Dr. Maguire Elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association

Dr. Gerald A. Maguire

Dr. Gerald A. Maguire

On Feb. 27, Gerald Maguire, M.D., the chair of psychiatry and neuroscience in the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, was elected chair of the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). He has served on the board since 2011.

The NSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research. Details about its board of directors can be found here.

A professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, Maguire earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1991 and his residency in psychiatry in 1995 from UC Irvine. His research interests include the medical treatments of stuttering and the pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and Alzheimer’s dementia.

He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been recognized by his physician peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2009. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and serves on the board of the International Stuttering Association.

A stutterer himself, Maguire has been a member of NSA since 1992. His research on the pharmacologic treatment of stuttering has appeared in numerous scientific journals. He has presented his work at numerous conferences and symposia throughout the world. He is the author of the book “Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering” (NSA, 2010).

Social Science Research Council Grant to Matthew King Will Fund Study of Exchanges Between Buddhist Monks and Euro-Russian Intellectuals

Matthew King

Matthew King

Matthew King, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a $37,500 grant from the Social Science Research Council to study Eurasian “interpretative communities” that brought Buddhist literati from the Mongol steppe and the Himalayan plateau together with European and Slavic scholars researching topics like Buddhist history and Altaic ethnology. (The Altaic language group is named after the Altai Mountains of Central Asia.)

The Social Science Research Council is a New York-based, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and related disciplines. The InterAsia Program Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship that King received aims to strengthen the understanding of “issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships help junior scholars complete first books or undertake second projects.

Read more about King’s grant and research.

Daniel Schlenk to Serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chemical Safety Advisory Committee

Daniel Schlenk

Daniel Schlenk

Daniel Schlenk, a professor of aquatic toxicology, has been invited to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chemical Safety Advisory Committee. The term will run from Feb. 16, 2016 until Feb. 16, 2019.

He will be asked to provide independent judgement based on his expertise in toxicology and systematic review. The committee provides independent scientific advice, information and recommendations to EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies and pollution-remediation measures or approaches.

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