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

Laura Frey Law, assistant professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation science in the Carver College of Medicine, has received the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Vicki Grassian, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.

William Liu, professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education, was recently recognized in top rankings compiled in two separate studies published in the leading academic journals, Psychology of Men and Masculinity and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Liu was the third-ranked scholar in the areas of men and masculinity, and he was also the 36th-ranked scholar in multicultural research across five multicultural journals.

John Reitz, professor of law and director of the University of Iowa College of Law’s Masters in Law and international visiting scholar programs, has been elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Dance Marathon, a Children’s Miracle Network sponsored program at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, has received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Chet Culver.

 

Lectures and Presentations

Steve Duck, chair of the Department of Rhetoric in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been elected a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.

Gabriele Ludewig, associate professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, presented a lecture at the Memorial Symposium in Honor of Thomas Friedberg, sponsored and organized by the University of Dundee, Scotland, May 27-28 at Dunkeld. She also presented a talk about the toxicology of PCBs and was the invited speaker for the opening lecture of Session IV at the 6th International PCB Workshop May 30-June 2 in Visby, Sweden.

Keith Mueller, professor and head of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the College of Public Health, gave presentations June 10 at the Western Region Flex Conference in Tucson, Ariz., and June 15 at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Washington, D.C.

Murray Madsen, associate director of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, gave a presentation at the National Institute for Farm Safety Conference June 28 in Wilmington, N.C.

Larry Robertson, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, cochaired the final scientific session of the 6th International PCB Workshop and presented an overall summary May 30-June 2 in Visby, Sweden. He also gave a presentation at the Memorial Symposium in Honor of Thomas Friedberg, sponsored and organized by the University of Dundee, Scotland, May 27-28 at Dunkeld.

Christopher Squier, professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine in the College of Dentistry, was an invited speaker at the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH), the Romanian Association of Oro-Dental Public Health (ARSPOD) and the faculty of dental medicine at “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania, Sept. 9–11.

 

Publications and Creations

College of Dentistry

Eberhard ML; Mathison B; Bishop H; Handoo NQ; Hellstein JW, oral pathology, radiology, and medicine: an article, “Zoonotic anatrichosomiasis in an Illinois resident,” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83(2), 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 Dental Hygiene 84(3), 2010.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Gurnett DA, Morgan DD, Granroth LJ, physics and astronomy; Cantor BA; Farrrell WM; Espley JR: an article, “Non-detection of impulsive radio signals from lightning in Martian dust storms using the radar receiver on Mars Express spacecraft,” Geophysical Research Letters 37, August 31, 2010.

Gurnett DA, Persoon AM, Kopf AJ, Kurth WS, physics and astronomy; Morooka MW; Wahlund JE; Khurana KK; Dougherty MK; Mitchell DG; Krimigis SM; Krupp N: an article, “A plasmapause-like density boundary at high latitudes in Saturn’s magnetosphere,” Geophysical Research Letters 37, Aug. 21, 2010.

Trachsel M, rhetoric: an article, “Human Uniqueness in the Age of Ape Language Research.” Animals and Society, Fall 2010.

Wang Z, Gurnett DA, physics and astronomy; Fischer G; Ye S-Y, Kurth WS, physics and astronomy; Mitchell DG; Leisner JS; Russell CT: an article, “Cassini observations of narrow-band radio emissions in Saturn’s magnetosphere,” Journal Geophysical Research 115, June 23, 2010.

College of Public Health

Apicella MA, microgiology; Post DM; Fowler AC; Jones BD, Rasmussen JA Hunt JR, microbiology;; Imagawa S; Choudhury B; Inzana TJ; Maier TM; Frank DW; Zahrt TC; Chaloner K, biostatistics; Jennings MP; McLendon MK; Gibson BW: an article, “Identification, characterization and immunogenicity of an O-antigen capsular polysaccharide of Francisella tularensis,” PLoS One 6:5(7), July 2010.

