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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

Garry Buettner, professor of free radical radiation biology in the Carver College of Medicine, received the lifetime achievement award from the Society for Free Radical Biology Medicine.

Mary Cohen, assistant professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Music Educators’ Adult Community Music Education Special Research Interest Group.

Carolyn Colvin, associate professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, received the Dan Chávez Beyond the Horizon Award from the Iowa Culture and Language Conference.

Pam Creedon, professor of journalism and mass communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will receive Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy from the Commission on the Status of Women of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Steve Duck, professor of communication studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was selected as a recipient of a Distinguished Scholar Award from the the National Communication Association.

Megan Foley Nicpon, assistant professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, received the New Voices in Creativity and Intelligence Research Award from the University of Kansas.

Juan Pablo Hourcade, assistant professor of computer science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the 2010 Human-Computer Interaction Hero Award from the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory.

Malik Juweid, professor of radiology in the Carver College of Medicine, served on the Assay Validation Committee for the AACR-FDA-NCI Cancer Biomarkers Collaborative.

Mitch Kelly, clinical associate professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education, was selected by the UI student leadership of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for distinguished membership in the society.

Kristen Missall, associate professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education, was named associate editor of the Journal of Early Intervention, and was invited to be a participant in the School Psychology Research Summit in the Society for the Study of School Psychology.

Keith Mueller, professor and head of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Rural Health Association, and served on the Special Emphasis Panel to review applications to the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Chris Ogren, associate professor of educational policy and leadership studies in the College of Education, was elected director of the History of Education Society.

Lia Plakans, assistant professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, was elected member-at-large of the International Language Testing Association.

Leslie Schrier, associate professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, received the National Dissertation Advisor Award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and was selected as a member of the Research Task Force on Future Needs in Foreign Language Education by the U. S. Department of Education.

Carol Klose Smith, clinical assistant professor of rehabilitation and counselor education in the College of Education, received the Outstanding Supervisor Award from the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and was elected vice president of higher education by the Iowa School Counseling Association.

Clark Stanford, associate dean for research in the College of Dentistry, has been selected as a member of the University of Iowa 2010–2011 class of Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellows.

Bonnie Sunstein, professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, was named a fellow for the Symposium for the Study of Writing and Teaching Writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Melissa Lai Tee Teoh, assistant research scientist in the Carver College of Medicine, is the recipient of one of two research mini-fellowships by the Society for Free Radical Biology Medicine.

William Therrien, associate professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, received the Teacher Education and Special Education Publications Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Peter Thorne, professor and head of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, presented “Endotoxin, Pattern Recognition Receptors, and Asthma” at Utrecht University in the Netherlands for their distinguished lecturer series on June 17.

Pamela Wesely, assistant professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, received the Outstanding Research Paper Award from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.

Susannah Wood, assistant professor of rehabilitation and counselor education in the College of Education, received the Research Award from the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

The Tippie College of Business web site has won a 2010 APEX Award of Excellence for web sites.

Lectures and Presentations

Chris Coffey, codirector of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center, was a participant in two presentations—“The Effect of an Unplanned Sample Size Reestimation on the Type I Error Rate” and “Achieving the Benefits of Both an Internal Pilot and Interim Analysis in Large and Small Samples”—May 15 at the Society for Clinical Trials Meeting in Baltimore.

Chris Coffey, codirector of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center, and Dixie Ecklund, associate director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center, served as faculty members for the full-day Essentials of Randomized Clinical Trials workshop May 15 at the Society for Clinical Trials Meeting in Baltimore.

Malik Juweid, professor of radiology in the Carver College of Medicine, gave an invited lecture June 18th at the 50th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Lymphoreticular Tissue Research in Nigata, Japan.

Keith Mueller, professor and head of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, gave the following presentations: “Connecting Rural Providers in a Meaningful Way,” to the staff of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in Washington, D.C., June 15; “The Next Generation of the FLEX Program: Post PPACA,” to the Western Region Flex Conference in Tucson, Ariz., June 10; “Overview of PPACA and Rural Impacts,” to Rural Hospital Issues Group in Chicago, June; and “What is Next? Prognosis for Rural Health During Implementation of Health Reform,” “Medicare as an Asset for Rural Community Health,” and “Health Reform: One Rural Community at a Time,” all at the National Rural Health Association, Savannah, Ga., May 18–20.

