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Professor Isabel Stabile

Professor Isabel Stabile LRCP., MRCS., FRCOG., Ph.D.

Short Biography

Following a long career in academic medicine in the UK and the US, where she worked for 20 years, Professor Stabile is currently engaged as full Professor at the University of Malta. She also has a part time private practice as a gynaecologist. 

 

During her tenure at Florida State University in the US, she was responsible for generating over $10,000,000 in research funding which has led to numerous publications as well as international awards. In 2012, she re-designed the clinical curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and introduced new strategies to facilitate learning. The final product is student-centered, vertically and horizontally integrated and builds on the success of the biomedical sciences curriculum jointly developed three years previously.

 

Her teaching and research experience have led to invitations to serve as referee for major journals in her field. Prof. Stabile is the author of over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed literature, including eight books. 

 

Professor Stabile is also a member of Doctors for Choice, an activist, the only openly pro-choice gynaecologist in Malta, a mother of four adults, and now also grandmother. 

Curriculum Vitae

Isabel Stabile LRCP., MRCS., FRCOG., Ph.D.

 

 

Dr. Isabel Stabile was appointed Research Scientist with the rank of Full Professor at Florida State University in 1991. During her tenure she was responsible for generating over $10,000,000 in research funding which has led to numerous publications as well as international awards. She was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2006. In 2007 she was appointed Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Malta. Between 2008 and 2021 she served as Director of Studies of the Medical Foundation Programme as well as Rector’s Delegate for International medical students at the University of Malta. Since 2007 she has developed the curriculum content for the Medical and more recently the Science, Humanities and Business Studies Foundation Programmes, introduced the concept of Medical Maltese to the University, collaborated in the re-design of the medical curriculum and introduced new strategies to facilitate learning. The final products are student-centered, vertically and horizontally integrated and designed to function within the European Credit Transfer System. In 2021 she was appointed full Professor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the University of Malta.

 

 

PRESENT POSITIONS:

 

Professor,

Department of Dental Surgery, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta

 

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES:

 

 Dr. Stabile received her medical degree (L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S.) from the University of London (London, UK) in 1981 having previously completed her undergraduate training at the Royal University of Malta in 1978. She received her doctorate in reproductive medicine from the University of London (London, UK) and conducted research in the Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Biochemistry) at The London Hospital Medical College and King's College Hospital School of Medicine (Diagnostic Sonography) from 1985 to 1988. Dr. Stabile was in active clinical practice in obstetrics and gynecology in the UK and completed her training leading to the MRCOG in 1989. While in the U.K. she was responsible for formal training of M.R.C.O.G candidates, medical students, nurses, midwives and radiographers. 

After emigrating to the U.S she was appointed Medical Director and Research Scientist with the academic rank of Full Professor at various Florida State University research centers and was responsible for generating over $10,000,000 in research funding from a variety of state and federal sources. Since 1995 she served as Medical and Evaluation Director of the federally funded Panhandle Healthy Start and Early Head Start Projects, which involve supervising and clinically advising home visitors in the management of over several hundred at risk pregnant women and 2 

 

their infants. She was also director of a Florida statewide program aimed at educating health professionals about the public health implications of exposure to environmental toxicants. 

She has lectured on numerous topics in her areas of interest, not only within the UK and the US but also at the national and international level. Her teaching and research experience have led to invitations to serve as referee for major clinical journals in her field. Dr. Stabile is the author of over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed literature, including eight books. Dr. Stabile has provided technical support and expert testimony to numerous legal firms in the US. 

For many years, Dr. Stabile has been at the forefront of innovations in pedagogy within schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health within the UK and US. Since joining the University of Malta in 2005, she has developed learning outcomes for regional anatomy taught in the Faculties of Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Allied Health Sciences. She introduced the concepts of Critical Thinking and Self Directed Learning in the Department of Anatomy. Since 2008, she has been involved in the development and implementation of a modular and integrated medical curriculum at the University of Malta. Dr. Stabile has supervised numerous Ph.D. Masters Bachelor’s and Diploma Students. 

 

 

CURRENT SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

  1. Rector’s Delegate for Quality Assurance, University of Malta

  2. Peer Review Expert, National Commission for Further and Higher Education.

  3. President of the Trans European Pedagogic Research Group (TEPARG)

  4. Editor, Plexus, International Federation of Associations of Anatomists

  5. Member of the Editorial Board of "Journal of Intelligent Systems" and “InternationalJournal for Emotional Development”.

  6. Reviewer for European Journal of Anatomy and International Journal for Emotional Development.

  7. Member of the Board of the Center for Socio-emotional Health, University of Malta.

  8. Member of the Board of the Mediterranean Institute of Primary Care

  9. Founding Member of the Malta Family Practice Research Network

  10. Member of the Organisation Committee of the International Mediterranean Anatomy Congress,September, 2018.

 

 

ONGOING EU FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

Erasmus +KA2: Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education (Total Budget (Euro 970,000) 2017-2020. The Aim is to support andmodernize medical education by establishing an innovative training center with realistic simulation models in order to improve the training ofpractical skills and soft skills in medical education for universities in Jordan, Iran and Iraq.

 

Previous EU Funded Research Projects

 

FP7 HEALTH 2007 BETTER USE OF MEDICINES(Total Budget 1.2 Million Euros, 2010-2014)Assessing Over-The-Counter Medications In Primary Care And Translating The Theory Of Planned Behaviour Into Interventions. The project aims to identify influential factors in prescribing over-the-counter medication as well as in the inappropriate use of medicines in primary care settings in various Southern European countries, and to implement pilotinterventions in order to test the effectiveness of the proposed modifications.

 

FP7 ICT for Patient Safety TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND PATIENT SAFETY IN EUROPE (Total Budget 9 Million Euros, 2010- 2015). The Electronic Primary Care Research Network for Europeaims to build on work funded by the US National Institutes of Health, to create a set of tools for the linkage of health record and research data, identification of suitable subjects for research, management of data elements and forms and semanticinteroperability. The project will improve the safety of subjects entering clinical trials and also specifically improve patient safety by providing generic diagnostic decision support for primary care.

 

MEDTRA Project (Total Budget 100,000 Euros; 2007-2010)

 

Dr. Stabile serves as the Malta coordinator of the MEDTRA project, a TEMPUS MEDA action, funded by European Commission which enables universities from EU Member States to cooperate with the Mediterranean partner countries in higher education modernisation projects.The MEDTRA Project’s primary objective is to design and implementing a Masters Course in Occupational Medicine for medical doctors in Syria.

 

In addition to the above, Dr. Stabile’s research activities focus on the following main areas:

 

Medical Education: Since 2005, Dr. Stabile has embarked on a long term research programmethe aim of which is to improve the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to medical education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. A number of different studies have been conducted and published (see bibliography) and several others are on-going.

