian Kazimierczuk, electrical engineering; Cathy Sayer, service-learning; Dan Miska, neuroscience, cell biology and physiology; and Nimisha Patel, teacher education.

Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider of online collaboration tools serving seven million teachers and students in 170 countries, named Wright State University a 2010 Center of Excellence winner and Sheri Stover, Center for Teaching and Learning, an Elluminate Hero.

Bruce Cromer, theatre, dance and motion pictures, played Benedick in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing in September, the Clown in the Human Race Theatre’s The 39 Steps in October, and Scrooge (for the sixth year) in the Cincinnati Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol in December. Cromer received a Cincinnati Acclaim Award for his performance as Henry in The Lion in Winter, presented by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in February 2010.

Kimberly Elahab, advancement, was interviewed for the article “The Evolving Definition of Prospect Research” in the Summer 2010 issue of APRA Connections (Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement), a magazine for development researchers.

Kimberly Elahab, advancement, served as the moderator for the Funder’s Panel at the Grant Professional Association’s 2010 Southwest Ohio Regional Conference at Atrium Medical Center in Franklin, Ohio.

Rob Boley, advancement, presented “Fundamentals of Research” at the Ohio Prospect Research Network’s New Researchers Workshop at Ohio Northern University.

Christopher Eddy, community health, presented “Bed Bugs” at the Cincinnati Council on Aging Annual Conference in March 2010.

Sara Paton, community health, and Christopher Croom, obstetrics and gynecology, published “An Overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for Physicians” in the January 2010 edition of Primary Care Reports.

Sara Paton, community health, was invited to participate in the Ohio Infant Mortality Task Force established by Governor Ted Strickland. The final report of the Task Force was released in November 2009.

Gary Ventolini and Beth Dektas, obstetrics and gynecology, published “Management of pregnancies complicated by reduced fetal metabolic reserve” in the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Volume 3, Number 1, 2010.

David Uddin, pharmacology and toxicology, and Sara Paton, community health, co-authored “Establishment of a Low Birth Weight Registry and Initial Outcomes” in the November 12, 2009, online edition of the Journal of Maternal Child Health.

Kathy Keister, nursing and health, was appointed to the Ohio Board of Nursing’s Advisory Group on Nursing Education. Her appointment is effective from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2012.

Anita Dempsey, nursing and health, published “The relationship between executive function, AD/HD, overeating and obesity” in the Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Ann Stalter and Mary Beth Kaylor, nursing and health, will publish “Parental perceptions of the rural school’s role in addressing childhood obesity” in The Journal of School Nursing. Co-authors are students Jessica Steinke and Rosanta Barker, who completed an undergraduate honors project and graduate independent study, respectively, on the subject of child obesity and BMI screening in public elementary schools.

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, will present “Facilitating factors to body mass index screening: Results from a national survey” at the National Association of School Nurses’ 43rd Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., in June 2011. Co-author is Mary Beth Kaylor.

Rosemary Eustace and Perla Ilagan, nursing and health, published “HIV disclosure among HIV-positive individuals: A concept analysis” in The Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Kristine Scordo, nursing and health, received the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses’ Education Award. Scordo was recognized for her efforts in the area of education with advanced practice nurses.

Barbara Fowler, nursing and health, attended the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections Fourth Annual Research and Coaching Clinic in Denver, Colorado.

Tracy Brewer, nursing and health, will present “Point of care scenario based learning: Using low-fidelity simulation to improve patient safety and staff confidence and satisfaction” at the Society of Pediatric Nurses convention to be held in April 2011 in Las Vegas. She is also a co-presenter with Lisa Long on “An evidence-based literature synthesis: Length of stay and incidence of rebound in term infants with hyperbilirubememia.”

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, published “Regional differences as barriers to body mass index screening described by Ohio school nurses” in the Journal of School Health.

Patricia Martin, nursing and health, was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Her induction was an acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions and achievements in nursing.

Donna Curry, nursing and health, published “Effectiveness of oral sucrose for pain management in infants during immunizations” in Pain Management Nursing.

Cindra Holland, nursing and health, was featured in the 2010 annual report of the Kettering Health Network. Holland and Diane Ditmer, nursing and health, co-coordinate the Nurse Residency Program at Kettering Medical Center. The program was implemented to support new graduates in their transition from the classroom to the bedside.

Kristine Scordo, nursing and health, published “Treatment antiretroviral-induced dyslipidemia in HIV-infected adults” in the July 2010 issue of Nurse Practitioner.

Kristine Scordo, nursing and health, was an invited speaker for the American College of Nurse Practitioners’ Annual Conference in June 2010. She presented four papers: “Non-drug interventions for mitral valve prolapse syndrome: How to control the chest pain, shortness and palpitations”; “HTN in the high-risk patient in acute care”; “Valvular heart disease: Recognition and treatment”; and “Pre-operative evaluation: Risk analysis.”

Ann Bowling, nursing and health, was named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Jonas Foundation Scholar for 2010–11. She was one of five Ph.D. students to receive this honor. She received $6,000 to support the completion of her dissertation research and additional money to attend the NLN summit in Las Vegas, held in September 2010, for a face-to-face meeting with mentors.

Tracy Brewer, nursing and health, presented “Pediatric nurses’ attitudes and knowledge regarding the provision of breastfeeding support in a pediatric medical center” at the 26th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference in Philadelphia.

Detrice Barry, nursing and health, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation. She also published “Recruiting and keeping African American women in an ethnographic study of pregnancy: The community-based partnership model” in the May 2010 issue of Field Methods.

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, received the Ohio Public Health Association’s 2010 Distinguished Health Educator Award.

Deborah Arms, nursing and health, was accepted to be a site visitor for the National Public Health Accreditation Board.

Kristine Scordo, nursing and health, was accepted as a site visitor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Marianna Sunderlin, nursing and health, presented “Palliative care nursing in the Dayton area” at the Ohio Nurses Association’s District 10 dinner program in Clayton, Ohio.

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, co-presented “Academic Nursing Coalition for Disaster Preparedness: An Effective Collaboration for Emergency Preparedness” at the Ohio Public Health Combined Conference in Columbus.

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, presented “Overcoming the barriers to BMI screening by accentuating the positive” at the National Association of School Nurses 42nd Annual Conference in Chicago.

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, presented “Assessing facilitating factors and barriers to body mass index screening among school nurses” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society conference in Kansas City.

Donna Miles Curry, nursing and health, will publish “Acute Care/Hospitalization of Family Members” in the Encyclopedia of Family Health. The book is scheduled for publication in January 2011 by Sage Publications.

Ann Stalter, nursing and health, published “Facilitating factors and barriers to BMI screening in schools” in The Journal of School Nursing.

Marie Bashaw, nursing and health, was appointed a member of the Continuing Education Approval Committee of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for the 2010–11 term.

Detrice Barry, nursing and health, presented “An innovative approach to educating older adults” at the Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit in Dublin, Ohio.

Tracy Brewer, nursing and health, was elected to the National Nominating Committee of the Society of Pediatric Nurses.

Sherrill Smith, nursing and health, Debi Sampsel, Diane Mehling and Giovind Bharwani, Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio, published “Robots in nursing education: Perceptions of students and faculty” in Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Rosemary W. Eustace and Perla Ilagan, nursing and health, published “HIV disclosure among HIV-positive individuals: A concept analysis” in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Jackie Matthews, nursing and health, was acknowledged by the Oncology Nursing Society for her service as a reviewer for the online Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist Review Course.

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