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

Clar Baldus, administrator for arts and innovation at the College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center, received the Outstanding Higher Level Art Education Award at the Art Educators of Iowa Fall Conference.

Willard “Sandy” Boyd, president emeritus, professor of law, and founder of the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, received the Community Leaders Award from Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Business Hall of Fame.

John Callaghan, Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Carver College of Medicine, is the president-elect of the International Hip Society.

Barry Carter, professor of pharmacy practice and science in the College of Pharmacy, received the Russell R. Miller Award and the Therapeutics Frontiers Award at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2011 Annual Meeting.

Michael Chibnik, professor of anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. He will begin the position on July 1, 2012.

Sam Cochran, director of University Counseling Service, and John Westefeld, professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education, presented a tribute to Gerry Stone, a former faculty member and director of University Counseling Service, at the 119th American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, D.C.

Mona Garvin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering, was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium.

Mark Holbrook, lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Biology, has been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Teresa Mangum, UI associate professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, has been elected to the National Advisory Board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

Ernest Pascarella, professor and Mary Louise Peterson Chair in Higher Education in the College of Education, received the Council of Independent Colleges’ (CIC) Academic Leadership Award.

Bryan Phillips, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Biology, has been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Elizabeth Swanson, associate professor in the College of Nursing, received the distinguished Teresa E. Christy Award at this year’s Iowa Nurses Association Convention.

Peter Thorne, departmental executive officer, occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, was selected by the EPA Administrator to serve on the EPA Chartered Science Advisory Board.

CoraLynn Trewet, clinical assistant professor and director of continuing education in the College of Pharmacy, has been appointed by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to the Medical Assistance Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. Trewet also has been named to the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Coordinating Committee at the National Institutes of Health.

Robert Wallace, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has received the prestigious Walsh McDermott Medal, awarded to a member of the Institute of Medicine.


Lectures and Presentations

Ryan Carnahan, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, presented “Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients” Nov. 17 at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Carnahan also presented a lecture, “Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients,” Oct. 26 at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa Fall Conference in Ames.

Christopher S. Coffey, professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health, gave a presentation, “Adaptive Designs in Small Clinical Trials,” in October at the FDA/DIA-sponsored U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products in Washington, D.C.


Publications and Creations

Assouline SG, Belin-Blank Center; Foley Nicpon M, counseling psychology program; Whiteman CS, Belin-Blank Center: an article, “Cognitive and psychosocial characteristics of gifted students with written language disability: A reply to Lovett’s response,” Gifted Child Quarterly 55(1), 2011.

Campo S, community and behavioral health; Askelson NM; Spies EL; Losch M: an article, “Ambivalence, communication, and past use: Understanding what influences women’s intentions to use contraceptives,” Psychology, Health, and Medicine, Sept. 7, 2011.

Cheng G; Zhang Y, biostatistics; Lu L: an article, “Efficient algorithms for computing the non- and semi-parametric maximum likelihood estimates of panel count data,” Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 23, 2011.

Coohey C; Renner L; Hua L; Zhang Y, biostatistics; Whitney S: an article, “Academic achievement despite child maltreatment: A longitudinal study,” Child Abuse & Neglect 35, 2011.

Crocco MS, College of Education; Lan C; Chae HS; Natriello G: an article, “Promoting educational reform through teaching about Hurricane Katrina,” Social Studies Research and Practice 6(2), Summer 2011.

Daly JM; Levy BT; Ely JW; Swanson K; Bergus GR; Jogerst GJ; Smith TC, epidemiology: an article, “Management of skin and soft tissue infections in community practice before and after implementing a “best practice” approach: An Iowa Research Network (IRENE) intervention study,” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 24(5), September–October 2011.

Day J; Policeni B; Smoker W; Dobre M; Zhang Y, biostatistics; Leira E; Davis P; Chen S; Olalde H; Adams H: an article, “Prior statin use is not associated with an increased prevalence or degree of gradient-echo (GRE) lesions in patients with acute ischemic stroke or TA,” Stroke 42, 2011.

Dietz A; Pedersen DA; Jacobsen R; Wehby GL, health management and policy; Murray JC; Christensen K: an article, “Risk of breast cancer in families with cleft lip and palate,” Annals of Epidemiology, Oct. 28, 2011.

Duru F, Gurnett DA, Morgan DD, physics and astronomy; Winningham JD; Frahm RA; Nagy F: an article, “Nightside ionosphere of Mars studied with local electron densities: A general overview and electron density depressions,” Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 116, Oct. 19, 2011.

Easton S; Coohey C; O’Leary P; Zhang Y, biostatistics; Hua L: an article, “The effect of childhood sexual abuse on psychosexual functioning during adulthood,” Journal of Family Violence 26, 2011.

Foley Nicpon M, counseling psychology program; 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.

Gal M; Rus D; Peek-Asa C, occupational and environmental health; Cherecheş RM; Sirlincan EO; Boeriu C; Baba CO.: an article, “Epidemiology of assault and self-harm injuries treated in a large Romanian emergency department,” European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Aug. 22, 2011.

