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Achievements

University staff and faculty are accomplishing great things every day. See
who’s making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more.

Offices and Awards

Tony Brenneman, associate director of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program, received the Rising Star Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association.

Matthew P. Brown, director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, received an honorable mention for the Modern Language Association of America’s First Book Prize.

Garry Buettner, professor of radiation oncology in the Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the distinction of 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, has accepted a four-year term as a member of the new International Advisory Board for the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. In addition, he was named to a five-member United Nations Environmental Programme team that will issue a February 2009  “environmental report card” for the 2008 Olympic Games.

R. William Field, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, was one of 10 experts who were requested to present their work to the President’s Cancer Panel in Charleston, S.C.

Kelly Jo Karnes, associate director of the University of Iowa Office of Student Life, was elected president of the Association of Fraternity Advisors. Karnes will serve as president-elect in 2009, president in 2010, and past president in 2011.

Joan Murrin, program director of the University of Iowa Dual Career Network, was the keynote speaker at a recent conference hosted by the University of Virginia.

William Nelson, director of the University of Iowa Office of Student Life, received Robert Shaffer Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors.

Paul Rothman, professor of internal medicine and dean of the Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the distinction of 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sara Sanders, assistant professor of social work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the 2008 Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Faculty Achievement Award.

Edward Saunders, associate professor and director of the UI School of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named the Insley-Evans Public Health Social Worker of the Year–2008 by the American Public Health Association.

Marc S. Wold, professor of biochemistry in the Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the distinction of 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association received two awards in the 2008 Pride of CASE V awards program: a gold award in the category of Most Improved Alumni Magazine for the redesign of the print version of Iowa Alumni Magazine; and a bronze award in the category of Excellence in Research/Scientific/Medical Writing for the article “A sick fantasy,” written by associate editor Kathryn Howe and edited by editor Tina Owen.

Publications and Creations

Tippie College of Business

Chi C; Street N, management sciences; 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 41, 2008.

 

College of Dentistry

Chi D, pediatric dentistry; Milgrom P: an article, “The oral health of homeless adolescents and young adults and determinants of oral health: preliminary findings,” Special Care in Dentistry 28(6), November–December 2008.

Lawson J; Warren JJ, Levy SM, Broffitt B, preventive and community dentistry; Bishara SE, orthodontics: an article, “Relative esthetic importance of orthodontic and color abnormalities,” Angle Orthodontist 78(5), 2008.

Spector M, Holmes DC, Doering JV, family dentistry: an article, “Correlation of quantity of dental students’ clinical experiences with faculty evaluation of overall clinical competence: a 22-year retrospective investigation,” Journal of Dental Education 72(12), December 2008.

Warren JJ, Levy SM, Broffitt B, preventive and community dentistry; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Kanellis MJ, dental clinical administration; Weber-Gasparoni K, pediatric dentistry: an article, “Considerations on optimal fluoride intake using dental fluorosis and dental caries outcomes—a longitudinal study,” Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Nov. 21, 2008.

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

For a list of recently published books and compact discs, go to www.clas.uiowa.edu/books.

Atkinson MBJ; Bucar DK; Sokolov AN; Friscic T; Robinson CN; Bilal MY; Sinada NG; Chevannes A; MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “General application of mechanochemistry to templated solid-state reactivity: rapid and solvent-free access to crystalline supermolecules,” Chemical Communications 44, 2008.

Berry SJ, journalism and mass communication: a book, Watchdog Journalism: The Art of Investigative Reporting, Oxford University Press–USA, 2009.

Beyer KMM, geography; Rushton G, health management and policy: an article, “Mapping cancer for community engagement,” Preventing Chronic Disease 6(1), 2009.

Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “Surface science of complex environmental interfaces: Oxide and carbonate surfaces in dynamic equilibrium with water vapor,” Surface Science, 602(18), Sept. 15, 2008.

Hamilton TD; Papaefstathiou GS; Friscic T; Bucar DK; MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “Onion-shell metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs): a general approach to decorate the exteriors of MOPs using principles of supramolecular chemistry,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 130(44), Nov. 5, 2008.

Jackson TA; Rohde JU, chemistry; Seo MS; et al.: an article, “Axial ligand effects on the geometric and electronic structures of nonheme Oxoiron(IV) complexes,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (37), 2008.

Mente NR; Neighbors JD; Wiemer DF, chemistry: an article, “BF3 center dot Et2O-mediated cascade cyclizations: Synthesis of schweinfurthins F and G,” Journal of Organic Chemistry 73(20), Oct. 17, 2008.

