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Workshop

Inter-, Multi-, and Trans- disciplinary –- Oh My!" Highs and Lows of Research Collaboration Using Improved Patient Outcomes as a Lense

In this session we will discuss what makes a strong interdisciplinary research team, how to put one together, and why such a team is advantageous in terms of patient outcomes.

undefinedMELANIE PAGE
Assistant VP for Creative and Scholarly Activities

In August of 1998, Professor Page started her academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University where she was promoted to full professor in 2010. She recently joined WVU as the Assistant Vice President for Scholarly and Creative Activity in October 2013.
 
She has two main areas of research: The first area of interest is health related behaviors and programs including children and adolescents’ development, mainly focused on social development and the prevention of mental and physical health problems; second main area of interest is teaching, mentoring, and scientific workforce development. Professor Page has participated as a principal or co-investigator on a number of NSF and NIH grants.

She is currently enjoying her new position at WVU and is focused on helping faculty achieve their highest potential.

 

Degrees

  • Arizona State University, 1998
     Ph.D. Psychology, emphasis in Quantitative Psychology 
     Dissertation: Effects of Censoring and Proportionality in Survival Analysis
  • Arizona State University, 1994 
     M.S. in Family Resources and Human Development, emphasis Child Development 
     Master's thesis: Conflict Resolution and its Relation to Preschoolers' Social Functioning
  • Arizona State University, 1991 
     B.S. in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude)

 
Research Areas

  • Development of laser fluorescence diagnostics for thermonuclear and low temperature plasmas
  • Ion temperature measurements of planetary magnetospheres
  • Helicon and other radio frequency plasma sources
  • Shock acceleration of ions in expanding plasmas
  • Atmospheric pressure plasmas
  • Plasma assisted combustion
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Dr. Page works in conjunction with Dr. Fred King, Vice President for Research and Economic Development and coordinates her efforts with department chairs, deans, associate deans, and members of the Research Office to enable faculty success..
 
The AVP’s primary responsibility is to facilitate the success of faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHaSS) in achieving greater external support and recognition for their creative and scholarly work, generally captured under the “research” part of the faculty member’s workload assignment.  The AVP leads the development of projects that incorporate faculty from various colleges to address state, regional, national, and international issues while increasing recognition for the university in faculty scholarship.  

 
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting faculty to identify and secure opportunities that will increase their external profiles as scholars.
  • Developing and implementing internal programs to enhance the competiveness of faculty for external funding opportunities to support their creative and scholarly activities.
  • Providing faculty with high quality faculty development opportunities in conjunction with the Teaching and Learning Commons
  • Assisting faculty to high profile awards in the arts, humanities, and social sciences such as those recognized by the National Research Council - http://www.nap.edu/rdp/ and the Center for Measuring University Performance -http://mup.asu.edu/.
  • Working with the Associate VP for Research Development to build teams that will seek and secure projects that bridge across many disciplines - recognizing the increasing importance of work at the intersection not only of the AHaSS with each other but their intersection with STEM as well.

Contact information:
886 Chestnut Ridge Road, Room 408C 
Email: melanie.page@mail.wvu.edu 
Phone: 304-293-5913 
Fax: 304-293-4932