Achievements: UI faculty, staff making news

University staff and faculty are accomplishing great things every day. See who’s making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more.

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Offices and Awards

Christopher Atchison, professor of health management and policy and director of the State Hygienic Lab at The University of Iowa, will cochair an Iowa Department of Human Services workgroup on adult mental health services.

Chadi Calarge, associate professor of psychiatry in the Carver College of Medicine, received the Klerman Award for Outstanding Clinical Research from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, formerly the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.

Michael Flaum, professor of clinical psychiatry in the Carver College of Medicine, will serve on an Iowa Department of Human Services workgroup on adult mental health services.

Vicki Grassian, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Dick Huber, graphic designer for the Center for Disabilities and Development, received two Aster Awards honoring excellence in medical marketing.

Andrea Venteicher, part-time instructor in the UI Department of Family Medicine and a practicing family physician in Waukon, Iowa, received the 2011 Pfizer Teacher Development Award.

Ed Wasserman, Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the D.O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

David Wiemer, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.


Lectures and Presentations

Clint MacKinney, clinical assistant professor of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, gave a presentation, “The March to Accountable Care Organizations—How Will Rural Fare?” to the Colorado Hospital Association, the Minnesota Rural Health Care Conference, and Region 10 of the Healthcare Finance and Management Association in Denver.

Keith Mueller, professor of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, presented a webinar on accountable care organizations and other changes affecting rural hospitals Aug. 15 for the Illinois Hospital Association.

Joni Troester, director of human resources, organizational effectiveness/health and productivity, was a featured presenter for a webinar, “The Valune of a Healthy Culture: Understanding Benefits Costs and Achieving Results,” offered by the National Association of College and University Business Officers on June 21.


Publications and Creations

Bennett WD; Park S, teaching and learning: an article, “Epistemological syncretism in a biology classroom: A case study,” Journal of Science Education & Technology 20, 2011.

Brennan RL, psychological and quantitative foundations: an article, “Generalizability theory and classical test theory,” Applied Measurement in Education 24, 2011.

Brown D; Bills DB, educational policy and leadership studies (eds): a special issue, “New Directions in Educational Credentialism,” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2011.

Christiansen A; Thomas V, rehabilitation and counselor education; Kafescioglu N; Karakurt G; Lowe W; Smith W; Wittenborn A: an article, “Multicultural supervision: Lessons learned about an ongoing struggle,” Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 37, 2011.

Currier RW; Steele JH, epidemiology: an article, “One Health-One Medicine: Unifying human and animal medicine within an evolutionary paradigm,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1230(1), August 2011.

Davis EA; Beyer C; Forbes CT, teaching and learning; Stevens S: an article, “Understanding pedagogical design capacity through teachers’ narratives,” Teaching and Teacher Education 27(4), 2011.

Fehn B, teaching and learning: an article, “Learning to teach history through documentary making: A history teacher’s professional development,” International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning 7(1), 2011.

Fehn B, teaching and learning; Schul J: an article, “Teaching and learning competent historical documentary making: Lessons from National History Day winners,” The History Teacher 45(1), 2011.

Fischer G; Kurth WS, Gurnett DA, physics and astronomy; Zarka P; Dyudina UA; Ingersoll AP; Ewald SP; Porco CC; Wesley A; Go C; Delcroix M: an article, “A giant thunderstorm on Saturn,” Nature 475, July 6, 2011.

Foley Nicpon M, counseling psychology; Allmon A; Sieck R; Stinson RD: an article, “Empirical investigation of twice-exceptionality: Where have we been and where are we going?” Gifted Child Quarterly 55(1), 2011.

Forbes CT, teaching and learning: an article, “Preservice elementary teachers’ adaptation of science curriculum materials for inquiry-based elementary science,” Science Education 95, 2011.

