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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

Francois Abboud, professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics in the Carver College of Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2009 George M. Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians. Abboud also received the 2009 Walter B. Cannon Memorial Award from the American Physiological Society.

Christopher Atchison, associate dean for public health practice in the College of Public Health and director of the University Hygienic Laboratory, was selected to receive the Underserved Champion of the Year Award from the Iowa/Nebraska Primary Care Association.

Robert Brennan, professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education, was named an inaugural Fellow of the American Education Research Association.

Michael Everson, associate professor in foreign language education in the College of Education, received the 2009 A. Ronald Walton Award from the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages.

Chris Johnson, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as distinguished "silver" fellows by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Michael Kolen, professor of educational measurement and statistics in the College of Education, was named an inaugural Fellow of the American Education Research Association.

Miriam Landsman, associate professor of social work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the Slavin-Patti Award for Scholarly Excellence from the National Network for Social Work Managers.

David Lohman, professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education, was named an inaugural Fellow of the American Education Research Association.

Michael Mount, professor of management in the Tippie College of Business, received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Satish Rao, professor of internal medicine and director of neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility in the Carver College of Medicine, has received a 2009 Senior Investigator Clinical Science Research Award from the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

Michael Sauder, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, won the Philip D. Shelton Prize for Outstanding Legal Education Research awarded by the Law School Admission Council for coauthoring a paper about the impact of law school rankings.

David Soll, professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Lucille George Medal by the International Society for Human Mycology.

David Stern, professor of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received the maximum academic research distinction from the Research Institute of Peruvian and Latin American Thought.

Michael Wall, professor of neurology and ophthalmology and visual sciences in the Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as distinguished "silver" fellows by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Richard Williams, a physician with University of Iowa Health Care, is this year's recipient of the Hugh Hampton Young Award from the American Urological Association.

The Iowa Public Radio show The Exchange, produced and hosted by Ben Kieffer, senior producer in broadcasting services at The University of Iowa, won first place for Best Talk/Public Affairs program at the Northwest Broadcast News Association Eric Sevareid Awards.

 

Lectures and Presentations

Owners of the Water: Conflict and Collaboration over Rivers, a film by Laura Graham, associate professor of anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and two indigenous South American filmmakers, opened the Barcelona Indigenous Film Festival.

William Johnson, professor of endodontics in the College of Dentistry, and Richard Williamson, clinical associate professor of family dentistry in the College of Dentistry, were invited eminent scholars for the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait, and gave a three-day workshop at the First Conference of Dental Administration in Kuwait City.

Cheryl Straub-Morarend and Michael Spector, clinical assistant professors of family dentistry in the College of Dentistry, presented at the 86th annual session of the American Dental Education Association in Phoenix.
 

Publications and Creations

Tippie College of Business

Wu L; de Matta R, Lowe T, management sciences: an article, “Updating a modular product: how to set time to market and component quality,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 56(2), May 1, 2009.

 

College of Dentistry

Kuthy RA, preventive and community dentistry; Woolfolk M; Bailit HL; Formicola AJ; D’Abreu KC: an article, “Assessment of the Dental Pipeline program from the external reviewers and National Program Office,” Journal of Dental Education 73(2 Suppl), February 2009.

Vargas MA, family dentistry: an article, “Dentin bonding: effects of hemostatic agents and caries detectors,” Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 21(2), 2009.

 

College of Education

Ali SR, counseling psychology program; Bagheri Elham: an article, “Practical suggestions to accommodate the needs of Muslim students on campus,” Intersections of Religious Privilege: Difficult Dialogues and Student Affairs Practice: New Directions for Student Services 125, Spring 2009.

Seifert TA, educational policy and leadership studies; Holman-Harmon N: an article, “Practical implications for student affairs professionals’ work in facilitating students’ inner development,” Intersections of Religious Privilege: Difficult Dialogues and Student Affairs Practice: New Directions for Student Services 125, Spring 2009.

Watt SK, counseling, rehabilitation, and student development: an article, “Facilitating difficult dialogues at the intersections of religious privilege,” Intersections of Religious Privilege: Difficult Dialogues and Student Affairs Practice: New Directions for Student Services 125, Spring 2009.

College of Engineering

Odgaard AJ, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering: a book, River Training and Sediment Management with Submerged Vanes, ASCE Press, 2009.

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Cwiertny DM, Hunter GJ, Pettibone JM, Scherer MM, Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “Surface chemistry and dissolution of alpha-FeOOH nanorods and microrods: environmental implications of size-dependent interactions with oxalate,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113(6), Feb. 12, 2009.

Friestad GK, chemistry; Banerjee K: an article, “Synthesis of gamma-amino esters via Mn-mediated radical addition to chiral gamma-hydrazonoesters,” Organic Letters11(5), March 5, 2009.

Friestad GK, chemistry; Wu YP: an article, “Intermolecular nonreductive alkylation of enamides via radical-polar crossover,” Organic Letters 11(4), Feb. 19, 2009.