 

Malta Health Sciences Research Database: Dr. Stabile has compiled a central repository for research carried out in Malta in any of the Health Sciences including communication, dentistry, management, medicine (and its subspecialties), midwifery, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, public health, radiography and social policy. This database contains abstracts from theses, dissertations, case reports, and original research conducted in the Maltese Islands. These can be searched via key words, or through the author or title.Students preparing a research proposal will find the data contained useful, as will anyone who is seeking to conduct original research and seeks to review the Maltese literature.

 

Morphbank: An Open Web Depository for Biologic Material: Dr. Stabile has been appointed Lead Scientist responsible for expanding MorphBank into the field of human sciences. Her role is to coordinate the collectionof human anatomy images in all formats into an open web depository to form the basis for international collaborative studies. A number of research and teaching initiatives based on these data are ongoing. For link to the web sitesee: http://morphbank.scs.fsu.edu/About/Introduction/#

 

PREVIOUS CONTRACTS AND GRANTS:

 

  1. Transnational Cooperation Project, Socrates Programme, Erasmus Curriculum Development Project, Euro 213,000, 2006-08.

  2. Panhandle Healthy Start, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Division of Perinatal Systems and Women’s Health, $8,220,000, 1995-05.

  3. TANF Brain Training, Fl Department of Health, $900,000, 2000-01.

  4. Closing the Gap Racial Disparity Initiative, Florida DOH, $356,000, 2000-01.

  5. Family Planning Technical Assistance, Florida DOH, $145,000, 2000-2003.

  6. Maternal and Child Health Technical Assistance, Florida DOH, $488,436, 2000-2003.

  7. Hepatitis C Tracking Program, Florida Department of Health, $216,167, 2000-2003.

  8. Gadsden Resource Mothers Program, $206,328, 2000-2001.

  9. Agency for Health Care Administration Technical Assistance, $354,000, 2000-2001.

  10. Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality: An Examination of Causes and Possible Solutions, Florida Department of Health, $19,000, 1999-2000.

  11. Application of the GUHA Method to Environmental Sciences, NAS, $2,000, 1995.

  12. Detection of Somatic and Germ Cell Mutations in Persons Exposed to Genotoxic Agents, US-Hungary Science and Technology Program,$14,600, 1995-1997.

  13. Development of Curriculum Module on Renal Health Effects of Environmental Exposure, Association of Occupational andEnvironmental Clinics, $5,000, 1995.

  14. Development and Implementation of a Raw Shellfish Public Outreach and Education Program, Food and Drug Administration/Gulf of Mexico Program, $45,370, 1995.

  15. Five State Health Professional Education Program, EPA, $75,000, 1993.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

 

  1. Griffiths Prize in Anatomy, Royal University of Malta, 1978.

  2. Edith Petchey Phipson Postgraduate Scholarship, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, 1985.

  3. International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics: Outstanding Scholarly Achievement andDistinguished Service Award, 1994.

  4. HRSA Healthy Start Award, September 1996.

  5. Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition, Contribution to the Panhandle Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Project, 1998.

 

PREVIOUS SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

 

  1. Referee for “American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology”, "Obstetrics and Gynecology", "Prenatal Diagnosis" and "British Journalof Obstetrics and Gynaecology".

  2. Evaluator for FP7 Proposals, Human Genomics, European Commission.

  3. Technical Review and Advisory Committee Member of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review and Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Projects.

  4. Liaison to the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

  5. Co-editor of "Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine".

 

 

SUPERVISED THESES AND DISSERTATIONS:

 

  1. KokMeng Yew. Interval valued approximate inference using fuzzy relational techniques. Ph.D., Computer Science, FSU, 1995.

  2. Eunjin Kim. Analysis and meta-analysis of fuzzy relational structures and their computer-aided tool support. Ph.D., Computer Science, FSU,1995.

  3. Irene Wilson. Behavior modification by means of targeted education in high risk raw oyster consumers. MSN, FSU School of Nursing, 1995.

  4. Stacey Paredes. Perceptions of parent and nurse relationships of parental participation in caring for infants in the NICU. MSN, FSU ofNursing, 1996.

  5. Erin Conley. Examination of the use of Ondansetron in an ambulatory surgical center. MSN, FSU School of Nursing, 1996.

  6. Chan-Sook Noe. Using BK products of fuzzy relations for management of granular structures in CLINAID. Ph.D., Computer Science, FSU,1997.

  7. Mario Sammut. State primary health care: Addressing medical manpower needs. MSc. In Health Services Management, 2003

  8. Rosalie Sammut. Nurses’ perspectives towards the introduction of a performance management programme in a public hospital. MSc.HSM, 2003

  9. Tanya Melillo An operational analysis of the accident and emergency department at St. Luke’s Hospital. MSc. In HealthServices Management, 2003

  10. Vince Cassar. Perinatal Mental Health Services in Malta. PQD HSM, 2003

  11. Paul Micallef. Infection Control in Maltese Health Centers. PQD HSM, 2003

  12. May Caruana. Exploring Palliative Care Services in Malta. MSc. HSM 2004

  13. Maria Theresa Camilleri. A needs assessment for continuing professional development in primary care nursing. PQD HSM, 2004

  14. Peter Gatt. Teamwork in the Cardiac Setting, MSc. HSM, 2005

  15. Melanie Xuereb. An evaluation of physician and Nurses perspectives regarding Pharmacy Services at St. Luke’s Hospital. MSc. In HSM, 2005

  16. Charmaine Gauci. Infectious Intestinal Disease in Malta, Ph.D, 2006

  17. Sandra Buttigieg. Teamwork at St. Lukes Hospital, Ph.D co-supervisor with Aston University (2008)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

Accessing abortion in a highly restrictive legal regime: characteristics of women and pregnant people in Malta self-managing their abortion through online telemedicine. Andreana Dibben, Isabel Stabile, Rebecca Gomperts, James Kohout. Submitted BJMSRH

 

Near Peer Learning between Medical and Physiotherapy Students: A Pilot Study of Anatomy Knowledge, Attitudes, Communication and TeamworkChristopher Mifsud, Arion Pepas, Lara Borg, Juliet Camilleri, Luke Gatt, Isabel Stabile. Journal of Academic Development and Education (In Press)

 

Accuracy of Self-Assessment Compared to Objective Performance in Written Anatomy Examinations. Rebecca Stoner, Edward Caruana, Isabel Stabile. Journal of Academic Development and Education (In Press)

 

Retention of Clinical versus Non-Clinical Anatomical Knowledge Rebecca Stoner, Edward Caruana, Isabel Stabile Journal of Academic Development and Education (In Press)

 

Stabile, Pollin and Grudzinskas. Expression of Concern: Re: Shettles LB. Tubal embryo successfully transferred in utero. Am J Obstet Gynecol, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2022), doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2022.07.039.