Benza RL; Miller DP; Gomberg-Maitland M; Frantz RP; Foreman AJ; Coffey CS, biostatistics; Frost A; Barst RJ; Badesch DB; Elliott G; Liou TG; McGoon MD: an article, “Predicting survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension: Insights from the registry to evaluate early and long-term pulmonary arterial hypertension disease management (REVEAL),” Circulation 122, 2010.

Carnahan RM, epidemiology: an article, “How to manage your patient’s dementia by discontinuing medications,” Current Psychiatry 9(7), 2010.

Chan K; Lehmler H-J; occupational and environmental health; Sivagnanam M; Feng CY; Robertson L, occupational and environmental health; O’Brien PJ: an article, “Cytotoxic effects of polychlorinated biphenyl hydroquinone metabolites in rat hepatocytes,” Journal of Applied Toxicology, 2010.

Ernst ME; fam med; Sezate GS; Lin W; Weber CA; Dawson JD, biostatistics; Carter BL, pharm pract & sci; Bergus GR, fam med: an article, “Indication-specific 6-h systolic blood pressure thresholds can approximate 24-h determination of blood pressure control,” Journal of Human Hypertension, June 24, 2010.

Fang G, Brooks JM, pharm pract & sci; Chrischilles EA, epidemiology: an article, “A new method to isolate local-area practice styles in prescription use as the basis for instrumental variables in comparative effectiveness research,” Medical Care, July 6, 2010.

Kancherla V, Romitti PA Caspers KM, Puzhankara S, epidemiology; Morcuende JA, orthopaedic surgery: an article, “Epidemiology of congenital idiopathic talipes equinovarus in Iowa, 1997-2005,” American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A 152A(7), July 2010.

Karafin M; St Louis EK; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Sparks JD; Granner MA, neurology: an article, “Bimodal ultradian seizure periodicity in human mesial temporal lobe epilepsy,” Seizure, June 24, 2010.

Kwon S; Janz KF, health and sport studies; Burns TL, Levy SM, prev & comm. dent: an article, “Effects of adiposity on physical activity in childhood: Iowa Bone Development Study,” Medical Science Sports Exercise, July 7, 2010.

Li X; Parkin A; Duffel MW; medicinal natural products; Robertson LW, Lehmler H-J, occupational and environmental health: an article, “3’,4’-Dichlorobiphenyl-4-yl 2,2,2-trichloroethyl sulfate,” Acta Crystallographica E66, 2010.

Limsui D; Vierkant RA; Tillmans LS; Wang AH; Weisenberger DJ; Laird PW; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Anderson KE; French AJ; Haile RW; Harnack LJ; Potter JD; Slager SL; Smyrk TC; Thibodeau SN; Cerhan JR, epidemiology; Limburg PJ: an article, “Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk by molecularly defined subtypes,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute June 29, 2010.

Mock DM; Matthews NI; Zhu S; Burmeister LF, Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Strauss RG, path-DeGowin blood center; Schmidt RL, peds; Nalbant D, pharm; Freise KJ; Veng-Pedersen P, pharm; Widness JA, peds: an article, “Red blood cell (RBC) volume can be independently determined in vivo in the sheep using ovine RBCs labeled at different densities of biotin,” Transfusion, June 18, 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,” RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy #2010-4, 2010.

Ravoori S; Srinivasan C; Pereg D; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Ayotte P; Gupta RC: an article, “Protective effects of selenium against DNA adduct formation in Inuit environmentally exposed to PCBs,” Environment International, 2010.

Saftlas AF, epidemiology; Triche EW; Beydoun H; Bracken MB: an article, “Does chocolate intake during pregnancy reduce the risks of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension?” Annals of Epidemiology 20(8), August 2010

Schmoll LH; Peters TM, O’Shaughnessy PT, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Use of a condensation particle counter and an optical particle counter to assess the number concentration of engineered nanoparticles,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 7(9), 2010.

Ward EM; Schulte PA; Straif K; Hopf NB; Caldwell JC; Carreón T; DeMarini DM; Fowler BA; Goldstein BD; Hemminki K; Pursiainen KH; Kuempel E; Lewtas J; Lunn RM; Lynge E; McElvenny DM; Muhle H; Nakajima T; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; IARC Working Group: an article, “Research recommendations for selected IARC-classified agents,” Environmental Health Perspectives doi:10.1289/ehp.0901828, 2010.

