Deborah Thumma, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0019
Linda McGuire, associate dean in the UI College of Law, has been selected by the Iowa Legal Aid’s Board of Directors as a recipient of the Excellence in Service Award. The award will be presented on May 4.
Michael Mount, professor, UI Tippie College of Business, In-Sue Oh, associate professor, Human Resource Management, Temple University, and Gang Wang, assistant professor of Management and Human Resources, University of Idaho, received the Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance for an article, “Validity of Observer Ratings of the Five-Factor Model of Personality Traits: A Meta-Analysis,” published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, volume 96.
Bob McMurray, associate professor, Department of Psychology, has been selected to receive the 2013 Outstanding Early Career Award from the Psychonomic Society. The award was established in 2011 to recognize exceptional research accomplishments among the early career members of the society.
Berhan Gelan, Graduate College, was selected as an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellow for the 2013-14 academic year.
Benjamin J. Weidemann, a UI junior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), working in the laboratory of Justin L. Grobe, assistant professor of pharmacology, has been awarded an “Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship” from the American Physiological Society (APS).
Through this award, Weidemann will receive a $4,000 stipend to continue his work over the summer of 2013, a $300 unrestricted research grant, and a $1,300 travel award to attend and present his data at the Experimental Biology Conference April 26-30, 2014, in San Diego, Calif. The APS only awards six such fellowships annually. Weidemann presented his research to the UI community at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival on April 10, and a fellowship award from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates supports his research.
Nicole Major, a student in the UI College of Dentistry, has received a $300 Education Research Group Student Travel Award from the International Association for Dental Research. There were 21 students who participated in the student competition, including three doctoral candidates.
The award’s purpose is to encourage and disseminate education-related research and to promote advances in teaching and learning and influence the future direction of dental education.
Major submitted an abstract for the Education Research Group sponsored session at the recent annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, which was held in Seattle, Wash. Her presentation was “Community-based Dental Education and Clinical Performance Among Fourth-Year Dental Students.” Co-authors included Major’s mentor, Michelle McQuistan, assistant professor, Preventive and Community Dentistry, and Fang Qian, Biostatistics Unit.
Dawnette Cigrand, (Master of Arts, 2000; Ph.D, 2012), alumna of the College of Education, has been awarded the Minnesota School Counselor State Leadership Award.
Kim A. Brogden, Dows and Department of Periodontics, presented his current research, “Antimicrobial Peptide Modulation of Chemokine and Proinflammatory Cytokine Responses: It’s All in the Timing” on March 11 at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemical and Biological Terrorism Defense—Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Chemical and Biological Defense in Ventura, Calif.
Kelly JT; Avila-Ortiz G; Allareddy V; Johnson GK; Elangovan S : an article, “The association between periodontitis and coronary heart disease: a quality assessment of systematic reviews.” J Am Dent Assoc . 2013 Apr;144(4):371-9.
Marshall TA; Straub-Morarend CL; Qian F; Finkelstein MW: an article, “Perceptions and practices of dental school faculty regarding evidence-based dentistry.” J Dent Educ . 2013 Feb;77(2):146-51.
Straub-Morarend CL; Marshall TA; Holmes DC; Finkelstein MW: an article, “Toward defining dentists’ evidence-based practice: influence of decade of dental school graduation and scope of practice on implementation and perceived obstacles.” J Dent Educ. 2013 Feb;77(2):137-45.