Gurnett DA, Persoon AM, Groene JB, Kurth WS, physics and astronomy; Morooka M; Wahlund JE; Nichols JD: an article, “Plasmapause-like boundary at high latitudes in Saturn’s magnetosphere and its relation to the eccentric rotation of the northern and southern auroral ovals,” Geophysical Research Letters 38, Nov. 9, 2011.

Harlan LC; Lynch CF, epidemiology; Ballard-Barbash R; Zeruto C: an article, “Trends in the treatment and survival for local and regional cutaneous melanoma in a U.S. population-based study,” Melanoma Research, Sept. 3, 2011.

Lai IK; Chai Y; Simmons D; Watson WH; Tan R; Haschek WM; Wang K, biostatistics; Wang B; Ludewig G, Robertson LW, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Dietary selenium as a modulator of PCB 126-induced hepatotoxicity in male Sprague Dawley rats,” Toxicological Sciences, Aug 24, 2011.

Marri A; Ahn M; Crocco MS, College of Education; Grolnick M; Gaudelli W; Walker E: an article, “Teaching the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit: Findings from high school teachers,” The Social Studies 102(5), 2011.

Martini S; Van Voorhis BJ; Stegmann BJ; Sparks AE; Shochet T; Zimmerman MB, biostatistics; Ryan GL: an article, “In vitro fertilization patients support a single blastocyst transfer policy,” Fertility and Sterility, Aug. 23, 2011.

Mendes RE; Smith TC, epidemiology; Deshpande L; Diekema DJ; Sader HS; Jones RN: an article, “Plasmid-borne vga(A)-encoding gene in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 recovered from swine and a swine farmer in the United States,” Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 71(2), October 2011.

Mikulski MA; Hartley PG; Sprince NL; Sanderson WT; Lourens S; Worden NE; Wang K, biostatistics; Fuortes LJ, occupational and environmental health: an article, “Risk and significance of chest radiograph and pulmonary function abnormalities in an elderly cohort of former nuclear weapons workers,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Aug. 23, 2011.

Mueller K, MacKinney C, health management and policy: an article, “Rural Medicare Advantage 2011: Enrollment Trends and Plan Characteristics,” RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, October 2011.

Mueller K, MacKinney C, health management and policy: an article, “Patient-centered medical home services in 29 rural primary care practices: A work in progress,” RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, October 2011.

Mueller K, MacKinney C, health management and policy: an article, “Rural Medicare Advantage enrollment update,” RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, October 2011.

Mueller K, MacKinney C, health management and policy: an article, “The high-performance rural health care system of the future,” RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, October 2011.

Pentella MA, State Hygienic Laboratory: a chapter, “Mumps Epidemic in Iowa: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of Testing,” Essential Case Studies in Public Health, APHA Press, 2012.

Potosky AL; Malin JL; Kim B; Chrischilles EA, epidemiology; Weeks JC: an article, “Re: Personalized medicine and cancer supportive care: Appropriate use of colony-stimulating factor support of chemotherapy,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oct. 28, 2011.

Schul JE; Hamot GE, teaching and learning: an article, “An engaged pragmatist: Uncovering and Assessing Ernest Horn’s view of moral education,” Journal of Social Studies Research 35(2), 2011.

Shepard SJ; Foley Nicpon M, counseling psychology program; 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.

Stark S; Snetselaar L, epidemiology; Piraino B; Stone RA; Kim S; Hall B; Burke LE; Sevick MA: an article, “Personal digital assistant-based self-monitoring adherence rates in 2 dialysis dietary intervention pilot studies: BalanceWise-HD and BalanceWise-PD,” Journal of Renal Nutrition, 2011.

Wahls T; Darling W; Lutgendorf S; Shivapour ET; Snetselaar L, epidemiology; Hall M: an article, “Preliminary data from Intensive Directed Nutrition (IDN), Progressive Exercise Program (PEP), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), and Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS),” Iowa City VA Medical Media, 2011.

Wehby GL, health management and policy; Fletcher JM; Lehrer SF; Moreno LM; Murray JC; Wilcox A; Lie RT: an article, “A genetic instrumental variables analysis of the effects of prenatal smoking on birth weight: evidence from two samples,” Biodemography and Social Biology 57(1), 2011.

Westefeld JS, psychological and quantitative foundations; Richards AS; Levy L: a chapter, “Protective Factors,” Understanding and preventing college student suicide, Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.

Wolinsky FD, epidemiology; Bentler SE; Hockenberry J, health management and policy; Jones MP, biostatistics; Obrizan M; Weigel PAM; Kaskie B, health management and policy; Wallace RB, epidemiology: an article, “Long-term declines in ADLs, IADLs, and mobility among older Medicare beneficiaries,”BMC Geriatrics, 2011.

Zhang Y, biostatistics; Long JD; Mills JA; Warner JH; Lu W; Paulsen JS; the PREDICT-HD Investigators and Coordinators of the Huntington Study Group: an article, “Indexing disease progression at study entry with individuals at-risk for Huntington disease,” American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, Aug. 19, 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 August 2011 are listed below.

