Evans K. Afenya

At the Elmhurst College Summer program

Born:

place: Ghana

Bachelor of Science Mathematics, 1982; University of Science

and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; Master of Science in Mathematics, 1989; University of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (Mathematics Ph.D. 1992)

thesis:Modeling Granulocytopoiesis, Normal and Leukemic States; Advisor: Calixto Calderónarea of degree: Mathematical Biology

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Elmhurst College

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email: evansa@elmhurst.eduEmployment: Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Elmhurst College; 1998 - present. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Elmhurst College; 1992 - 1998.Director, Elmhurst College Academy in Mathematics and Science; 1995 - present. Consultant, Midtown Educational Foundation Summer Program for Inner-City Students, 1994. Consultant and Instructor, Health Careers Opportunity Program, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; 1993 and 1994.

Dr. Afenya has given many invited lectures.

Selected Honors

National Science Foundation Biomathematical Research Grant (DMS-9973944), 1999 - 2002.

National Science Foundation Biomathematical Research Planning Grant (DMS-9710350), 1998 - 1999.

Faculty Summer Research Fellowship Grant, Elmhurst College; 1994, 1995, 1997 - 2000.

SIAM-Awarded NSF Fellowship Travel Grant, 1991 and 1995.

The Marie L. Johnson Award, University of Illinois at Chicago; 1993.

U.S. Department of Education Fellowship; 1992.

RESEARCH

Modeling the Malignant Diseases

PUBLICATIONS

RECENT WORK2. Recovery of Normal Hemopoiesis in Disseminated Cancer Therapy - A Model", Math. Biosci. (accepted for publication - May 2001).

1.

Use of Real Time Data to Validate Model Predictions Based on Analyses and Computer Simulations, Cell Prolif. (accepted for publication - May 2001).

PUBLISHED

**Afenya, Evans K.**Recovery of normal hemopoiesis in disseminated cancer therapy---a model.*Math. Biosci.***172**(2001), no. 1, 15--32.**Evans K. Afenya**, S. Mundle, K. Allampallam, K. A. Rashid, B. Dangerfield, J. Cartlidge, D. Zeitler, S. Alvi, V. Shetty, P. Venugopal, and A. Raza,__Presence of Activation Related m-RNA for EBV and CMV in the Bone Marrow of Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes__, Can. Letters**164**: 197-205

(2001).**Evans K. Afenya**and Calixto P. Calderon,__Diverse Ideas on the Growth Kinetics of Disseminated Cancer Cells__, Bull. Math. Biol.**62**: 527-542 (2000).**Evans K. Afenya**and Calixto P. Calderon, A Remark on Leukemogenesis, Int. J. Math.

Statist. Sci. 8(2): 199-205 (1999).**Afenya, E. K.**, and**Bentil, Daniel E.**. Some Perspectives on Modeling Leukemia, Math.

Biosci.**150**: 113-130 (1998).**Afenya, E. K.**, Cancer Treatment Strategies and Mathematical Modeling", Mary Ann Horn, Gieri Simonett, and Glenn Webb (eds.), Mathematical Models in Medical and Health Sciences, pp 1-15, 1998.**Afenya, E. K.**, and**Bentil, D. E.**.__Some perspectives on modeling leukemia__. Math. Biosc.**150**(1998), 113-130.**Evans K. Afenya**and Calixto P. Calderon,__Normal Cell Decline and Inhibition in Acute Leukemia: A Biomathematical Modeling Approach__, Cancer Detection and Prevention 1996;**20**(3):171-170.**Evans K. Afenya**and Calixto P. Calderón,__A Brief Look at Normal Cell Decline and Inhibition in Acute Leukemia__, J. Can. Det. Prev.**20**(3): 171-179 (1996).**Evans K. Afenya**, Acute Leukemia and Chemotherapy: A Modeling Viewpoint", Math. Biosci.**138**: 79-100 (1996).- 5. B. Adu,
**Evans K. Afenya**, L. Otten, and P. Groenevelt,__Thermodynamics of Microwave (Polarized) Heating Systems__, Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy**30**(2): 90-96 (1995). **Evans K. Afenya**and Calixto P. Calderon.__A Remark on a Nonlinear Integral Equation__. Revista de la Union Matematica Argentina**39**: 223-227 (1995).**Afenya, E. K.**, and**Bentil, D. E.**.__Models of Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia and its Chemotherapy__, Computational Medicine, Public Health, and Biotechnology, Part I World Scientific Series in Mathematical Biology and Medicine**5**: 397-412 (1995).**Evans K. Afenya**S. C. Archambault and I. Anand.__Modeling Tumor Growth__, Proceedings of the University of Hartford Workshop on Computers in the Teaching of Mathematics (1994).

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