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Pablo Andres Nepomnaschy, PhD

curriculum vitae


Assistant Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
East Academic Annex (EAA) 2016
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Phone: 778-782-8493
Fax: 778-782-5927

e-mail: pablo_nepomnaschy@sfu.ca


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST


Ecological perspectives on human reproduction, growth, and development. Life History theory. Effects of environmental and social factors on human reproduction. Human variation in response to social and ecological stressors. Fetal adaptations to maternal stress and the effects of pre-natal stress on the post-natal phenotype.



EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy

Graduated: 2005


Master of Arts

Graduated: 1998


Licenciado Degree

Graduated: 1994

^ The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

Anthropology and School of Natural Resources and Environment


The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

Anthropology


Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia S.J.B, Argentina

Biology



^ PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS



Present


Present


2005 – 2007


2003 – 2005


2002 – 2005

2002 - 2005

2001


1994 - 1996


1988 – 1994


1990 – 1991

^ Simon Fraser University (since 2008)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Director of the “Maternal and Child Health Laboratory”


Simon Fraser University (since 2009)

Associate Member of the Department of Archeology


^ Simon Fraser University (since 2009)

Associate Member of the Latin American Studies (LAS) Program


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Research Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, Research Triangle Park, NC


International Max Planck Research School

Fellow at the “Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics (LIFE Program)”, University of Michigan and Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany


^ The University of Michigan

Reproductive Sciences Program, Trainee

CLASS Laboratory Research Assistant

Department of Pathology, Research Assistant


Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia S.J.B.

Biology Department, Research Fellow

^

Centro Nacional Patagonico, Chubut, Argentina


Marine Mammals Laboratory, Research Assistant

Fundacion Patagonia Natural, Chubut, Argentina


Media coordinator for a radio and TV flora and fauna conservation campaign



^ AWARDS AND ACADEMIC HONORS


2005


2002


1999


1998


1997


1994



^ Distinguished Dissertation Award

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University of Michigan


The Buffalo Award for Science and Nature

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan


Academic Merit Award.

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan


^ Academic Merit Award.

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan


Academic Merit Award.

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan


Outstanding Licenciado Thesis Mention.

Biology Department, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia S.J.B, Argentina



^ FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND GRANTS


2010-2013


2010


2008


2006


2005


2003-2005


2003


2002


2001


1999


1999


1999


1997 – 2002


1999


1997


1998 - 2003


1987 – 1993


^ Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Operating Grant

(Role: PI - Title: Interplay between women's stress and reproductive axes: The dynamic transition from post-partum infertility to ovarian cyclicity - $364,878)


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - Women's Health Research Network – Seed Grant

(Role: PI Title: Women's physiologic stress response and its effect on ovarian function from post-partum infertility to the resumption of eumenorrhea - $3,750)


Simon Fraser University - President's Research Start-up Grant

(Role:PI - Title: Human Reproductive Biology Laboratory - $150,000)


NIEHS-NIH Intramural Funding

(Role: Co-PI; PI Dr. Donna Baird - Title: Environmental Exposures and Reproductive Outcomes in the North Carolina Early Pregnancy Study Pilot - $50,000)


Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Rackham Graduate School, The University of Michigan ($6,000)


International Max Planck Research School Fellowship

The University of Michigan and Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany ($40,000).


^ Special One-Term Fellowship

Rackham Graduate School, The University of Michigan ($6,000)


Founders Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan ($15,000)


Fieldwork Grant

Department of Anthropology, The University of Michigan ($4,000)


Spring/Summer Research Grant Program (Co applicant, PI: Dr. Bobbi Low). Rackham Graduate School, The University of Michigan ($4,000)


Preliminary Field Research Grant

Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Michigan ($1,000)


Margaret-Wray French Pre-dissertation Field Work Grant

Department of Anthropology, The University of Michigan ($2,000)


Discretionary Funds (yearly awarded – applied towards pre-doctoral research). Rackham Graduate School, The University of Michigan ($10,000 total)

Gerald H. Johnson Internship Grant

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan ($2,000)


^ Aluan Macauley Scholarship

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan ($1,000)


Pre-Doctoral Research Grant (yearly awarded).

School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan ($1,000 total)


Academic Merit Scholarship (yearly awarded).

Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia S.J.B., Argentina (circa $20.000 total)




^ PENDING GRANTS


Simon Fraser University Community Trust Endowment Fund – Research Grant - Role: joint PI with Dr. Mark Collard, Dr. Bernard Crespi et al. - Goal: Funds requested to create a “Human Evolutionary Studies Program” at SFU. Update Jan 26, 2011: This proposal has been selected has one of 5 finalists being sent for external review. Requested amount: $2,273,440


Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research – Research Grant –

Role: PI - Title: Interplay between women’s social environment, stress and reproductive function across the post partum amenorrhea-eumenorrhea transition. Amount requested: $24,518


COMMUNICATIONS

^

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS ( 9)



Nepomnaschy PA, Altman RM, Watterson R, Co C, McConnell D, England BG (accepted) Is Cortisol Excretion Independent of Menstrual Cycle Day? A Longitudinal Evaluation of First Morning Urinary Specimens. PLoS ONE.


Flinn MV, Nepomnaschy PA, Muehlenbein MP, Ponzi D (in press) Evolutionary functions of early social modulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis development in humans. Neurosci Biobehav Rev.


Baird DD, Saldana T, Nepomnaschy PA, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ, Hoppin JA, Longnecker MP (2010) Within-Person Variability in Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations: Measurements from Specimens after Long-Term Frozen Storage. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:169–175.


Nepomnaschy PA, Baird DD, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ, Hoppin JA, Longnecker MP (2009) Within-Person Variability in Urinary Bisphenol A Concentrations: Measurements from Specimens after Long-Term Frozen Storage. Environ Res 109(6): 734-37.


Nepomnaschy PA, Vitzthum VJ, Flinn MV. (2009) Evolutionary endocrinology: Integrating proximate mechanisms, ontogeny, and evolved function. Am J Hum Biol. 21(6):728-30.


Nepomnaschy PA, Baird DD, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ (2008) Urinary hCG patterns during the week following implantation. Hum Reprod 23(2): 271–277.


Nepomnaschy PA, Sheiner E, Mastorakos G, Arck PC (2007) Stress, immune function and women's reproduction. Stress Responses in Biology and Medicine; Ann NY Acad Sci 1113: 350-354.


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI, Low BS, and England BG.(2006) Cortisol levels and very early pregnancy loss in humans. PNAS 103(10): 3938-3942.


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI and England BG. (2004) Stress and Female Reproductive Function: A study of daily variations in cortisol, gonadotrophins, and gonadal steroids in a Rural Mayan Population. Am J of Hum Biol 16:533-543.


^ BOOK CHAPTERS (1)


Nepomnaschy PA, Flinn MV (2009) Early life influences on the ontogeny of neuroendocrine stress response in the human child. In P.B. Gray & P.T. Ellison (Eds.) Endocrinology of Social Relationships. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Refereed, edited volume)

^ MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION (3)


Nepomnaschy PA, Dean CB, Zeng. L, Lee T, McConnell D, and England BG. Standardization methods and sample size calculations for the use of first morning cortisol values in eumenorrheic women.


Nepomnaschy PA, Hasam R, McConnell D, Welch K, Low BS, and England BG. Women’s daily concerns as predictors of urinary cortisol levels in a rural Mayan population.


Nepomnaschy PA, Hazel A, Low BS. Fetal loss patterns among primates.


^

NON REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (1)



Nepomnaschy PA (1996) The distribution of economic resources and its effects on the marriage practices among the Tehuelches. Informe Final Beca de Iniciacion a la Investigación, UNPSJB Biblioteca de la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales. Pto. Madryn, Argentina.


^ DOCTORAL THESIS


Nepomnaschy PA (2005) Stress and Female Reproduction in a Rural Mayan Population. Doctoral Thesis, The University of Michigan.


LICENCIADO THESIS


Nepomnaschy PA (1994) Harem Structure of Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina). Its relationship with Aspects of Individual Social Behavior. Seminario de Licenciatura en Ciencias Biologicas, UNP Fac. Cs. Nat. Pto. Madryn, Argentina.


^ REFEREED ABSTRACTS (10)


Nepomnaschy PA, Altman RM, Watterson R, Co C (2010) Is cortisol urinary excretion independent of the day of the menstrual cycle? Am J of Hum Biol 22(2): 264-264.


Nepomnaschy PA (2010) Urinary cortisol excretion across the menstrual cycle. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists at The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA, Hasan R, McConnell D, England BG (2009) Self-reported concerns and urinary cortisol levels in a Mayan community. Am J of Hum Biol 21(2): 262-262.


