Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.35
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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Belmont University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Darlene Panvini - Biology, College of Sciences and Mathematics

Kim Daus - Chemistry and Physics, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Steve Murphree - Biology, College of Sciences and MathematicsJose Gonzalez - Management and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business Administration

• Clinical Academic/Practice Partnerships for Workforce Development (Buckner, Copenhaver, Jordan, Taylor)
• Early Paternal Infant Bonding (Cobb)
• Character Ethics and Interprofessional Education (Dunlap)
• Telemonitoring for Chronic Disease Management (Shankel, Wofford)
• Biblical Basis of Population Focused Nursing (Dunlap)
• Safe patient Handling (Shores/Hallmark)
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Uptake in Adolescent Boys (Wofford)
• Safe Sleep/SIDS Prevention (Lane)
• Culturally Appropriate Appointment Reminders for Patients with Limited English Proficiency (Morse)
• Use of Natural Family Planning in Under-resourced Settings (Quigley/Taylor, Wofford)
• Defining and Documenting Nursing Actions in Electronic Health Records (Taylor)
• Innovations in Interprofessional Education and Effective Clinical Information Exchange (Lane)

o Attitudes on poverty and class mobility; teaching poverty and social justice to college students (Sullenberger)
o Increasing student engagement in advocacy and political work (Crowell)
o Veteran student issues and support (Hunt and Crowell)
o Increasing student empathy for work with diverse populations (Sullenberger)

College of Business
Jose Gonzalez - Management and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business Administration
Jill Robinson - Director of Executive Education

Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
David Schreiber
Sarita Stewart
Clyde Rolston
Larry Wacholtz
Dan Keen
Eric Tarr
Doyuen Ko
Dan Wujick
Wes Bulla
Mark Volman

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A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Darlene Panvini works with students in ENV 1110 conduct research on recycling habits on campus (unpublished research). She also, had one ENV major conduct her senior research project and capstone project on composting. Both projects were presented at conferences.

• Lindsay Walker (Vanderbilt) and Darlene Panvini. Belmont Compost: A Compilation of Data from 43 Different Schools and Proposal for Large Scale Composting at Belmont. Presented at 4th Annual Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association Meeting on April 1, 2010, Trevecca Nazarene, Nashville, TN and at BURS April, 2010. Part of the requirements for ENV 4500.

• Lindsay Walker (Vanderbilt) and Darlene Panvini. An Examination of Closed System Compost Maturity Using Three Different Starting Materials: Mature Compost, Soil, and Commercial Compost Starter. Presented at Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting, April 9, 2010, Asheville, NC.

College of Law faculty have published articles in academic journals relating to sustainability topics. Faculty members who have published, or are publishing, articles include the following:
•Jose Gonzalez teaches courses in Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. He is currently involved in an international economic development entrepreneurship project working with fair trade coffee and honey farmers in Chajul,Guatemala. He recently led a group of students to northern Guatemala, and his team of students is working with Association Chajulense (www.asociacionchajulense.org) on micro-lending and other economic development endeavors.

College of Law faculty have published articles in academic journals relating to sustainability topics. Faculty members who have published, or are publishing, articles include the following:
Ellen Black. Keep Out FDA: Food Manufacturers’ Ability to Effectively Self-Regulate Front-of-Package Food Labeling, 17 DePaul J. Health Care L. 1 (2015); Menu Labeling: The Unintended Consequences to the Consumer, 69 Food & Drug L J. 531 (2014).

Tracey Carter. Local, State, and Federal Responses to Stalking: Are Anti-Stalking Laws Effective?, 22 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. ___ (forthcoming 2016).

Abigail DeBlasis. The Pink Tower of Legal Competencies: The Montessori Method as a Unifying Approach to New Law School Outcomes-Based Assessment (work in progress).

Deborah Farringer. Everything Old is New Again: Will Narrow Networks Succeed Where HMOs Failed? (work in progress); Disease Management: The Emergence and Evolution of an Industry, Health Law Handbook (2005 Edition) (with Cynthia Reisz).

Alberto Gonzales. Advancing Executive Branch Immigration Policy Through the Attorney General’s Review Authority, Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming in 2015) (with Patrick Glen); What Implications will the Supreme Court’s Taxing Power Decision Have on the Goals of the Affordable Care Act and Health Care?, 6 J. Health & Life Sci. L. 189 (2013) (with Donald B. Stuart).

Amy Moore. The Due Process Conundrum: Using Mathews v. Eldridge as a Standard for Private Hospitals under the Healthcare Quality Immunity Act, ___ Belm. L. Rev. ____ (forthcoming Spring 2015); Amy L. Moore, Brokering Education: Charter Receipt, Revocation, and Renewal in Louisiana, 11 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 343 (2010).

Elizabeth Usman. Reality over Ideology: A Practical View of Special Needs Voucher Programs, 42 Cap. U. L. Rev. 53 (2014).

Lynn Zehrt. Twenty Years of Compromise: How the Caps on Damages in the Civil Rights Act of 1991 Codified Sex Discrimination, 25 Yale J. L. &Feminism 259 (2014); Resolving the Great Divide in Pregnancy Discrimination, 14 Nash. B.J. 6 (July 2014).

Research has evolved in the College of Pharmacy laboratories, including experiments and discoveries in the area of coated microspheres for respiratory disease, cell behavior in breast cancer, migration of drugs through contact lenses, tablet formulations, pharmacogenetic discoveries, and drug compatibility in intravenous solutions. These experiments assist many patient care areas, provide innovation for safe and convenient dosing of medications, and offer the opportunity for scholarly activity for faculty and student pharmacists. In the last year we have had twenty-two students complete scientific experiments in these laboratories.

• Work with local sports teams to minimize concussion and injury
• Work with the Nashville Ballet to screen for and minimize injury
• Work with full-time wheelchair users to maximize use of wheelchair features to minimize pressure ulcers and thereby decrease complications and costs
• Work with geriatric patients to decrease fall risk
• Work with golfers to improve warm up to minimize injuryPT students participate annually in Day on the Hill to learn the legislative process to enable them to engage in the political process.

• Work with local schools to enhance students’ mindedness regarding handwriting performance
• Work with less resourced local and global agencies to provide wheelchairs.
• Investigate impact of service experiences and social-minded curriculum on developing leaders.
• Developing meaningful simulation and interprofessional education experiences for Occupational Therapy students
• Safe patient handling and transfer

The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business faculty routinely publish books and monographs on the sustainability of entertainment industries; its signature student applied research project, The Pipeline Program, connects teams of qualified entertainment and music business students, led by a faculty supervisor, with entertainment industries and together they develop solutions to a diverse range of industry problems. Students' Pipeline Project research has been recognized and applied not only by local entertainment industries, but also by the U.S. Copyright Office. The Pipeline Project 4.0, a music industry think-tank created by the Belmont University Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, was recently cited by the U.S. Copyright Office in a final report on copyright and music licensing policy, published Feb. 5. The Pipeline team consisted of nine undergraduate Belmont students selected to consult with industry investors.

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