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Offices and Awards


Offices and Awards


Mary Berg, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been selected as a 2014 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. David Meier, resident in the Department of Endodontics, received the Endodontic Michael Fuller Post-Doctoral Award for his research, "Effect of Application Time on Chlorhexidine Substantivity in Root Canals: An in vitro Investigation." Co-authors include Dr. Anne Williamson, Dr Philip Wertz, and Dr. Fang Qian.

Becky Siewert, neonatal nurse practitioner in the UI Children's Hospital, has been selected as a Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Kristi Williams, staff nurse at University Hospitals and Clinics, has been awarded a 4-year, $1.9 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Supporting Family Caregivers with Technology for Dementia Home Care (FamTechCare).”

Williams will test a new telehealth intervention that uses in-home monitoring to link family caregivers to experts for guidance in managing disruptive behaviors to support continued care for the person with dementia at home with reduced caregiver stress, burden, and negative outcomes.


Jordyn Reiland, third year student in Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently named editor-in-chief of The Daily Iowan, the daily student newspaper at the UI.


Abraham Verghese, (Master of Fine Arts '91) alumnus of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is one of five recipients of the 19th Heinz Awards. The winner of the Arts and Humanities award, Verghese is a critically acclaimed, best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction.

Verghese’s writings document his belief and practice that healing must go beyond cures, diagnostic tests, and technological advancements and must also address the sense of profound vulnerability that patients feel when they are facing a major health crisis. My Own Country, his memoir about treating patients with AIDS in rural Tennessee, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was made into a film. His most recent book and first novel, Cutting for Stone, was on the New York Times’ bestseller list for more than two years.



Moreno Uribe, LM; Howe, SC; Kummet, C; Vela, KC; Dawson, DV; Southard, TE: an article, "Phenotypic diversity in white adults with moderate to severe Class II malocclusion." Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2014;145(3):306-16.

Margeas R: an article, "Versatile composite resins simplifying the practice of restorative dentistry." Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2014Jan;35(1):52-5.

Jespersen, JJ; Hellstein, J; Williamson, A; Johnson, WT; Qian, F: an article, "Evaluation of dental pulp sensibility tests in a clinical setting." J Endo. 2014Mar;40(3):351-4.

Hendricks, JL; Marshall, TA; Harless, JD; Hogan, MM; Qian, F; Wefel, JS: an article, "Erosive potentials of brewed teas." Am J Dent. 2013 Oct;26(5):278-82.

Weber-Gasparoni, K; Warren, JJ; Reeve, J; Drake, DR; Kramer, KW; Marshall, TA; Dawson, DV: an article, "An effective psychoeducational intervention for early childhood caries prevention: part II." Pediatr Dent.2013 May-Jun;35(3):247-51.

Kuthy, RA; Pendharkar, B; Momany, ET; Jones, MP; Askelson, NM; Chi, DL; Wehby, GL; Damiano, PC: an article, "Factors affecting age at first dental exam for Medicaid-enrolled children seen at Federally Qualified Health Centers." Pediatr Dent. 2013 May-Jun;35(3):E100-6.


Deborah Thumma, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0006


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