Moffet RC; Desyaterik Y; Hopkins RJ; Tivanski AV, chemistry; et al.: an article, “Characterization of aerosols containing Zn, Pb, and Cl from an industrial region of Mexico City,” Environmental Science & Technology 42(19), Oct. 1, 2008.

Parker LL; Chung YH; Margulis CJ, chemistry; Jensen JH: an article, “Rationalization of the difference in lifetime of two covalent sialosyl-enzyme intermediates of Trypanosoma rangeli Sialidase,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112(45), Nov. 13, 2008.

Pigge FC, chemistry; Dalvi R: an article, “Metal-mediated dearomatization leading to 2-azaspiro[4.5]decanes via tandem nucleophilic aromatic addition-Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons olefination-oxidative demetalation sequences,” Tetrahedron 64(44), Oct. 27, 2008.

Roca M; Haes AJ, chemistry: an article, “Silica-void-gold nanoparticles: temporally stable surf ace-enhanced raman scattering substrates,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 130(43), Oct. 29, 2008.

Runge MB; Lipscomb CE; Ditzler LR; Mahanthappa MK; Tivanski AV, Bowden NB, chemistry: an article, “Investigation of the assembly of comb block copolymers in the solid state,” Macromolecules 41(20), Oct. 28, 2008.

Sulub Y; Small GW, chemistry: an article, “Simulated radiance profiles for automating the interpretation of airborne passive multi-spectral infrared images,” Applied Spectroscopy 62(10), October 2008.

Thurston JH; Dougherty MJ; Swenson DC; Messerle LW, chemistry: an article, “[Bi-5(dpd)(6)subset of CH3CN](ClO4)(3)center dot 3CH(3)CN: a supramolecular, tetrahedral pentabismuth cluster derived from a nonabismuth oxo/hydroxide,” Dalton Transactions 38, 2008.

 

College of Nursing

Culp K, nursing; Brooks M; Rupe K, nursing; Zwerling C, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Traumatic injury rates in meatpacking plant workers,” Journal of Agromedicine 13(1), 2008.

 

College of Public Health

Behar S; Upperman JS; Ramirez M, occupational and environmental health; Dorey F; Nager A: an article, “Training medical staff for pediatric disaster victims: A comparison of different teaching methods,” American Journal of Disaster Medicine 3(4), 2008.

Beyer KMM, geography; Rushton G, health management and policy: an article, “Mapping cancer for community engagement,” Preventing Chronic Disease 6(1), 2009.

Chi C; Street N, management sciences; 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 41, 2008.

Culp K, nursing; Brooks M; Rupe K, nursing; Zwerling C, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Traumatic injury rates in meatpacking plant workers,” Journal of Agromedicine 13(1), 2008.

Prybil L, health management and policy; Benton J: a chapter: “Community Benefit: The Nonprofit Community Health System Perspective,” Governance for Health Care Providers: The Call to Leadership, Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2009.

Prybil L, health management and policy, an article, “Engaging nurses in governing hospitals and health systems,” Journal of Nursing Care Quality 24, January–March 2009.
 
Robinson JG, epidemiology: an article, “Management of complex lipid abnormalities with a fixed dose combination of simvastatin and extended release niacin,” Journal of Vascular Health and Risk Management 5, 2009.

Rossouw JE; Cushman M; Greenland P; Lloyd-Jones DM; Bray P; Kooperberg C; Pettinger M; Robinson J, epidemiology; Hendrix S; Hsia J: an article, “Inflammatory, lipid, thrombotic, and genetic markers of coronary heart disease risk in the Women’s Health Initiative trials of hormone therapy,” Archives of Internal Medicine 168, 2008.

Smith TC, Capuano AW, epidemiology and biostatistics; Boese B; Myers KP, Gray GC, epidemiology: an article, “Exposure to Streptococcus suis among U.S. swine workers,” Emerging Infectious Diseases 14(12), December 2008.

Sprince NL, Zwerling C, occupational and environmental health; Whitten PS; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Burmeister LF, biostatistics; Gillette PP, epidemiology; Thu K; Alavanja MC: an article, “Farm activities associated with eye injuries in the Agricultural Health Study,” Journal of Agromedicine 13(1), 2008.

Warren JJ, Levy SM, Broffitt B, preventive and community dentistry; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Kanellis MJ, dental clinical administration; Weber-Gasparoni K, pediatric dentistry: an article, “Considerations on optimal fluoride intake using dental fluorosis and dental caries outcomes—a longitudinal study,” Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Nov. 21, 2008.

Wehby GL, health management and policy; Murray JC, neonatology; Castilla EE; Lopez-Camelo JS; Ohsfeldt RL: an article, “Prenatal care demand and its effects on birth outcomes by birth defect status in Argentina,” Economics and Human Biology, October 2008.

 

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