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

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Offices and Awards


Ken Brown, professor of Management and Operations in the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business, has been named the Tippie College's associate dean for undergraduate programs.

Susan S. Vos, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical associate professor and director of the Professional Experience Program, was recognized as the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Collegiate Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Vos focuses her classroom teaching on pediatrics and pharmacy practice. She co-coordinates a pediatrics elective course and the first module in a series of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences, and teaches in various therapeutics modules related to pediatrics. She serves as a preceptor for students and residents in the Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and for a global health experience in Punta Gorda, Belize.

John Swegle, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice and science, was named Teacher of the Year by the College of Pharmacy's third-year class. He is clinical pharmacist for the Mercy Family Medicine Residency in Mason City. Affiliated with Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, the program offers a teaching center for students from different disciplines, including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.

Swegle also serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and pharmacy practice residents. In addition, he is a consultant pharmacist for Hospice of North Iowa and a faculty member for the Palliative Medicine Fellowship Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

Gary Milavetz, associate professor of pharmacy and head of the Applied Clinical Sciences Division in the Department of Professional Practice and Sciences, was named Teacher of the Year by the College of Pharmacy's second-year class.Milavetzalso is a clinical pharmacist in the allergy and pulmonary division of the Department of Pediatrics at UI Hospitals and Clinics. He sees patients and directs senior pharmacy clerkship students at the Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Clinics.

D.J. Murry, associate professor and director of the Analytical Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy, was named Teacher of the Year by the college's first-year class. He serves as course co-coordinator and instructor for Introduction to Clinical Pharmacogenomics and instructor for Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutics in the Pharm.D. curriculum.

Murry is course director and lecturer for Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences Research, course co-coordinator and lecturer for Clinical Pharmacogenomics and Principles of Experimental Therapeutics and lecturer for Quantitative Research Methods and Applied Clinical and Translational Science.

The College of Pharmacy also recognized the following individuals with Preceptor Excellence Awards for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • IPPC preceptor—Craig Clark, Clark's Health Mart Pharmacy, Cedar Rapids
  • APPE preceptor—Matt Porepp, UI Hospitals and Clinics
  • Faculty preceptor—Mike Farley, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City

Ronald Ettinger, professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Dows Institute for Dental Research in the College of Dentistry, will serve a second year as a representative councilor to the American Association for Dental Research.


William McBride (D.D.S. ’10), received the Academy of General Dentistry’s Fellowship Award during the organization’s annual meeting in Detroit, Michigan.

Lectures and Presentations


Malik Henfield, associate professor in the College of Education, attended a summit at the White House on July 28. Henfield, along with educators, researchers, policymakers, and funders from around the country, met to advance an agenda that would strengthen school counseling and college advising and expand postsecondary opportunities for all students. Participants highlighted innovative practices in the areas of professional development and training, college counseling tools, and initiatives and partnerships.



Broffitt, B;Levy, SM; Warren, J; Cavanaugh, JE: an article, "Factors associated with surface-level caries incidence in children aged 9 to 13: the Iowa Fluoride Study." J Public Health Dent. 2013 Fall;73(4):304-10.

Kuthy, RA; Kavand, G; Momany, ET; Jones, MP; Askelson, NM; Chi, DL; Wehby, GL; Damiano, PC: an article, "Periodicity of dental recall visits for young children first seen in community health centers." J Public Health Dent. 2013 Fall;73(4):271-9.

Guzman-Armstrong, S; Warren,JJ; Cunningham-Ford, MA; von Bergmann; Johnsen, DC: an article, "Concepts in critical thinking applied to caries risk assessment in dental education." J Dent Educ. 2014 Jun;78(6):914-20.

Kolker,JL: an article, "Middle-aged (45 to 64 years) persons may have different factors associated with root caries than older adults (≥ 65)." J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2013 Dec;13(4):185-6.

Eberhard, ML; Hellstein,JW; Lanzel, EA: an article, "Zoonotic anatrichosomiasis in a mother and daughter." J Clin Microbiol. 2014;52:3127-29.


Deborah Thumma, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0006


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