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Offices and Awards

William Doucette, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, was elected chair of the Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences Section of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science in the American Pharmacists Association.

Karen Farris, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, was elected chair of the Social and Administrative Sciences Section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Michael Kelly, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Pharmacy, was nominated as the chair-elect of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Charmaine Kleiber, associate professor, Meridean Maas, professor emeritus, Ann Marie McCarthy, professor, and Janet Specht, associate professor, all in the College of Nursing, received the Edge Runner Award from the American Academy of Nursing.

Meridean Maas, professor emeritus in the College of Nursing, received the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award from the Gerontological Society of America.

Axel Ruprecht, professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine in the College of Dentistry, was selected to serve on the editorial board of the European Journal of Dentistry.

University of Iowa Foundation won six silver awards in the 2006 38th Annual ADDY Awards competition, sponsored by the Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids. Awards were given for the What’s Next annual report on giving (and for the report’s photography), the “Good. Better. Best. Iowa!”campaign final report, the campaign’s victory celebration invitation package, the Engineering 2007 class gift poster, and the Kinnick Stadium rededication invitation.


Publications and Creations

Tippie College of Business

Paarsch H,economics; Donald SG; Robert J: an article, “An empirical model of the multi-unit, sequential, clock auction,” Journal of Applied Econometrics 21, December 2006.

Thomas B, management sciences; White CC III: an article, “Dynamic shortest path problem with anticipation,” European Journal of Operational Research 176, 2007.

College of Dentistry

Marshall TA, Eichenberger-Gilmore JM, Larson MA, Warren JJ, Levy SM: an article, “Comparison of the intakes of sugars by young children with and without dental caries experience,” J Am Dent Assoc 138(1), January 2007.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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College of Nursing

Boese T; Griffith KC: an article, “Iowa implements ANA’s Handle With Care Campaign,” Iowa Nurse Reporter 19(3), 2006.

Buckwalter K; Hall GR; Stevens GL: an article, “Late-onset schizophrenia,” Psychiatric Nurse Counseling Points 1(3).

Buckwalter KC: an article, “Caregiving can be ‘risky business,’” Aging in Iowa, November/December 2006.

Buettner LL; Buckwalter K: an article, “Get your ACTivities together,” Journal of Gerontologcial Nursing 32(11), 2006.

Clinton P: an article, “President’s message: a gift worth giving,” Journal of Pediatric Health Care 20(6), 2006.

Kopelman T; Huber D; Kopelman R; Sarrazin MV; Hall J: an article, “Client satisfaction with rural substance abuse case management,” Case Management Journals 7(4), Winter 2006.

Maas ML; Buckwalter KC: an article, “Providing quality care in assisted living facilities,” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 32(11), 2006.

Schutte DL: an article, “Alzheimer’s disease and genetics: anticipating the questions,” American Journal of Nursing 106(12), 2006.

Schutte DL; Holston EC: an article, “Chronic dementing conditions, genomics, and new opportunities for nursing interventions,” Journal of Nursing Scholarship 38(4), 2006.

College of Pharmacy

Fiegel J; Clarke R; Edwards D: an article, “Airborne infectious disease and the suppression of exhaled aerosols,” Drug Discovery Today 11(1-2), 2006.

Tello-Aburto, R; Ochoa-Teran A; Olivo HF: an article, “Model studies on the ring construction of the auriside macrolactone,” Tetrahedron Letters 47, 2006.

Christensen DB; Farris KB: an article, “Pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies: practice and research in the United States,” Annals of Pharmacotherapy 40, 2006.

Zillich AJ, Sutherland JM, Wilson SJ, Diekema DJ, Ernst EJ, Vaughn TE, Doebbeling BN: an article, “Antimicrobial use control measures to prevent and control antimicrobial resistance in U.S. hospitals,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 27, 2006.

College of Public Health

Anton D, Gerr F, Meyers A, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC, occupational and environmental health; Reynolds J: an article, “Effect of aviation snip design and task height on upper extremity muscular activity and wrist posture,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 4(2), February 2007.

Bartlett HL, Atkins DL, peds-cardio; Burns TL, public health genetics; Engelkes KJ; Powell SJ; Hills CB; Moller JH: an article, “Early outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement in young children,” Circulation, Jan. 2, 2007.

Chrischilles E, Rubenstein L, epidemiology; Van Gilder R; Voelker M, epidemiology; Wright K; Wallace R, epidemiology: an article, “Risk factors for adverse drug events in older adults with mobility limitations in the community setting,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55(1), January 2007.

Damiano PC, Tyler MC, public policy center; Romitti PA, epidemiology; Momany ET, public policy center; Canady JW, Karnell MP, otolaryngology; Murray JC, neonatology: an article, “Type of oral cleft and mothers' perceptions of care, health status, and outcomes for preadolescent children,” The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 43(6), November 2006.