Jon Yankey, senior RA biostatistician, and William R. Clarke, professor and director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center, were among the presenters of “Practical Implications of Inter-Rater Agreement in a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial” for the Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST) Study Team May 15 at the Society for Clinical Trials Meeting in Baltimore.

Publications and Creations

College of Dentistry

Bratt CL; Kohlgraf KG, Dows Institute for Dental Research; Yohnke K; Kummet C, Dawson DV, Brogden KA, Dows Institute for Dental Research: an article, “Communication: Antimicrobial activity of SMAP28 with a targeting domain for Porphyromonas gingivalis,” Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 2(1), March 2010.

Caplan D, preventive and community dentistry: an article, “Pulse oximetry: A potential aid in endodontic diagnosis?” Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 10(2), June 2010.

Chankanka O; Levy SM, Warren JJ, Chalmers JM, preventive and community dentistry: an article, “A literature review of aesthetic perceptions of dental fluorosis and relationships with psycho-social aspects/oral health-related quality of life,” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 38(2), April 2010.

Dawson DV, Dows Institute for Dental Research: an article, “Preliminary evidence of an association between COLIA2 polymorphisms and dental fluorosis in a population with high fluoride exposure,” Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 10(2), June 2010.

Ettinger RL, prosthodontics: an article, “The development of geriatric dental education programs in Canada: An update,” Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 76(1), 2010.

Slayton RL, pediatric dentistry: an article, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may lead to lower prevalence and severity of dental caries than in children without ASD,” Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 10(2), June 2010.

Wells PL; Caplan DJ, preventive and community dentistry; Strauss RP; Bell D; George M: an article, “An oral health survey of the Lumbee tribe in southeastern North Carolina,” Journal of Dent Hygiene 84(3), 2010.

 

College of Education

Tarvydas V, rehabilitation and counselor education; Cottone RR; Saunders JS, rehabilitation and counselor education: an article, "A new ethics code as a tool for innovations in ethical practice," special joint edition of Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, and the Rehabilitation Professional, Summer 2010.

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Kopf AJ, Gurnett DA, Menietti JD, Schippers P, physics and astronomy; Arridge CS; Hospodarsky GB, Kurth WS, physics and astronomy; Grimald S; Andre N; Coates AJ; Dougherty MK: an article, "Electron beams as the source of Whistler-Mode Auroral Hiss at Saturn," Geophysical Research Letters 37, May 4, 2010.

Menietti JD, physics and astronomy; Yoon PH; Ye S-Y, physics and astronomy; Cecconi B; Rymer AM: an article, "Source mechanism of Saturn narrowband emission," Annales Geophysicae 28, April 27, 2010.

Pickett JS, physics and astronomy; Grison B; Omura Y; Engebretson MJ; Danouras I; Masson A; Adrian ML; Santolik O, physics and astronomy; Decreau PME; Cornilleau-Wehrlin N; Constantinescu D: an article, "Cluster observations of EMIC-triggered emissions in association with Pc1 waves near Earth's plasmapause," Geophysical Research Letters 37, May 8, 2010.

Raeburn J, American studies and English: a book, Ben Shahn's American Scene:
Photographs, 1938
, University of Illinois Press, 2010.


College of Public Health

Anthony TR, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Contribution of facial feature dimensions and velocity parameters on particle inhalability,” The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, May 2010.

Anthony TR, occupational and environmental health; Landázuri AC; Van Dyke M; Volckens J: an article, “Design and computational fluid dynamics investigation of a personal, high flow inhalable sampler,” The Annals of Occupational Hygiene 54(4), June 2010.

Campo S, Askelson NM, Spies EL Losch M, community and behavioral health: an article, “Preventing unintended pregnancies among young adult women in a rural, Midwestern state: Health promotion implications,” Women and Health 50, 2010.

Cauley JA; LaCroix AZ; Robbins JA; Larson J; Wallace R, epidemiology; Wactawski-Wende J; Chen Z; Bauer DC; Cummings SR; Jackson R: an article, “Baseline serum estradiol and fracture reduction during treatment with hormone therapy: The Women's Health Initiative randomized trial,” Osteoporosis International 21(1), 2010.