 

https://www.ajog.org/article/S0002-9378(22)00596-8/pdf

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) at the Genitourinary Clinic in Malta: Prevalence and Risk Behaviours, 2017-2020 Isabel Stabile, Valeska Padovese.Proceedings of the 16th European Society of Contraception Congress: Novel Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2022 (In Press)

 

Why do some medical students cheat? S. Hackenbruch, A. Grech, I. Stabile INTED2022 Proceedings

ISBN: 978-84-09-37758-9 doi: 10.21125/inted.2022 (In Press)

 

Both branched narrative and linear interactive virtual patient case types are equally valuable learning tools in the first clinical rotation of medical school. Andrew Cuschieri, Isabel Stabile INTED2022 Proceedings ISBN: 978-84-09-37758-9

doi: 10.21125/inted.2022 (In Press)

 

Students’ Attitude towards Academic Misconduct Scenarios: A Review and Pilot Study. Alexia Grech, Sophie Hackenbruch, Isabel Stabile.Xjenza Online Vol. 9 Special Issue 2021 Doi: 10.7423/XJENZA.2021.3.07

 

The Attitudes of European Medical Students towards the Clinical Importance of Neuroanatomy. Bernard John Moxham, Erich Brenner, Odile Plaisant, Diogo Pais, Isabel Stabile et al. Annals of Anatomy. 2021, 151832, ISSN 0940-9602, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2021.151832.

 

A.Agius, I Stabile. Undergraduate Peer Assisted Learning Tutors' Performance in Summative Anatomy Examinations: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Medical Education 2018; 9:93-98 ISSN: 2042-6372 DOI: 10.5116/ijme.5aa3.e2a6

 

C.F. Smith, R. I. Stabile, G.M. Finn. Pedagogic Research in Anatomical Sciences: A Best Practice Guide European Journal of Anatomy, 22 (3): 257-268(2018)

 

Halima Iqbal, Michela Galea, Andee Agius, Isabel Stabile.

Clinical   N-PAL   preferentially    benefits    International    students.    MedEdPublish   2017,    6    (4),    17.    DOI:https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000186

 

M.A. Zerafa Simler, Y. Zhang, S.N. I. Stabile

Supported self-directed learning of Clinical Anatomy: A Pilot Study of Doughnut Rounds. European Journal of Anatomy, 21 (4): 319-324, 2017.

 

Rebecca Stoner, Edward Caruana, Isabel Stabile. Head over Heels in Gastrointestinal Anatomy: A Case study. MedEdPublish 2017, 6(2), 45. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000107

 

Bernard John Moxham, ElpidaEmmanouil-Nikoloussi, Erich Brenner, Odile Plaisant, Hana Brichova, Tomas Kucera, DiogoPais, Isobel Stabile, Jordy Borg, Michael Scholz, Friedrich Paulsen, José Luis Bueno-López, Luis Alfonso ArraezAybar, Raffaele De Caro, StojankaArsic, Baptiste Lignier, and Andy Chirculescu

The Attitudes of Medical Students in Europe towards the Clinical Importance of Histology. Clinical Anatomy 30:635–643, 2017,

DOI: 10.1002/ca.22889.

 

Bernard John Moxham, ElpidaEmmanouil-Nikoloussi, Henrietta Standley, Erich Brenner, Odile Plaisant, Hana Brichova, DiogoPais, Isabel Stabile, Jordy Borg, and Andy Chirculescu

The Attitudes of Medical Students in Europe towards the Clinical Importance of Embryology. Clinical Anatomy 29 (2):144–150, 2016. DOI:10.1002/ca.22667

 

M.A. Zerafa Simler, Y. Zhang, S.N. Hackenbruch , S.M. Aldhuli, M. Al Jabri, I. Stabile. A Pilot Study of Anatomy Doughnut Rounds World Journal of Medical Education & Research World Journal of Medical Education and Research, 2017, 12 (1), 100

 

Andee Agius, Isabel Stabile. Peer Teachers do Better than Peer Learners in Summative Anatomy Examinations. (2015) Presentation to the WinterMeeting of the British Anatomical Society, Cambridge, UK.

Stabile. I. Designing Courses in Anatomy. European Journal of Anatomy, 19 (1): 87-104, 2015. Stabile. I.

Does it still make sense to define adequate competency as a fixed value: the case for standard setting.

Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 227

 

Stabile I, Catania S.

The origins of Medical Maltese as a curriculum topic: A descriptive study. Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 199

 

Iqbal H, Cilia M, Al Herz Z, Darmanin N, Stabile I.

Are medical students getting better at passing examinations in the basic medical sciences? Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 222

 

Fenech M, Kostopoulou, Pomara C, Stabile I.

Unskilled and unaware: Self assessment of first and second medical students in anatomy spotting examinations. Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 158

 

Stoner R, Caruana E, Stabile I.

How much anatomy do medical students remember?

Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 220

 

Stoner R, Caruana E, Stabile I.

The grey area: Self evaluation of performance in medical students at the University of Malta Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 220

 

Alghuroba M, Abdulrahman A, Stabile I. How do medical students study anatomy?

Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 158

 

Hilferink K, Soler R, Stabile I

Usefulness of online self-learning tutorials and quizzes for medical students at the University of Malta. Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 158

 

Croucher D, Stabile I.

Attitude of medical students towards game-based learning of anatomy. Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 222

 

Catania S, Stabile I.

Medical students’ plans for foundation training: Malta or UK?

Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 226

 

Catania S, Stabile I.

Clinical students’ perception of their educational experiences (2014/15)

Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Supplement December 2015, pp 226

 

Riederer, BM, Bolt S, Brenner E, Bueno-López JL, Circulescu A.R.M., D.C. Davies, Raffaele De Caro, P.O. Gerrits, Stephen McHanwell, Diogo Pais1, Friedrich Paulsen, Odile Plaisant, Erdogan Sendemir, I. Stabile, Bernard J. Moxham

The legal and ethical framework governing Body Donation in Europe – 1st update on current practice. European Journal of Anatomy, 16 (1): 1-21 (2012)

 

J. Vella, I. Stabile

Research involvement among 2011-12 Year 3 and 4 University of Malta students. Malta Medical JournalVolume 24 Supplement November 2012, pp 73

 

A Schembri, I. Stabile

Evaluation of the first three years of a revised biomedical sciences curriculum. Malta Medical JournalVolume 24 Supplement November 2012, pp 177

 

I. Stabile

Walking knowledge of anatomy. Malta Medical Journal Volume 21 Supplement November 2009, pp 89-90

 

I. Stabile, O. Kirresh

The student anatomy project: curse or blessing?Malta Medical Journal Volume 21 Supplement November 2009, pp 90

 

I. Stabile, M. Couturier, P. Prevezanos

Investigating the performance of medical students in anatomy examinations 2002-07 Malta Medical JournalVolume 21 Supplement November 2009, pp 92

 

I. Stabile

What Health Research Does Malta Need?

Malta Medical Journal Volume 21 Supplement November 2009, pp 115

 

I.Stabile , R.MicallefAttard

Consistency between examiners in the final anatomy exam 2008-2009 Malta Medical Journal Volume 21 Supplement November 2009, pp 63-64

 

J. K. Soler, M. A. Borg, G.Abela, D. Farrugia, I.Stabile

Primary Care in Malta: The Patients’sExpectations in 2009

Malta Medical Journal Volume 21 Supplement November 2009, pp 65

 

I. Stabile and J.K. SolerPrimary Care: Quo Vadis? Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice14: 50-53 2008.

 

Gauci C, Gilles H, O’Brien S, Mamo J, Stabile I, Ruggeri F, Calleja N, Spiteri, G.

