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Offices and Awards

Paul Baumert, staff physician in Student Health Service, was named president of the North Central College Health Association.

Lori Branch, associate professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, won the Book of the Year Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

Joseph Cavanaugh, associate professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health, has been reappointed as an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the American Statistician for a three-year term.
Jordan Cohen, professor and dean emeritus in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, received the 2008 Hugo H. Schaefer Award from the American Pharmacists Association.

R. William Field, professor of occupational and environmental health and epidemiology in the College of Public Health, was appointed to the executive committee of the World Health Organization’s International Radon Project.

Dawn Gentsch, adjunct lecturer in community and behavioral health in the College of Public Health and program associate in the Institute for Public Health Practice, received the 2007 SOPHE Award from the Society for Public Health Education.

John Moloney, assistant food production manager/chef in the Iowa Memorial Union, earned a Certified Executive Chef designation from the American Culinary Federation.

Marta VanBeek, assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology in the Carver College of Medicine, received the North American Young Dermatologist International Achievement Award from the International League of Dermatological Societies.

Publications and Creations

Tippie College of Business

Berg J, accounting; Gruca T, marketing: two articles, “Public information bias and prediction market accuracy” and “Public signal bias and prediction market accuracy,” Journal of Prediction Markets 1, 2007.

Burer S, Jones P, Lowe T, management sciences: an article, “Coordinating the supply chain in the agricultural seed industry,” European Journal of Operational Research 185, 2008.

Mount MK, management and organizations; Oh IS; Burns M: an article, “Incremental validity of perceptual speed and accuracy over GMA,” Personnel Psychology 61, 2008.

Thomas B, management sciences: an article, “Waiting strategies for anticipating service request from known customer locations,” Transportation Science 43, 2007.

Wilson R, accounting; Oler M; Shevlin T: an article, “Examining investor expectations concerning tax savings on the repatriation of foreign earnings under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004,” Journal of the American Taxation Association 29, 2007.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Agrell J, music: a book, Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians, GIA Publications, December 2007.

Chemris C, Spanish and Portuguese: a book, Góngora’s Soledades and the Problem of Modernity, Tamesis Books, 2008.

Chung YH; Xia JC; Margulis CJ, chemistry: an article, “Diffusion and residence time of hydrogen peroxide and water in crowded protein environments,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111(46), Nov. 22, 2007.

Mogili PK; Yang KH; Young MA, chemistry; Kleiber PD; Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “Environmental aerosol chamber studies of extinction spectra of mineral dust aerosol components: Broadband IR-UV extinction spectra,” Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres 112 (D21), November 2007.

Schuttlefield JD; Cox D; Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “An investigation of water uptake on clays minerals using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy coupled with quartz crystal microbalance measurements,” Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres 112 (D21), November 2007.


College of Pharmacy

Hua Z; Jin Z: an article, “An improved procedure for the separation of (+) or (-)-isopinocampheol, the major side product of Brown's asymmetric crotylboranate reactions, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007.

Kaboli PJ; Ahivapour DM; Henderson MS; Barnett JM; Ishani A; Carter BL: an article, “Patient and provider perceptions of hypertension treatment: Do they agree?” Journal of Clinical Hypertension 9, 2007.

Salem AK; Behlke M: a chapter, “siRNA delivery vehicles,” RNA Interference: Application to Drug Discovery and Challenges to Pharmaceutical Development, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2007.

Trewet CB; Currie JD: a book, Applying Clinical Skills in Clinics or Ambulatory Care Setting in A Practical Guide To Pharmaceutical Care (third edition), American Pharmacists Association, 2007.

Trewet CB; Galioto NJ; Payne TJ: an article, “Leukopenia associated with paroxetine use,” The Journal of Pharmacy Technology 23, 2007.

Trewet CB; Shireman TI; Rigler SK; Howard PA: an article: “Do angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers reduce hospitalizations in older heart failure patients: A propensity analysis,” Drugs and Aging 24(11), 2007.


College of Public Health

Adams HP Jr, neurology; Effron MB; Torner J, epidemiology; Dávalos A; Frayne J; Teal P; Leclerc J; Oemar B; Padgett L; Barnathan ES; Hacke W: an article, “Emergency administration of Abciximab for treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke: Results of an international phase III trial, Abciximab in emergency treatment of stroke trial (AbESTT-II),” Stroke, Nov. 21, 2007.
Bertelsen L; Bernstein L; Olsen JH; Mellemkjaer L; Haile RW; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Malone KE; Anton-Culver H; Christensen J; Langholz B; Thomas DC; Begg CB; Capanu M; Ejlertsen B; Stovall M; Boice JD Jr; Shore RE; The Women's Environment, Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Study Collaborative Group; Bernstein JL: an article, “Effect of systemic adjuvant treatment on risk for contralateral breast cancer in the Women's Environment, Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Study,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Dec. 25, 2007.

Brock KE; Gridley G; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Ershow AG; Cantor KP: an article, “Obesity and hypertension interact to increase risk of renal cell carcinoma in Iowa, USA,” Obesity Research and Clinical Practice 1, 2007.
Cerhan JR, epidemiology; Wang S; Maurer MJ; Ansell SM; Geyer SM; Cozen W; Morton LM; Davis S; Severson RK; Rothman N; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Wacholder S; Chanock SJ; Habermann TM; Hartge P: an article, “Prognostic significance of host immune gene polymorphisms in follicular lymphoma survival,” Blood 109(12), 2007.
Chi CL, Street WN, management services; Ward MM, health management and policy: an article, “Building a hospital referral expert system with a prediction and optimization-based decision support system algorithm,” Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Oct 22, 2007.  