Garrett, MT; Torres-Rivera E; Brubaker M; Portman TAA, rehabilitation and counselor education; Brotherton D; West-Olantuji C; Conwill W; Grayshield L: an article, “Crying for a vision: The Native American sweat-lodge ceremony as therapeutic intervention,” Journal of Counseling & Development 89(3), 2011.

Grantham TC; Ford DY; Henfield MS, rehabilitation and counselor education; Frazier Trotman Scott M; Harmon D; Price C; Porcher S (eds.): a book, Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School: An Anthology of Critical Works, Waco, Texas: Prufrock Press, 2011.

Gromko JE; Cohen ML, teaching and learning: a chapter, “Choir in prison: The relationship of psychological needs to perceptions of meaning in music,” Advances in Social Psychology and Music Education Research, London: Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research, 2011.

Hartley MT; Tarvydas VM, rehabilitation and counselor education: a chapter, “Rehabilitation, social class, and counseling,” The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Henfield MS, rehabilitation and counselor education; Owens D; Witherspoon S: an article, “African American students in counselor education programs: Perceptions of their experiences,” Counselor Education and Supervision 50(4), 2011.

Henfield MS, rehabilitation and counselor education: an article, “Black male adolescents navigating microaggressions in a traditionally white middle school: A case study,” Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 39(3), 2011.

Kirchhoff LV, epidemiology: an article, “Epidemiology of American trypanosomiasis (chagas disease),” Adv Parasitol 75, 2011.

Kliethermes S; Pendergast JF, biostatistics; Freburger J; Duffy PA: an article, “A comparison of health care use for physician-referred and self-referred episodes of outpatient physical therapy,” Health Services Research, 2011.

Kuntz JL, Chrischilles EA, epidemiology; Pendergast JF, biostatistics; Herwaldt LA, Polgreen PM, infectious diseases: an article, “Incidence of and risk factors for community-associated Clostridium difficile infection: A nested case-control study,” BMC Infectious Diseases 11, July 15, 2011.

Leahy MJ; Tarvydas VM, rehabilitation and counselor education; Phillips BN: an article, “Rehabilitation counseling’s Phoenix Project: Revisiting the call for unification of the professional associations in rehabilitation counseling,” Rehabilitation Education, 2011.

Maki D, rehabilitation and counselor education: a chapter, “Concepts and paradigms of professional rehabilitation counseling practice,” The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, New York: Springer, 2011.

Maki DR, Tarvydas VM, rehabilitation and counselor education (eds.): a book, The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, New York: Springer, 2011.

Maki DR, Tarvydas VM, rehabilitation and counselor education: a chapter, “Rehabilitation counseling: A specialty practice of the counseling profession,” The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, New York: Springer, 2011.

Meyer RM; Whitmore KF, teaching and learning (eds.): a book, Reclaiming Reading: Teachers, Students, and Researchers Regaining Spaces for Thinking and Action, New York: Taylor & Francis, 2011.

Nemec F; Morgan DD, Gurnett DA, physics and astronomy; Brain D: an article, “Areas of enhanced ionization in the deep nightside ionosphere of Mars,” Journal of Geophysical Research–Planets 116, June 30, 2011.

Nemec F; Morgan DD, Gurnett DA, Duru F, physics and astronomy; Truhlik V: an article, “Dayside ionosphere of Mars: Empirical model based on data from the MARSIS instrument,” Journal of Geophysical Research–Planets 116, July 13, 2011.

Park S, teaching and learning; Jang J; Chen Y-C; Jung J: an article, “Is pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) necessary for reformed science teaching?: Evidence from an empirical study,” Research in Science Education 41, 2011.

Rubenstein LM, epidemiology; Smith EM; Pawlita M; Haugen TH; Hamsikova E; Turek LP: an article, “Human papillomavirus serologic follow-up response and relationship to survival in head and neck cancer: A case-comparison study,” Infectious Agents and Cancer 6(1), July 8, 2011.

