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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

Steve Aquilino, professor of prosthodontics in the College of Dentistry, received the American College of Prosthodontists Educator of the Year Award.

John Lundell, Injury Prevention Research Center deputy director, was awarded the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services' Special Service Award.

Patricia Meredith, clinical associate professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine in the College of Dentistry, was inducted as a fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Corrine Peek-Asa, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, assumed the role of president of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. She also received the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services' Excellence in Science Award from the American Public Health Association.   

Jennifer Robinson, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, was appointed to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel IV and the Risk Assessment Working Group, which are part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Clinical Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction.

Publications and Creations

College of Dentistry

Brettin BT; Grosland NM, biomedical engineering; Qian F, preventive and community dentistry; Southard KA, orthodontics; Stuntz TD; Morgan TA, hospital dentistry; Marshall SD, Southard TE, orthodontics: an article, “Bicortical vs. monocortical orthodontic skeletal anchorage,” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 134(5), November 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 Orthodontics 78(5), September 2008.

 

College of Engineering

Brettin BT; Grosland NM, biomedical engineering; Qian F, preventive and community dentistry; Southard KA, orthodontics; Stuntz TD; Morgan TA, hospital dentistry; Marshall SD, Southard TE, orthodontics: an article, “Bicortical vs. monocortical orthodontic skeletal anchorage,” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 134(5), November 2008.

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Hammer KDP; Hillwig ML; Neighbors JD; Sim YJ; Kohut ML; Wiemer DF, chemistry; et al.: an article, “Pseudohypericin is necessary for the light-activated inhibition of prostaglandin E2 pathways by a 4-component system mimicking a Hypericum perforatum fraction,” Phytochemistry 69(12), 2008.

Pigge FC, chemistry; Vangala VR; Kapadia PP; et al.: an article, “Hexagonal crystalline inclusion complexes of 4-iodophenoxy trimesoate,” Chemical Communications 39, 2008.

Schuttlefield J; Rubasinghege G; El-Maazawi M; Bone J; Grassian VH, chemistry: an article, “Photochemistry of adsorbed nitrate,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 130(37), Sept. 17, 2008.

Seshadri R; Lamm AS, chemistry; Khare A; Rosazza JPN, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing: an article, “Oxidation of isoeugenol by nocardia iowensis,” Enzyme and Microbial Technology 43(7), 2008.

 

College of Medicine

Kobayashi YM, molecular physiology and biophysics; Rader EP, physiology; Crawford RW, physiology; Iyengar NK; Thedens DR, radiology; Faulkner JA; Parikh SV, cardiology; Weiss RM, internal medicine; Chamberlain JS; Moore SA, pathology; Campbell KP, physiology: an article, “Sarcolemma-localized nNOS is required to maintain activity after mild exercise,” Nature 456, Oct. 26, 2008.

 

College of Public Health

Brock KE; Gridley G; Chiu BC; Ershow AG; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Cantor KP: an article, “Dietary fat and risk of renal cell carcinoma in the U.S.: A case-control study,” British Journal of Nutrition 12, 2008.

Concannon P; Haile RW; Borresen-Dale AL; Rosenstein BS; Gatti RA; Teraoka SN; Diep AT; Jansen L; Atencio DP; Langholz B; Capanu M; Liang X; Begg CB; Thomas DC; Bernstein L; Olsen JH; Malone KE; Lynch CF, occupational and environmental health; Anton-Culver H; The WECARE Study Collaborative Group; Bernstein JL: an article, “Variants in the ATM gene associated with a reduced risk of contralateral breast cancer,” Cancer Research 68(16), 2008.

Fravel MA, pharmacy; Ernst ME, family medicine; Weber CA, pharmacy; Dawson JD, biostatistics; Carter BL, clinical hospital pharmacy; Bergus GR, family medicine: an article, “Influence of patient characteristics on success of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring,” Pharmacotherapy (11), November 2008.

Glauert HP; Tharappel JC; Banerjee S; Chan NKS; Kania-Korwel I, Lehmler H-J, occupational and environmental health; Lee EY; Robertson RW, occupational and environmental health; Spear BT: an article, “Inhibition of the promotion of hepatocarcinogenesis by 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-153) by the deletion of the p50 subunit of NF-KB in mice,” Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 232, 2008.

