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Tracey Vlahovic, instructor in the School of Podiatric Medicine, recently presented "Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Wounds" at the annual American Podiatric Medicine Association seminar in Atlantic City, N.J.

In her presentation titled "Complex HIM Dilemmas: Ethical Problem Solving Strategies," Laurinda B. Harman, associate professor and chair of the health information management department in the College of Health Professions, provided an overview of ethical issues as well as strategies for dealing with these concerns at the 67th Annual Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association's (PHIMA) Conference at State College.

Susanne Lesnik-Emas recently presented at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's (ATRA) 2005 Mid-Year Professional Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.   Lesnik-Emas, assistant professor of therapeutic recreation in the College of Health Professions, described how self-reflection improves the therapist-patient relationship and provides both personal and professional enhancement for healthcare professionals. Also during her D.C. visit, Lesnik-Emas joined several other advocates on Capitol Hill to lobby for the Medicare Project, which is dedicated to raising recognition of recreational therapy and assuring access to these therapies for Medicare recipients.

Faculty from the department of dental informatics at the School of Dentistry recently presented four posters at the 82nd Annual Session and Exhibition of the American Dental Education Association, held in Baltimore. Abstracts of these presentations also were published in a recent edition of the Journal of Dental Education.

Amit Chattopadhyay, assistant professor of dental informatics, and R. Ivan Lugo, associate dean for financial administration and institutional relations and chair of dental informatics, collaborated with a colleague from Marquette University to present their poster, "Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Nigeria."

Maged Khedr, clinical assistant professor of periodontology; Chattopadhyay; Ivonne Ganem, assistant professor of dental informatics; and Jeffrey L. Perry, assistant professor of dental informatics, presented their poster, "Journal Impact Factor Effectiveness -- Where is the Evidence?"

Oscar Arevalo, assistant professor of oral maxillofacial pathology medicine and surgery; Chattopadhyay; Carlos Echeverri, adjunct clinical assistant professor of periodontology; and Andres Gaitan, instructor of periodontology, presented "Measuring Community Based Dental Education Experience of Predoctoral Students."

Ganem, Chattopadhyay, Arevalo and Lugo presented the poster "Community Based Comprehensive Care Dental Training Program for Dental Students."

Several Fox School professors presented research on global security risks and international competition at the 6th Annual Business Forum in April. This forum was sponsored by Temple's Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER) and The Fox School of Business in partnership with the National CIBER Network. Michael Smith, associate professor of marketing; Richard Lancioni, chair and professor of marketing; Hope Jensen Schau, professor of marketing; and Alex Stein, marketing Ph.D. student, presented their work on the "U.S. Energy, Security and Regional Business Impacts of Foreign Terrorism on East Coast Supply Chains and Its Effects on Global Competitiveness." They found that the ways firms handle security issues impact their organizational structure, costs and ability to compete.