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The Academic Minute for 2023.01.16-2023.01.20

The Academic Minute from 1.16 – 1.20

Peter Kaiser University of California, Irvine
Therapies that Restore the Body’s Own Tumor Suppressing Activity

Peter Kaiser, PhD, is the chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry at the UC Irvine School of Medicine and member of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Kaiser’s research interests include cell cycle control, regulation of proteins by ubiquitylation, reactivation of p53 in cancer, and cancer drug target discovery.

Sylvia Sierra – Syracuse University
Media References in Everday Conversation
Sylvia Sierra is a discourse analyst interested in language and social interaction. She takes an interactional sociolinguistic approach to exploring knowledge management and identity construction in everyday communication in both face-to-face and online contexts. Her research interests include identity, epistemics, intertextuality, globalization, popular culture/media, Mexican Spanish, social media, multimodal methods/embodied interaction, and discourse-level sociolinguistic variation.

Filip Viskupic – South Dakota State University
Politics Drives Parental COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Nurses
Dr. Filip Viskupič is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Research Associate at The SDSU Poll at South Dakota State University. Dr. Viskupič earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2019. His research is interdisciplinary in scope and lies at the intersection of political science, psychology, and public health.

Kerry Whigham – Binghamton University
How Can Genocide Be Prevented?
Kerry Whigham is Assistant Professor of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University and Co-Director of its Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. His first book, Resonant Violence: Affect, Memory, and Activism in Post-Genocide Societies, was published in 2022 by Rutgers University Press. He is also the Director of Research and Online Education at the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.

Ioakim Boutakidis – California State University, Fullerton
Boys and Men’s Struggles in School Reveal a Systemic Inequity
Ioakim Boutakidis is a professor of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University Fullerton, where he has also served as Faculty Fellow of Student Success, Associate Dean of Student Success, and department chair. He is a current member of the National Taskforce on Boys in School, operating within the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities (Division 51) of the APA.


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