25 Years
Brian Bauer, radiology
Timothy Behlke, pathology
Kathy Boyd, rehabilitation therapies
Barb Brown, College of medicine administration
Philip Carls, international programs
Alice Cox, nursing services
Vern Dengler, health care information systems
Carol Evans, admissions
Frank Fleming, psychiatry
Alan Goecke, nursing services
Mary Hill, ambulatory surgery
Dennis Jennings, housing and dining
Lois Joslyn, nursing services
Lori Kleopfer, nursing services
Gary Knottnerus, material services
Ronald Kral, continuing education
Janet Kugley, chemistry
Rick Langholdt, radiology
Theresa Mayhew, internal medicine
Jerry Mitchell, general stores-receiving
Michael Noel, ITS-administration information systems
Debra Parrott, rehabilitation therapies
James Pyrz, environmental health and safety
Janet Ripley, nursing services
Marla Ross, otolaryngology
Mark Sadewasser, ITS-enterprise infrastructure
Allen Sanders, food and nutrition services
David Schoonover, library administration
Robert Stalkfleet, Iowa Memorial Union
Dale Stille, physics and astronomy
Dorian Walker, human resources

30 Years
Barbara Alton, physics and astronomy
Suzanne Baker-O’Brian, pediatrics
Allen Billman, facilities management
Melissa Broderson, nursing services
Sandra Cox, ambulatory surgery
Mary Devalois, nursing services
Cynthia Doyle, nursing services
Genevieve Ellis, nursing services
Jonathan English, ambulatory surgery
Rebecca Flanegan, radiation oncology
Ann Freyenberger, nursing services
Diana Fritz, procurement services
Lynette Hartsock, nursing services
Mike Hoffman, intercollegiate athletics
Diana Kreiss, dentistry
Karlyn Larson, business office
Cheri Lux, pediatrics
Christine Maher, nursing services
Margaret Manning, nursing services
Joseph Miller, bioengineering
Michael Neville, medical instruments
Karl Piere, facilities management
Helen Rittenmeyer, nursing services
Luann Robinson, pathology
Deborah Ruffin, nursing services
Jerry Strom, intercollegiate athletics
Mary Swihart, student health services
Lea Weldon, radiology

35 Years
Janet Dautremont, laundry
Gerald Hartzler, facilities management
Robert Hradek, facilities management
Alan Kinsey, facilities management
Albert Marshall, rehabilitation therapies
June Masbruch, Center for Disabilities and Development
Gayle Nelson, student health services
Steven Petersen, UI Pharmaceuticals
Pamela Simons, pathology
Kevin Singleman, State Hygienic Laboratory
Mark Urbanowski, microbiology
Carolyn Walker, nursing services
Constance Walkup, environmental and guest services
Dennis White, facilities management
Debra Yoder, ITS-enterprise infrastructure

40 Years
Nancy Paulsen, pathology
Diane Phillips, internal medicine
Beverly Poduska, anthropology
Linda Stahle, English
Peggy A. Streb, ITS-instructional services

Award winners from September 2011 are listed below.

25 Years
Deann Andrews, nursing services
Carolyn Birch, hospital administration
Jo Carter, material services
Patricia Conrad, dentistry
Paul Cunliffe, dance
Joni Dotseth, nursing services
Randall Essing, library administration
Marcia Gingerich, nursing services
Gail Hirtz, nursing services
Ann Houlahan, nursing services
Clyde Jorgensen, medicine administration
David Kramer, radiology-diagnostic
Rita Liddell, new media video production
Katherine Loney, nursing services
Gary Martin, facilities management
Debbie Miller, library administration
Randy Nessler, central microscopy research facility
Becci Potter, dermatology
Robert Sass, facilities management
Norma Schrock, health care information systems
Kriss Schropp, facilities management
Wes Sotzen, medicine administration
Susan Stenzel, pathology
Kendra Ziskovsky, pharmacy

30 Years
Julie Barrett, nursing services
Darrell Burnhardt, environmental and guest services
Bruce Gantenbein, public safety
Mary Hagen, Iowa Testing Program
Karen Hansen, material services
Debra Harland, central mail system
Laurie Hathaway, housing and dining
Kimberley Jeffers, radiology
Robert Leslie, engineering services
David McClain, facilities management
Shirley Shafar, environmental and guest services
Jean Sippy, microbiology
Lynda Stratton, continuing education
Rosemary Yardley, nursing services

35 Years
Rhonda Barr, rehabilitation therapies
Valia Dentino, education administration
Richard Dorzweiler, nursing services
Jeffrey Ebinger, Center for Disabilities and Development
Ruth Fuglsang-Toomey, nursing services
Patricia Hall, engineering services
Nancy Husted, obstetrics and gynecology
Mary Linder, nursing services
Donna Muller, hospital human resources
Stephen Rohret, facilities management
Sharon Simon, obstetrics and gynecology
Julie Stark, anatomy and cell biology
Edward Stroud, facilities management
Cindy Vest, radiology
Pat Zousel, dentistry

40 Years
Gary Bloore, housing and dining
Karen Drake, rehabilitation therapies
Linda Knowling, business
Kristine McLachlan, dentistry
Dave Owen, radiology
Beverly Saboe, integrated call center services
Donna Stark, dentistry
Howard Wittenberg, housing and dining