Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

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Lectures and Presentations

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Offices and Awards

Faculty—

Lindell Joseph, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, has been elected vice president of Programs and Professional Development on the board of directors of the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing.

Howard Butcher, associate professor in the College of Nursing, and Jean Jordan, Clerk III in the UI Heart Clinic, have received an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant for their project, “Linguistic Analysis of Structured Written Emotional Expression: Revealing what is revealed.”

Dr. Philip Wertz, professor in the College of Dentistry, was recently awarded the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Maison G. de Navarre Medal Award. Wertz received the award at the SCC Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase in New York City on Dec. 12, 2013.

Ying-Chih, Soonhye Park, associate professor and Brian M. Hand, professor in the College of Education, were selected for the 2014 Outstanding Paper award for their conference paper, "Tracing Elementary Students' Use of Talk and Writing for Knowledge Development through Argument-based Inquiry." The award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on April 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Vilia Tarvydas, professor in the College of Education, was appointed counselor educator on the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs board effective July 1, 2014.

Staff—

Laura Cullen, staff nurse in the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and her research team, have been awarded the newly-established Adult Clinical Practice Collaborative Research Award. The grant is titled "Cognitive Work Associated with Evidence-Based Pain Management."

This is a new donor-funded grant that supports collaborative research between UI Hospitals and Clinics nurses and College of Nursing faculty.

Kai Yi, assistant research scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named a Large Hadron Collider Physics Center Fellow. One of 22 Fellows, Yi will continue his work on exotic mesons and searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider using rare processes. The LHC Physics Center is located at Fermilab, where Yi is primarily based. More information about the 2014 LHC Fellows is available here.

Howard Butcher, associate professor in the College of Nursing, andJean Jordan, Clerk III in the UI Heart Clinic, have received an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant for their project, “Linguistic Analysis of Structured Written Emotional Expression: Revealing what is revealed.”

Lectures and presentations

Faculty—

Carol K. Smith, assistant professor in the College of Education,presented "Oh the Places They Will Go! Academic and Career Counseling with Gifted Students," lecture at the Iowa School Counseling Association Conference, in Des Moines, Iowa in November 2013.

Smith also presented the following:

  • "Career counseling considerations for school counselors who work with students living in poverty," roundtable presented at the 2013 Annual Conference, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Denver, Colo. in October 2013.
  • "School counselors’ perceptions of digital natives: A qualitative study," lecture presented at the 2013 Annual Conference, the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Denver, Colo. in October 2013.
  • "Superpowers unite: School and mental health counselors working together to meet the needs of rural youth," lecture presented at the 2013 Annual Conference, The Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors Conference, Denver, Colo. in October 2013.

Susannah M. Wood, associate professor in the College of Education, presented, "Models of Excellence in Leadership Development: The Role of Social Justice in CSI Chapters," poster at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, Colo. on Oct. 19, 2013.

Wood also presented:

  • "Program Coordination: Leading from the Middle," roundtable at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Denver, Colo. on Oct. 19, 2013.
  • "Innovative Instruction in a Diverse World: The Benefits of Problem-based Learning for CE (Part 1)," lecture at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, Colo. on Oct. 18, 2013.
  • "Innovative Instruction in a Diverse World: The Benefits of Problem-based Learning for CE (Part 2)," lecture presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, Colo. on Oct. 18, 2013.

Clara Baldus, visiting assistant professor in the College of Education, presented, "Talent Development: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards," lecture at the “Cirque d’Arte,” Art Educators of Iowa on Oct. 12, 2013.

Kyong Mi Choi, assistant professor in the College of Education, presented "Out-of-school influences of Korean IMO winners," poster at the Psychology in Mathematics Education, North American Chapter in, Chicago, Ill. in November 2013.

Carolyn Colvin, associate professor in the College of Education, presented "Whose interests are served? Working toward ethical community collaborations in a rural setting," paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Literacy Research Association in Dallas, Texas in December 2013.

Colvin also presented:

  • "Acts of Understanding and Misunderstanding: Conferencing and Communicating Between Immigrant Parents and Elementary Teachers," paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 30, 2013.
  • "Closing the Gaps: Why University-School Partnerships Matter," panel presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, Mass. on Nov. 23, 2013.
  • "Whose interests are served? Working toward ethical community collaborations in a rural setting," presented at the Imagining America Conference, Imagining America, Syracuse, N.Y. on Oct. 5, 2013.

Gregory Hamot, professor in the College of Education, presented "You Say You Want a Revolution? Concept-Based History Teaching," workshop at the Iowa Council for the Social Studies Conference, Iowa Council for the Social Studies, Altoona, Iowa on Oct. 8, 2013.

Jo Hendrickson, professor in the College of Education, presented "EBD Teachers' Knowledge, Perceptions, and Implementation of Empirically Validated Competencies," panel at the 37th Annual Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference, Tempe, Ariz. in October 2013.

Hendrickson also presented:

  • "The Nonacademic Challenges of College Students with Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Disabilities," at the 37th Annual Teacher Educator of Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference, Tempe, Ariz. on Oct. 25, 2013.

Publications

Faculty—

Daniel Lew, professor emeritus, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, recently published "A Historical Overview of the AAOMS." The essay was published in late 2013 by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).

Ruprecht, A; Lam EWL: an article, "Paranasal Sinuses. In: White SC and Pharoah MJ." Oral Radiology, Principles and Practice. 7 ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2013.

Beasley, RT; Williamson, AE; Justman, BC; Qian, F: an article, "Time required to remove guttacore, thermafil plus, and thermoplasticized gutta-percha from moderately curved root canals with protaper files." J Endodon. 2013 Jan;39(1):125-8.

Denry, I: an article, "How and when does fabrication damage adversely affect the clinical performance of ceramic restorations?" Dent Mater. 2013 Jan;29(1):85-86.

Anamali, S: Avila-Ortiz, G; Elangovan, S; Qian, F; Ruprecht, A; Finkelstein M; Allareddy V; an article, "Clin Oral Implants Res." 2013 Dec 19. doi: 10.1111/cir. 12318 [Epub ahead of print].

Spector, ML; Kummet, CM; Holmes, DC: an article, "Complementary and alternative medicine in predoctoral dental curricula: an exploratory survey of U.S. dental schools." J Dent Educ. 2013 Dec;77(12):1610-15.

Banas, JA; Lynch, DJ; Michalek, SM; Zhu, M; Drake, D; Qian, F: an article, "Cariogenicity of Streptococcus mutans Glucan-Binding Protein Deletion Mutants." Oral Health Dent Manag. 2013 Dec;12(4):191-9.

McQuistan, MR; Mohamad, A; Kuthy, RA: an article, "Association between dentists’ participation in charitable care and community-based dental education." J Dent Educ. 2014 Jan;78(1):110-8.

Alumna—

Eric Mendenhall (Bachelor of Science '02) Williamson, KE; Reyon, D; Zou, JY; Ram, O; Joung, JK; Bernstein, BE: an article, "Locus-specific editing of histone modifications at endogenous enhancers," Nature Biotechnology. 2013 Sept;(31): 1133-1136.

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