Estimating the burden and cost of infectious intestinal diseasein the Maltese community.Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Nov;135(8):1290-8.Epub 2007 Feb 21.

 

Gauci C, Gilles H, O’Brien S, Mamo J, Stabile I, Ruggeri F, Micallef CC

The magnitude and distribution of infectious intestinal disease in Malta: A population based study. Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Nov;135(8):1282-9. Epub2007 Jan 15.

 

Gauci C, MelilloFenech T, Gilles H, O'Brien S, Mamo J, Stabile I, Calleja N, Ruggeri F, Cuschieri LSentinel Surveillance: an option for surveillance of infectious intestinal disease.Euro Surveill. 2007 Apr 1;12(4):E13-4.

 

Gauci C, Gilles H, O’Brien S, Mamo J, Stabile I, Ruggeri F, Micallef CC

Challenges in identifying the methodology to estimate the prevalence of infectious intestinal disease in Malta.Epidemiology Infection, 134: 393-399, 2006

 

LJ Kohout, I Stabile

 

Interval Computations with BK-Products of Fuzzy Relations in Diagnostic Knowledge-Based System CLINAID. Proceedings of theWSEAS Conference, 2003

 

Stabile I, Graham, M, Dahlem B, King FJ, Chu, KL

Panhandle Healthy Start: Impact of Home Visitors on Selected maternal and child health outcomes

Proceedings Head Start National Research Conference (5th, Washington, DC, June 28-July 1, 2000). ERIC: ED444747

 

Stabile I, Graham, M.

Florida Panhandle Healthy Start: A Randomized Trial of Prenatal Home Visitation.

Proceedings Head Start National Research Conference (5th, Washington, DC, June 28-July 1, 2000). ERIC: ED444747

 

M Graham, I Stabile, A Powell, R Pruett Serving pregnant women within early head start: lessons from the panhandle healthy start and early head start

Zero to Three, Oct/Nov1997

 

Kohout LJ, Stabile I, Kalanter H, San-Andres M, Anderson J

Parallel interval based reasoning in medical knowledge base system Clinaid. Reliable Computing, Vol 1,(2): 109-140, 1995.

 

Stabile, I., Olajide., F., Chard., T., Grudzinskas, J.G Serum PP14 levels inectopic pregnancy.

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 101: 762-764, 1994.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

The use of measurements of hCG and other pregnancy associated proteins and steroids in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy. Maltese MedicalJournal, 5 (1): 13-17, 1993.

 

Kohout LJ, Stabile I

Interval Valued inference in medical knowledge based system Clinaid. Interval Computations, Vol 3, pp 88-115, 1993.

 

Kohout LJ, Stabile I.

Clinical Use of a method to automatically generate interesting hypotheses from incomplete data.Internet. J Expert Systems, 1993.

 

Grudzinskas JG, Stabile I.

Commentary: Ectopic Pregnancy: Are biochemical tests at all helpful? British Journal Obstetricsand Gynaecology, 100 (6): 510-511, 1993.

 

Jacobs, I, Prys Davis A, Bridges J, Stabile I, Fay T, Lower A, Grudzinskas JG, Oram, D

Prevalence screening for ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women by CA 125 measurement and ultrasonography. British MedicalJournal, 6884 (306): 1030-1034, 1993.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Ectopic pregnancy: A review of incidence, aetiology and diagnostic aspects. Obstetrics and GynecologySurvey, 45(6): 335-347, 1990.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Editorial: Doppler ultrasound studies: do they have a place in clinical obstetrics. Clinical Radiology 42:395-398, 1990.

 

Stabile, I, Grudzinskas, J.G, Campbell, S.

Doppler ultrasonography evaluation of abnormal pregnancies in the first trimester pregnancy. J. Clin Ultrasound, 18: 497-501, 1990.

 

Stabile I, Teisner B, Chard T, Grudzinskas JG.

Maternal serum placental protein 12 (PP 12) levels in ectopic pregnancy. Arch Gynecol, 247:149-153, 1990.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Doppler assessed uteroplacental blood flow in normal and failed first trimester pregnancy.

Echocardiography: A review of cardiovascular ultrasound. 6(4): 353-356, 1990.

 

Jacobs, I., Fay T, Yovich J, Stabile, I, Frost C, Oram, D, Grudzinskas, J.G.

Serum levels of Ca 125 during the first trimester of normal outcome, ectopic and anembryonic pregnancies. Human Reproduction, 5(1): 116-122,1990.

 

Stabile, I., Olajide, F., Chard, T., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Maternal serum alphafetoprotein levels in ectopic pregnancy. Human Reproduction, 4:835, 1989.

 

Stabile I, Teaf C, Harbison RD

Role of cholinergic and carnitinergic systems in placental toxicology. Contemp. Rev. Obstet. Gynaecol., 1: 253-260, 1989

 

Stabile I, Howell R, Teisner B, Chard T, Grudzinskas JG.

Maternal serum placental protein 12 (PP 12) levels in complications of first trimester pregnancy.Arch Gynecol, 246: 201-206, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Ultrasound and circulating placental protein measurements in complications of early pregnancy.

Brit. J. Obstet. Gynaecol., 96: 1182-1191, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell S., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Threatened miscarriage and intrauterine hematomata: Sonographic and biochemical studies. J. Ultrasound in Medicine, 8(6): 289- 292, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Doppler measurement of uterine blood flow: Physiological variation with site of measurement.

J. Obstet. Gynaecol., 9:177-179, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Olajide, F., Chard, T., Grudzinskas, J.G. Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein levels in anembryonic pregnancy. HumanReproduction, 4(2):204-205, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G., Campbell, S.

Doppler ultrasound and early pregnancy failure.Lancet, i:910-911, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Clinical applications of pregnancy proteins with particular reference to Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein A (PAPP -A). ObstetGynecol Survey,43(2):73-82, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Nicolaides, K.H., Bach, H., Teisner, B., Rodeck C., Westergaard, J.G., Grudzinskas, J.G. Complement factors in fetal and maternal blood and amniotic fluid during the second trimester of normal pregnancy.

Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol., 95:281-285, 1988.

 

Stabile, I. Warren, R., Rodeck, C., Grudzinskas, J.G. Measurements of placental, decidual and fetal proteins before and after chorion villus sampling.

Prenatal Diagnosis, Vol. 8, 387-391, 1988.

 

I Jacobs, I Stabile, J. Bridges

Multimodal approach to screening for ovarian cancer Maturitas (1988);10(3):253–254

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G., Nicolaides, K.H., Rodeck, C., Patel, S.