Hazel A, Low BS, Welch K, Nepomnaschy PA (2008) Reproductive strategies and environmental correlations in the order Primates. Am J of Hum Biol 20(2): 223-223.


Nepomnaschy PA, Weinberg CR, Wilcox A, Baird DD. (2007) Urinary hCG patterns during the first week after the initiation of implantation. Am J of Hum Biol 19(2): 270-271.


Nepomnaschy PA (2007) Stress-Triggered Reproductive Suppression: an Evolved Adaptation? Proceedings of the World Congress of Stress, Budapest, Hungary.


Nepomnaschy PA (2007) Cortisol Levels, Female Reproductive Function and Very Early Pregnancy in Humans. 5th European Congress of Reproductive Immunology, Berlin, Germany.


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI, Low BS, England BG (2005). "Stress and female reproduction: Daily stressors, cortisol levels, the menstrual cycle, and early pregnancy" Amer J of Hum Biol 17(2): 40-40.


Nepomnaschy PA, England BG (2004) The critical process of implantation. Am J Phys Antropol Sup 38(152): 523-532.


Nepomnaschy PA, Welch K, Mcconnell D, Strassmann BI, England BG. (2003) Adrenal and reproductive hormone changes in parous Mayan women in rural Guatemala. Am J of Hum Biol 15(2): 58-58.


^

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (24)



Nepomnaschy PA, Altman R, Watterson R, Co C, England BG (2010) Is cortisol urinary excretion independent of the day of the menstrual cycle? Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, Albuquerque, NM, USA.


Nepomnaschy PA, Altman R, Watterson R, Co C, England BG (2010) Urinary cortisol excretion across the menstrual cycle. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA, Hasan R, Daniel McConnell D. England BG (2009) Self-Reported Concerns And Urinary Cortisol Levels In A Mayan Community. Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, Chicago, Illinois USA.


Nepomnaschy PA (2009) Cross-talk between the stress and reproductive axes in eumenorrheic women. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology. Vancouver, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2009) Stress, Female Reproduction, Early Pregnancy and Child Development. 8th Annual CIHR New Principal Investigators Meeting. Jackson Point, ON, Canada.


Hazel A, Low BS, Welch K, Nepomnaschy PA (2008) Reproductive strategies and environmental correlations in the order Primates. Plenary Symposium of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association to be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA.


Nepomnaschy PA (2007) Stress-Triggered Reproductive Suppression: an Evolved Adaptation? World Congress of Stress, Budapest, Hungary.


Nepomnaschy PA (2007) Cortisol Levels, Female Reproductive Function and Very Early Pregnancy in Humans. 5th European Congress of Reproductive Immunology, Berlin, Germany.


Nepomnaschy PA, Weinberg CR, Wilcox A, Baird DD (2007) Urinary hCG patterns during the first week after the initiation of implantation. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Nepomnaschy PA (2006) Cortisol levels and very early pregnancy loss. 7th Annual Women's Health Research. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Nepomnaschy PA (2005) The effects of social and environmental Stressors on women’s reproductive Function- LIFE Academy, Max Planck Institute – Berlin, Germany.


Nepomnaschy PA, Welch K, McConnell D, Low BS, Barry England BG (2005) Stress and Female Reproduction: Daily Stressors, Cortisol Levels, the Menstrual Cycle, and Early Pregnancy. Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association - Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.


Nepomnaschy PA, England BG (2004) Reproductive suppression: The critical process of implantation. LIFE Academy, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Nepomnaschy PA, England BG (2004) Reproductive suppression: The critical process of implantation. 73rd Annual Meeting, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tampa, Florida USA.


Nepomnaschy PA, Strassmann BI, England BG (2003) Psychosocial Stress and Female Reproductive Function in a Rural Mayan Community. American Anthropological Association, 102nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois USA.


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI, England BG (2003) Daily Stress and Female Reproductive Function in a Mayan Population. Third Biennial Meeting, Society for the Study of Human Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA.


Nepomnaschy PA (2003) Stress and Reproduction in a Subsistence Population in Rural Guatemala. LIFE Academy, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany.


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI, England BG (2003) Adrenal and Reproductive Hormone Changes in Parous Mayan Women in Rural Guatemala. Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, Tempe, Arizona USA.


