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Offices and Awards

Christopher Atchison, clinical professor of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, was appointed cochair of the Partnership for Better Health, a coalition of 21 Iowa organizations interested in encouraging U.S. presidential candidates to discuss and debate public health issues.

Bill Field, associate professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, completed service on a Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board working group of the National Academy of Science; in addition, Field was selected by publisher ABC-CLIO as one of the world’s leading authorities on the health hazards posed by exposure to radon gas.

Murray Madsen, program consultant of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, will serve on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Ag Forestry Fishing Sector Council.

Larry Robertson, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, will serve on the External Advisory Committee of the University of Texas–El Paso’s Border Biomedical Research Center.

Publications and Creations

Tippie College of Business

Burer S, management sciences; Lee J: an article, “Solving maximum-entropy sampling problems using factored masks,” Mathematical Programming 109, 2007.

Geweke J, economics/statistics: an article, “Modeling asset returns with smoothly mixing regressions,” Medium for Econometric Applications 14, 2006.

Houge T, finance; Loughran T: an article, “Do investors capture the value premium?” Financial Management 35(2), 2006.

Lowe T, management sciences; Garfinkel R; Fernandez E: an article, “The k-Centrum shortest path problem,” TOP 14, 2006.

Lowe T, Campbell A, management sciences; Zhang L: two articles: “The p-Hub center allocation problem,” European Journal of Operations Research 176, 2007; and “Upgrading arcs to minimize the maximum travel time in a network,” Networks 47, 2006.


College of Dentistry

Carrilho MRO; Carvalho RM; de Goes MF; di Hipólito V; Geraldeli S, Dows Institute; Tay FR; Pashley DH; Tjäderhane L: an article, “Chlorhexidine preserves dentin bond in vitro,” Journal of Dental Research 86(1), 2007.

Vargas KG, pediatric dentistry; Packham B; Lowman D: an article, “Preliminary evaluation of sodium hypochlorite for pulpotomies in primary molars,” Pediatric Dentistry 28(6), November-December 2006.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Bowden NB, chemistry: an article, “New methods for anionic polymerizations at elevated temperatures: ‘retarded anionic polymerizations,’” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 207(21), Nov. 1, 2006.

Bucar DK; MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “Preparation and reactivity of nanocrystalline cocrystals formed via sonocrystallization,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 129(1), Jan. 10, 2007.

Geng ML, chemistry; Noda I; Ozaki Y: an article, “Preface for 2DCOS-3 conference,” Journal of Molecular Structure 799(1-3), Nov. 6, 2006.

Gibney BR; Franklin SJ, chemistry: an article, “Preface: forum on biomolecular design in inorganic chemistry,” Inorganic Chemistry 45(25), Dec. 11, 2006.

Harjani JR; Friscic T; MacGillivray LR, chemistry; et al.: an article, “Metal chelate formation using a task-specific ionic liquid,” Inorganic Chemistry 45(25), Dec. 11, 2006.

Harris KL; Lim S; Franklin SJ, chemistry: an article, “Of folding and function: understanding active-site context through metalloenzyme design,” Inorganic Chemistry 45(25), Dec. 11, 2006.

Jiao P; Swenson DC; Gloer JB, chemistry; et al.: an article, “Decaspirones A-E, bioactive spirodioxynaphthalenes from the freshwater aquatic fungus Decaisnella thyridioides,” Journal of Natural Products 69(12), December 2006.

Knagge K; Johnson M; Grassian VH, Larsen SC, chemistry: an article, “Adsorption and thermal reaction of DMMP in nanocrystalline NaY,” Langmuir 22(26), Dec. 19, 2006.

Kurth WS, physics and astronomy; Lecacheux A; Averkamp TF, Groene JB, Gurnett DA, physics and astronomy: an article: “A Saturnian longitude system based on a variable kilometric radiation period,” Geophysical Research Letters 34, Jan. 17, 2007.

Menietti JD, physics and astronomy; Yoon PH; Gurnett DA, physics and astronomy: an article: “Possible eigenmode trapping in density enhancements in Saturn’s inner magnetosphere,” Geophysical Research Letters 34, Feb. 20, 2007.

