College of HHD

2018 HHD Publications and Announcements

This listing begins Summer 2018; alphabetical by department, most recent first.

HHD: The college received a grant for Improving Data and Communication to Increase Student Retention.  The grant was led by CSU Channel Islands in collaboration with CSUN, CSU Fresno and Portland State University. Associate Dean Dimitri Tamalis and Graduation Retention Specialists Miguel Hernandez and Joanne Moreno are working together on the project.

EOH: Rania Sabty-Daily (EOH) was elected to the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) to serve a three year term as an Academic Member. Established in 1967, the EHAC works to enhance the education and training of students in environmental health science and protection. The EHAC Council develops and applies accreditation guidelines for institutions of higher education that wish to ensure premium quality education and training of environmental health science and protection practitioners. (Summer, 2018)

FCS:  The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics' peer Mentorship Program to Promote Diversity within the Nutrition, Dietetics Profession was recognized for innovation and talent by University Economic Development Association (UEDA) and is a finalist for a 2018 Award of Excellence.  (Summer, 2018)

KIN: Bill Whiting (Kinesiology) published a textbook, “Dynamic Human Anatomy” with Human Kinetics Press.  This second edition (formerly titled “Dynatomy”) includes added chapters and new discoveries; the material offers applied and sport specific information on how the body performs dynamic movement. The book comes with instructor resources including a downloadable image bank. It’s also available as an eBook at (Summer, 2018)

KIN: Justin Nicholl, new Kinesiology faculty, won the Best Doctoral Student Research Award at the at the 2018 National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference in Indianapolis, IN.  Students made poster presentations with Kinesiology faculty Sean P. Flanagan on topics that included coordination patterns, energy distribution and relative joint contributions during movement. The book explores the potential of the human body to express itself through movement – it is valuable to students who have taken, or who are taking, introductory anatomy and who need a more detailed exposure to concepts in human movement anatomy. (Summer 2018)

Merav Efrat (Health Sciences) reports that the Graduate Lactation Education Course, "Lactation Education for the Healthcare Professional" is now a LEAARC Recognized Breastfeeding Course, as it was recognized by the International lactation accreditation agency, the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC) which provides peer review and recognition to lactation courses that meet stringent criteria. (Summer, 2018)

Janna Beling presented a paper “The Effects of a Mechanically Passive Rehabilitation Device on Arm Function in Patients Post Stroke in Vietnam: A Randomized Control Trial” at the International Research Conference at the DaNang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy in May and published a chapter this month in the e-book "International Partnerships for Strengthening Health Care Capacity: Models of Collaborative Education." (Summer, 2018)

Physical Therapy faculty Jan Adams was awarded the California Physical Therapy Association’s (CPTA) 2018 Clinician Non-Research Publication Award for her recently published book “Observational Gait Analysis:  A Visual Guide”.  The book has been acknowledged as an invaluable source of information on gait and, according to Department Chair Janna Beling, “There’s no other textbook like it.”  Adams will receive the award during the CPTA Annual Conference Awards Celebration in September.    Jan joined CSUN in 1992 and served as the founding chair for the Department of Physical Therapy.  She begins FERP this fall, and will be back to teaching biomechanics and gait analysis in the spring. (Summer, 2018)

On June 9-10, 2018, CSUN Physical Therapy hosted a regional training workshop for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) which writes the National Physical Therapy Board Exam.  This was coordinated by Dan Mathiyakom.  He also completed a large portion of the work toward the Department of Physical Therapy, CSUN, will serve as the Academic Affiliate Institute for the first Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program on the west coast which is granted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Summer, 2018)

Updated August 28, 2018