Workshops & Speaker Series

Learn about the important research and teaching innovations in the School of Health Professions by attending our Work-In-Progress seminar series.

All seminars remain virtual, from 1-2 p.m. on the specified date below. The schedule will be updated as new presenters are added.

Date Presenter Title Mentor Program
1/7/2021 Chris Cirnigliaro Diagnosis of Bone Loss at the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: Development of a Young-Healthy Bone Mineral Density Reference Dataset MJ Myslinski PhD in Health Sciences Program
2/4/2021 Jason Stevens Exploring the Perspectives of Stakeholders on the Role and Impact of Registered Dietitians with the Advanced Practice Certification in Clinical Nutrition Riva Touger-Decker and Rebecca Brody Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program
2/11/2021 Michael D’Agati Lumbosacral Thrust Joint Manipulation for Immediate Improvement in Hip and Knee Muscle Strength and Squatting in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain- A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial Susan L Edmond PhD in Health Sciences Program
2/18/2021 Kevin Readdean Examining Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Systems in College Health Centers James Scott Parrott PhD in Health Sciences Program
3/4/2021 Ahmed Mahmoud The role of alternative splicing in cancer progression and therapeutic response Antonina Mitrofanova PhD Health Informatics
3/18/2021 David Nuber Comparison of Serology versus DNA Haplotype Inference for Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Association Testing: Application to Early Childhood Dental Caries Scott Diehl and Masayuki Shibata PhD Health Informatics
4/8/2021 Dawn Reinhardt-Wood Permanent supportive housing providers’ intention to address sexual health issues with service recipients: Application of the Theory Planned Behavior Michelle Zechner PhD in Health Sciences Program
5/20/2021 Kelly Tiderencel Relative validity and reproducibility of a dietary screener adapted for use among pregnant women in Dhulikhel, Nepal Shristi Rawal Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program
6/3/2021 Lauren Green Association between Adiponectin, Leptin and Catechol-O-methyltransferase Genotype with Blood Pressure in Women who are Post-menopausal Hamed Samavat Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program
6/17/2021 Prashant Ingle An assessment of novel Covid-19 variants by analysis of genome sequencing data to identify possible links in infection rate, age, race/ethnicity, and
socio-economic status
Suril Gohel PhD Health Informatics
10/7/2021 Sukanya Panja Alternative splicing on treatment response regulation Antonina Mitrofanova PhD Health Informatics
11/18/2021 Ryan Cignarella Years of Potential Life Lost in Schizophrenia and Mental Health: Changes in Mortality Due to Improved Treatment of Comorbid Conditions Federick Coffman PhD Health Informatics
Date Presenter Title Presenter’s Program
01/14/2021 Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EDD How a Working Knowledge of Key Learning Theories Can Inform Instructional Strategies and Well-matched Evaluation in Health Professions Education Interdisciplinary Studies
01/28/2021 Annette Backs, Ph.D., LCSW Interprofessional Education for Opioid Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions
02/25/2021 Joachim Sackey, MS, PhD and Hamed Samavat, PhD, MSc, RDN, LDN Teaching applied statistics virtually to nutrition clinicians Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences
03/11/2021 Matthew Wright, MS and Erich Vidal, MS Using Active Learning Techniques to Improve Academic Performance in PA Students Physician Assistant
03/25/2021 Matthew Rubinstein, MS, MT(ASCP) Advancing clinical laboratory science knowledge and skills through team-based critical appraisal of published case reports in clinical chemistry Clinical Laboratory and Medical Imaging Sciences
04/29/2021 Laura Liang, DrPH and Marian Passannante, PhD Preparing Faculty for Remote and Asynchronous Online Teaching using a Faculty Toolkit, Professional Development Webinars, and Canvas Templates School of Public Health
05/06/2021 Dasantila Sherifi, PhD Improving student engagement through a PlayPosit-guided group project Health Informatics
05/13/2021 Lisa Palladino Kim, MS Fostering engagement within a Virtual Course Environment Health Informatics
05/27/2021 Dipali Sloane Yeh, MS Interprofessional Closed Loop Communication Strategies Grounded in Experiential Learning Theory Physician Assistant
06/10/2021 Emilie Banz MS, LPC, CPRP and Shelley Buchbinder PhD, MSW Enhancing and Flipping Online Learning with PlayPosit Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions
06/24/2021 Jeannette Manchester, DNP, RN and Margaret Quinn, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE Hands-on Assessment in a Hands-off Environment School of Nursing
09/16/2021 Adrienne Simonds, PHD, PT, Filiz Carus Ozen, M.S., M.A., Karen Harris e-Portfolios as a Tool for Reflection and Representation/td> School of Health Professions
09/23/2021 Tameika Minor, PhD, CRC and Ronica Marable, PhD, CRC, NCC – U.S. Department of Education Bridges to Success for Underrepresented Students Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions
10/14/2021 Yuane “Joy” Jia, PhD Teaching as Research Interdisciplinary studies
10/21/2021 Lisa Palladino Kim, MS Global Industry Adoption of Clinical Project Management (CPM) Competencies Health Informatics
10/28/2021 Christin M. Traba, MPH, MD and

Sophia Chen, DO, MPH, D.O

Utilizing “Tele” in Formative Assessments of Clinical Skills New Jersey Medical School
12/02/2021 Annette Backs, PhD, LCSW Learning Circles: An Online Pedagogical Approach for Mutual Learning and Social Support Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions
12/09/2021 Thea Cogan-Drew, DScPAS, PA-C and Matthew Wright, MS, PA-C, RD Peer to peer feedback: adapting and thriving in skills-based PA education Physician Assistant
12/16/2021 Maria K. Venetis Promoting Patient Disclosure during Healthcare Interactions School of Communication & Information
TBD Archana Pradhan, MD, MPH Pathway to Developing a Coaching Program Centered Around Competency Based Medical Education Robert Wood Johnson Medical School