Schippers P, physics and astronomy; Arridge C; Menietti JD, Gurnett D, physics and astronomy; Lamy L; Cecconi B; Mitchell D; Andre N; Kurth WS, physics and astronomy; Grimald S; Dougherty M; Coates A; Young D: an article, “Auroral electron distributions within and close to the Saturn kilometric radiation source region,” Journal of Geophysical Research 116, May 10, 2011.

Shepard SJ; Foley Nicpon M, counseling psychology; Haley JT; Lind M; Liu WM: an article, “Brief report: Masculine norms, school attitudes, and psychosocial adjustment among gifted boys,” Psychology of Men and Masculinity 12(2), 2011.

Stalenhoef AF; Davidson MH; Robinson JG, epidemiology; Burgess T; Duttlinger-Maddux R; Kallend D; Goldberg AC; Bays H: an article, “Efficacy and safety of dalcetrapib in type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or metabolic syndrome patients at high cardiovascular disease risk,” Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, Aug. 6, 2011.

Tarvydas VM, rehabilitation and counselor education: a chapter, “Ethics and ethical decision making,” The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, New York: Springer, 2011.

Thein AH, teaching and learning; Guise M; Sloan DL: an article, “Problematizing literature circles as forums for discussion of multicultural and political texts,” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 55(1), 2011.

West DR; Hospodarsky GB, physics and astronomy; Masters A; Hansen KC; Dougherty MK: an article, “A new semiempirical model of Saturn’s bow shock based on propagated solar wind parameters,” Journal of Geophysical Research 116, July 7, 2011.

Whitmore KF, teaching and learning; Poock WH; Malamut AV: an article, “Definitions and counter definitions: Text, students, and teachers,” Talking Points 23(1), 2011.

Yarbrough DB, psychological and quantitative foundations; Shulha LM; Hopson RK; Caruthers FA: a book, The Program Evaluation Standards: A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation Users (third edition), Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2011.


Longevity Awards

Staff Council’s service recognition program acknowledges all professional & scientific 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 from May 2011 are listed below.

25 Years
Dale Arens, intercollegiate athletics
Teresa Baker, otolaryngology
Cynthia Beaumont, radiology
Heidi Bodensteiner, clinical quality, safety, and performance improvement
Carol Everett, internal medicine
Rick Farrier, material services–laundry and linen services
Terri Fulton, food and nutrition services
Jane Hershberger, radiation oncology
Shawn Jensen, cardiothoracic surgery
Susan Jones, neurology
George Paterson, Facilities Management
Rene Schilling-Arps, College of Law
Steven Schlote, Carver College of Medicine
Lois Shipley, admissions
Sue Votroubek, nursing services

30 Years
Teresa Carlson, nursing services
Jane Greiner, rehabilitation therapies
Anthony Knight, radiology
Diana Lundell, Joint Office for Marketing and Communications
Connie Quee, pathology
Dennis Reese, broadcasting services
Diane S. Smith, nursing services

35 Years
Susan Kinley, Iowa Memorial Union–University Bookstore
Ann Muilenburg, pediatrics

Award winners from June 2011 are listed below.

25 Years
Jo Adair, Iowa Memorial Union–University Bookstore
Margery Amelon, cardiothoracic surgery
Tammy McNeal, Center for Disabilities and Development
Dawn Benson, nursing services
Kathryn Davis, Office of the Registrar
Dale Flecksing, Facilities Management
Diane Hempenius, health information management
Elisabeth Horning, pathology
Linda Koss, hospital administration
Steve Lottich, health care information systems
David Martin, ITS–administrative information systems
Alison Meade, health information management
Maria Miller, nursing services
Terry O’Neil, hospital maintenance and engineering
Diann Pavelka, UI Research Park
Sharon Roberts, central transcription services
James Sartain, State Hygienic Laboratory
Thomas Shady, Facilities Management
Sara Vance, cardiothoracic surgery
Pamela Wetjen, nursing services
Kimberlee Wingert, urology
Laura Zdulski McCray, patient financial services

