Alumnus Profile: Margie Bleyer Lieberman, ’85 and Faculty Profile: Dr. Julian Gomez-Cambronero

Alumnus Profile

Margie Bleyer Lieberman, ’85 Psy.D. School of Professional Psychology

Margie Lieberman earned her Psy.D. in 1985 from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology; she also attended McGill University and the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Margie is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience dealing with a broad range of psychological and health-related issues.

She has worked as a senior psychologist in a national firm of over 400 registered psychologists, where she was involved in program development, management, presentations, coaching, supervision of clinical staff, and crisis management with several national corporate companies. 

In 2007, Margie was given an award by the Ontario Psychological Association in recognition of her pro bono community work in advancing the public awareness of the psychological/cancer interface. She created and ran the Canadian Centre for Psycho-Oncology.

For the past 15 years, Margie has been in private practice. Her caseload includes a diverse population including members of the military. Margie has developed expertise in the area of trauma, creating several clinical protocols.

She has served on a board of inquiry with the College of Psychologists and was requested to supervise psychologists who did not meet the standards of the profession.

Margie uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy. She clinically assesses each individual to determine what therapy or therapies a person is likely to respond to. Margie employs traditional psychological therapies, as well as somatic or mind body therapies. The latter therapies are particularly healing for traumatic responses that don’t necessarily do well with more conventional “talk” therapy.

Her interests lie in the convergence of cognitive psychology, the neurosciences, and neuro-imaging, which now can inform on brain functioning. 

Faculty Profile

Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology College of Science and Mathematics & Boonshoft School of Medicine

Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., and his research team have accomplished much since the Boonshoft School of Medicine hired Gomez-Cambronero in 1995. Recent events, however, would indicate the best could be yet to come.

Gomez-Cambronero has published findings that may prove significant in cancer research. His team discovered a key protein that plays a critical role in the development of breast cancer tumors and the spread of the disease to the nearby lungs. The next goal is to utilize that knowledge to find a way to stop the metastasis of cancer cells before they begin to attack new tissues.

Even before this significant discovery, however, Gomez-Cambronero had built a national and international reputation in medical research.

He has secured more than $6 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and other agencies. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, presented more than 60 abstracts at various conferences, and reviews manuscripts for more than 20 scientific journals.

Students from Gomez-Cambronero’s laboratory have also excelled. His graduate students have been awarded pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. Gomez-Cambronero has trained postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to significant positions in academia and industry.

“Julian has achieved…scholarship accolades while providing extraordinary teaching to medical and graduate students and service within and outside Wright State University,” said Steven J. Berberich, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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