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI, England BG (2003) Adrenal and Reproductive Hormone Changes in Parous Mayan Women in Rural Guatemala. Anita Payne Lectureship and Poster Day. Reproductive Sciences Program & Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Nepomnaschy P (1996) Did the Economic Environment of the Patagonian Tehuelche Tribe (XVI to XIX Centuries) Have an Effect on their Marriage System? Human Behavior and Evolution society, Eighth Annual Meeting. Northwestern University, Illinois, USA.


Capozzo L, Batalles M, Gutierrez S, Alvarez L, Nepomnaschy P, Campagna C (1992) Arctocephalus Australis. Do Females Prefer Them Strong? Fifth meeting of Specialists in South American Aquatic Mammals. Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Nepomnaschy P, Gonzales A, Musmeci J, Quintana F (1991) Radio Program: Patagonia al Natural - Regional Conferences on Environment. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia, Trelew, Argentina.


Dans S, Crespo E, Garcia N, Reyes L, Nepomnaschy P, Koen M (1991) Biology and Ecology of the Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) along the Patagonic Coast. Preliminary notes. National Conferences on Marine Sciences. Centro Nacional Patagonico & Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia. Puerto Madryn, Argentina.


Crespo E, Nepomnaschy P, Koen M, Garcia N (1990) Preliminary Study of Marine Mammals Diet through Stomach Content and Faeces Analysis . Fourth Meeting of Specialists in South American Aquatic Mammals. Valdivia, Chile.


^ INVITED PRESENTATIONS (16)


Nepomnaschy PA (2010) Stress and women’s reproduction what we know and what we don’t. FHS. Guest at Dr. Bernie Crespi’s course BSCI 441 Evolution in Health and disease. Department of Biology, SFU, Burnaby, BC, Canada.


^ Nepomnaschy PA (2010) Stress and women’s reproduction what we know and what we don’t. FHS 2011 Spring Seminar Series, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, Burnaby, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2009) Stress and reproductive suppression: pathology or adaptation? Department of Anthropology, Colorado University, Denver, USA.


Nepomnaschy PA (2009) Stress, Reproductive Function, Early Pregnancy... and development?"
. Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2009) Cross –talk between women’s stress and reproductive axes. Women Health Research Institute BC Women's Hospital. Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2009) Cross –talk between women’s stress and reproductive axes. Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research. BC, Vancouver, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2008) Stress as a modulator of women's reproductive function. Department of Archeology, Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2008) Stress, Reproductive Function, Early Pregnancy... and Beyond. Developmental Neurogenomics Group. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2008) Stress, Reproductive Function,Early Pregnancy... and Beyond. Centre for Community Child Health Research at the Child and Family Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2008) Stress, Reproductive Function,Early Pregnancy... and Beyond. Graduate Seminar. Faculty of Health Sciences, Burnaby, BC, Canada.


Nepomnaschy PA (2007 ) Cortisol Levels, Female Reproductive Function and Very Early Pregnancy in Humans. 5th European Congress of Reproductive Immunology, Berlin, Germany.


Nepomnaschy PA (2007) Stress-Triggered Reproductive Suppression: an Evolved Adaptation? World Congress of Stress, Budapest, Hungary.


Nepomnaschy PA. (2005) Estrés y Función Reproductiva Femenina: Una Perspectiva Evolutiva. Univesidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Chubut, Argentina.


Nepomnaschy PA (2004) Stress and female reproduction: Daily variations in urinary cortisol and its association with ovarian function and early pregnancy. University of Trier, School of Psychobiology, Trier, Germany.


Nepomnaschy PA (2004) Stress and reproductive suppression: The critical first three weeks of gestation. Reproductive Sciences Research Seminars, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Nepomnaschy PA (2003) Adrenal and Ovarian Function in Mayan Women in Rural Guatemala Reproductive Sciences Research Seminars - The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


^ MENTIONS IN POPULAR PRESS (Selected pieces)


“Stressed mothers may risk early miscarriage” (A. Motluk) New Scientist February 20, 2006

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg18925405.300


“Stressed women prone to early miscarriages” United Press International February 20, 2006.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060220-055626-1640r


“Mother's Stress Could Contribute to Early Miscarriage” (Neil Osterweil, Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus) MedPage February 22, 2006

http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/tb/2730


^ TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2008-present


2000

1999

1998

1996


1998


1997


1997


1996


1992-1994



^ Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (Canada)

HSCI 101: Human Biology, HSCI 216: Human Ecology and Health, HSCI 471/891 Women’s Reproductive Ecology and Health


Anthropology Department, The University of Michigan (USA)

Primatology, Graduate Student Instructor.

