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Christoph Beckermann, UI Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of the UI Solidification Laboratory, will receive the 2010 Bruce Chalmers Award from the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.
Ronald Ettinger, professor of prosthodontics in the College of Dentistry, was selected as the 2010 recipient of the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Prosthodontics and Implants.
Barry Greenberg, UI Residential Dining executive chef, was awarded first-place honors and named Chef Par Excellence in the Iowa Pork Producers Association Taste of Elegance Competition at the Des Moines Marriott.
David Johnsen, dean of the College of Dentistry, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the American Association for Dental Research Jack Hein Public Service Award.
Douglas Jones, associate professor of computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee.
Larissa Samuelson, associate professor of psychology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received the 2010 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of developmental psychology.
Leonard Sandler, University of Iowa clinical professor of law, has been appointed to the Iowa Advisory Committee of the United States Civil Rights Commission.
Rebecca Slayton, professor of pediatric dentistry in the College of Dentistry, was elected to participate in the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute.
James Wefel, director of the Dows Institute for Dental Research and professor of pediatric dentistry in the College of Dentistry, has been selected to receive the 2010 International Association for Dental Research E.W. Borrow Memorial Award.
Dale Eric Wurster, senior associate dean of the UI Graduate College and professor of pharmaceutics and translational therapeutics in the College of Pharmacy, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Research Achievement Award in Manufacturing Science and Engineering conferred by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
The University of Iowa’s Junior Mini Medical program received the 2010 Award for Excellence from the AAMC–Group on Institutional Advancement in the category of "Shoestring" Public Affairs/Community Relations, which acknowledges the most creative and effective approaches used to promote academic medicine in the United States at a time of budget and staffing limitations.
College of Dentistry
Banas JA, Dows Institute for Dental Research: an article, “Walter Loesche—a maverick in translational research in dentistry,” Journal of Dental Research 88(12), December 2009.
Ettinger RL, prosthodontics: an article, “Meeting oral health needs to promote the well-being of the geriatric population: Educational research issues,” Journal of Dental Education 74(1), January 2010.
Kohlgraf KG; Ackermann A; Lu X; Burnell K; Bélanger M; Cavanaugh JE, biostatistics; Xie H; Progulske-Fox A; Brogden KA, Dows Institute for Dental Research: an article, “Defensins attenuate cytokine responses yet enhance antibody responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis adhesins in mice,” Future Microbiology, Jan. 5, 2010.
Kuthy RA, McKernan SC, Hand JS, preventive and community dentistry; Johnsen DC, dentistry administration: an article, “Dentist workforce trends in a primarily rural state: Iowa, 1997-2007,” Journal of the American Dental Association 140, 2009.
Margeas R, operative dentistry: an article, “Creating precision restorations using a hand-dispensed polyether,” Dentistry Today 28(11), November 2009.
Zhang SY; Liu XM; Yang C; Cai XY; Chen MJ; Haddad MS, oral and maxillofacial surgery; Yun B; Chen ZZ: an article, “New arthroscopic disc repositioning and suturing technique for treating internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint: Part II magnetic resonance imaging evaluation,” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dec. 29, 2009.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
For a list of recently published books and compact discs, go to www.clas.uiowa.edu/books.
Ames WM; Larsen SC, chemistry: an article, “DFT calculations of EPR parameters for copper(II)-exchanged zeolites using cluster models,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114(1), Jan. 14, 2010.
Ekdale B; Namkoong K; Fung TKF; Perlmutter DD, journalism and mass communication: an article, “Why blog? (Then and now): Exploring the motivations for blogging by popular American political bloggers,” New Media & Society, January 2010.
Koehn EM; Kohen A, chemistry: an article, “Flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase: A novel pathway towards thymine,” Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics493(1), January 2010.
Pigge FC, chemistry; Vangala VR; Swenson DC; Rath NP: an article, “Examination of halogen bonding interactions in electronically distinct but structurally related tris(haloarenes),” Crystal Growth & Design 10(1), January 2010.
Sobolev VS; Neff SA; Gloer JB, chemistry: an article, “New dimeric stilbenoids from fungal-challenged peanut (Arachis hypogaea) seeds,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58(2), Jan. 27, 2010.
Sokolov AN; Sumrak JC; MacGillivray LR, chemistry: an article, “Conformational polymorphism facilitates assignment of trans and cis-conformers of an alpha-substituted oligothiophene via IR spectroscopy,” Chemical Communications 46(1), 2010.
Wicklow DT; Jordan AM; Gloer JB, chemistry: an article, “Antifungal metabolites (monorden, monocillins I, II, III) from Colletotrichum graminicola, a systemic vascular pathogen of maize,” Mycological Research113(12), December 2009.
Yahashiri A; Sen A; Kohen A, chemistry: an article, “Microscale synthesis and kinetic isotope effect analysis of (4R)-[Ad-C-14,4-H-2] NADPH and (4R)-[Ad-H-3,4-H-2] NADPH,” Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals 52(11–12), 2009.
Young MA, chemistry: an article, “Demonstration of a catalytic converter using a lawn mower engine,” Journal of Chemical Education87(2), February 2010.
College of Public Health
Allareddy V; Ward MM, health management and policy; Allareddy V; Konety BR, urology: an article, “Effect of meeting leapfrog volume thresholds on complication rates following complex surgical procedures,” Annals of Surgery, Jan. 5, 2010.
Huang J, biostatistics; Ma S: an article, “Variable selection in the accelerated failure time model via the bridge method,” Lifetime Data Analysis, December 2009.
Noss I; Wouters IM; Bezemer G; Metwali N, occupational and environmental health; Sander I; Raulf-Heimsoth M; Heederik DJ; Thorne PS, occupational and environmental health; Doekes G: An article, “Beta-(1,3)-glucan exposure assessment by passive airborne dust sampling and new sensitive immunoassays,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Dec. 28, 2009.
Wolinsky FD, health management and policy; Mahncke H; Vander Weg MW, internal medicine; Martin R, adult and gerontological; Unverzagt FW; Ball KK; Jones RN; Tennstedt SL: an article, “Speed of processing training protects self-rated health in older adults: enduring effects observed in the multi-site ACTIVE randomized controlled trial,” International Psychogeriatric Association, December 2009.
Xiao X; Zhang Y, Wang K, biostatistics: an article, “Association of KCNB1 to rheumatoid arthritis via interaction with HLA-DRB1,” BMC Proceedings 3(Suppl 7), Dec. 15, 2009.
Zhang Y, biostatistics; Xiao X; Wang K, biostatistics: an article, “Accommodating population stratification in case-control association analysis: a new test and its application to genome-wide study on rheumatoid arthritis,” BMC Proceedings 3(Suppl 7), Dec. 15, 2009.