Dr. Cecilia M. Fox

 
 

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Dr. Cecilia M. Fox
Moravian College
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-861-1426
Fax: 610-625-7718
cfox@moravian.edu

 

Cambridge's Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals


Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

 

Education


May 1997 [ University of Kentucky ]
Doctoral Degree in Anatomy & Physiology

1993 - 1997 [ University of Kentucky]
Chandler Medical Center
Doctoral Candidate in Anatomy & Neurobiology

1991 - 1993 [ University of Rochester ]
Doctoral Candidate in Neurobiology & Anatomy

1987 - 1991 [ Manhattan College ]
Bachelor of Science in Biology

 


Employment


2007 - Present [ Moravian College ]
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and
Director of Neuroscience Program

2003 - 2007 [ Moravian College ]
Assistant Professor of Biology

1998 - 2003 [ Wingate University ]
Assistant Professor of Biology

1997 - 1998 [ College Misericordia ]
Assistant Professor of Biology



Honors and Awards


Moravian College

2012
Society for Neuroscience Representative on Capitol Hill

Moravian College Community Leadership Grant

2011
Society for Neuroscience Chapter Grant for Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium and Brain Awareness Outreach Program

Society for Neuroscience Chapter of the Year Award

Society for Neuroscience Chapter Grant for Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium

2010
SOAR Summer Research Grant

Society for Neuroscience Chapter Grant for Lehigh Valley
Undergraduate Research Symposium

Moravian College Community Service Grant

Moravian College Omicron Delta Kappa Progress Award

Moravian College Omicron Delta Kappa Educational Program
Award

2009
Society for Neuroscience Grass Traveling Scientist Grant,
Omicron Delta Kappa Golden Apple Teaching Award,
Society for Neuroscience Chapter Grant

2008
Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals

2006
SOAR Summer Research Grant,
Moravian College IMPACT Award for Outstanding Performance
and Dedication to the Highest Standards of Excellence

2005
Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching,
SOAR Summer Research Grant,
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2004
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,
SOAR Summer Research Grant

2003
Tri Beta Induction Key Note Speaker - Moravian College



Wingate University

2002
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2001
Honor Recipient at Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony,
Wingate University Summer Research Grant

1999
Dr. Debra O’Neal Award (campus service award),
Dupont Summer Research Grant

1998
Honor Recipient at Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony,
Professional Organizations

1996
Honorary Member of Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Beta Kappa,
Beta Beta Beta,
Society for Neuroscience,
Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience,
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience,
Pennsylvania Academy of Science

 


Recent Publications


Fox, R.A. and Fox C. M. 2010. Cow brains and sheep brains and rat brains, oh my! Using service learning to educate the public about the benefits of animal research. Research Saves, Issue 2, 2010

Paris JJ, Young J, Croll S, Fox CM, Luine V and Frye CA. An assessment of the fourteenth meeting of the northeast undergraduate research organization for neuroscience. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. submitted

Fox CM. 2007. Brain Awareness Day: Integrating service with classroom instruction in neuroscience. Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 37(2), 40-45.

Mueller S, Drost M and Fox CM. 2007. Dietary and intraperitoneal administration of
selenium provide comparable protection in the 6-hydroxydopamine lesion rat
model of Parkinson’s disease International Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience, 2, 1-10.

Fox CM. The positive outcomes of student involvement in Brain Awareness Day, 2004.
Proceedings of the Best Practices in Higher Education, November Issue: 19-21.

Fox CM, Gash DM, Smoot MK and Cass WA. 2001. Neuroprotective effects of
GDNF against 6-OHDA in young and aged rats. Brain Research 896: 56-63.

Fox CM and Alder R, Neural Mechanisms of Aging, Neuroscience for
Rehabilitation, Second Edition, J.B. Lippencott Company, 1999

Kearns CM, Gash DM, Cass WA and Smoot, MK. 1997. Time course of GDNF neuroprotection against 6-OHDA in vivo. Journal of Neuroscience 17(18): 7111-7118.

Kearns CM and Gash DM. 1995. GDNF protects nigral dopamine neurons against 6-hydroxydopamine in vivo. Brain Research 672: 104-111.

Recent Presentations


2010
Service Learning in Neuroscience – A Cooperative Program Among the Undergraduate Institutions of the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter of Pennsylvania, Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Utah

2009
The Protective Effects of Antioxidant Therapy in the Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Neuroscience Seminar Series, Lehigh University

2008
Service Learning in Neuroscience, Workshop for NEURON Conference, Hunter College

2007
Brain Awareness Day 2007: Program Assessment and Outcomes of Student Involvement in Service Learning, Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2007

2006
Diversity in the Neurosciences, NEURON Conference, Hunter College

2005
The Protective Effects of Antioxidant Therapy in the 6-OHDA Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Neuroscience Seminar Series, Muhlenberg College

Developing Counseling Skills, Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Pittsburgh

Selenium and Vitamin E as Protective Agents in the 6-OHDA Lesion Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Faculty Research Seminar Series, Moravian College

Brain Awareness Day: An Outreach Program Designed by Moravian College and the DaVinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, NEURON Conference, Hunter College

2004
The Positive Outcomes of Student Involvement in Brain Awareness Day, The Best Practices in Higher Education Conference, Community College of Philadelphia

2003
The Protective Effects of Antioxidant Therapy in the Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Tri Beta Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Moravian College

 


Research and Service Learning Abstracts


Hadeed NM, daSilva J and Fox CM, Dietary Selenium Protects Dopamine Levels and May Improve Motor Behavior in the 6-Hydroxydopamine Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Lehigh Valley SfN Undergraduate Conference 2012