Wehby GL, health management and policy; Castilla EE; Lopez-Camelo J: an article, “The impact of altitude on infant health in South America,” Economics of Human Biology, May 31, 2010.

Weinrib AZ, Sephton SE, Degeest K, Penedo F, Bender D, ob/gyn; Zimmerman B, biostatistics; Kirschbaum C, pathology; Sood AK, Lubaroff DM, urology; Lutgendorf SK, psychology: an article, “Diurnal cortisol dysregulation, functional disability, and depression in women with ovarian cancer,” Cancer, June 8, 2010.

Yang J, community and behavioral health; Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health; Lowe JB; Heiden E, community and behavioral health; Foster DT, integrative physiology: an article, “Social support patterns of collegiate athletes before and after injury,” Journal of Athletic Training 45(4), July-Aug 2010.

Zhang S, Zhang Y, Chaloner K, biostatistics; Stapleton JT, infect dis: an article, “A copula model for bivariate hybrid censored survival data with application to the MACS study,” Lifetime Data Analysis 16(2), 2010.

 

Promotions and Tenure

The University is pleased to announce the following faculty promotions. The promotions are effective for the 2010–11 academic year, beginning July 1.

To professor
Lee-Ann Allen, internal medicine/microbiology
David Bennett, geography
Joyce Berg, accounting
Christina Bohannan, law
John Brooks, pharmacy/health management and policy/epidemiology
Diana Cates, religious studies
Gary Christensen, electrical-computer engineering/radiation oncology
Benjamin Antonio Coelho, music
Carol Ann Coohey, social work
Mark Dyken, neurology
Daniel Eberl, biology/otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
David Holmes, family dentistry
Stephen Hunter, obstetrics/gynecology/chemical and biochemical engineering/biomedical engineering
Lee Kirsch, pharmacy/chemical and biochemical engineering
Amnon Kohen, chemistry
Hosin Lee, civil-environmental engineering
Leonard Richard MacGillivray, chemistry
Ksenia Nosikova, music
Patrick O’Shaughnessy, occupational and environmental health/civil-environmental engineering
Jennifer Robinson, epidemiology/internal medicine
Christine Marion Rutledge-Russell, music
Soon Ryang, anthropology/International Programs
Michelle Scherer, civil-environmental engineering
Leslie Schwalm, history/women’s studies/African American studies
Roumyana Slabakova, linguistics/International Programs
Diane Slusarski, biology
William Street, management sciences/nursing/computer science
Richard Turner, religious studies/African American studies
Ying Zhang, biostatistics

To professor, clinical track
Mary Gwen Beck, internal medicine
Vicki Burketta, teaching and learning
Howard Jeffrey Cowen, preventive and community dentistry
MaryGrace Elson, obstetrics/gynecology
Ellen Herman, teaching and learning
Ronald Alton Herman, pharmacy
Chris Jensen, pathology
Michael Kelly, pharmacy
Ian Harry Law, pediatrics
Ellen Adair Link, pediatrics
Margo Lin Schilling, internal medicine
Victoria Jean Allen Sharp, urology/family medicine
Haraldine Stafford, internal medicine

To associate professor
Michael Gary Anderson, molecular physiology and biophysics/ophthalmology and visual sciences
Botond Banfi, anatomy and cell biology
Mercedes Bern-Klug, social work
Alison Bianchi, sociology
Mary Campbell, sociology
Yong Chen, industrial engineering
Amy Elizabeth Colbert, management and organizations
Scott Conklin, music
Monica Cruz De Gusmao, art and art history
Jonathan Doorn, pharmacy
John Harrison Fingert, ophthalmology and visual sciences
Alexander Horswill, microbiology
Douglas Houston, biology
Alan Huckleberry, music
Toshihiro Kitamoto, anesthesia
Justine Lane Kolker, operative dentistry
Cornelia Lang, physics and astronomy
Kevin Lytle Legge, pathology/microbiology
Yi Luo, urology
John Manning, music
Timothy Edward Mattes, civil-environmental engineering
Robert McMurray, psychology
Jane Marie Nachtman, physics and astronomy
Thomas Michael Peters, occupational and environmental health
Yiming Qian, finance
Lopo Rego, marketing
Timothy Duane Starner, pediatrics
Kathleen Stewart, geography
Christopher Stipp, biology/molecular physiology and biophysics
Aaron Stump, computer science
M Thaggert, English/African American studies
Julie Urmie, pharmacy
Xiaodong Wu, electrical-computer engineering/radiation oncology
Christopher Ryan Wyman, computer science
Jingzhen Yang, community and behavioral health