30 Years
David Beney, business office
Carolyn Bygness, nursing services
David Cook, food and nutrition services
Pat Folsom, Academic Advising Center
Cathrine Fountain, business office
Karlene Fuller, otolaryngology
Paul Griffin, hospital safety and security
Lois Holz, nursing services
Lauren Kingery, pathology
Susan Kloos, nursing services
Diana Knoedel, pediatrics
Mary Kundert, pharmaceutical care
Susan Olson, nursing services
Jennifer Poeschel, ambulatory surgery center
Rhonda VanNostrand, material services
Lori Wood, health information management

35 Years
Linda Annis, business office
Candace Daniels, Center for Disabilities and Development
SuZanne Hoofnagle, microbiology
Deborah Hubbard, nursing services
Margaret Molback, pediatrics
Kathy Ormond, Iowa Memorial Union
Emil Rinderspacher, admissions
Cathy Sexton, psychiatry
Carol Wehby, internal medicine

45 Years
Linda Keller, orthodontics

50 Years
Judy Biderman, physical therapy and rehabilitation science

Award winners from July 2011 are listed below.

25 Years
Julie Borneman, nursing services
Christina Carlson, Office of the Registrar
Mary Corbin, Center for Disabilities and Development
Debra Cutler, Iowa Memorial Union business office
Wayne Fett, recreational services
Susan Forbes, surgery
Susan Griffith, alumni services
Linda Grifhorst, radiology
Renee Hogan, University Housing and Dining
Mary Hubbard, Center for Disabilities and Development
Kathi Huebner, medicine administration
Sherrel Miller, pharmacy
Dinette Myers, student life
Heidi Nobiling, pathology
Shelley Plattner, biology
Linda Roth, library administration
Peggy Schneider, surgery
Julie Stransky, Family Care Center
Diane Wilson, hospital safety and security

30 Years
Denise Ament-Moore, prosthodontics
Wendy Berg, Center for Disabilities and Development
Gregory Black, University Housing and Dining
Ella Born, internal medicine
Jim Cramer, engineering computer network
Tom Dolezal, University Housing and Dining
Debra English, pathology
Thomas Furlong, material services
Joe Graves, environmental health and safety
Karl Kamber, pharmacy
Wanda Magruder, Facilities Management
Jeanette Marsh, orthopaedic surgery
Susan Newton, patient financial services
Timothy Shipe, library administration
Judith Snyder, nursing services
Randall Thomann, procurement services
Brian Vandenberg, material services
Larry Woodsmall, nursing services

35 Years
Joyce F. Murphy, integrative physiology
Sarah Smith, nursing services
Susan Zollo, College of Medicine

40 Years
Linda Ferry, University Communication and Marketing
Phillip Haddy, intercollegiate athletics
Barbara Lee, ambulatory surgery center
Patricia Wymore, emergency medical services

45 Years
Karen Frimml, emergency medical services


Promotions and Tenure

The University is pleased to announce the following faculty promotions. The promotions are effective for the 2011–12 academic year, beginning July 1.

To professor
Jonathan M. Adrain, geoscience
Susan Lynn G. Assouline, psychological and quantitative foundations
James A. Brown, urology/biomedical engineering
Michael S. Eckert, music
James G. Enloe, anthropology
Craig A. Gibson, classics
Prabhat Goswami, radiation oncology
Andrew R. Hollingworth, psychology
Siegfried Janz, pathology
Bradley D. Jones, microbiology
L. Kevin Kastens, music
Sara B. Mitchell, political science
Peter J.Mohler, internal medicine/molecular physiology and biophysics
David J. Moser, psychiatry
Kevin Mumford, history/African American studies
M. Mercedes Nino-Murcia, Spanish and Portuguese/international programs
Thomas A. Rietz, finance
Cameron G. Thies, political science
Bryon S. Winn, theatre arts

