DAVID LAMBERT, senior research associate, and JOHN GALE, research associate I, co-authored the chapter “Integrated Care in Rural Areas,” found in the book Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models. JENNIFER LENARDSON, research associate I; DAVID HARTLY, research professor; JOHN GALE, research associate I; and KAREN PEARSON, policy analyst, co-authored the chapter “Substance Use and Abuse in Rural America,” also found in the book Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models, published in February 2014.
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ERIKA ZILLER, Muskie senior research associate, co-authored “Children’s Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes,” a chapter in Health Politics and Policy, published in March. Ziller also authored “Access to Medical Care in Rural America,” a chapter in the book Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models published in February.
SHELTON WALDREP, professor of English, presented on David Bowie and authors William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard at the 2014 International Conference on Narrative on a panel that he also chaired on March 27, 2014.
CATHY MCGUIRE, Muskie director of data health resources; DEB THAYER, Muskie research associate; and BILL THOMAS, Muskie senior research associate co-authored “Factors Affecting Costs in Medicaid Populations with Behavioral Health Disorders,” in the March 2014 issue of Medical Care.
JIM SCHILLING, assistant professor of exercise, health, and sport sciences, along with athletic training and exercise science students, conducted Functional Movement System (FMS) screenings for members at the Portland YMCA in the fall of 2013, interim, and Spring of 2014. FMS is a screening system that assesses movement patterns that are required during normal function. Once issues in function were identified, the students provided the YMCA members with corrective exercises to assist in the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in the future.
FLYNN ROSS, associate professor of teacher education, took part in the launch of Equity and Excellence in Maine Schools website for Maine based resources.
TIFFANY RAD, adjunct professor of computer science, was listed by Forbes as “Top 20 Cyber Policy Experts to Follow on Twitter,” with her USM professor affiliation for COS 398.
STEPHEN POLLOCK, professor of geosciences, was elected to serve a four year term on the Board of Directors of the Geological Society of America. The Geological Society of America honored Dr. Pollock with a Distinguished Service Award last October during its annual meeting in Denver, Colo.
LISA MORRIS, Muskie assistant professor of public policy and management, and LUISA DEPRES, professor of sociology, co-authored “The Faltering Safety Net in a Reluctant Nation: Women’s Economic Security at Risk in America,” which appeared in a Women’s Studies International Forum February special issue. Morris also wrote a journal article titled “The Impact of Work on the Mental Health of Parents of Children with Disabilities,” that appeared in the February Family Relations, an interdisciplinary journal of applied family studies.
ERICA KING, Muskie policy associate, was nominated as a fellow in the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative ALN, which is supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.