Biology, Society and Culture, Graduate Student Instructor.

Biological Anthropology, Graduate Student Instructor.

Biological Anthropology, Graduate Student Instructor.

^ Biology Department, The University of Michigan(USA)

Evolution and Human Behavior, Graduate Student Instructor.


Psychology Department, The University of Michigan (USA)

Bio-Psychology, Graduate Student Instructor.

^ School of Nat. Res. & Environment, The University of Michigan(USA)

Wildlife Behavioral Ecology, Graduate Student Instructor.


Biology Department, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia S.J.B, (Argentina)

Evolution and Genetics, Graduate Student Instructor

Introduction to Philosophy of Science, Graduate Student Instructor

Introduction to Geology, Undergraduate Student Instructor



^ Senior Supervisory Duties of a Thesis/Dissertation/or Major Project


Name

Role

Degree

Project/Thesis Title

Status

Began

Completed

Armstrong, Cailey

Senior Supervisor

MPH

TBA

Active

2010




Blackwell, Amber

Senior Supervisor

MPH

TBA

Active

2009




Wiebe, Sherri

Senior Supervisor

MPH

TBA

Active

2008




Watterson, Rita

Senior Supervisor

MPH

Explaining acute stress reactivity: an analysis of gender, cortisol and discourse

Graduate

2008

2011

Biggs, Samantha

Senior Supervisor

MPH

Consumption and spending on high fat, high sugar store foods in the Inuvialuit of the Northwest Territories

Graduate

2007

2008



^ Serving on a Committee of a Thesis/Dissertation/or Major Project


Name

Role

Degree

Project/Thesis Title

Status

Began

Completed

Scott, Audrey (Archaeology Dept.)

Committee Member

PhD

Acute stress and the structure of hair

Active

2008




McKerracher, Luseadra (Archaeology Dept.)

Committee Member

PhD

TBA

Active

2010




Lazarus, Lisa

Chair of Defense

MPH

Examining the role of CBOS in peer support, access to care and treatment adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS in Mysore, India

Graduate

2008

2010

Racey, Sarai

Committee Member

MPH

Patient Comprehension of HIV antiretroviral drug Resistance: Implications for Treatment and Clinical Practice

Graduate

2007

2009

Luseadra McKerracher (Archaeology Dept.)

Committee Member

Masters

Complementary Feeding Strategies in Women


Graduate

2007

2009

Tavallaee, Mahkam

Internal Examiner

MPH

Prevalence Of Menstrual Pain And Associated Factors Among Iranian Women

Graduate

2007

2009

Ferlatte, Olivier

Committee Member

MPH

Informing the Development of a Prevention Intervention Targeting Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) with Acute HIV Infection

Graduate

2006

2008



^ Significant Contributions to THE Field


1. I published the first physiological evidence linking naturally occurring daily increases in urinary cortisol with increased risk of miscarriage in a group of healthy participants. Results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. To date (Jan 27, 2009) this article has received international attention from more than 500 mass media outlets and has been cited 31 times


Nepomnaschy PA, McConnell D, Welch K, Strassmann BI, Low BS, and England BG.(2006) Cortisol levels and very early pregnancy loss in humans. PNAS 103(10): 3938-3942.


2. I was invited, and consequently organized and chaired the Symposium “Stress and Reproduction: From Sexual Dysfunction to Spontaneous Abortion” for the 2007 World Congress of Stress, Budapest, Hungary. This important biennial conference brings together the top experts in stress worldwide.A summary of the results presented in the symposium were published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.


Nepomnaschy PA, Sheiner E, Mastorakos G c, Arck PC (2007) Stress, immune function and women's reproduction in Stress Responses in Biology and Medicine; Ann. NY. Acad. Sci. 1113: 350-354


3. I contributed to the first description of urinary patterns of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) for the week following the conceptus’ implantation based on healthy mothers (no clinical patients). hCG is as a biomarker of embryonic health, thus the profiles will provide a critical tool to evaluate the effects of endogenous and exogenous challenges during the earliest stages of gestation. This paper was published in the prestigious journal, Human Reproduction.