Friscic T, MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “Engineering cocrystal and polymorph architecture via pseudoseeding,” Chemical Communications 7, 2009.

Ivanov MR, Bednar HR, Haes AJ, chemistry: an article, “Investigations of the mechanism of gold nanoparticle stability and surface functionalization in capillary electrophoresis,” ACS Nano 3(2), February 2009. 

Sulub Y, Small GW, chemistry: an article, “Spectral simulation protocol for extending the lifetime of near-infrared multivariate calibrations,” Analytical Chemistry 81(3), Feb. 1, 2009.

Tarumi T, Wu YP, Small GW, chemistry: an article, “Multivariate calibration with basis functions derived from optical filters,” Analytical Chemistry 81(6), March 15, 2009.

 

College of Public Health

Agar M; Currow D; Seidel R; Carnahan R, epidemiology; Abernethy AP: an article, “Changes in anticholinergic load from regular prescribed medications in palliative care as death approaches,” Palliative Medicine 23, 2009.

Gray GC, Chorazy ML, epidemiology: an article, “Human adenovirus 14a: A new epidemic threat,” Journal of Infectious Disease, April 6, 2009.

Hayreh SS, vascular clinic; Podhajsky PA, ophthalmology; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics: an article, “Branch retinal artery occlusion natural history of visual outcome,” Ophthalmology, April 2009.

Heitbrink WA, occupational and environmental health; Santalla-Elias J: an article, “The effect of debris accumulation on and filter resistance to airflow for four commercially available vacuum cleaners,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 6(6), 2009.

Kayali G; Ortiz EJ, Chorazy ML, Gray GC, epidemiology: an article, “Evidence of previous avian influenza infection among U.S. turkey workers,” Zoonoses and Public Health, April 8, 2009.

Kwon YH, glaucoma; Adix M; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Piette S; Greenlee EC, Alward WL, Abràmoff MD, ophthalmology: an article, “ Variance owing to observer, repeat imaging, and fundus camera type on cup-to-disc ratio estimates by stereo planimetry,” Journal of Glaucoma 18(4), April–May 2009.

Li X; Parkin S; Duffel MW, medical natural products, Robertson LW, Lehmler HJ, occupational and environmental health: an article, “An efficient approach to sulfate metabolites of polychlorinated biphenyls,” Environmental International, April 2, 2009

Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health; Casteel C; Allareddy V; Nocera M; Goldmacher S; Ohagan E; Blando J; Valiante D; Gillen M; Harrison R: an article, “Workplace violence prevention programs in psychiatric units and facilities,” Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 23(2), April 2009.
 
Ramirez M, occupational and environmental health; Kubicek K, Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health; Wong M: an article, “Accountability and assessment of emergency drill performance at schools,” Family and Community Health 32(2), April–June 2009.

Singh M, psychology; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Beltz TG, psychology; Johnson AK: an article, “Affect-related behaviors in mice misexpressing the RNA editing enzyme ADAR2,” Physiology and Behavior April 7, 2009.
 
Tsai RJ, Dennis LK, Lynch CF, Snetselaar LG, epidemiology; Zamba GK, biostatistics; Scott-Conner C, surgery: an article, “The risk of developing arm lymphedema among breast cancer survivors: A meta-analysis of treatment factors,” Annals of Surgical Oncology April 14, 2009.
 
Wallis AB, Saftlas AF, epidemiology: an article, “Is there a relationship between prenatal depression and preeclampsia?” American Journal of Hypertension 22(4), April 2009.


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 April are listed below.

25 Years

  • Marcene Bailey, food and nutrition services
  • Julie Fell, Office of the Registrar
  • Carol Flansburg, Family Care Center
  • Teresa Hamilton, nursing
  • Patrick Hanson, radiology
  • Lynn Harrison, neurosurgery
  • Larry Hugen, Facilities Management
  • Rex Johnson, health information management
  • Debra Klein, otolaryngology
  • Jenny Lin, biology
  • Anita Miller, ophthalmology
  • Susan Netser-Willcox, Iowa Memorial Union
  • Nancy Ramsey, internal medicine
  • Deborah Schulte, Clinical Cancer Center
  • Mary Sleichter, law
  • Rebecca Strong, dermatology
  • Scott Sweeting, environmental and guest services
  • Julia Wagner, material services

30 Years

  • Karen Butterbaugh, environmental and guest services
  • Linda Calvert, nursing
  • Kathy Carney, engineering services
  • Cynthia Leonard, intercollegiate athletics
  • Michael Miller, physics and astronomy
  • Julie Neuzil, nursing services
  • David Ricketts, parking and transportation
  • Robert Schmidt, pediatrics
  • James Smith, pediatrics
  • Rosemary Stenzel, French and Italian
  • Amy Thomas, intercollegiate athletics
  • Peter Weyer, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination

35 Years

  • Margaret Dalton, radiology
  • Barbara Miller, business office

45 Years

  • Geneva Wieland, orthopaedic surgery
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