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Special Acknowledgments

May 19, 2014

Jennifer Nasser, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was one of six winners of Drexel University’s Clinical & Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Seed Fund Competition. Of the 35 excellent proposals, Dr. Nasser’s submission was one of six projects selected for approximately $75,000 of funding. Her proposal was titled fNIRS assessment of dorsolateral and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex in response to food as a marker for “loss of control.”

Vicki Schwartz, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, successfully defended her dissertation on May 13 at Rutgers University-UMDNJ. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DNC).

Nancy Gerber, PhD, delivered the keynote speech at the 3rd Annual Research Symposium sponsored by the Graduate Department of Marital and Family Therapy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Her address was titled “Art Therapy Research: Origins and Destinations.”

Joke Bradt, PhD, music therapist and associate professor in the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies, and PhD candidate and dance/movement therapist Minjung Shim, presented at the 33rd Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society in Tampa, Florida. They presented a symposium titled “The Use of Creative Arts Therapies for Chronic Pain Management: Embodied Interventions,” together with Eva Bojner-Horwitz, professor and dance/movement therapist at Uppsala University in Sweden, and Molly O’Neill Haaga, art therapist and doctoral student at Lesley University.