Maternal hPL estimations in severe rhesus isoimmunisation before and after fetal intravascular transfusion. J. ObstetGynaecol., 8:310-313,1988.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Can ultrasound reliably diagnose ectopic pregnancy? Br. J. Obstet Gynaecol, 95:1247-1252, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Bilardo, K., Panella, M., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Doppler measurement of uterine blood flow in the first trimester of normal and complicated pregnancies. Trophoblast Research, 3:301-307, 1988.

 

Jacobs, I., Stabile, I., Bridges, J., Reynolds, P., Oram, D., Grudzinskas, J.G.

A Multimodal approach to screening for ovarian cancer. Lancet, i: 268-271, 1988.

 

Matta, W., Stabile, I., Shaw, B., Campbell, S. Doppler assessment of uterine blood flow changes in patients with fibroids receiving the LHRHanalogue Buserelin.

FertilSteril., 49(6):1083-1085, 1988.

 

Jacobs, I., Fay, T., Stabile, I., Bridges, J.E., Oram, D., Grudzinskas, J.G.

The distribution of CA 125 in the reproductive tract of pregnant and non pregnant women. Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol, 95:1190-1194, 1988.

 

Fay, T., Jacobs, I., Teisner, B., Poulsen, O., Chapman, M., Stabile, I., Bohn, H., Westergaard, J. G. Grudzinskas, J. G. Two fetal antigens (FA-1 and FA-2) and endometrial proteins (PP 12 and PP 14) isolated from amniotic fluid: preliminary observations in fetal and maternal tissues. Eur. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Reprod. Biol., 29:73-85, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Ultrasonic assessment in complications of first trimester pregnancy. Lancet, ii:1237- 1240, 1987.

 

SCIENTIFIC MONOGRAPHS AND EDITED BOOKS

 

Isabel Stabile, Mimi Graham, Anne Powell, Len Worley, Rebecca Pruett. Finding the Gold Within, A Self-Esteem Successbook for Women.

Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy. 2004.

 

Stabile I, Chard T, Grudzinskas JG.

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Springer Verlag, 1995.2nd Edition, 2000.

 

Graham, M, Stabile I et al

Partners for a Healthy Baby Infancy (0-6 months) and (7-12 months) Home Visiting Curriculum FSU Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy,

Florida State University, 1999 and 2000. 2nd Edition 2001

 

Stabile I, Graham, M, Powell, A.

Partners for a Healthy Baby Prenatal Home Visiting Curriculum FSU Center forPrevention and Early Intervention Policy, 1999.

 

Zervigon-Hakes, A., Graham, M., Stabile, I., Kamiya, K., Bahlem, B., &Muenchow, S. Florida’s children. Their Future is in Our

Hands. Tampa, FL: Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, 40,1997.

 

Stabile, I.

Ectopic Pregnancy: Modern Diagnosis and Management Cambridge University Press,1996

 

Stabile, I, Grudzinskas, J.G., Chard, T. (Eds) Spontaneous Abortion: Diagnosis and Treatment Springer Verlag, London. 1992.

 

 

INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS:

 

Kohout LJ, Stabile I, Bandler W, Anderson J.

Representation of knowledge in knowledge based system CLINAID using fuzzy relational structures. In: Comparative Approaches to Medical Reasoning, Eds Cohen and HudsonWorld Scientific, pp 1-25, 1996.

 

Stabile I, Grudzinskas JG.

Ectopic Pregnancy: What's New?In: Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Volume 11, (Ed J Studd), Churchill Livingston, London, pp281-309,1995.

 

Stabile I, Kohout LJ.

Automatic formation of interesting hypotheses in acute gynecologic emergencies. In: Advances in AIResearch, Volume 3, (Ed MB Fishman), JAI Press Inc, 1993.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Early pregnancy wastage.In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. (EdsChervenak, F.A. et al) Little Brown and Co, Boston, pp 1417-1428,1993.

 

Stabile, I.

Clinical and ultrasound aspects of ectopic pregnancy In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. (EdsChervenak, F.A., Isaacson, G., Campbell,S.), Little Brown and Co, Boston, pp 1621-1628, 1993.

 

Stabile, I.

Anembryonic Pregnancy. In: The Embryo: Normal and Abnormal Development and Growth (Eds Chapman, M. et al.) Springer Verlag, London. pp 35-45,1990.

 

Stabile, I., Westergaard, J.G., Grudzinskas, JG.

Ectopic pregnancy: diagnostic aspects. In: Implantation: Biological and Clinical Aspects. (Eds Chapman, M., et al) Springer Verlag, London. pp229-238, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Early Pregnancy Failure: Biochemical and Biophysical Assessment. In: Proceedings 18th Study Group of the R.C.O.G. "Early Pregnancy Loss:Mechanisms and Treatment (Eds Beard, R.W., Sharp, F.) R.C.O.G. Publications, London, pp 183-190, 1988.

 

 

REFEREED ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:

 

MA Zerafa Simler, Y Zhang, I Stabile. Near Peer Supervised Clinical Anatomy Questioning. Presentation to the Summer Meeting of the BritishAnatomical Society, The Anatomy of Learning, Brighton, UK.

 

M.A. Zerafa Simler, Y. Zhang, S.N. Hackenbruch , S.M. Aldhuli, M. Al Jabri, I. Stabile. A Pilot Study of Anatomy Doughnut Rounds. World Journal of Medical Education & Research, 2017, 12 (1), 100

 

R Stoner, E Caruana, I Stabile. Head Over Heels in Gastrointestinal Anatomy. Presentation to the International Association for Medical Education(AMEE), Helsinki.

 

H Iqbal, N Darmanin M Cilia Z Al-Herz, and I Stabile. Exam performance of local versus international medical students. Presentation to theInternational Association for Medical Education (AMEE), Helsinki.

 

I Stabile. Students as Teachers: Lessons Learned. Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Trans-European Pedagogic Research Group,Paris.

 

A Agius, I Stabile. Peer Teachers do Better than Peer Learners in Summative Anatomy Examinations. Presentation to the Winter Meeting of theBritish Anatomical Society, Cambridge, UK.

 

I Stabile. Gross Anatomy in a Modern Curriculum Presentation to the Winter Meeting of the British Anatomical Society, Newcastle, UK

 

I. Stabile. Learning through dissection: the student anatomy project. Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Trans-European PedagogicResearch Group, Paris.

 

I. Stabile. How do medical students study anatomy? Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Trans-European Pedagogic Research Group,Paris.

 

Kerger, BD., Stabile I, Copeland, TL. Mass balance problems with the US EPA Model for estimating infant dioxin dose via breast milk. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, December 1999.

 

Stabile, I., Olajide, F., Chard, T., Grudzinskas, J.G. Anembryonic pregnancy: A myth?. Proceedings, Silver Jubilee British Congress of Obstetricsand Gynecology, p 3, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Olajide, F, Burford, R, Howell, R, Campbell, S, Shaw, R, Chard, T, Grudzinskas, JG. Circulating fetal, decidual and trophoblastic proteins andhormones in ectopic gestation. Proceedings European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, p 64, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Price, K., Fay, T., Grudzinskas, J.G. In vitro synthesis of PAPP-A by trophoblast in the first trimester of intrauterine and ectopic gestation. Proceedings European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, p 99, 1989.

