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Eloy Barragan, a faculty member in the University of Iowa Department of Dance, is one of three choreographers commissioned to celebrate the 2010 Mexican Centennial and Bicentennial with a work for the Companía Nacional de Danza.
Frederick E. Domann, professor of radiation oncology in the Carver College of Medicine, received the 2009 Mentor in Excellence award from the Radiation Research Society.
Karen Farris, professor of pharmacy practice and science in the College of Pharmacy, has been named to the 2009–10 Academic Leadership Fellows Program of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Kelly Jo Karnes, associate director of the Office of Student Life, was named president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
John Mikelson, veteran's advisor with the UI Veterans Center, was recently named the Interim National Veterans Affairs Director for the Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE.org).
Jane Pendergast, professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health, was elected to the International Biometric Society Council for a three-year term.
Anne Helene Skinstad, clinical associate professor of community and behavioral health in the College of Public Health, was recognized by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for her leadership in educating health care professionals about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems among lesbian, gays, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their communities.
Scott Slee, water plant manager in Facilities Management, received the Operator's Meritorious Service Award at the American Water Works Association—Iowa Section.
CoraLynn Trewet, assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice and science in the College of Pharmacy, was awarded Fellow status with the National Lipid Association.
Christopher Coffey, professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health, presented “The Emerging Role of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Implications of Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs” in the Colloquim Series for the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester on Oct. 29; was the co-organizer of an NIH-funded workshop “Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs” in Bethesda, Md., on Nov. 16–17; and taught a short course, Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs, in Baltimore at the Huntington Study Group Annual Meeting on Nov. 20.
College of Dentistry
Marek CL, oral pathology, radiology, and medicine; Ernst EJ: an article, "The new
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
For a list of recently published books and compact discs, go to www.clas.uiowa.edu/books.
College of Public Health
Calarge CA, psychiatry; Ellingrod VL; Zimmerman B, biostatistics; Acion L, psychiatry; Sivitz WI, endochrinology; Schlechte JA, clinical research center: an article, “Leptin gene -2548G/A variants predict risperidone-associated weight gain in children and adolescents,” Psychiatric Genetics 19(6), December 2009.
Dreiem A; Rykken S; Lehmler HJ, Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Fonnum F: an aticle, “Hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls increase reactive oxygen species formation and induce cell death in cultured cerebellar granule cells,” Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 240(2), October 2009.
Ferguson KJ, Wolter EM, Yarbrough DB, center for evaluation and assessment; Carline JD; Krupat E: an article, “Defining and describing medical learning communities: results of a national survey,” Academic Medicine 84(11), November 2009.
Lebeck MG, McCarthy TA, Capuano AW, epidemiology; Schnurr DP; Landry MR; Setterquist SF, Heil GL, epidemiology; Kilic S; Gray GC, epidemiology: an article, “Emergent US adenovirus 3 strains associated with an epidemic and serious disease,” Journal of Clinical Virology 46(4), 2009.
Li X; Robertson LW, Lehmler HJ, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Electron ionization mass spectral fragmentation study of sulfation derivatives of polychlorinated biphenyls,” Chemistry Central Journal 3, 2009.
Madsen MD, occupational and environmental health: a newsletter article, “Deaths from injury at work in Iowa and prevention priorities for production agriculture,” IDPH Access UPDATE, Oct. 27, 2009.
Prybil LD, heath management and policy: an article, “Trends in board-level executive compensation and community benefit committees,” Governance Structures and Practices: Results, Analysis, and Evaluation—The Governance Institute’s 2009 Biennial Survey of Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, 2009.
Segal NA, orthopaedic surgery; Yack HJ, physical therapy; Brubaker M; Torner JC, Wallace R, epidemiology: an article, “Association of dynamic joint power with functional limitations in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis,” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 90(11), November 2009.
Smith EM, epidemiology; Pawlita M; Rubenstein LM, epidemiology; Haugen TH, pathology; Hamsikova E; Turek LP, pathology: an article, “Risk factors and survival by HPV-16 E6 and E7 antibody status in human papillomavirus positive head and neck cancer,” International Journal of Cancer, Oct. 28, 2009.
Uc EY, Rizzo M, Anderson SW, neurology; Dastrup E, biostatistics; Sparks JD; Dawson JD, biostatistics: an article, “Driving under low-contrast visibility conditions in Parkinson disease,” Neurology 73(14), Oct. 6, 2009.
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 November are listed below.