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Updated January 21, 2016

Social Work faculty recognized for research

Published January 7, 2016

Social Work faculty members Kelly Patterson and Thomas Nochajski are the recipients of the Collaboration Award from the Homeless Alliance of Western New York for their research on the needs of chronically homeless women.

The goal of their project, titled “Study of Hope,” was to capture the social, medical and hospitalization histories of unaccompanied, chronically homeless women; record the occurrence and frequency of assaults — both sexual and physical — and explore whether individuals ever received medical treatment or trauma counseling for these assaults; identify systemic barriers to basic social services and barriers to obtaining permanent housing; assess successful engagement techniques and how they may differ from engagement techniques used with men; and determine optimum housing environments that assist in their recovery from homelessness.

Patterson, assistant professor, and Nochajski, research professor, were honored at the Homeless Alliance of Western New York’s 10th anniversary luncheon in December.

Rothenberg exhibits in UK

Published December 10, 2015

Stephanie Rothenberg, associate professor in the Department of Art, is one of 16 international artists showing their work in “Right Here, Right Now,” a group exhibition at The Lowry, a leading cultural center Manchester, UK.

The exhibition, which opened Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 28, looks at how technology affects our lives through surveillance, artificial intelligence, voyeurism and online dating.

Rothenberg’s work, “Planthropy,” is a series of electronic hanging planters that respond to Twitter posts about why people donate to charitable causes. The Twitter feeds activate an automated watering system that waters the plants. A computerized voice speaks the messages aloud while financial data about the top charities scroll by on a mini LCD screen.

Lovell honored by BMES

Published December 3, 2015

Jonathan Lovell, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the Rita Schaefer Young Investigator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Lovell received the award and delivered the plenary lecture at BMES’ annual meeting, held recently in Tampa.

One of the highest honors a biomedical engineering young investigator can receive, the Schaefer award recognizes a high level of originality and ingenuity in a scientific work in biomedical engineering. It is offered each year to stimulate research careers in biomedical engineering and was created in 2000 in honor of former BMES Executive Director Rita Schaffer.

Campbell-Heider named IntNSA fellow

Published November 19, 2015

Nancy Campbell-Heider, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN).

The FIAAN is a fellowship of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), a professional organization committed to the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders. Fellows are recognized for their contributions through practice, teaching, advocacy, administration and research to the field of addictions nursing.

Campbell-Heider received the honor at the IntNSA 39th Annual Educational Conference held last month in Charlotte.

Her research focuses on high-risk teenage behaviors, especially those related to addiction, and developing innovative educational programs for nurses.

In 2006, she revamped the UB Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program to include a focus on addiction in primary care, the first in the nation to prepare FNPs to sit for the certification exam in both family health and advanced practice addictions nursing

Also an adjunct professor of dental medicine, Campbell-Heider is currently the project director for a $1.1 million grant to enhance the understanding of oral-systemic health among nurses through education and collaborative practice with dental professionals.

A fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, she is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Addictions Nursing.

Through her career, she has amassed more than 45 publications and 24 grants totaling nearly $5 million in funding. She holds several awards as well, including the 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Campbell-Heider received a doctoral degree in nursing and a master’s degree in clinical family health nursing from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Winona State College.