 

Teaf, C.M., Stabile I., Harbison, R.D.

Potentiation of in vivo male germ cell mutagenesis by agents which deplete glutathione. Proceedings European Society of Human Reproductionand Embryology, p 47, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Riddle, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Biochemical and biophysical assessment in suspected ectopic gestation. J. Reprod. Fertil.,Sup 36: 190-191, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Riddle, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Diagnostic aspects of early pregnancy failure. J. ReprodFertil., Suppl. 36:190, 1988.

 

Matta, W., Stabile, I., Shaw, B., Campbell, S.

Doppler assessment of uterine blood flow changes in patients with fibroids receiving the LHRH analogue Buserelin. Brit J. ObstetGynaecol, 95 (7):726-727, 1988.

 

Price, K., Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

In vitro explant studies on first trimester decidual and trophoblast with particular reference to PAPP-A. J. Reprod. Fertil., Suppl. 36:183, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Tissue of origin of PAPP-A: In vitro explant studies on first trimester decidual and trophoblast. Human Reprod 2 (Suppl 3): 6, 1987.

 

Stabile, I., Riddle, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. Biochemical and biophysical assessment in suspected ectopic gestation. Human Reprod2 (Suppl 3): 74, 1987.

 

Stabile, I., Warren, R., Rodeck, C., Grudzinskas, J.G. Measurements of placental, decidual and fetal proteins before and after chorion villus sampling. Hum Reprod. 2 (Suppl 3): 66, 1987.

 

Stabile, I., Riddle, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Ultrasound assessment in threatened abortion. Brit. J. Obstet. Gynaecol 94:940, 1987.

 

Riddle, A., Stabile, I., Sharma, V., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G., Mason, B.,Pampiglione, J.,Whitehead,M. The predictive value of pregnancy proteins in pregnancies established by In Vitro Fertilization. Human Reprod 2 (Suppl 3): 79, 1987.

 

Jacobs, I., Fay, T., Stabile, I., Oram, D., Grudzinskas, J.G.

The tissue and serum distribution of CA 125 through the reproductive tract in pregnant and non pregnant women. Hum. Reprod 2, (Suppl. 3): 8,1987.

 

Stabile, I., Riddle, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G.

Diagnostic aspects of early pregnancy failure. Placenta 7:5, 482, 1986. Stabile, I., Panella M., Bilardo, K., Sacks, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas J.G.

 

Doppler assessed uterine blood flow in the first trimester of pregnancy. Br. J. ObstetGynaecol., 93:1197, 1986.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G. Effect of race on maternal pubic symphysis fundal height and weight. Br. J. ObstetGynaecol., 93:890, 1986.

 

Stabile, I., Nysenbaum, A.M., Gutteridge, C., Duley, L., Price, K. Newland, A., Grudzinskas, J.G, Teisner, B. Immunological responses to TotalDose Iron Infusion. Arch Gynecol, 237: 79-80, 1985.

 

REFEREED PROCEEDINGS OF CONFERENCES:

 

Stabile I, Graham M.

Conducting a randomized study of nurse and paraprofessional home visitation with community partners.In: Peterson, Carla A., Susan L. McBride, and Kathie Readout. (Editors) "Home Visiting."DOCUMENT RESUME 105: 590, 2000

 

Kohout L. and Stabile I. Relational computations in medical KBS Clinaid: the means for integrating Interval, symbolic logic and neural network techniques.In: WSC1 Proceedings of the First Online Workshop on Soft Computing, Aug 19-30, 1996 on the Internet, Served by Nagoya University.

 

Stabile, I. A systems approach to culturally sensitive health care. Proceedings of the Focus Symposium on Health, Healing and Medicine. G. Lasjer, HKoizumi, M. Okuyama (Eds). Published by International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden Baden, pp 23-28, 1996.

 

Stabile, I. Changing concepts of health, risk and disease. Proceedings of the Focus Symposium on Health, Healing and Medicine.

G. Lasjer, H Koizumi, M. Okuyama (Eds). Published by International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden Baden, pp 55-59, 1996.

 

Stabile, I. and Gundy, S.Detection of Germ Cell Mutations in persons exposed to genotoxic agents: A collaborative study between the US andHungary.

In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, Hungary,September 1994, pp 584-586.

 

Kohout, L and Stabile I.Application of a fuzzy method to examine the dependencies between risk factors, observables and hypotheses inenvironmental studies.

In: Proceedings Second International Symposium on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, Hungary, September 1994,pp 587-591.

 

Stabile, I. Health and Dis-Ease in Modern Society In: Advances in Systems Research, (Eds Koizumi and Lasker) Published by International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, pp , 1994.

 

Kohout, L, Mancini V, Bandler, W, Stabile, I Intelligent machine retrieval of satellite-age data for human environmental understanding. Proc. of Joint Conference of Informations Sciences, pp 28-31, 1994

 

Kohout, L., Stabile, I.Logica’92, Logic of relations of Galen , Proc. 6th Int Symposium, Philosofia, Institute of Philosophy of the

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, 1993, pp 144-158, ISBN 80-7007-014-5

 

Kohout, L., Stabile, I.Logica’93 The logic of systemic concepts in the work of Galen, Comenius and Masaryk I: Proto-logic and uncertainty of information, Proc. 7th Int Symposium, Philosofia, Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prague, (Ed P. Kolar et al) pp 159-182, ISBN 80-7007-05208,1994.

 

Kohout L.J. and Stabile, I.Interval valued information retrieval and inference in medical KBS Clinaid. In: Proceedings of Conference on numericalanalysis with automatic result verification, LA,1993.

 

Kim, E., Kohout, L.J., Stabile, I.Evaluation of gynecological clinical test data by means of fuzzy triangle relational products.In: Proceedings of 5th World IFSA Congress, KFMS Publishers, pp 564-567, 1993.

 

Stabile, I., Kohout, L.J.Causation in science, medicine and the law with particular reference to toxic tort litigation.In: Advances in Support Systems Research, Intern. Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, 1992.

 

Kohout, L.J. and Stabile, I.Logic and methodology of Galen: its relevance to contemporary systems science.In: Advances in Support Systems Research (eds G Lasker, R Hough), Published by International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, pp 271-276,1990.

 

Kohout, L.J., Ben-Ahmeida, M., Stabile, I., Anderson, J. Extracting knowledge from texts. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Knowledge Based Systems and Models of Logical Reasoning, pp 120-125, 1990.

 

Kohout, L.J. and Stabile, I. Automatic generating of interesting hypotheses concerning gynecological medical data.In: Proceedings of the 3rd Florida Artificial Intelligence Research symposium. (Ed M.B. Fishman) pp 210-213, 1990.

