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Faculty/staff presentations highlighted — January-March 2023

Texas Woman's University faculty and staff extend the prestige and reputation of the university through their presentations at international, national and regional conferences. Here is a sampling of their work reported January through March 2023.

Note: Information on presentations should be submitted no later than one month following the event date.


Center for Women Entrepreneurs


Tracy Irby (Denton) was an honorable speaker for “Voice of Mom,” a Janitri International Mompreneur Summit held online Jan. 22. Janitri is a nonprofit organization for mothers, primarily focusing on education, health and empowerment for growth.




Ellina Grigorieva (Denton) is an organizer of a special session at the 13th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, scheduled May 31-June 4 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The session, SS20, is titled “Control and Optimization: new developments and applications.” She will present her research, “Optimization of the alternation of drug intake and rest intervals in adaptive melanoma treatment protocols.”




Five College of Nursing faculty attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctoral Education Conference held Jan. 19-21 in Coronado, California. Jayne Dunlap (Houston) conducted a podium presentation and Mikyoung Lee (Dallas) moderated a pre-conference session. Houston faculty Peggy Landrum, Nina Fredland and Sandra Cesario also attended the conference, along with PhD student Julie Van Orne. Van Orne and a colleague received the Commission on Nurse Certification’s 2023 CNL Innovation in Practice Award for their project, “Care of the child with medical complexity through the eyes of the caregiver: A photovoice project. The national award recognizes current CNLs, faculty and practice partners who are improving patient care in innovative ways.


Physical Therapy


Suh-Jen Lin (Dallas) had two abstracts accepted for the World Physiotherapy Congress 2023, scheduled June 2-4 in Dubai. “Effects of a Virtually Derived Program on Breathing Strength and Lung Function in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury – A Retrospective Study,” was accepted as a poster presentation. Lin’s colleagues Dale Anderle and Merri Leigh Johnson (both Dallas) were co-authors on the abstract titled “Efficacy of Respiratory Muscle Training on Muscle Strength and Pulmonary Function in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury – A Systematic Review,” which was accepted as an ePoster presentation.