In the Spotlight: Jan. 17, 2020
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- Senior lecturer of art David Van Ness will present his work “Biological Self-Portrait” as part of STEAM 2020 held at the University of West Florida. His work, to be displayed at the University of West Florida Art Department, was created by combining social media, biometrics and genomic data into a 3D model. The model was printed using a combination of polylactic acid and stem cells and then converted into a bone-like structure. 3D prints and other techniques were made possible with the help of NAU Department of Biological Sciences assistant professor Matthew Salanga.
- Professor Ann Huffman of Psychological Sciences and the W. A. Franke College of Business began her term as chair of the Board of Convention Affairs with the American Psychological Association (APA). As part of the board, she will be responsible for planning and executing the organization’s annual convention, which welcomed more than 10,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the world.
- Assistant professor of physical therapy and athletic training Amit Kumar published “Performance of the Functional Comorbidity Index (FCI) in prognostic models for risk adjustment in patients with back pain,” in PM&R, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The article studies advanced risk adjustment methods for outpatient rehabilitation settings using a promising alternative to traditional comorbidity indices to minimize bias when making comparisons for policy or research purposes.
- Associate professor Samantha Sabo and assistant professor Ricky Camplain, both from the Department of Health Sciences and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and Louisa O’Meara, research assistant at CHER, recently published a Community Health Representative Workforce Assessment 2019 report for the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care in collaboration with the Arizona Community Health Representative Coalition.
- Carolyn Camplain, a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Health and a program coordinator with the Center for Health Equity Research, was awarded the Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to attend the 13th Annual Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, April 2–3, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Camplain also is an attorney in New Mexico. She will receive special recognition on April 2.