 

Stabile, I., Kohout, L.J., Anderson, J. An oncological expert system for gynecology. In: 2nd FloridaArtificial Intelligence Res.Symp. (Ed M.B. Fishman) pp 91-95, 1989.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G. Early pregnancy failure. In: Endometrial and Placental Proteins: Basic concepts and clinical applications. (Eds. Tomoda S, Mizutani E., Narita O, Klopper, A). VSP International Science Publishers, Netherlands, pp 607-614, 1988.

 

Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G. Anembryonic Pregnancy: Diagnostic aspects. In: Endometrial and Placental Proteins: Basic concepts and clinicalapplications. (Eds. Tomoda S, Mizutani E., Klopper, A). VSP Inter. Science Publ., The Netherlands, pp 639-642, 1988.

 

Westergaard, J.G., Teisner, B., Stabile, I., Grudzinskas, J.G. Protein and hormone measurements in ectopic gestation. In: Endometrial and Placental Proteins: Basic concepts and clinical applications. (Eds. Tomoda S, Mizutani E., Narita O, Klopper, A). VSP International Science Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 615-622, 1988.

 

Jacobs, I., Fay, T., Stabile, I., Oram, D., Grudzinskas, J.G. The tissue and serum distribution of CA 125 through the reproductive tract in pregnantand non pregnant women. In: Endometrial and Placental Proteins: Basic concepts and clinical applications. (Eds. Tomoda S, Mizutani E., Narita O, Klopper, A). VSP International Science Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 663-666, 1988.

 

Jacobs, I., Isaka, K. Stabile, I., Yovich, J. Grudzinskas, J.G. Early pregnancy complications: Diagnostic Aspects. In: Proceedings 13th German Congress on Perinatal medicine. Georg ThiemeVerlag, Stuttgart, pp 83-85, 1987.

 

Stabile, I., Riddle, A., Campbell, S., Grudzinskas, J.G. The diagnosis of early pregnancy failure. In: Advances in Fertility and Sterility. (Eds Teoh,E.S., Ratnam, S., Wong, P.C.). Parthenon Publishing, Lancs, Vol 1: 147-154, 1987.

 

 

SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS ORGANIZED:

 

  1. Member of the Scientific Committee, Symposium on Research in Family Practice, 2004

  2. Member of the Scientific Committee, Symposium on Working Together to Attain Excellence in Health Care Professionals, Institute of Health Care, 2003

  3. Facilitator of Developing a Results-Based Framework to Improve Early Childhood Services in Polk County, Iowa, US, 2003

  4. Member of the Organizing Committee, Session Moderator and Panel Speaker of an International Meeting on Ectopic Pregnancy, held in Londonin March, 1995.

  5. Moderator of Special Session on Health Aspects of Environmental Contamination at the International Symposium and Trade Fair on the Clean-up of Manufactured Gas Plants, Prague, Czech Republic, September 1995.

  6. Session Moderator and Organizer of Special Session on Health Effects of Environmental Contamination at the Second International Symposium on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, Hungary, September, 1994.

  7. Scientific committee member of international meetings on "The Fallopian Tube" held in London, April, 1992 and "Screening for Down'sSyndrome" held in London, May, 1993.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

 

  1. “Women’s Health” at James Mason University Field Study Visit to Malta 2004-2006

  2. “The Perimenopause” at the Annual Nurses and Midwives Continuing Professional Day, and to the National Council of Women, 2006

  3. “Research Methods” at the European General Practice Research Network Workshop, Gozo, 2004

  4. “The future of General Practice Research in Malta” at the First Symposium on Research in Family Practice, 2004.

  5. “Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality: Myths and Misunderstandings” at the International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Iowa, 2003

  6. "Ultrasound and biochemical findings in early pregnancy loss" at The International Multidisciplinary Symposium in Ultrasound and FetalMedicine, London, 1986.

  7. "Anembryonic pregnancy" at a meeting on Endocrinology and Metabolism in Human Reproduction, London, 1989.

  8. "Relevance of Galen's Methodology to Contemporary Medical Informatics" at the 3rd International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden Baden, Germany, 1991.

  9. "Spontaneous Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy" at a meeting of the Malta branch of the British Medical Association, Malta, 1991.

  10. "Interaction of man and his environment": a Keynote address at the Plenary session of the 4th International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in August 1993 in Baden Baden, Germany.

  11. "Towards health in modern society": A Keynote address at the Plenary session of the 2nd Orwellian Symposium held in Carlsbad,Czech Republic, August, 1994.

  12. Five State Health Professional Education Program: Relationship between Seafood Consumption and Waterborne Illness at the ThirdBiennial Gulf of Mexico Symposium, Corpus Christi, Texas, April 1995.

  13. "Communicating Risk about Vibrio Vulnificus and Raw Oysters to High Risk Patients" at the Annual Gulf and South Atlantic States Shellfish Conference", Florida , June, 1995.

  14. Session Moderator and Speaker at the International Congress on Hazardous Waste: Impact on Human and Ecological Health, Atlanta,GA , June 1995.

  15. "Health and Dis-Ease in Modern Society": A Keynote address at the Plenary Session of the Annual Meeting of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics to be held in Baden Baden, Germany in August 1995.

  16. “Why do Evaluation?” Grantee Meeting, Division of Perinatal Systems and Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 1999.

  17. “Using the Periods of Risk Model” Grantee Meeting, Division of Perinatal Systems and Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 1999.

 

Eliminating Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality presentations

  1. November 1999 Federal Healthy Start Annual Grantee Meeting, Washington, DC

  2. Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Cape Canaveral, Fl, June 2000

  3. Kansas Healthy Start, Kansas City, August 2000

  4. Florida REACH Gadsden Task Force, September 2000

  5. Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition, Tallahassee, Fl, September 2000

  6. Florida Department of Health Annual Social Workers Meeting, October 2000

  7. Florida Department of Health Sharing Solutions Annual Meeting, December 2000

  8. Seminole Healthy Start, December 2000

  9. Florida Public Health Association Annual Meeting, January 2001

 

 

MEDICAL POSTGRADUATE COURSES GIVEN:

 

Drugs, Chemicals and the Working Environment: Risk factors in Pregnancy. A half day course with 4 hours PGE approval. London, September,1992.

 

Five Obstetrics and Gynaecology Update Courses for General Practitioners(with PGE Approval) were run in London and Newcastle between 1993and 1995. These covered topics such as menstrual disorders, ultrasound update, complications of early pregnancy, modern management of infertility, acute and chronic pelvic pain, common management problems after the menopause, medical rituals in pregnancy, contraception in the 90's, management of miscarriage in the community, urogenital problems and essentials in fertility counseling for General Practitioners.

 

In April 1995 she taught several units on Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Labor and Delivery, Post Partum Health, Infections, Sexually TransmittedDiseases and AIDS in Pregnancy to the Panhandle Healthy Start Project Home Visitor Training in Tallahassee, Florida.