Clegg L; Reichman ME; Hankey BF; Miller BA; Lin YD; Johnson NJ; Schwartz SM; Bernstein L; Chen VW; Goodman MT; Gomez SL; Graff JJ; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Lin CC; Edwards BK: an article, “Quality of race, Hispanic ethnicity, and immigrant status in population-based cancer registry data:  implications for health disparity studies,” Cancer Causes and Control 18, 2007.
Fethke NB; Anton DC; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Gerr F, Cook TM, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Bootstrap exploration of surface electromyography sampling duration and exposure estimate precision,” Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 33, 2007.
Ho BC, Andreasen NC, psychiatry; Dawson JD, biostatistics; Wassink TH, psychiatry: an article, “Association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met gene polymorphism and progressive brain volume changes in schizophrenia,” American Journal of Psychiatry 164(12), December 2007.

Kuntz JL, epidemiology; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Becker LK; Ward MA, infectious diseases; Appelgate DM; Herwaldt LA, internal medicine; Polgreen PM, infectious diseases: an article, “Clostridium difficile-associated disease in patients in a small rural hospital,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 28(11), November 2007.

Largent JA; Capanu M; Bernstein L; Langholz B; Mellemkjaer L; Malone KE; Begg CB; Haile RW; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Anton-Culver H; Wolitzer A; Bernstein JL: an article, “Reproductive history and risk of second primary breast cancer: The WECARE Study,” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 16(5), 2007.
Lee JA; Thorne PS, occupational and environmental health; Reynolds SJ; O'Shaughnessy PT, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Monitoring risks in association with exposure levels among wastewater treatment plant workers,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 49(11), November 2007.

Lowe J, Aquilino M, community and behavioral health; Abramsohn E, psychology: an article, “Educating master of public health students on tobacco control and prevention: An integrated curriculum approach,” International Electronic Journal of Health Education 10, 2007.
Mahajan R; Blair A; Coble J; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Hoppin JA; Sandler DP; Alavanja MC: an article, “Carbaryl exposure and incident cancer in the Agricultural Health Study,” International Journal of Cancer 121(8), 2007.
Murphy MW; Sanderson WT, occupational and environmental health; Vargo JD, environmental health: an article, “Airborne antibiotic concentrations in a swine feeding operation,” Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 13(4), November 2007.

O’Shea MK; Pipkin C; Cane PA; Gray GC, epidemiology: an article, “Respiratory syncytial virus: An important cause of acute respiratory illness among young adults undergoing military training,” Influenza & Respiratory Viruses, Dec. 10, 2007.
Shang J; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics: an article, “Bootstrap variants of the Akaike information criterion for mixed model selection,” Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 52, 2008.
Teoh ML; Sun W, radiation oncology; Smith BJ, biostatistics; Oberley LW, radiation oncology; Cullen JJ, surgery: an article, “Modulation of reactive oxygen species in pancreatic cancer,” Clinical Cancer Research 13(24), Dec. 15, 2007.

Vartak S, Ward MM, Vaughn TE, health management and policy: an article, “Do postoperative complications vary by hospital teaching status?” Medical Care 46(1), January 2008.

Ward MH; Rusiecki JA; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Cantor KP: an article, “Nitrate in public water supplies and the risk of renal cell carcinoma,” Cancer Causes and Control 18(10), 2007.
Weydert CJ, physiology; Zhang Y, Sun W, radiation oncology; Waugh TA, urology; Teoh ML; Andringa KK; Aykin-Burns N, Spitz DR, radiation oncology; Smith BJ, biostatistics; Oberley LW, radiation oncology: an article, “Increased oxidative stress created by adenoviral MnSOD or CuZnSOD plus BCNU (1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea) inhibits breast cancer cell growth,” Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Nov. 28, 2007.  

Wilson RT; Adams-Cameron M; Burhansstipanov L; Roubidoux MA; Cobb N; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Edwards BK: an article, “Disparities in breast cancer treatment among American Indian, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women enrolled in Medicare,” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 18(3), 2007.


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

  • Fred Arnold, continuum care management
  • Douglas Colbert, material services
  • Barbara Colbert, dentistry administration
  • Laura Cullen, nursing administration
  • Johann Cutkomp, anesthesia
  • William Donahue, nursing
  • Mary Fitzpatrick, resident system facilities administration
  • Hal Ide, Hancher Auditorium
  • Frank June, nursing administration
  • Cynthia Lynch, internal medicine
  • Daniel Petersen, radiology
  • Faith Quinlan, continuum care management
  • Therese Schebler, ophthalmology
  • Sherry Slattery, radiology
  • Durk Sterner, Facilities Management
  • Lisa Swenson, nursing
  • Mary Trahan, nursing
  • Sharon Volkens, hospital graphics creative services
  • Elizabeth Voss, teaching and learning
  • Susan Walker, student services and compliance

30 Years

  • Thomas Cranston, Facilities Management
  • Susan Emde, law library
  • Paul Etre, orthopaedics and rehabilitation
  • Karen Evans, nursing
  • Martha Gordon, law administration
  • Donald Kirchner, physics and astronomy
  • Patricia Kosier, Hygienic Laboratory
  • Mary Moyers, material services
  • Mary Nixon, psychiatry
  • Cynthia Pickett, nursing
  • Carolyn Rourke, nursing administration
  • Margaret Ruddy, Facilities Management
  • Mark Shea, Ambulatory Surgery Center

35 Years

  • Diane Beeler, human resources
  • Dean Borg, hospital administration
  • Karen Wallace, endodontics
  • Connie Wilken, nursing administration


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