Chang CM; Schroeder JC; Huang WY; Dunphy CH; Baric RS; Olshan AF; Dorsey KC; Dent GA; Cerhan JR, Lynch CF, epidemiology; Rothman N; Cantor KP; Blair A: an article, “Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) subtypes defined by common translocations: Utility of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in a case-control study,” Leukemia Research 34(2), 2010.

Chang CM; Schroeder JC; Olshan AF; Dunphy CH; Huang WY; Baric RS; Conway K; Cerhan JR, Lynch CF, epidemiology; Rothman N; Cantor KP; Blair A: an article, “A case-control study of tobacco use and other non-occupational risk factors for lymphoma subtypes defined by t(14;18) translocations and bcl-2 expression,” Cancer Causes and Control 21(7), 2010.

Christensen CH; Platz EA; Andreotti G; Blair A; Hoppin JA; Koutros S; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Sandler DP; Alavanja MC: an article, “Coumaphos exposure and incident cancer among male participants in the Agricultural Health Study,” Environmental Health Perspectives 118(1), 2010.

Colenda CC; Legault C; Rapp SR; DeBon MW; Hogan P; Wallace R, epidemiology; Hershey L; Ockene J; Whitmer R; Phillips LS; Sarto GE: an article, “Psychiatric disorders and cognitive dysfunction among older, postmenopausal women: Results from the Women's Health Initiative memory study,” The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 18(2), 2010.

Dawson JD, biostatistics; Uc EY, Anderson SW, neurology; Johnson AM; Rizzo M, neurology: an article, “Neuropsychological predictors of driving errors in older adults,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 7, 2010.

Dennis LK, Lynch CF, epidemiology; Sandler DP; Alavanja MC: an article, “Pesticide use and cutaneous melanoma in pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study,” Environmental Health Perspectives 118(6), 2010.

Dorgan JF; Liu L; Klifa C; Hylton N; Shepherd JA; Stanczyk FZ; Snetselaar LG, epidemiology; Van Horn L; Stevens VJ; Robson A; Kwiterovich PO Jr; Lasser NL; Himes JH; Pettee Gabriel K; Kriska A; Ruder EH; Fang CY; Barton BA: an article, “Adolescent diet and subsequent serum hormones, breast density, and bone mineral density in young women: Results of the Dietary Intervention Study in Children follow-up study,” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, May 25, 2010.

Englund M; Guermazi A; Roemer FW; Yang M; Zhang Y; Nevitt MC; Lynch JA; Lewis CE; Torner J, epidemiology; Felson DT: an article, “Meniscal pathology on MRI increases the risk for both incident and enlarging subchondral bone marrow lesions of the knee: the MOST Study,” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, April 26, 2010.

Figueiredo JC; Haile RW; Bernstein L; Malone KE; Largent J; Langholz B; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Bertelsen L; Capanu M; Concannon P; Borg A; Borresen-Dale AL; Diep A; Teraoka S; Torngren T; Xue S; Bernstein JL: an article, “Oral contraceptives and postmenopausal hormones and risk of contralateral breast cancer among BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers and noncarriers: The WECARE Study,” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 120(1), 2010.

Flor S, Ludewig G, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Polyploidy-induction by dihydroxylated monochlorobiphenyls: Structure-activity-relationships,” Environment International, May 12, 2010.

Greene K; Campo S, community and behavioral health; Banerjee S: an article, “Comparing normative, anecdotal, and scientific risk evidence to dissuade tanning bed use,” Communication Quarterly 58, 2010.

Greenlee RT; Goodman MT; Lynch CF, Platz CE, epidemiology; Havener LA; Howe HL: an article, “The occurrence of rare cancers in U.S. adults, 1995–2004,” Public Health Reports 125(1), 2010.

Herr K, Titler M, Fine P, nursing; Sanders S; Cavanaugh J, biostatistics; Swegle J; Forcucci C, nursing; Tang X: an article, “Assessing and treating pain in hospices: Current state of evidence-based practices,” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 39(5), May 2010.

