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Papers & Presentations

Dr. Melvin Baker, President’s Office, and Dr. Peter Neary, Department of History, University of Western Ontario, contributed the Newfoundland and Labrador entry to the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2002 edited by David Mutimer, York University, and published by the University of Toronto Press (2008).

Dr. Sukhinder Kaur Cheema, Biochemistry, was invited to give two talks at the 13th World Congress on Clinical Nutrition held in Xalapa, Mexico from Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2008. The talks were titled Potential Role of Antioxidants in Improving the Health Benefits of Marine Oils, and The Role of Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) in Human Health. Dr. Cheema was also invited to give a talk at the International Society for Heart Research Conference held in Chandigarh, India, from Feb. 29-March 3, 2008. Her talk was titled Lipids as Signalling Molecules in Heart Health. During the same trip to India, Dr. Cheema was also invited to visit the Anand Pharmacy College, Gujrat, where she spoke on Strategies to Deal with Heart Disease: Drugs vs. Diet. She was also invited to give a talk on Strategies to Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors at Cadila Zydus in Ahmedabaad, India. Zydus is a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

Dr. James P. Feehan, Economics, has co-authored a research paper titled Empirical Impact of Public Infrastructure on the Japanese Economy. The paper is being published in the forthcoming issue of the Japanese Economic Review, which is the journal of the Japanese Economics Association. The other co-authors are Dr. Christopher Annala of the State University of New York, and Dr. Raymond Batina of Washington State University.

Dr. Anne Kearney, assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine, recently published a peer-reviewed feature concerning the importance of interprofessional collaboration in a reformed health care system, and a description of the interprofessional education program at Memorial University among students in medicine, nursing (three collaborative sites), pharmacy, and social work. The article, titled Facilitating Interprofessional Education and Practice, was published in the Canadian Nurse (Volume 104, Number 3).

Dr. Lynda Younghusband, assistant professor, The Counselling Centre, presented a paper, Violence in the Classroom: The Reality of a Teacher's Workplace, at the American Psychological Association conference on Work, Stress and Health in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2008.