To associate professor, clinical track
Karen Nancy Bryant, communication sciences and disorders
Patricia Beth Espe-Pfeifer, psychiatry
Grant Hamilton, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
Brenda Lee Carter Hoskins, nursing
Jacob Ijdo, internal medicine
Teresa Judge-Ellis, nursing
Vicki Kijewski, psychiatry/internal medicine
Kelly Sue Skelly Kuehn, family medicine
Avinash Bhargava Kumar, anesthesia
Anthony Clark Miller, psychiatry
Amy Kathleen Engelbert Shoultz, teaching and learning
Dionne Skeete, surgery
Sergei Syrbu, pathology
Chiedozie Ifeanyi Udeh, anesthesia

To adjunct clinical professor
Charles William Schauberger, obstetrics/gynecology
William Yost, internal medicine

To adjunct clinical associate professor
Brad James Archer, internal medicine
David Basel, pediatrics/internal medicine
Anju Bhargava, internal medicine
Keevin Franzen, pediatrics
Gregory Garvin, pediatrics
Martin Izakovic, internal medicine
Scott Nau, pediatrics
Deanna Questad, internal medicine

To tenure at current rank
Katherine Porter, law
Michael Wagoner, ophthalmology and visual sciences
Anne Elizabeth Williamson, endodontics

Apicella MA, microgiology; Post DM; Fowler AC; Jones BD, Rasmussen JA Hunt JR, microbiology;; Imagawa S; Choudhury B; Inzana TJ; Maier TM; Frank DW; Zahrt TC; Chaloner K, biostatistics; Jennings MP; McLendon MK; Gibson BW: an article, “Identification, characterization and immunogenicity of an O-antigen capsular polysaccharide of Francisella tularensis,” PLoS One 6:5(7), Jul 2010.

Benza RL; Miller DP; Gomberg-Maitland M; Frantz RP; Foreman AJ; Coffey CS, biostatistics; Frost A; Barst RJ; Badesch DB; Elliott G; Liou TG; McGoon MD: an article, “Predicting survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension: Insights from the registry to evaluate early and long-term pulmonary arterial hypertension disease management (REVEAL),” Circulation 122, 2010.

Carnahan RM, epidemiology: an article, “How to manage your patient’s dementia by discontinuing medications,” Current Psychiatry 9(7), 2010.

Chan K; Lehmler H-J; occupational and environmental health; Sivagnanam M; Feng CY; Robertson L, occupational and environmental health; O’Brien PJ: an article, “Cytotoxic effects of polychlorinated biphenyl hydroquinone metabolites in rat hepatocytes,” Journal of Applied Toxicology 2010.

Ernst ME; fam med; Sezate GS; Lin W; Weber CA; Dawson JD, biostatistics; Carter BL, pharm pract & sci; Bergus GR, fam med: an article, “Indication-specific 6-h systolic blood pressure thresholds can approximate 24-h determination of blood pressure control,” Journal of Human Hypertension Jun 24, 2010.

Fang G, Brooks JM, pharm pract & sci; Chrischilles EA, epidemiology: an article, “A new method to isolate local-area practice styles in prescription use as the basis for instrumental variables in comparative effectiveness research,” Medical Care Jul 6, 2010.


Kancherla V, Romitti PA Caspers KM, Puzhankara S, epidemiology; Morcuende JA, orthopaedic surgery: an article, “Epidemiology of congenital idiopathic talipes equinovarus in Iowa, 1997-2005,” American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A 152A(7), Jul 2010.

