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Jill Kawalec PhD

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Jill S. Kawalec, PhD

Associate Professor and Division Head

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Education:
B.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests:
Orthopaedic Biomaterials
Cartilage Repair and Replacement
Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Complications

Recent Conference Poster Presentations:
  • “Nonvisual Foot Examination for People with Visual Impairment” – American Diabetes Association, 2014
  • “Nonvisual Foot Inspection for People with Visual Impairment” – American Diabetes Association, 2013
  • “Cadaveric Evaluation and Mechanical Testing of the Foot with an Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy Comparing a Bi-Phasic Ceramic Bone Substitute to Tricortical Cancellous Allograft” – American Podiatric Medical Association, 2012
  • “The Susceptibility of Common Foot Pathogens Isolated from Deep Soft Tissue and Bone to Silver in Patients with Diabetic Foot Infections: A Statistical Evaluation Generated from Testing Silver-Based Dressing Products” – Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, 2011
Representative Publications:
  • J.S. Kawalec-Carroll, V.J. Hetherington, D.S. Dockery, C. Shive, P.V. Lehmann, O.S. Targoni, D. Nadler and D. Prins, “Immunogenicity of Unprocessed and Photooxidized Bovine and Human Osteochondral Grafts in Collagen-Sensitive Mice”, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7:32, 2006.
  • V.J. Hetherington, J.S. Kawalec, D.S. Dockery, P.V. Lehmann, O.S. Targoni, and D. Nadler, “Immunologic Testing of Xeno-Derived Osteochondral Grafts Using Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Healthy Human Donors”, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 6:36, 2005.
  • J.S. Kawalec, V.J. Hetherington, T.C. Pfennigwerth, D.S. Dockery and M. Dolce, “Effect of a Diode Laser on Wound Healing Using Diabetic and Nondiabetic Mice”, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 43, pp. 214-220, 2004.
  • V.J. Hetherington, J.S. Kawalec and B. Bhattacharyya, “Enhancement of the Fixation of Pyrolytic Carbon Implants by Using Atomic Oxygen Texturing”, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 43, pp. 16-19, 2004.
  • J.S. Kawalec, V.J. Hetherington, T.C. Melillo and N. Corbin, “Evaluation of Fibrocartilage Regeneration and Bone Response at Full-Thickness Cartilage Defects in Articulation with Pyrolytic Carbon or Cobalt-Chromium Alloy Hemiarthroplasties”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 41, pp. 534-540, 1998.
  • J.S. Kawalec, S.A. Brown, J.H. Payer and K. Merritt, “Mixed-Metal Fretting Corrosion of Ti6Al4V and Wrought Cobalt Alloy”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 29, pp. 867-873, 1995.

Awards and Honors:
Kent State University Scholar of the Month – October 2013