Joon Park, PhD, Director of the Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory and professor in the Department of Kinesiology, was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. His paper, titled "Increased Oxidative Metabolism in the Li–Fraumeni Syndrome," was written in collaboration with a team of researchers and health professionals; the study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health.
The New England Journal of Medicine is one of the top five journals in the field of science, with the highest impact factor of any journal of clinical medicine. It has been publishing landmark research since 1812 and accepts less than 5% of its 5000 submissions each year.
You can read Dr. Park’s study at http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1214091 .
Donna Weiss, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor Emeritus of Occupational Therapy at the College of Health Professions and Social Work, has coauthored a book titled The Interprofessional Health Care Team: Leadership and Development with Felice Tilin, PhD of Saint Joseph’s University and Groupworks Consulting, and Marlene J. Morgan, EdD, OTR/L of the University of Scranton.
The text, published March 2013 by Jones and Bartlett Learning, examines leadership, collaboration, and group development in the context of an interdisciplinary health care environment. The authors draw on theoretical concepts of leadership and practical examples from healthcare scholars and professionals to present three modules for building multidisciplinary collaboration.
Boa Kim, MS, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, has been selected to present at the 2013 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Mitochondrial Biology Symposium: Mitochondrial Genetics in Health and Diseases. This conference is one of most prestigious scientific meetings in mitochondrial biology. Ms. Kim will be presenting her abstract, titled "Inhibition of Drp1-dependent mitochondrial division delays myogenic differentiation," during the poster session, and her study will be also featured during the conference.