Program 28

AIRDATE:08/14/01

PROMO: Dr. Janice Lander, Professor, Faculty of Nursing and Chair of the Canadian Centre for Knowledge Transfer, University of Alberta Dr. Karen Golden-Biddle, Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Organization and Director of Health Organization Research, University of Alberta School of Business Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Dr. Nick Coupland, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, University of Alberta Hospital Joyce Chen, Research Scientist, Pulp and Paper Business Unit, Alberta Research Council

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TITLE: Dr. Janice Lander, Professor, Faculty of Nursing and Chair of the Canadian Centre for Knowledge Transfer, University of Alberta & Dr. Karen Golden-Biddle, Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Organization and Director of Health Organization Res
SUBJECT: #28 Centre for Knowledge Transfer
SYNOPSIS: You'd think once research is done, it would be applied. But that's not always the case. The Faculty of Nursing and the School of Business at the University of Alberta are spearheading an innovative program aims to get research "off the shelf" and to teach students how to translate medical research into practice. Janice Lander will chair the new Canadian Centre for Knowledge Transfer, which includes collaboration from several universities as well as different disciplines, including business, sociology and political science.

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TITLE: Dr. Nick Coupland, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, University of Alberta Hospital
SUBJECT: #28 What's in a Face?
SYNOPSIS: What's in a face? That's the question Dr. Nick Coupland is asking in his research project to look at how the human brain perceives and interprets emotions. The results will be used to help in the further treatment of patients with anxiety disorders. A catchy poster with photos of a woman's face morphing from happy to angry advertises his need for research volunteers in this University of Alberta Hospital. To volunteer, phone 780-407-6626. Also required are volunteers suffering from depression, severe social anxiety, chronic worry, or obsessive-compulsive disorders. Phone 780-492-0617.

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TITLE: Joyce Chen, Research Scientist, Pulp and Paper Business Unit, Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #28 ARC work on dots and newsprint
SYNOPSIS: Scientist Joyce Chen spends her days looking at dots with the help of the Image Expert at the Alberta Research Council. These are the half-tone dots created when ink is printed on paper produced by Alberta Newsprint Company. The Image Expert allows the company to test the printing quality of its paper before sending it to customers, including USA Today. Otherwise, it might be a couple of months after production before any problems are identified. Printed paper is examined under a microscope that is connected to a computer where the print quality is examined and analyzed. The Image Expert may also prove useful is forensic work dealing with forged documents.

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