Light TD, level 1 trauma service; Choi KC, surgery; Thomsen TA, Skeete DA, general surgery; Latenser BA, burn treatment center; Born JM, surgery; Lewis RW 2nd, surgery–burn unit; Wibbenmeyer LA, burn treatment center; Shyamalkumar ND, statistics and actuarial science; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Kealey GP, surgery: an article, “Long-term outcomes of patients with necrotizing fasciitis,” Journal of Burn Care and Research 31(1), 2010.

Lund BC
; health effectiveness research center; Carnahan RM, epidemiology; Egge JA; clinical hospital pharmacy; Chrischilles EA, epidemiology; Kaboli PJ, general medicine—clinical epidemiology and geriatrics: an article, “Inappropriate prescribing predicts adverse drug events in older adults,” Annals of Pharmacotherapy, June 2010.

Mueller K, health management and policy: an analysis paper, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A summary of provisions important to rural health care delivery,” Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Health Policy 4, June 2010.

Patel KV; Semba RD; Ferrucci L; Newman AB; Fried LP; Wallace RB, epidemiology; Bandinelli S; Phillips CS; Yu B; Connelly S; Shlipak MG; Chaves PH; Launer LJ; Ershler WB; Harris TB; Longo DL; Guralnik JM: an article, “Red cell distribution width and mortality in older adults: A meta-analysis,” The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 65(3), March 2010.

Poynter JN; Langholz B; Largent J; Mellemkjaer L; Bernstein L; Malone KE; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Borg A; Concannon P; Teraoka SN; Xue S; Diep AT; Törngren T; Begg CB; Capanu M; Haile RW: The WECARE Study Collaborative Group; Bernstein JL: an article, “Reproductive factors and risk of contralateral breast cancer by BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation status: Results from the WECARE Study,” Cancer Causes and Control 21(6), 2010.
 
Saftlas AF, Wallis AB; Shochet T; Harland KK; epidemiology; Dickey P; Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Prevalence of intimate partner violence among an abortion clinic population,”
American Journal of Public Health, June 17, 2010.

Sharma L; Song J; Dunlop D; Felson D; Lewis CE; Segal N, orthopaedic surgery; Torner J, epidemiology; Cooke TD; Hietpas J; Lynch J; Nevitt M: an article, “Varus and valgus alignment and incident and progressive knee osteoarthritis,” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseaseses, May 28, 2010

Thomas KW; Dosemeci M; Hoppin JA; Sheldon LS; Croghan CW; Gordon SM; Jones ML; Reynolds SJ; Raymer JH; Akland GG; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Knott CE; Sandler DP; Blair AE; Alavanja MC: an article, “Urinary biomarker, dermal, and air measurement results for 2,4-D and chlorpyrifos farm applicators in the Agricultural Health Study,” Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 20(2), 2010.

White DK; Keysor JJ; Lavalley MP; Lewis CE; Torner JC, epidemiology; Nevitt MC; Felson DT: an article, “Clinically important improvement in function is common in people with or at high risk of knee OA: The MOST Study,” Journal of Rheumatology 37(6), June 2010.

White DK; Zhang Y; Niu J; Keysor JJ; Nevitt MC; Lewis CE; Torner JC, epidemiology; Neogi T: an article, “Do worsening knee radiographs mean greater chance of severe functional limitation? The multicenter osteoarthritis study,” Arthritis Care and Research May 6, 2010.

Wolinsky FD, Bentler SE
, health management and policy; Liu L, biostatistics; Geweke JF; Cook EA; Obrizan M; Chrischilles EA, epidemiology; Wright KB, epidemiology; Jones MP, biostatistics; Rosenthal GE, internal medicine; Ohsfeldt RL; Wallace RB, epidemiology: an article, “Continuity of care with a primary care physician and mortality in older adults,” The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 65(4), April 2010.

 

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 May are listed below.

