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Faculty notes: Dec. 2017

Recent publications, presentations and media appearances by University faculty.

December 1, 2017

Faculty accolades: December 2017

Leah Fitzgerald, PhD, dean of nursing, presents at the Children's Hospital Los AngelesLeah FitzGerald, PhD, dean and Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of nursing, presented grand rounds at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) on Nov. 21. She presented on “Achieving Oral Health through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.” Many Mount Saint Mary's nursing students have clinical rotations at CHLA. 

Ruby Harford ’82, ’10 MS, PhD, had her work, titled “Regional Variations in the Interpretation of the End-Stage Renal Disease Thirty-Month Coordination Period: Potential Implications for Patient Care,” published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. She is an alumna of the Mount’s BSN & MSN programs. Harford is the CEO of Atlantis Health Group in Puerto Rico and teaches healthcare policy to the leadership students in the University’s master of science in nursing program.

Faculty Notes December 2017Stephen Inrig, PhD, appeared as a guest expert on a pair of media outlets around the time of World AIDS Day. On Nov. 28, he spoke on KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle,” in a segment titled: “As World AIDS day approaches, a look at the generational response to the epidemic.” On Dec. 1, he appeared as an in-studio guest expert on ABC-7’s afternoon newscast to discuss the AIDS pandemic. Inrig, an associate professor and director of the Healthcare Administration graduate program, recently co-authored the book, “The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response.”


Physical therapy professors Alan Lee, PhD, DPT, and Craig Newsam, DPT, co-authored a chapter on aging skin for the digital textbook “Physical Therapy for the Older Adult” by Carole B. Lewis, et al. It was published in October by Wolters Kluwer Publishing.