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Offices and Awards

R. William Field, professor of occupational and environmental health and epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been appointed to a three-year term on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, Radiation Advisory Committee. 

Gregory Prickman, assistant head of Special Collections and University Archives in UI Libraries, has been selected as a finalist in the third annual Nebraska Digital Workshop.

Jennifer Robinson, associate professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been appointed a member of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel IV and the Risk Assessment Working Group.

Publications and Creations

Tippie College of Business

Hylock R, Street WN, Currim F, management sciences; Lu DF; Delaney C: an article, “A data modeling process for decomposing health care patient data sets,” Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 2008.

Hylock R, Street WN, management sciences; Lu DF; Currim F, management sciences: an article, “NursingCareWare: Warehousing and knowledge discovery for a nursing care data set,” Proceedings of the 3rd INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics, October 2008.


College of Dentistry

Boehrs J; Zaharias RS, Laffoon J, Dows Institute for Dental Research; Ko YJ, Schneider GB, prosthodontics: an article, “Three-dimensional culture environments enhance osteoblast differentiation,” Journal of Prosthodontics 17, 2008.

Marshall SD, orthodontics; Caspersen M; Hardinger RR; Franciscus RG; Aquilino SA, prosthodontics; Southard TE, orthodontics: an article, “Development of the curve of Spee,” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 134(3), September 2008.

Marshall SD, orthodontics; English JD; Huang GJ; Messersmith ML; Nah HD; Riolo ML; Shroff B; Southard TE, orthodontics; Suri L; Turpin DL: an article, “Long-term stability of maxillary expansion,” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 133(6), 2008.

Pulido MT; Wefel JS, Dows Institute for Dental Research; Hernandez MM, Denehy GE, Guzman-Armstrong S, operative dentistry; Chalmers JM, Qian F, preventive and community dentistry: an article, “The inhibitory effect of MI paste, fluoride, and a combination of both on the progression of artificial caries-like lesions in enamel,” Operative Dentistry 33(5), 2008.

Ruprecht A, oral pathology, radiology, and medicine; Lam EWL: a chapter, “Paranasal sinuses,” Oral Radiology: Principles and Practice (sixth edition), St. Louis: Mosby; 2008.

Stoodley P, Wefel J, Gieseke A, deBeer D, von Ohle, C. Biofilm plaque and hydrohynamic effects on mass transfer, fluoride delivery and caries. Journal of the American Dental Association 139, 2008.

Tan PL, Gratton DG, prosthodontics; Diaz-Arnold AM, Holmes DC, family dentistry: an article, “An in vitro comparison of vertical marginal gaps of CAD/CAM titanium and conventional cast restorations,” Journal of Prosthodontics 17(5), 2008.


College of Education

Lohman DF, psychological and quantitative foundations; Korb KA; Lakin JM: an article, “Identifying academically gifted English-language learners using nonverbal tests: a comparison of the Raven, NNAT, and CogAT,” Gifted Child Quarterly 52(4), Fall 2008.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Bucar DK; Papaefstathiou GS; Hamilton TD; MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “A lanthanide-based helicate coordination polymer derived from a rigid monodentate organic bridge synthesized in the solid state,” New Journal of Chemistry 32(5), 2008.

Cho DS; Olesberg JT; Flanigan MJ; Arnold MA, chemistry: an article, “On-line near-infrared spectrometer to monitor urea removal in real time during hemodialysis,”
Applied Spectroscopy 62(8), August 2008.

Greshock TJ; Grubbs AW; Jiao P; Wicklow DT; Gloer JB, chemistry; Williams RM: an article, “Isolation, structure elucidation, and biomimetic total synthesis of versicolamide B, and the isolation of antipodal (-)-stephacidin A and (+)-notoamide B from Aspergillus versicolor NRRL 35600,” Angewandte Chemie—International Edition 47(19), 2008.

Harjani JR; Friscic T; MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “Removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions using chelating task-specific ionic liquids,” Journal of Materials Chemistry 18(33), 2008

Hudson PK; Young MA, chemistry; Kleiber PD; Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “Coupled infrared extinction spectra and size distribution measurements for several non-clay components of mineral dust aerosol (quartz, calcite, and dolomite),” Atmospheric Environment 42(24), August 2008.

Kanthasamy R; Barquist K; Larsen SC, chemistry: an article, “Transition metal and organic functionalization of hollow zeolite structures,” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 113(1-3), Aug. 1, 2008.

