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June 30, 2004
 Papers & Presentations


Papers & Presentations

Dr. Rob Greenwood, director of the new Centre of Regional Development Studies (CORDS), has been presenting on CORDS to interested stakeholders around the province. On March 27, Dr. Greenwood presented to the First Annual Conference of the Newfoundland and Labrador Economic Developers Association. On May 11 he presented in Grand Fall-Windsor to representatives of the Exploits Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor and the federal and provincial governments, and later that day he presented to the Kittiwake Economic Development Corporation in Gander. Dr. Greenwood outlined the mandate of the new centre as a means to facilitate opportunities for Memorial University to contribute to rural and regional development throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Greenwood was also invited by the Government of Alberta to speak at the Alberta Agricultural Economics Association annual conference, held in Red Deer, Alberta, May 6, 2004. His presentation was titled Why Should Economists Care About Community Economic Development?

Marlene MacCallum, Visual Arts, Grenfell College, made a presentation at an interdisciplinary conference on The Photograph at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 11-13. The presentation was titled The Photograph in an Artist's Book Works: Architectural Images and the Architecture of the Book.

Two faculty members and three graduate students in Community Health made presentations at the first meeting of the Canadian Association of Health and Policy Research (CAHSPR) in Montreal in late May. Drs. Sharon Buehler and Maria Mathews as well as graduate students Erin Mayo, Andrew O'Keefe and Roger Chafe made separate presentations.

Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with Dr. Lewis Rubin at Brown Medical School in Rhode Island, co-authored the paper entitled Arrested pulmonary alveolar cytodifferentiation and defective surfactant synthesis in mice missing the gene for parathyroid hormone-related protein. Published in Developmental Dynamics 2004; 230(2): 278-89. Dr. Kovacs and research assistant Neva Fudge published Physiological studies in heterozygous calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene-ablated mice confirm that the CaSR regulates calcitonin release in vivo in BMC Physiology 2004; 4:5.


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