Hall Appointed to Nonprofit Bio-tech Board
Dr. Joseph C. Hall, professor and director of the Center for Biotechnology, was appointed to the board of Synergy, a non-profit biotechnology incubator company located in Boston. The company will provide minority life science entrepreneurs with space, business and scientific guidance and working capital to promote and develop their companies. Dr. Hall, who started his own successful biotechnology firm, will provide business expertise. Dr. Ernestine A.W. Duncan, associate professor and acting chair in the Department of Psychology, has been appointed by the State Board of Human Rights to the Riverside Local Human Rights Committee. The board appoints local human rights committees to address alleged violations of consumers’ human rights. Dr. Jessica Parrott, assistant professor and director of the BSN program, had an article published in the Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition (ICAN) journal titled, “The Predictive Relationship of Pediatric Body Mass Indexes and Comorbid Diagnoses Including the Current Findings Regarding Abscesses.” She collaborated on the article with other nurses including Dr. Carolyn Rutledge of Old Dominion University, Dr. Kathie Zimbro of Sentara Healthcare and Dr. Laurel Shepherd of Old Dominion University.