The Wrap-Up: December/January
Shijie Zhou, assistant professor of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). The Fellowship is a title of honor that is awarded to health care professionals who have made a significant contribution to cardiology. His research focuses on developing a new generation of electrophysiological imaging techniques based on personalized 3D cardiac computational models.
Rick Page, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the associate vice president for Research and Innovation, has been named a 2024 Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The 17 ASBMB fellows in the 2024 class have shown immense commitment to ASBMB and represent an outstanding group of scientists that push the boundaries of scientific research, mentorship, education and advocacy, according to the selection committee.
Two Miami faculty in Family Science and Social Work were named 2023 Regional Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter. Regional winners were selected from the nominees for each of the NASW Ohio Chapter's 8 regions.
- Amy Roberts, associate professor, is the Region 6 winner. She has a passion for social work, education, and research to improve the quality of life of older adults. She provides leadership in Ohio and nationally in the areas of addressing elder abuse and neglect; promoting international social work; and supporting aging education, research, and practice.
- Shawnieka Pope, assistant clinical professor of Family Science and Social Work, is the Region 7 winner. Pope is the newly appointed School-Based Mental Health Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program Project Director for the Family Science and Social Work Department. She is the recipient of the 2023 Peter M. Magolda Teaching Excellence Award, and was MSW I field instructor of the year.
Shawnieka Pope was named the 2023 Social Worker of the Year for the state of Ohio by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter. She will be honored at the 2024 Social Work Celebration Gala in March, during Social Work Month.
TaraShea Nesbit, associate professor of English and award-winning author, has been named Writer-in-Residence for the Cncinnati and Hamilton County Public LIbraries (CHPL) for 2024. The Writer-in-Residence serves as CHPL's literary ambassador to the community by fostering engagement between the library and local writers, providing instruction on the craft of writing, both online and in-person, and serving as the library’s representative in the local literary arts scene.
Ashlea Jones, interim Senior Director of University News and Media Relations and Director of Executive Communications, was elected to the Public Relations Society of America's Counselors to Higher Education Executive Committee (CHE). This committee is composed of senior-level communications leaders and emerging leaders who serve in higher education institutions and associations. The primary mission of the CHE section is to serve those who provide strategic leadership in public relations at colleges and universities – to help them use the tools and develop the potential of this relationship-building field.
Global Dishes: Favorite meals from Around the World, co-authored by Caryn Neumann, teaching professor of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies, and Lori Parks, lead academic advisor for Regionals Advising, with Joel Parks, published by Bloomsbury in June 2023, was named to the 2024 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American LIbrary Association.
Elise Radina, professor of Family Science and Social Work and associate dean for the Graduate School, recently led the 2023 meeting of the National Council on Family Relations with the theme “The Way We Are Now: Families and Communities at the Center of the Syndemic,” and won the Outstanding Professional Paper/Publications Award for the Families and Health Section.
Andrew Hebard, associate professor of English, has been selected as a 2024 Quarry Farm Fellow by the Center for Mark Twain Studies. He is currently writing a book that explores the relationship between literary aesthetics and political corruption in the late 19th century. At Quarry Farm, he will work on a chapter about Twain’s co-authored novel, “The Gilded Age.”
Robin Schell, assistant teaching professor of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry, was recently elected to the Ohio TESOL Board of Directors as the Teacher Education and Research Representative.
A publication by co-authored by Natalie Teale, assistant professor of Geography, in the online Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), “Conducting Climate Change Risk Assessments for Companies: Lessons Learned,” was highlighted in the In Box special section of the November 2023 BAMS print publication.
Sam Morris, clinical professor of Sport Leadership and Management, co-edited a special issue of the journal Sport, Ethics and Philosophy dedicated to the intersection of sport and species. Morris authored the article, “Hunting, the Duty to Aid, and Wild Animal Ethics.”
Steve Large, assistant vice president for health and wellness in the Division of Student Life, and Rebecca Baudry Young, director of student wellness in the Office of Student Wellness, received $980,052 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for the project entitled "Mental Health Support."
David Riggs, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director at Miami Regionals, received $361,655 from the Ohio Development Services Agency, pass-through funds from the Small Business Administration, for a project entitled “Butler County SBDC at Miami CY 2024." He also received $76,329 from the Ohio Development Services Agency for a project entitled “Butler County SBDC at Miami CY 2024".
Rick Page, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the associate vice president for Research and Innovation, Jens Mueller in the Office of Research and Innovation-Research Computing Cluster, Scott Campbell, senior director of technology and instructor for Computer Science and Software Engineering, and David Seidl, vice president for Information Technology and CIO, received $494,792 from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "CC* Campus Compute: Interdisciplinary GPU-Enabled Compute."
Rick Page, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the associate vice president for Research and Innovation, received $343,087 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled "Function and Pathway outcomes of Dynamic Protein Structures."
Mitchell Balish, professor of Microbiology, received $390,150 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project entitled "Causes and Consequences of Virulence Factor Attenuation in Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Bio Films."
Jessica Sparks, professor of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering and associate dean of CEC, Kumar Singh, professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Jennifer Blue, professor of Physics and associate dean of CAS, Jeffrey Wanko, professor of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry, and James Walden, professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and director of the Center for Cybersecurity, received $71,428 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for a project entitled "Choose Ohio First - Pathways to Careers in Digital and Quantitative Skills."
Jerome Conley, dean and University Librarian for the Miami University Libraries, received $418,000 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for the project entitled "Southwest Ohio Regional Depository (SWORD)."
Walter Vanderbush, chair and associate professor, Jennifer Cohen, associate professor, and Kenna Neitch, visiting assistant professor, of Global and Intercultural Studies, and Madelyn Detloff, professor of English, received $100,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project entitled "Program Development for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies."
David Berg, University Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, received $191,869 from the West Tennessee River Basin Authority for a project entitled "Using conservation genomics to determine the effectiveness of fish passages for restoring riverine connectivity."
Yelizaveta Skryzhevska, associate dean of Miami University Regionals, and Erica Crawford, interim director of E-Campus, received $106,346 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education project entitled "Miami University Talent Ready Grant."
Lesley Knoll, assistant professor of Biology, received $35,208 from The Ohio State University, pass-through funds from the U.S. Geological Survey, for a project entitled "Evaluating the Relationship between Variable Winter/spring Conditions and Cyanobacteria Dynamics in Ohio Reservoirs."
Paul Branscum, professor of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health, received $15,574 from AiZtech Canada for the project entitled "COVID-19 iSelfie Pre-screen App."
Lori Libby, senior project manager for Ohio Public Works in the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, received $25,000 from the Ohio Public Works Commission for a project entitled "District #10 Administrative Cost Program – NRAC Revitalization."
Robbyn Abbitt, associate director of the Geospatial Analysis Center, received $15,000 from Danbury Township for a project entitled "Danbury Township Zoning Department Large Commercial Storage Project Scope of Work."
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