25 Years

  • Carol Alexander, Carver College of Medicine administration
  • Scott K. Arneson, College of Dentistry administration
  • Colleen Chapleau, Clinical Cancer Center
  • Sharon Flake, otolaryngology
  • Kelli Grey, College of Public Health administration
  • Debra Henricks, Carver College of Medicine
  • Kristine Johnson, pharmacy
  • Cynthia Leedom, nursing services
  • Jeffrey Lihs, Facilities Management
  • Kenneth Lloyd, Facilities Management
  • James McCabe, material services
  • Twila Meder, IIHR–Hydroscience and Engineering
  • Steven Nelson, pharmacy
  • Sudesh Sikka, University Hygienic Laboratory
  • Karla Spratt, integrated call center
  • Christine Werling-Witkoske, psychiatry
  • Patricia Wheeler, nursing services

30 Years

  • Connie Bingham, College of Dentistry administration
  • William Breer, food and nutrition services
  • Andrew Cooper, Facilities Management
  • Peggy Duwa, pediatrics
  • Gary Eckrich, capital management
  • Tom Espey, environmental and guest services
  • Debra Kaefring, ophthalmology
  • John Larson, patient financial services
  • Susan Lenoch, consultation and research in medical education
  • Carolyn Lewis, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences administration
  • Vicki Metz, Facilities Management
  • Rosemary Osmun, pediatrics
  • Colleen Peterson Grace, psychiatry
  • Gregory Sinkey, pharmacy
  • Catherine Sloan, patient financial services
  • Neil Strabala, Facilities Management

35 Years

  • Debbie Bryant, University Hygienic Laboratory
  • Cindy Dawson, ambulatory care services
  • Jane Duwa, hospital administration
  • Thomas Hughes, patient financial services
  • Vicki Ibarra, clinical quality, safety and performance improvement
  • Randall Jordison, internal medicine
  • Margaret Raab, nursing services
  • Kay Redlinger, orthopaedics clinic
  • Nancy Tott, nursing services
  • Rosemary Wilhelm, social services

40 Years

  • Jean Drulis, food and nutrition services

45 Years

  • Karen Plank, nursing services
  • Betty Stewart, internal medicine

Award winners for June are listed below.

25 Years

  • Alan Ackerman, cardiothoracic surgery
  • Nadine Arnold, nursing services
  • James Baker, neurology
  • Kathleen Bates, Office of the Registrar
  • Steve Carneol, systems and platforms
  • Melba Cerveny, respiratory care
  • Janan Geick Miller, clinical cancer center
  • Lisa Ingram, Academic Advising Center
  • John Klopp, purchasing
  • Carla Krantz, human resources
  • Carol McCafferty, nursing services
  • Janet Meister, procurement services
  • Charles Montgomery, Facilities Management
  • Kimberly Nauman, urology
  • Kathy Ogden, maintenance and engineering
  • Scott Popham, learning resource center
  • Judith Putney, pharmacy
  • Mary Jo Roberts, clinical research center
  • Carla Sieger, dental clinic administration
  • Jennifer Slauson, oral pathology, radiology, and medicine
  • Judy Stephenson, Center for Disabilities and Development
  • Timothy VanFosson, campus technology services
  • Joel Wilcox, Academic Advising Center

30 Years

  • Linda Abbott, nursing administration
  • June Cisler, nursing services
  • Greg Kelly, radiology
  • Terry Kirk, biostatistics
  • Sheryl Lang, nursing administration
  • Wendy Lock, hospital administration
  • Mark McDermott, finance and accounting services
  • Debra Miller, admissions
  • Gail Momberg, patient financial services
  • Meredithe Mullen, nursing services
  • Joan Pieper, social services
  • Kenneth Shaull, family dentistry
  • Connie Slater, nursing
  • Debra Tappan, dental clinic administration

35 Years

  • Joe Galbraith, Carver College of Medicine
  • Dan Grinstead, social services
  • Richard Harrison, nursing services
  • Barbara Janes, University Hygienic Laboratory
  • Bruce Miller, rehabilitation therapies
  • Sue Pearson, Center for Disabilities and Development
  • Karla Thordsen-Hanrahan, University Housing
  • Robert Walkup, food and nutrition services
  • Connie Webb, ophthalmology
  • Kim Wilkerson, health information management

40 Years

  • Neil Bennett, administrative information systems
  • Rita Decker, food and nutrition services
  • Rita Griffin, clinical outreach services
  • John Kempf, University Hygienic Laboratory
  • Joan Mooney, social services
  • Agnes Rochwick, laundry
  • Dennis Schintler, Facilities Management
  • Carl Stieglitz, Facilities Management

45 Years

  • Linda Langenberg, Office of the State Archaeologist
  • Robert Walton, Facilities Management

 

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