Nepomnaschy PA, Baird DD, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ (2008) Urinary hCG patterns during the week following implantation. ^ Human Reproduction 23(2): 271–277


4. I co-authored a chapter with Mark Flinn for a volume on the Endocrinology of Social Relationships edited by Peter Gray and Peter Ellison, one of the foremost names in my field of human reproductive ecology. The chapter reviews the effects that stress has on the ontogeny of neuroendocrine stress response in the human child.


Nepomnaschy PA, Flinn MV (2009) Early life influences on the ontogeny of neuroendocrine stress response in the human child. In P.B. Gray & PT Ellison (Eds.) Endocrinology of Social Relationships. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


5. I co-organized and co-chaired the Plenary session of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association. Columbus, Ohio, USA, entitled “Evolutionary Endocrinology: Integrating Proximate Mechanisms, Ontogeny and Evolved Function”. This plenary session represented a contribution to the advancement of the “Evolutionary Endocrinology” field. As a consequence to this plenary I was invited to be a Guest co-editor of the American Journal of Human Biology issue (Am J Hum Biol. 21:6) where the presentations of the plenary were published.


^ Active Service to Simon Fraser University


TO FHS


Member of the 2011 MPH Admissions Committee

Member of the Mowafaghian's endowment to support child health 2011

Member of the Student’s Travel and Minor Awards Review Committee 2010

Member of the Faculty Search Committee for a Tier-2 CRC in Mammalian Developmental Biology (2009-2010)

^ Graduate Studies Committee -between January and October, 2008.

Member of the PhD Program committee since 2009

Member of the Msc. Project Guidelines committee since 2008

Adjudicator for the 2008 FHS Community Health Practice Awards

Reviewer for the first round of applications for the 2008 Admissions Committee


^ TO SIMON FRASER AT LARGE:

In December of 2008 I was offered and accepted to become an Associate Member of the Department of Archeology

Reviewer for the Special Arrangements PhD program as requested per Vice-President, Academic and Provost Jonathan C. Driver (one application).


Active Service to the Academic Community


ORGANIZER (4)

Co-Organizer, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

^ Organizer and Chair, 2009 Human Biology Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Co-Organizer and Co-Chair of the Evolutionary Endocrinology: Integrating Proximate Mechanisms, Ontogeny and Evolved Function” 2008 Plenary session of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association. Columbus, Ohio, USA.

^ Organizer and Chair of the Stress and Reproduction: From Sexual Dysfunction to Spontaneous Abortion” Symposium for the 2007 World Congress of Stress, Budapest, Hungary.


PANELIST

Panelist at the Student Reception at the Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association (2009, 2010, 2011) (students select the guest panelists for this event).


^ REFEREE JOURNALS (8)

American Journal of Human Biology (3 articles),

American Journal of Epidemiology (1 article),

Biological Psychology (1 article)

Epidemiology (1 article)

Human Nature (1 article)

Psychoneuroendocrinology (1 article)

PLoS ONE (1 article)

Reproductive BioMedicine Online (1 article)


^ REFEREE - GRANTS

National Science Foundation, USA (Anthropology, Add –hoc External Reviewer for grants between 2007 and 2010)

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canada (2009-2011)


EDITORIAL RESPONSABILITIES

Guest editor in 2009 for the American Journal of Human Biology issue 21(6) for the publication of the Plenary presentations from the 2008Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association.

Guest member at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Editorial Committee Annual Review of Anthropology


^ SERVICE – MISCALLANEA


2002


2001 – 2003


1990-1991


1989 – 1991


1989 – 1990


^ Student representative Search Committee for a new faculty hire

Department of Anthropology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


Creator and promoter of the fund to send a Mayan Kakchiquel woman from Guatemala to Medical School.

A project aimed to strengthen the social position of indigenous women, reduce sexism and reduce women’s morbidity and mortality. Asociación Amigos de la Escuela, Guatemala.


^ Co-producer of four TV educational advertisements on the protection of fauna.

Sponsored by the Fundacion Patagonia Natural and the Government of Chubut Province, Argentina.


Co-producer of a series of educational radio programs. Fundacion Patagonia Natural, Argentina.


Fauna Conservation Speaker for Elementary Schools in Chubut, Argentina.

Volunteer for Fundacion Patagonia Natural.



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


American Anthropological Association

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

BC Environmental and Occupational Health Research Network

Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology

Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture (UBC-SFU)

Guatemalan Scholars Network

Human Early Learning Partnership

Human Biology Association (Fellow)

Women’s Health Research Institute

Women’s Health Research Network






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