Halasz S, Skymba H, Hadeed NM and Fox CM, The Lehigh Valley SfN Chapter's 2011 Brain Awareness Season: How Educating the Public ABout the Brain Takes Longer Than One Week in March!, Lehigh Valley SfN Undergraduate Conference 2012

daSilva J, Whetstone A, Beard S, Gangji S, Gumpper M and Fox CM, Developing Commuity Partners at the Undergraduate Level Through Brain Awareness Outreach Programs, Lehigh Valley SfN Undergraduate Conference 2012

Hadeed NM, daSilva J and Fox CM, Dietary Selenium Protects Dopamine Levels and May Improve Motor Behavior in the 6-Hydroxydopamine Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Society for Neuroscience Conference 2011

Halasz S, Skymba H, Hadeed NM and Fox CM, The Lehigh Valley SfN Chapter's 2011 Brain Awareness Season: How Educating the Public ABout the Brain Takes Longer Than One Week in March!, Society for Neuroscience Conference 2011

daSilva J, Whetstone A, Beard S, Gangji S, Gumpper M and Fox CM, Developing Commuity Partners at the Undergraduate Level Through Brain Awareness Outreach Programs, Society for Neuroscience 2011

Fox CM.  Brain Awareness Outreach – A Service Learning Experience in Neuroscience,  Council on Undergraduate Research Conference 2010

Fox CM. Dietary Selenium Protects Dopamine Levels and May Improve Motor Behavior in the 6-OHDA Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Society for Neuroscience Conference 2010

Fox CM.  Brain Awareness Week in the Lehigh Valley Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter, Society for Neuroscience Conference 2010

McCambridge T and CM Fox. Dietary Selenium Protects Dopamine Levels and may Improve Motor Behavior in the 6-OHDA Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease, NEURON Conference 2009

Fox RA and Fox CM. Brain Awareness Day: A Service Learning Experience Designed by Students and Faculty from Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College and the DaVinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Society for Neuroscience Conference 2008

Visram, KF and Fox CM. The Effect of Long Term Selenium Exposure in the Striatal 6-OHDA Model of Parkinson’s Disease: A Cell Survival and Behavior Study, Society for Neuroscience Conference 2008

Goodbred A and Fox CM. Dietary Selenium as a Protective Agent in the 6-OHDA Nigral Lesion Model of Parkinson’s Disease: A Behavioral Study, NEURON Conference 2008

Fox CM. Selenium as a Protective Agent in the 6-OHDA Model of Parkinson’s Disease,
Society for Neuroscience Conference 2007

Fox RA and Fox CM. Brain Awareness Day 2007: A Service Learning Outreach Program, NSFMSPG Conference, Bryn Mawr College and the Society for Neuroscience Conference 2007

Siegfried R, Varvarelis P and Fox CM. Selenium as a Neuroprotective Agent in the 6-OHDA Striatal Lesion Model, Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meeting 2006

Fox RA and Fox CM. Brain Awareness Day 2005: A “New and Improved” Service Learning Program Sponsored by Moravian College and the Da Vinci Discovery Center for Science and Technology, NEURON Conference 2006

Siegfried R, Varvarelis P and Fox CM. Selenium as a Neuroprotective Agent in the 6- OHDA Striatal Lesion Model, NEURON Conference 2006

Fox CM. Brain Awareness Day 2005: A “New and Improved” Service Learning Program Sponsored by Moravian College and the DaVinci Discovery Center for Science and Technology, Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2005

Mueller S and Fox CM. Long term selenium administration as a protective agent in the 6-OHDA lesion model. Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2005

Fox CM. The Positive Outcomes of Student Involvement in Brain Awareness Day. Best Practices in Higher Education Conference. 2004

Drost M and Fox CM. Administration of selenium as a protective agent in the 6-OHDA lesion model. Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2004

Fox CM. Brain Awareness Day: an outreach program designed by Moravian College and the DaVinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2004

Aguirre AK and Fox CM. Neuroprotective effects of alpha-tocopherol in an
experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease. North Carolina Academy of Science and National Conference of Undergraduate Research 2002

Smith DM, Cass WA and Fox CM. Neurochemical analysis of the protective effects
of antioxidant therapy in the rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting 2001

Wilcher J and Fox CM. Neuroprotective effects of antioxidants in the rat model of
Parkinson’s disease. Society for Neuroscience Meeting 1999

Pinkowski R, McGee C, Fox CM, Walker K. Exercise-induced cardiac hypertrophy
and norepinephrine levels in rat heart. Pennsylvania Academy of Science 1998

Kearns CM*, Gash DM and Cass WA. Neuroprotective effects of GDNF against
6-OHDA in young and aged rats. Society for Neuroscience Meeting 1996

Kearns CM* and Gash DM. Time course of GDNF neuroprotection against 6-OHDA in vivo. American Society for Neural Transplantation Meeting 1996

Kearns CM* and Gash DM. Time course of GDNF neuroprotection against 6-OHDA in vivo. Society for Neuroscience Meeting 1995

Kearns CM* and Gash DM. GDNF protects nigral dopamine neurons against 6 - hydroxydopamine in vivo. Society for Neuroscience Meeting 1994

Kearns CM*, Zhang Z, Gash DM and Greenamyre JT. The glutamate receptor antagonist NBQX does not affect activity in normal rats and rhesus monkeys.
Society for Neuroscience Meeting 1992

* Kearns was my maiden name.


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