To professor, clinical track
James J. Amos, psychiatry
Leslie A. Bruch, pathology/neurosurgery
Susan M. Lagos Lavenz, educational policy and leadership studies
Resmiye Oral, pediatrics
Karl W. Thomas, internal medicine
Jon M. Tippin, neurology
Nancy A. Williams, psychiatry

To associate professor
Christopher M. Adams, internal medicine/molecular physiology and biophysics
Bruce Ayati, mathematics
Lioness Ayres, nursing
Alexander G. Bassuk, pediatrics
Jennifer Burek Pierce, library and information science
Chadi A. Calarge, psychiatry
Pablo Carrica, mechanical engineering
Christopher Cheatum, chemistry
David K. Duys, rehabilitation and counselor education
Hao Fang, mathematics
Polly J. Ferguson, pediatrics
Laura A. Frey Law, physical therapy and rehabilitation science
David G. Gratton, prosthodontics
Jeremy D. Greenlee, neurosurgery
Hasem Habelhah, pathology
Steven Hitlin, sociology
Michaela Hoenicke-Moore, history/international programs
John L. Hosp, teaching and learning
Jon C. Houtman, microbiology
Hiroto Kawasaki, neurosurgery
Jennifer Kayle, dance
Pavlo Krokhmal, industrial engineering
Anton Kruger, electrical and computer engineering/civil and environmental engineering
Marie Kruger, English/international programs
Marc A. Linderman, geography
Brenda Longfellow, art and art history
Luis Martin-Estudillo, Spanish and Portuguese
Yusuf Menda, radiology/radiation oncology
David K. Meyerholz, pathology
Kristen Missall, psychological and quantitative foundations
Michael E. Moore, history/international programs
Jonathan T. Mordkoff, psychology
Anthony Paik, sociology
Soonhye Park, teaching and learning
Philip M. Polgreen, internal medicine/epidemiology
Erica Prussing, anthropology/community and behavioral health
Craig E. Pryor, physics and astronomy
Kamal Rahmouni, internal medicine
Barbara A. Rakel, nursing/physical therapy and rehabilitation science
Albert Ratner, mechanical engineering
Robert D. Roghair, pediatrics
Sara Sanders, social work
Michael E. Sauder, sociology
Jennifer E. Sessions, history
R. Eric Stone, theatre arts
Douglas J. Van Daele, otolaryngology–head and neck surgery/radiation oncology
Moshe Wald, urology
Karin Weber-Gasparoni, pediatric dentistry
Joshua Weiner, biology
Deborah E. Whaley, American studies/African American studies
Brian R. Wolf, orthopaedics and rehabilitation/physical therapy and rehabilitation science
Asgar Zaheer, neurology

To associate professor, clinical track
Alison C. Abreu, psychiatry/family medicine
David P. Bender, obstetrics and gynecology
Mary S. Berg, nursing
Aaron D. Bossler, pathology
Christopher T. Buresh, emergency medicine
Carlyn M. Christensen-Szalanski, emergency medicine
Linda J. Cooper-Brown, pediatrics
Dawn R. Ebach, pediatrics
Hisakazu Hoshi, surgery
Michael S. Icardi, pathology
Yasser M. Karim, anesthesia
Matthew D. Krasowski, pathology
Deanna L. McDanel, pharmacy
Mohammed M. Milhem, internal medicine
Antonio J. Sanchez, internal medicine
Manish Suneja, internal medicine
Elizabeth B. Takacs, urology
Michael E. Takacs, emergency medicine
CoraLynn B. Trewet, pharmacy
Kelly K. Ward, obstetrics and gynecology

To adjunct associate professor
Ryan A. Hobbs, pharmacy
Jesse M. Hostetter, epidemiology

To adjunct clinical associate professor
Danny L. Ellsbury, pediatrics
Jay A Rosenberger, internal medicine

To adjunct clinical assistant professor
Lyse S. Strnad, ophthalmology and visual sciences

To tenure at current rank
Punam K. Saha, electrical and computer engineering/radiology