Habermann TM; Wang SS; Maurer MJ; Morton LM; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Ansell SM; Hartge P; Severson RK; Rothman N; Davis S; Geyer SM; Cozen W; Chanock SJ; Cerhan JR, epidemiology: an article, “Host immune gene polymorphisms in combination with clinical and demographic factors predicts late survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients in the pre-Rituximab era,” Blood 112, 2008.

Hare ND; Smith BJ, biostatistics; Ballas ZK, internal medicine: an article, “Antibody response to pneumococcal vaccination as a function of preimmunization titer,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Oct. 23, 2008.

Hayreh SS, vascular; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics: an article, “Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: Clinical characteristics in diabetic patients versus nondiabetic patients,” Ophthalmology 115(10), October 2008.

Hsia J; Otvos JD; Rossouw JE; Wu L; Wassertheil-Smoller S; Hendrix SL; Robinson JG, epidemiology; Lund B; Kuller LH; Women's Health Initiative Research Group: an article, “Lipoprotein particle concentrations may explain the absence of coronary protection in the Women's Health Initiative hormone trials,” Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 28(9), September 2008.

Imhof S, health and sport studies; Kaskie B, health management and policy: a review, “How can we make the pain go away? Public policies to manage pain at the end of life,” Gerontologist 4(48), 2008.

Kania-Korwel I, occupational and environmental health; Xie W; Hornbuckle KC, civil-environ engineer; Robertson LW, Lehmler HJ, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Enantiomeric enrichment of 2,2',3,3',6,6'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 136) in mice after induction of CYP enzymes,” Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 55(3), October 2008.

Kania-Korwel I, occupational and environmental health; Zhao H; Norstrom K; Li X; Hornbuckle KC, civil-enviornmental engineering; Lehmler HJ, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Simultaneous extraction and clean-up of polychlorinated biphenyls and their metabolites from small tissue samples using pressurized liquid extraction,” Journal of Chromatography A, Oct. 31, 2008.

Lehtola MM; Rautiainen RH, occupational and environmental health; Day LM; Schonstein E; Suutarinen J; Salminen S; Verbeek JH: an article, “Effectiveness of interventions in preventing injuries in agriculture—a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Oct. 22, 2008.

Luthe G; Boy R; Jacobus J,  occupational and environmental health; Smith B, biostatistics; Rahaman A; Robertson LW, Ludewig G, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Xenobiotic geometry and media pH determine cytotoxicity through solubility,” Chemical Research Toxicology 21, 2008.

Mattila TEA; Kaustell KO; Rautiainen RH, occupational and environmental health; Pitkänen T; Lötjönen T; Suutarinen J: an article, “Slip, trip and fall injuries in potato, sugar beet and open field vegetable production in Finland,” Ergonomics, Oct. 17, 2008.

Pessah IN; Lehmler HJ, Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Perez CF; Cabrales E; Bose DD; Feng W: an article, “Enantiomeric specificity of (-)-2,2',3,3',6,6'-hexachlorobiphenyl toward ryanodine receptor types 1 and 2,” Chemical Research in Toxicology, Oct. 28, 2008.

Robinson JG, epidemiology: an article, “LDL reduction: how low should we go and is it safe?”  Current Cardiology Reports 10(6), November 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 15:102(6), September 2008.

Rocheleau CM, Romitti PA, Dennis LK, epidemiology: an article, “Pesticides and hypospadias: a meta-analysis,” Journal of Pediatric Urology, Oct. 9, 2008.

Sacco JC; Lehmler H-J, Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Li W; James MO: an article, “Glucuronidation of polychlorinated biphenylols and UDPGA concentration in channel catfish liver and intestine,” Drug Metabolism and Disposition 36, 2008.

Stemm DN; Tharappel JC; Lehmler H-J, occupational and environmental health; Srinivasan C; Morris JS; Spate VL; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Spear BT; Glauert HP: an article, “Effect of dietary selenium on the promotion of hepatocarcinogenesis by 3,3’,4,4’-tetrachlorobiphenyl and 2,2’,4,4’,5,5’-hexachlorobiphenyl,” Experimental Biology and Medicine 233, 2008.

