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Papers and Presentations

Professor Messod Salama, co-ordinator of Hispanic studies, was featured in a CBC interview for the program Canadá en las Américas. On the website, the interview is summarized as A Judeo-Spanish Moroccan in Canada. Prof. Messod Salama is a Judeo-Spanish Canadian in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Memorial University. He is a prominent researcher and speaks perfect Castilian. Dr. Salama also presented a paper titled Musical Counterfactum Relics in Liturgy of the Canadian Judeo-Spanish Sephardim at the International Conference of Traditional Music in St. John's in July of this year.

Dr. Amin Muhammad, psychiatry, is a co-author of the article Obsessive compulsive disorder with psychosis NOS, in an asexual male: a diagnostic challenge. This was published in BMJ Case Report.

Dr. Adrian Fowler, professor emeritus and Honorary Research Professor at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, delivered a paper at the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, which hosted an international, interdisciplinary conference titled The Heritage, Uses and Representations of the Sea. The conference was organized by the Centro de Investigacao Transdisciplinar: Cultura, Espaco e Memoria (CITCEM). Dr. Fowler's paper is Secrets of the Tribe: John Steffler's The Grey Islands. The abstract is available at the conference website at

Dr. Sudhir Abhyankar, associate professor, chemistry and environmental science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, is the author of a book chapter in Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory published by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). The chapter is titled Introduction to Teaching Green Organic Chemistry.

Dr. Bridget Fernandez, Faculty of Medicine, is one of the authors of a research letter published in the October 2011 issue of Nature. The letter, titled Mirror Extreme BMI Phenotypes Associated with Gene Dosage at the Chromosome 16p11.2 Locus, examines genetic variants associated with being underweight, failure to thrive and feeding and eating disorder.