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Phillip Palmer

Assistant Dean and Adjunct Faculty
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Duquesne University

100 Mellon Hall
Phone: 412.396.4793
palmerp1@duq.edu

Education:

Certificate, Power of Leadership Professional Development Program, Duquesne University, 2015
Certificate, Organizational Leadership & Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
Ph.D., Biomedical Science, Meharry Medical College, 2006
M.S., Nutrition-Food Science, Auburn University, 2000
B.S., Zoology, Auburn University, 1998
Professional Activities

Courses

SPRG SL 108 Science at the Service of Society

Activities

2014 - Moderator, Undergraduate Research Ethics Forum, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

2014-2016 - Vice President of Board, Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

2014 - MIDAS National Meeting Outreach Symposium Committee (Chair)

2014 - Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity Conference Scholarship Committee Reviewer

2014 - Organizer and Moderator, "Innovative Uses of Big Data in Infectious Disease Modeling," MIDAS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA

2013 - SACNAS National Conference Travel Scholarship Committee Reviewer

2013 - SACNAS National Conference Scientific Abstract Committee Reviewer

2013 - Moderator, Undergraduate Research Ethics Forum, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - Poster Presentation, Using Public Health Data to Enable Innovative Student Research Through Competition: The MIDAS Undergraduate Data Palooza at the University of Pittsburgh, MIDAS National Meeting, Arlington, VA

2012 - Organizer and Moderator, "Computational and Mathematical Models: Leading the Fight against Infectious Disease," Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Seattle, WA

2012-2013 - Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, Biotechnology Occupational Advisory Committee, Pittsburgh City School System, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - Dynamics of Preparedness Conference, Planning Committee Member (Chair), University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - Epistemology Think Tank Workshop, Planning Committee Member (Chair), University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - Moderator, 2012 Undergraduate Research Ethics Forum, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 - Moderator, 2011 Undergraduate Research Ethics Forum, University of Pittsburgh Office of Experiential Learning, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 - Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation National Conference, Planning Committee Member (Chair), University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 - Invited Speaker, 4th Annual Graduate School of Public Health Career Day, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2010-2012 - Public Health Dynamics Research Seminar Series, Committee Member, University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 - Systems Thinking in Public Health Workshop, Planning Committee Member, University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA

2010-2013 - MIDAS Summer Research Program, Selection Committee Member (Director), University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA

2010-2014 - University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy, Public Health Concentration Course Committee Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2010-2014 - University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy, Selection Committee Member, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Awards
  • American Physiological Society Travel Fellowship Awardee (Experimental Biology 2006)
  • Minority and Indigenous Fellow (Biotechnology Industry Organization 2005)
  • American Physiological Society Travel Fellowship Awardee (Experimental Biology 2005)
  • The Pharmacology Award (Department of Pharmacology 2005)
  • American Physiological Society Travel Fellowship Awardee (Integrative Biology 2004)
  • Minority Access to Research Centers Program Travel Awardee (Experimental Biology 2003)
  • Southern Regional Education Board Scholar (2001-2006)
  • Outstanding Minority Graduate Student, Auburn University (1999)

Professional Affiliations
  • American Physiological Society
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Southern Region Educational Board
  • International Society for Hypertension in Blacks
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
Publications

Motley, E.D., Eguchi, K., Patterson, M.M., Palmer, P.D., Suzuki,H., and Eguchi, S. Thrombin
Regulates Phophorylation and Activation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthesis through Protein Kinase
C-delta. Hypertension 2007; 49:577.

Crayton, E.F., Weese, J.O., and Palmer, P.D. Folate Education: Implications for Coronary Heart
Disease, Part 2. Ethnicity & Disease (Spring/Summer 2001 Supplement).

Palmer, P.D., Weese, J.O., and Cratyon, E.F. Folate Education: Implications for Coronary Heart
Disease. Ethnicity & Disease (Spring/Summer 2000 Supplement).

BIO

Dr. Phillip Palmer serves as the Assistant Dean in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Duquesne University. Dr. Palmer came to Duquesne in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh, where served as an Education and Outreach Coordinator with the University of Pittsburgh's Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence under the leadership of Dr. Donald S. Burke, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Palmer was responsible for the overall program management of a $1.25 million MIDAS grant funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Designed specifically for education, training, and outreach, the MIDAS grant focused on interdisciplinary scientific approaches using computational modeling and simulation as a tool to fight global infectious disease spread. Dr. Palmer brings significant leadership, academic, and professional experience in biological science and community health research, teaching, marketing, science education and outreach, academic career development, and diversity-related initiatives. Dr. Palmer has mentored and counseled various student populations including K-12, undergraduate, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and postdoctoral fellows from a wide range of disciplines.