Dickson ME; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Rahmouni K, internal medicine; Sigmund CD, internal medicine-cardiology: an article, “The -20 and -217 promoter variants dominate differential angiotensinogen haplotype regulation in angiotensinogen-expressing cells,” Hypertension, Jan. 2, 2007.

Ghosh K; Vyas SM; Lehmler HJ, occupational and environmental health; Rankin SE; Knutson BL: an article, “Tailoring porous silica films through supercritical carbon dioxide processing of fluorinated surfactant templates,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111(2), Jan. 19, 2007.

Grady D; Vittinghoff E; Lin F; Hanes V; Ensrud K; Habel LA; Wallace R, epidemiology; Macer J; Cummings SR; Shepherd J: an article, “Effect of ultra-low-dose transdermal estradiol on breast density in postmenopausal women,” Menopause, Jan. 11, 2007.

Gray GC, Capuano AW, Setterquist SF, epidemiology; Erdman DD; Nobbs ND; Abed Y; Doern GV, pathology; Starks SE, occupational and environmental health; Boivin G: an article, “Multi-year study of human metapneumovirus infection at a large U.S. Midwestern medical referral center,” Journal of Clinical Virology 37(4), December 2006.

Hayreh SS, vascular; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics: an article, “Optic disc edema in non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy,” Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Jan. 12, 2007.

Kania-Korwel I; Shaikh NS; Hornbuckle KC, civil and environmental engineering; Robertson LW, Lehmler HJ, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Enantioselective disposition of PCB 136 (2,2',3,3',6,6'-hexachlorobiphenyl) in C57BL/6 mice after oral and intraperitoneal administration,” Chirality 19(1), January 2007.

Polgreen PM, internal medicine; Chen YY; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Ward M, infectious disease; Coffman S, epidemiology; Hornick DB, Diekema DJ, Herwaldt LA internal medicine: an article, “An outbreak of severe clostridium difficile-associated disease possibly related to inappropriate antimicrobial therapy for community-acquired pneumonia,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 28(2), February 2007.

Rao CY; Riggs MA; Chew GL; Muilenberg ML; Thorne PS, occupational and environmental health; Sickle DV; Dunn KH; Brown C: an article, “Characterizing airborne molds, endotoxins and glucans in homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Jan. 5, 2007.

Robinson JG, epidemiology; Bakris G; Torner J, epidemiology; Stone NJ; Wallace R, epidemiology: an article, “Is it time for a cardiovascular primary prevention trial in the elderly?” Stroke, Dec. 28, 2006.

Robinson JG, Wallace R, epidemiology; Limacher M; Sato A; Cochrane B; Wassertheil-Smoller S; Ockene JK; Blanchette PL; Ko MG: an article, “Elderly women diagnosed with nonspecific chest pain may be at increased cardiovascular risk,” Journal of Women's Health 15(10), December 2006.

Ward MM, Jaana M, Bahensky JA, Vartak S, Wakefield DS, health management and policy: an article, “Clinical information system availability and use in urban and rural hospitals,” Journal of Medical Systems 30(6), December 2006.

Wolinsky FD, occupational and environmental health; Unverzagt FW; Smith DM; Jones R; Stoddard A; Tennstedt SL, an article, “The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and health-related quality of life: protection that lasts for five years,” Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 61(12), December 2006.

Longevity Awards

Staff Council’s service recognition program acknowledges all P&S and merit staff who have reached 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, or 50 years of continuous service. Longevity Award winners receive a certificate and letter of appreciation from the Office of the President.

Award winners for January are listed below.

25 Years

  • Susan Beckett, engineering computer network
  • Patricia Beemer, intercollegiate athletics
  • James Blayer, nursing services
  • Karen Dawes, nursing administration
  • Janet Ervin, psychological and quantitative foundations
  • Lori Giannini, Facilities Management
  • Linda Gorsch, nursing administration
  • Gail Herzog, Family Care Center
  • Mary McKinney, pediatrics
  • Jacqueline Nelson, nursing administration
  • Francis Prohaska, health information management
  • Julia Tomash, drug information services

30 Years

  • Paul Cooper, university veterinarian
  • Charles Eastham, health care information systems
  • Nancy Kirkpatrick, hospital administration
  • Suzanne Krogh, rehabilitation therapies
  • Leslie Steenlage, intercollegiate athletics
  • Cynthia Thrapp, University Box Office manager and SCOPE advisor 
  • Sandra Tomas, College of Medicine administration

40 Years

  • Sheri Lane, environmental and guest services
  • Mary Shettler, business office
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