Fisher Community Making News

October 5, 2023

Faculty, staff, and students at St. John Fisher University make headlines every day. Here’s a round-up of recent accomplishments.

Dr. Ann Marie Fallon, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, was selected to participate in the 2023-24 cohort of Leadership Rochester’s Signature Program. Dedicated to creating legacy of leaders that can strengthen the Rochester region, the program aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of community, business, non-profit, and government systems.

At the International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dr. Jill Lavigne, a professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, delivered a podium presentation of original research she completed with colleagues from Columbia University and the University of Chicago. The research found increased risk of hospital admissions after use of the benzoidiazepine alprazolam compared to other anxiolytics. At the conference, Lavigne also presented results from two additional studies of benztropine and vitamin D, respectively.

Earlier in the summer, Lavigne served as a keynote speaker for the annual fundraiser of the Ontario/Yates Fund for Women and Girls. She spoke about the science of small kindnesses on givers and receivers using case studies.

School of Business faculty member, Dr. Hugh Lambert, recently published an article, “What Do Navy Seals and CPAs Have in Common? Mental Toughness,” in the New Accountant. also published two articles featuring Lambert’s expert commentary on finding the best life insurance and how life insurance can be used in estate planning. consider buying life insurance, as well as how life can be used in estate planning. Lambert is an assistant professor of accounting at Fisher.

A VentureBeat article about a report on youth mental health from the JED Foundation featured undergraduate student Mia Donohue. A senior at Fisher, Donohue served as a youth advisor on the report, entitled “Can the Metaverse Be Good for Youth Mental Health?”

Dr. Mohamed Mekhaimer, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business, served as an author on the research paper, “Count on subordinate executives: Internal governance and innovation,” recently published in the Journal of Banking Finance. The paper was co-written with colleagues Dr. Lei Gao of George Mason University and Dr. Christine X. Jiang of Fudan University. George Mason University wrote an article about the paper, and it was also published in multiple research outlets, including PhysOrg and Siven.News.

Dr. Chantz B. Miles, visiting assistant professor and Pelino Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the School of Business delivered two talks at the 2023 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference in October. Held at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas, the conference drew hundreds of educators and researchers from around the world. Miles’ talks focused on fostering entrepreneurship opportunities for diverse high school students and the benefits of collaboration among universities.

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