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Faculty Highlights

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Matt Mutchler, acceptance in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University of California, San Francisco, Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities. (Acceptance Letter)

The 2015 Western Collegiate Model United Nations Announces New Board of Directors, including our very own Hamoud Salhi, California State University Dominguez Hills professor and associate dean. (Noozhawk)

Mark Carrier, professor and chair of psychology, Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, co-authored with Nancy Cheever, chair and professor of communication and communications major Amber Chavez, “Out of Sight is Not Out of Mind: The Impact of Restricting Wireless Device Use on Anxiety Levels Among Low, Moderate and High Users,” which appears in Computers in Human Behavior 37(7) 290-297.

Thomas Landefeld, professor of biology and pre-health advisor, attended the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting in San Francisco in June. He currently serves on the NAAHP Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Jeb Middlebrook, assistant professor of sociology, presented “The Police as Amplifiers: Noise, the State and Policing the Crisis” at the Invisible Places | Sounding Cities: Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place symposium and exhibition in Portugal on July 19.

Matt Mutchler, professor of sociology and director of the Urban Community Research Center, presented research he conducted with CSU Dominguez Hills students, AIDS Project LA, the University of Alabama, and the UC San Francisco Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, “‘Relationship-Reading’ and HIV Risk in Two U.S. Regions: Peer Ethnographers Explore Sexual Health Communication between Young Black Gay Men and Their Friends” at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia, on July 24. In June before members of the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV and the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services, Mutchler presented preliminary research findings on “Project MedNet: A Study of the Social Networks of African American Men and Women Living with HIV,” a National Institutes of Health funded grant project with AIDS Project LA, the RAND Corporation and Harvard University. Link to this talk: http://chipts.ucla.edu/2014/07/08/preliminary-findings-project-mednet-study-social-networks-african-american-men-women-living-hiv/
It is also relevant to say that our team has done twelve presentations at community agencies on our research addressing HIV adherence among Blacks in Los Angeles County this year to share our results and gain input from community members.

Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, presented “Top Predators, Habitat Complexity and the Biodiversity of Litter-dwelling” during a panel on social insect ecology from a functional trait at the International Union of the Study of Social Insects annual International Congress in Australia. Also attending the conference were CSUDH students who have been in Australia since January as part of a National Science Foundation International Research Experiences for Students grant.

McGlynn also presented “Behavior and Ecological Mechanisms of Conspecific Food Robbing in Neotropical Ant Ectatomma Ruidum” during a symposium on insect ecology and diversity at the 51st annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation also in Australia.

Sue Needham, chair and professor of anthropology, and co-founder of the Cambodian Community History and Archive Project (www.camchap.org), published Cambodian American Ritual Practices in Long Beach, California, in Jonathan H. X. Lee, ed. Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories & Visions, Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow. London and New York: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; and co-authored, with Dr. Karen Quintiliani (anthropology, CSULB), Three Decades of Cambodian American Political Activism in Long Beach, California, in The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Vol. I) Eds, Chan, Y.W., Haines, D., and Lee, J.H.X. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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