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Robert Colman, professor of medicine and director of the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the School of Medicine, led a team in publishing a study in the May issue of Arthritis Research and Therapy. The researchers found that a new monoclonal antibody has shown promise in treating both inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and arthritis in animal models.

An article by Harsh Grewal, associate professor of surgery in the section of pediatric surgery at the School of Medicine, “Bleeding Post-Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Thigh,” was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Trauma. Co-authors include Temple faculty members Polly Kochan, Gary S. Kohen, and Kapil Gopal.

Mikhail Kouliavtsev, economics professor in The Fox School of Business and Management, published an article titled “Some empirical evidence on the effectiveness of anti-merger relief in the United States” in the April issue of Economic Inquiry.


Herbert Simons, professor of communication in the strategic and organizational communications department, School of Communications and Theater, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialists Program grant to spend one month at Atmajaya Catholic University in Indonesia. Simons, who will teach on the theme of communication and the creation of civil society, previously received a Fulbright Award for lectureship in 1996 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to study in Hong Kong in 2004.


The Fox School's accounting department held a conference titled “SFAS 123R: Implementation Issues and Effect on Compensation Plan Design” on May 23, in partnership with Aon Consulting. The conference discussed the impact of Statement No. 123R by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Because this revision requires recognition of an expense for stock options granted to employees, many corporations are planning to reduce their use of options. Attendees gained insights into related new requirements in accounting for share-based programs, considered the role of the board in settling executive compensation and explored the effect of new requirements on compensation plan design. Steven Balsam, accounting professor and Merves Research Fellow at The Fox School of Business, coordinated the conference.

Robert Christman, director of radiology in the School of Podiatric Medicine, presented “Focus Your Diagnosis: Advanced Imaging for the Foot and Ankle” at the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society’s March seminar.

William Stull, economics professor in The Fox School of Business and Management, organized four sessions on the economics of education at the American Education Research Association's annual conference in Montreal April 11-15. The sessions included “New Directions in Career and Technical Education (CTE),” “School and Work: Tech Prep, Career Development and Postsecondary Education,” “Vocational Educational Research Roundtables” and “Vocational Education Special Interest Group Business Meeting.” Stull also chaired the "New Directions in CTE" session.

The School of Medicine’s Committee on the Status of Women Faculty recently held its 13th annual professional development program, “Women in Medicine and Science Career RAP: Reflection, Assessment and Planning.” The keynote speaker, Carol Aschenbrener, vice president of the American Association of Medical Colleges' Medical School Standards and Assessment division and secretary of the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (the national authority for accreditation of educational programs leading to the M.D. ), discussed how to build an academic career while balancing work and life. The objective of the program was to address topics such as career advancement and professional development and to make participants aware of institutional support offered by Temple. Ellen Sholevar, associate professor of psychiatry and chair of the committee, moderated a panel discussion on personal definitions and choices with panelists Amy Goldberg, associate professor of surgery and director of trauma services, Temple University Hospital; Diane Soprano, professor of biochemistry and co-chair of the tenure committee in the School of Medicine, and Colleen Veloski, special assistant to the CEO of Temple University Health System.