Karafin M; St Louis EK; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Sparks JD; Granner MA, neurology: an article, “Bimodal ultradian seizure periodicity in human mesial temporal lobe epilepsy,” Seizure Jun 24, 2010.

Kwon S; Janz KF, health and sport studies; Burns TL, Levy SM, prev & comm. dent: an article, “Effects of adiposity on physical activity in childhood: Iowa Bone Development Study,” Medical Science Sports Exercise Jul 7, 2010.


Li X; Parkin A; Duffel MW; medicinal natural products; Robertson LW, Lehmler H-J, occupational and environmental health: an article, “
3’,4’-Dichlorobiphenyl-4-yl 2,2,2-trichloroethyl sulfate,” Acta Crystallographica E66, 2010.


Limsui D; Vierkant RA; Tillmans LS; Wang AH; Weisenberger DJ; Laird PW; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Anderson KE; French AJ; Haile RW; Harnack LJ; Potter JD; Slager SL; Smyrk TC; Thibodeau SN; Cerhan JR, epidemiology; Limburg PJ: an article, “Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk by molecularly defined subtypes,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute Jun 29, 2010.

Mock DM; Matthews NI; Zhu S; Burmeister LF, Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Strauss RG, path-DeGowin blood center; Schmidt RL, peds; Nalbant D, pharm; Freise KJ; Veng-Pedersen P, pharm; Widness JA, peds: an article, “Red blood cell (RBC) volume can be independently determined in vivo in the sheep using ovine RBCs labeled at different densities of biotin,”
Transfusion Jun 18, 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,” RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy #2010-4, 2010.

Ravoori S; Srinivasan C; Pereg D; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; Ayotte P; Gupta RC: an article, “Protective effects of selenium against DNA adduct formation in Inuit environmentally exposed to PCBs,” Environment International 2010.

Saftlas AF, epidemiology; Triche EW; Beydoun H; Bracken MB: an article, “Does chocolate intake during pregnancy reduce the risks of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension?Annals of Epidemiology 20(8), Aug 2010

Schmoll LH; Peters TM, O’Shaughnessy PT, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Use of a condensation particle counter and an optical particle counter to assess the number concentration of engineered nanoparticles,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 7(9), 2010.

van ‘t Erve TJ, Rautiainen RH, Robertson LW, Luthe G, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Trimethylsilyldiazomethane: A safe non-explosive, cost effective and less-toxic reagent for phenol derivatization in GC applications,” Environment International Apr 10, 2010.

Ward EM; Schulte PA; Straif K; Hopf NB; Caldwell JC; Carreón T; DeMarini DM; Fowler BA; Goldstein BD; Hemminki K; Pursiainen KH; Kuempel E; Lewtas J; Lunn RM; Lynge E; McElvenny DM; Muhle H; Nakajima T; Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health; IARC Working Group: an article, “Research recommendations for selected IARC-classified agents,” Environmental Health Perspectives doi:10.1289/ehp.0901828, 2010.

Wehby GL, health management and policy; Castilla EE; Lopez-Camelo J: an article, “The impact of altitude on infant health in South America,” Economics of Human Biology May 31, 2010.

Weinrib AZ, Sephton SE, Degeest K, Penedo F, Bender D, obgyn; Zimmerman B, biostatistics; Kirschbaum C, path; Sood AK, Lubaroff DM, urology; Lutgendorf SK, psychology: an article, “Diurnal cortisol dysregulation, functional disability, and depression in women with ovarian cancer,” Cancer Jun 8, 2010.

Yang J, community and behavioral health; Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health; Lowe JB; Heiden E, community and behavioral health; Foster DT, integrative physiology: an article, “Social support patterns of collegiate athletes before and after injury,” Journal of Athletic Training 45(4), Jul-Aug 2010.

Zhang S, Zhang Y, Chaloner K, biostatistics; Stapleton JT, infect dis: an article, “A copula model for bivariate hybrid censored survival data with application to the MACS study,” Lifetime Data Analysis 16(2), 2010.