Mogili PK; Kleiber PD; Young MA, Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “Heterogeneous uptake of ozone on reactive components of mineral dust aerosol: an environmental aerosol reaction chamber study,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 110(51), Dec. 28, 2006.

Pigge FC, chemistry; Dighe MK; Rath NP: an article, “Self-assembly of sticky TABs: inclusion complexes and hydrates from 1,3,5-tris(4-hydroxybenzoyl)benzene,” Crystal Growth and Design 6(12), Dec. 6, 2006.

Runge MB; Mwangi MT; Bowden NB, chemistry: an article, “New selectivities from old catalysts: occlusion of Grubbs’ catalysts in PDMS to change their reactions,” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 691(24-25), Dec. 1, 2006.

Shim SH; Gloer JB, chemistry; Wicklow DT: an article, “Penifulvins B-E and a silphinene analogue: sesquiterpenoids from a fungicolous isolate of Penicillium griseofulvum,” Journal of Natural Products 69(11), Nov. 27, 2006.

Skvortsova Y; Wang GF; Geng ML, chemistry: an article, “Statistical two-dimensional correlation coefficient mapping of simulated tissue phantom data: boundary determination in tissue classification for cancer diagnosis,” Journal of Molecular Structure 799(1-3), Nov. 6, 2006.

Small GW, chemistry: an article, “Chemometrics and near-infrared spectroscopy: avoiding the pitfalls,” Trends in Analytical Chemistry 25(11), December 2006.

Wang GF; Geng ML, chemistry: an article, “Unfolding of apomyoglobin studied with two-dimensional correlations of tryptophan, 8-anilino-1-naphthalenesulfonate, and pyrene fluorescence,” Journal of Molecular Structure 799(1-3), Nov. 6, 2006.

Wang GF; Karnes J; Bunker CE; Geng ML, chemistry: an article, “Two-dimensional correlation coefficient mapping in gas chromatography: jet fuel classification for environmental analysis,” Journal of Molecular Structure 799(1-3), Nov. 6, 2006.

Wang Y; Burton DJ, chemistry: an article, “Base-catalyzed cyclization of monofluorodienynes: a new route to substituted fluorobenzene derivatives,” Tetrahedron Letters 47(52), Dec. 25, 2006.

Young VA, African American studies and rhetoric: a book, Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, March 2007.

Zhong ZM; Wang GF; Geng ML, chemistry: an article, “Probing strong adsorption of individual solute molecules at solid/liquid interfaces with model-based statistical two-dimensional correlation analysis,” Journal of Molecular Structure 799(1-3), Nov. 6, 2006.


College of Public Health

Cook TM, occupational and environmental health; Morcuende J, orthopaedic surgery; Missen CC, WiderNet project: a presentation, “Closing the know-do gap: using e-tools to treat clubfoot,” World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Feb. 13, 2007.

Forman-Hoffman VL; Yankey JW, biostatistics; Hillis SL, internal medicine; Wallace RB, epidemiology; Wolinsky FD, health management and policy: an article, “Weight and depressive symptoms in older adults: direction of influence?” Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 62(1), January 2007.

Frerichs L; Andsager JL, journalism and mass communication; Campo S, Aquilino M, community and behavioral health; Stewart Dyer C, journalism and mass communication: an article, “Framing breastfeeding and formula-feeding messages in popular U.S. magazines,” Women & Health 44(1), 2006.

Lehmann L; Esch HL; Kirby PA, path/anatomic services; Robertson LW, Ludewig G, occupational and environmental health: an article, “4-Monochlorobiphenyl (PCB3) induces mutations in the livers of transgenic Fisher 344 rats,” Carcinogenesis 28, 2007.

Ludewig G, Esch H; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health: a chapter, “Polyhalogenierte Bi- und Terphenyle,” Handbuch der Lebensmitteltoxikologie, Wiley-VCH Weinheim, 2007.  

Prybil L, health management and policy; Charlton M; Roberts P: an article, “The Wellmark and University of Iowa partnership: an innovative model for collaboration between Blue Cross-Blue Shield plans and colleges,” Inquiry 43, Winter 2007.

Wagoner MD, ophthalmology; Al-Swailem SA; Sutphin JE, ophthalmology; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics: an article, “Bacterial keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty incidence, microbiological profile, graft survival, and visual outcome,” Ophthalmology, Jan. 31, 2007.

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