For the Record, Sept. 7, 2012
University faculty announce recent appointments, publications
10:33 a.m., Sept. 7, 2012--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Recent announcements, honors and publications include the following:
The Department of Medical Technology has been renamed the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences to better reflect the current educational and research missions of the department. The new name is also in line with titling changes that have occurred in the medical laboratory profession.
The department also has a new chairperson, Huey-Jen Lin, who was formerly on the faculty as a tenured associate professor in the Ohio State University Medical Center. Lin holds a Ph.D. in molecular virology from the University of Delaware, and she completed a postdoc in molecular oncology at Princeton University. Her research focuses on how tumor suppressor genes can be epigenetically silenced in breast epithelial cells. She has taught courses in microbiology, bacteriology, and molecular investigations of infectious diseases. Lin’s work has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She has published 25 peer-reviewed journal papers, three review articles, and a book chapter.
Jenna Fenstermacher, a 2008 University of Delaware alumna, and Carson Henry, III, who received a bachelor's degree in 2005 and a master's degree in 2008, were welcomed to the White House on Aug. 17 along with more than 150 AmeriCorps Alumni leaders from 25 states. The UD graduates represented AmeriCorps Alums during a day-long briefing highlighting national service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement. “Through my AmeriCorps experience, I came in not knowing what to expect and left with a view that I was part of something bigger,” said Fenstermacher. “As I look back, I know I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am without AmeriCorps. As an AmeriCorps Alums member, I continue to serve in my community through my work at YWCA Delaware and my volunteer work for various organizations in the area. My national service experience definitely contributed to my professional and career development." A native of Warminster, Pa., Fenstermacher has leveraged her national service experience in AmeriCorps to become influential in her community of Newark, where she is the financial empowerment curriculum coordinator with YWCA Delaware. Henry, of Silver Spring, Md., served with Public Allies Delaware in 2006 and now is associate executive director with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.
José-Luis Riera, associate dean of students, is co-author of the paper “Telling Our Stories: Using Autoethnography to Construct Identities at the Intersections,” in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Volume 49, Issue 3, 2012. The other co-authors are Marybeth Drechsler Sharp of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and Susan R. Jones of Ohio State University.
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