Stovall M; Smith SA; Langholz BM; Boice Jr JD; Shore RE; Andersson M; Buchholz TA; Capanu M; Bernstein L; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Malone KE; Anton-Culver H; Haile RW; Rosenstein BS; Reiner AS; Thomas DC; Bernstein JL; WECARE Study Collaborative Group” an article, “Dose to the contralateral breast from radiation therapy and risk of second primary breast cancer in the WECARE Study,” International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 72(4), 2008.

Telu S; Parkin S; Robertson LW, Lehmler H-J, occupational and environmental health: an article, “1,3,5-Trichloro-2-methoxybenzene,” Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online E64, 2008.

Tharappel, JC; Lehmler H-J, occupational and environmental health; Srinivasan C; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Spear BT; Glauert HP: an article, “Effect of antioxidant phytochemicals on the hepatic tumor promoting activity of 3,3',4,4'-getrachlorobiphenyl (PCB-77),” Food and Chemical Toxicology 46, 2008.

 

University staff

Atchison C, Hosmanek E, Walkner L, University Hygienic Laboratory: an article, “On linkages: Preparing and sustaining a comprehensive pandemic plan for an academic community,” Public Health Reports 123(6), November/December 2008.

Pentella M, University Hygienic Laboratory: a chapter, “Overview of the Biosafety Risk Assessment Process,” Anthology of Biosafety XI: Worker Health and Safety Issues, American Biological Safety Association, 2008.

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 October are listed below.

25 Years

  • Terrell Blackbourn, health care information systems
  • Pamela Busick, Hygienic Laboratories
  • Stephen Carver, music
  • Douglas Davis, environmental and guest services
  • Robert Drager, environmental and guest services
  • Diane Eastman, pediatrics
  • Lesanne Fliehler, Tippie College of Business
  • Brent Hagist, food and nutrition services
  • Tammi Hamer, dentistry administration
  • Susan Harman, Iowa Memorial Union
  • Karen Hemann, nursing
  • Dennett Hutchcroft, law library
  • Kendra Landes, nursing services
  • Darla Lehmkuhl, surgery
  • Joseph Momberg, nursing services
  • Theola Rarick, epidemiology
  • Shirley Schermer, State Archaeologist
  • Faramarz Shahsar, internal medicine
  • Jaime Sherman, continuum care management
  • Thomas Smith, anesthesia
  • Susan Spellerberg, nursing
  • Linda Van Tol, pathology
  • Deborah West, creative writing
  • Michael Wiebold, pathology

30 Years

  • Duane Anderson, administration support services
  • Hugh Barry, Facilities Management
  • John Bergstrom, law library
  • Peggy Bush, College of Medicine administration
  • Deborah Drees, pathology
  • Shirley Haley, nursing
  • Teresa Kaplan, Hillcrest Food Service
  • Nancy Krutzfield, pediatrics
  • Carol McGhan, Health Protection Office
  • Donna Merck, anesthesia
  • Beverly Misiag, dental clinic administration
  • Sandy Osborn, health information management
  • Connie Short, radiology
  • Michael Stark, engineering services
  • Carol Stull, neurosurgery
  • Carol Whiteis, internal medicine
  • Lori Yoder, orthopaedics and rehabilitation

35 Years

  • Deborah Abbott, dentistry administration
  • William Knabe, campus technology services
  • Karen Laszczak, internal medicine
  • Debra Paul, law administration
  • Doreen Strabala, engineering services
  • Pat Zahs, opthalmology

40 Years

  • Marc Brown, Facilities Management
  • Helen Miller, Burge Food Service
  • Peggy Shannon, teaching and learning
  • Beverly Sweet, social work

Award winners for November are listed below.

25 Years

  • Beverly Black, College of Medicine administration
  • Kelly Huston, University Relations
  • Mary Lane, guest services
  • Linda Lundy, library administration
  • Kristie Reynolds-Black, orthopaedic surgery

30 Years

  • Pat Arkema, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences administration
  • Terrance Averkamp, physics and astronomy
  • Katie Cavanaugh, Student Health Service
  • Mary Cross, general counsel
  • Dee Griffith, opthalmology
  • Howard Moss, Facilities Management
  • Gregory Pickett, physics and astronomy
  • Cynthia Reschly, Tippie College of Business
  • Ruth Searl, Hillcrest Food Service
  • Donna Welter, Graduate College administration

35 Years

  • Stefan Laszczak, IIHR–Hydroscience and Engineering
  • Julie Risinger, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

45 Years

  • Mary Strottman, history
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