Kopf AJ, Gurnett DA, Morgan DD, Kirchner DL, physics and astronomy: an article, “Transient layers in the topside ionosphere of Mars,” Geophysical Research Letters 35, Sept. 13, 2008.

Menietti JD, physics and astronomy; Santolik O; Rymer AM; Hospodarsky GB, Gurnett DA, physics and astronomy; Coates AJ: an article, “Analysis of plasma waves observed in the inner Saturn magnetosphere,” Annales Geophysicae 26, Sept. 9, 2008.

Mwangi MT, Runge MB, Hoak KM, Schulz MD, Bowden NB, chemistry: an article, “A materials approach to site-isolation of Grubbs catalysts from incompatible solvents and m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid,” Chemistry 14(22), 2008. 

Perring M; Bowden NB, chemistry: an article, “Assembly of organic monolayers on polydicyclopentadiene,” Langmuir 24(18), Sept. 16, 2008.

Pigge FC, chemistry; Schmitt AV, Rath NP: an article, “Effect of remote substituents on solid state packing interactions in macrocyclic crownophanes derived from 1,3,5-triaroylbenzenes,” Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry 62(1-2), October 2008.

Roca M; Haes AJ, chemistry: an article, “Probing cells with noble metal nanoparticle aggregates,” Nanomedicine 3(4), August 2008.


College of Public Health

Batts SA; Anthis NJ; Smith TC, epidemiology: an article, “Advancing science through conversations: Bridging the gap between blogs and the academy,” PLoS Biology 6(9), Sept. 23, 2008.

Beydoun H; Saftlas AF, epidemiology: an article, “Physical and mental health outcomes of prenatal maternal stress in human and animal studies: a review of recent evidence,” Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 22(5), September 2008.

Dennis LK, epidemiology; Kim Y; Lowe JB: an article, “Consistency of reported tanning behaviors and sunburn history among sorority and fraternity students,” Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine 24(4), August 2008.

Felson DT; Nevitt MC; Yang M; Clancy M; Niu J; Torner JC, epidemiology; Lewis CE; Aliabadi P; Sack B; McCulloch C; Zhang Y: an article, “A new approach yields high rates of radiographic progression in knee osteoarthritis,” Journal of Rheumatology, Sept. 15, 2008.

Ho BC; Epping E; Wang K, biostatistics; Andreasen NC, Librant A, Wassink TH, psychiatry: an article, “Basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor NEUROG1 and schizophrenia: Effects on illness susceptibility, MRI brain morphometry and cognitive abilities,” Schizophrenia Research, Sept. 15, 2008.

Margolis KL; Ray RM; Van Horn L; Manson JE; Allison MA; Black HR; Beresford SA; Connelly SA; Curb JD; Grimm RH Jr; Kotchen TA; Kuller LH; Wassertheil-Smoller S; Thomson CA; Torner JC, epidemiology; for the Women's Health Initiative Investigators: an article, “Effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on blood pressure (The Women's Health Initiative Randomized Trial),” Hypertension Sep 29, 2008.

Morriss FH Jr, pediatrics; Abramowitz PW, Nelson SP, pharmacy; Milavetz G, clinical and administrative pharmacy; Michael SL, pediatrics; Gordon SN, neonatology; Pendergast JF, biostatistics; Cook EF: an article, “Effectiveness of a barcode medication administration system in reducing preventable adverse drug events in a neonatal intensive care unit: A prospective cohort study,” Journal of Pediatrics, Sept. 27, 2008.

O’Shaughnessy PT, occupational and environmental health: an article,Parachuting cats and crushed eggs: The controversy over the use of DDT to control malaria,” American Journal of Public Health, Sept. 17, 2008.

Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health; Frattaroli S; Houry D: an article, “SAVIR plans for second national violence and injury research conference,” Injury Prevention 14(5) October 2008.

Robinson JG, Wallace R, epidemiology; Limacher M; Ren H; Cochrane B; Wassertheil-Smoller S; Ockene JK; Blanchette PL; Ko MG: an article, “Cardiovascular risk in women with non-specific chest pain (from the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Trials),” American Journal of Cardiology 102(6), September 2008.

Shang J; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Wright, FT: an article, “A Bayesian multiple comparison procedure for order-restricted mixed models,” International Statistical Review 76, 2008.

Shang J; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics: an article, “An assumption for the development of bootstrap variants of the Akaike information criterion in mixed models,” Statistics & Probability Letters 78, 2008.

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