 

 

TOXICOLOGY POSTGRADUATE COURSES GIVEN:

 

  1. Environmental Medicine presentation at the University of Florida Medical School. Gainesville, March, 1990.

  2. Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Environmental Toxicants. Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services(HRS) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Tampa, March, 1990.

  3. Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology: A Practical Approach, at the 2nd Annual NACHO Conference. Fort Lauderdale, July, 1990.

  4. HRS Regional In Service Workshop. A Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants.Florida HRS and ATSDR. Tallahassee, July, 1990.

  5. Seminar on Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of South Florida. Florida HRS and ATSDR. Tampa, November, 1990.

  6. Environmental Toxicants Physician Education Program, at the 57th Family Practice Weekend, Florida Academy of Family Physicians. St. Petersburg,April, 1991.

  7. Seminar on Environmental and Occupational Medicine, at a meeting of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Tampa, September,1991.

  8. Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants, at the Annual Meeting of the Florida MedicalAssociation. Orlando, September, 1991.

  9. Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants, at the HRS Brevard County Public Health Unit. April,1992.

  10. Environmental Toxicants Physician Education Program, at the South Eastern College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program. Miami, April,1992.

  11. Environmental Toxicants Physician Education Program, at the Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center Residency Program.Tallahassee, May, 1992.

  12. Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants, at the Annual Meeting of the Florida MedicalAssociation. Orlando, May, 1992.

  13. Environmental Impacts on Public Health in Florida, at the Annual meeting of the Everglades Area Health Education Center. Fort Lauderdale, October,1992.

    1. Florida Hazardous Waste Sites: Principles of Toxicology, Risk Assessment and Risk Communication. Fort Myers, January, 1993.

  14. Pediatric Concerns in Environmental Medicine Physician Education Program, at the Eglins Airforce Base Residency Program. Pensacola,April, 1993.

  15. Environmental Toxicants Physician Education Program, at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. FortLauderdale, April, 1993.

    1. Can you diagnose this? Environmental Medicine Update, at The USF College of Public Health. Tampa, April, 1993.

  16. Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants, at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Medical Association. Miami, May, 1993.

    1. Toxin Induced Illness in the 90s: A Medical Symposium. Sarasota County Medical Association, Sarasota, October, 1993.

  17. Adverse Effects of Pesticides in Human Reproduction at the Occupational Health and Safety Symp, 6th East Coast Migrant Forum, PalmBeach, November, 1993.

    1. Hazmat: Nurses on the Front Line at the Florida Occupational Nurses Association, Pensacola Beach, November, 1993.

  18. Seminar on Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the Florida State University Graduate Nursing Program, Tallahassee, November,1993.

    1. Environmental Medicine Seminar at SEUHS PA Program, Miami Beach, Nov, 1993.

  19. Physician training course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants at the SEUHS Residency Program, N Miami Beach,November, 1993.

  20. Medical Toxicology and Hazardous Waste Sites at Infectious Disease and Medical Toxicology, a meeting of the Florida Nurses Association,Tallahassee, March 1994.

    1. Seafood Poisoning and the High Risk Patient at a meeting of the Florida Nurses Association, Tallahassee, March 1994.

  21. Environmental Medicine Seminar at the University of Florida Physician Assistant Program, Gainesville, March 1994.

    1. This Place Makes me Sick at meeting of the Laboratorians for Educational Advancement in Florida, Sarasota, March 1994.

  22. Toxin Induced Illness in the 90s: Sarasota County Educators, March, 1994.

  23. Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents, Tallahassee Community Hospital Emergency Medical Technician Program, Tallahassee, April, 1994.

  24. Medical Toxicology and Hazardous Waste Sites at the Palm Beach Public Health Unit Seminars in Public Health, West Palm Beach, May1994.

    1. Hipps Road Landfill: Clinical and Environmental Issues, St Vincent's Hospital, Jacksonville, August 1994.

  25. Seafood Poisoning and the High Risk Patient at a meeting of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association, Biloxi, MS, August 1994.

    1. Seafood Poisoning and the High Risk Patient at the Annual Convention of the Mississippi Nursing Association, Biloxi, MS, October 1994.

  26. Nursing the Environment, Health Professional Training Course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants at the School of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, November 1994.

  27. Toxicology Training and Risk Communication for HRS CPHU staff and environmental health professionals, Tallahassee, November 1994.

    1. Toxicity of Asbestos at the Annual Meeting of the American Lung Association, Tallahassee, December, 1994.

  28. Environmental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses in the Graduate Nursing Program at the Florida State University School ofNursing, Tallahassee, February, 1995.

    1. Rash Decisions, Medical Review and Update Conference at the Orange Park Hospital, Jacksonville, February, 1995.

  29. Hipps Road Landfill: Clinical and Environmental Health Issues to the HRS District 4 Office, Jacksonville, February 1995.

  30. Medical Toxicology and Public Health Issues, FSU Program in Medical Sciences, Tallahassee, February 1995.

    1. Environmental Medicine Seminar (History Taking, Pediatric Health Aspects and Reproductive Toxicology) at the Allied Health Program of theMiami Dade Community College, Miami, March 1995.

      1. Lead Toxicity at Children's Medical Services Program, Tallahassee, April, 1995.

  31. Vibrio Vulnificus, Raw Oysters and the High Risk Patient at the Gulfport Memorial Hospital, Gulfport, Mississippi, April, 1995.

    1. Evaluating potential risks to the public from a hazardous waste site at the Florida Environmental Health Association Annual Training Meeting, CocoaBeach, May 1995.

  32. Risk Communication and Public Health Issues Related to Manufactured Gas Plants in Central and Eastern Europe at the International Symposium and Trade Fair on the Clean-up of Manufactured Gas Plants, Prague, Czech Republic, September 1995.

    1. Environmental Medicine, Taylor Road Landfill, at the Citrus CPHU, Dec 1995.

  33. Environmental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses in the Graduate Nursing Program at the Florida State University School ofNursing, Tallahassee, February, 1996.

    1. Medical Toxicology and Public Health Issues, FSU Program in Medical Sciences, Tallahassee, February 1996.

  34. Taking an Environmental and Occupational History and the Escambia Hazardous Waste Site, Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, March 1996.

  35. Environmental Medicine Seminar (History Taking, Pediatric Health Aspects and Reproductive Toxicology) at the Allied Health Program of theMiami Dade Community College, Miami, March 1996.

  36. Nursing the Environment, Health Professional Training Course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants at the School of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, April, 1996.

  37. Environmental Health Seminar, Wingate Road Municipal Incinerator Dump, Palm Beach CPHU/Everglades AHEC, West Palm Beach, April,1996.

  38. Site specific evaluation of potential public health risks: Case study of a Florida Superfund site, Coloring Outside the Lines, Annual Education Conference of the Florida Public Health Association, Sarasota, September 1996.

  39. Nursing the Environment, Health Professional Training Course on Public Health Implications of Exposure to Environmental Toxicants at the School of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, January, 1997.

  40. Pediatric Aspects of Environmental Health and the Escambia Hazardous Waste Site, Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, January 1997.

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