Paul James To Lead UI Family Medicine, Family Care Center
March 7, 2005

Dr. Paul James has been named the new head of the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and head of the UI Family Care Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics. The appointments will be effective April 1, 2005.

James, who currently is a UI associate professor of family medicine, also will serve as chair of the board of directors of the UI Community Medical Services and director of UI Family Care Clinics in Johnson County. James will remain the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Endowed Chair in Rural Medicine, a position to which he was appointed when he joined the UI faculty in 2001. He also is an associate professor of occupational and environmental health...
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Steering committee reports progress in College's strategic planning effort
February 11, 2005

The UI Carver College of Medicine Strategic Planning Steering Committee met Feb. 1 to wrap up phase one of the planning process. Members heard reports from Diana Carmichael of AMC Strategies, LLC, the College’s external planning consultant, and began crafting the collegiate mission statement, strategic goals, and the College’s first-ever vision statement.

At the meeting, Carmichael reported on interviews conducted in November with 34 individual faculty and staff members and 38 faculty and staff members in small focus groups. Her report addressed faculty and staff members’ perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the College in each area of the College’s tripartite missi...
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College wins renewed funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
January 18, 2005

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has received renewed funding for a program designed to foster the next generation of physician-scientists .

The Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program is open to medical students from the UI and other schools across the country. It began in 2001 with a $625,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, one of only 10 such grants awarded to top medical schools. The new funds, totaling $500,000, will support the UI program for the next three years.

"Physicians who do clinical research are growing few in number, and the best way to ensure progress is to show students the potential for careers in academics and researc...
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Robillard outlines strategic planning issues
December 29, 2004

Note: The following comments by Dean Jean Robillard to the CCOM Strategic Planning Steering Committee have and are continuing to serve as a guide for the committee as it creates the College’s strategic plan. This outline addresses the education and research missions of the College. Comments on clinical services will be deferred until later in the process in order to facilitate coordination with UI Hospitals and Clinics’ strategic plan.

Strategic Planning Carver College of Medicine

Outline of Comments to Steering Committee

Dean Robillard November 17, 2004

I. Important Past Accomplishments

A. Installed a new medical curriculum

B. Pla...
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CCOM to continue strategic planning process Jan. 6
December 29, 2004

The Carver College of Medicine’s strategic planning process will continue with a meeting of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee on Jan. 6.

At the January meeting, the committee will discuss the results of confidential interviews conducted by the College’s external consultant in November. Diana Carmichael of AMC Strategies, LLC, will report interview results and then discuss initial results of the College’s environmental assessment, which is currently underway.

On February 1, the steering committee will meet again for a half-day planning session where members will discuss the completed environmental assessment, refine the collegiate mission statement, develop a vision statement ...
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Be alert about lab security
December 8, 2004

The recent break-in at Seashore Hall and Spence Labs is a reminder of the need to be vigilant about security at University research buildings.

Allyn Mark, senior associate dean and dean of research and graduate programs, noted that this sort of vandalism has the potential to affect all researchers on the UI campus, “It is up to all of us to pay attention to our surroundings to be attentive to guidelines for laboratory security.”

The University has increased security across the campus, especially in and around laboratory buildings. In addition, Interim VP for Research William Decker has appointed a task force to look at access to University buildings and ways to protect research.
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College begins strategic planning process
November 10, 2004

The Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) strategic planning process has begun with the official appointment of a steering committee and launching of Phase I that will include confidential interviews with selected faculty members and groups of faculty as well as a detailed assessment of internal and external trends in the tripartite mission areas of the College. The strategic plan will be led by Diana Carmichael, president of AMC Strategies, with Roger Tracy, statewide clinical education programs, and Dr. Susan Johnson, obstetrics and gynecology and former associate dean, as the lead CCOM staff.

Carmichael has 17 years experience in strategic...
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Damasios Receive Prestigious International Prize
November 10, 2004

Drs. Antonio and Hanna Damasio, neurology, will receive the Jean-Louis Signoret Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience sponsored by La Fondation Ipsen at a ceremony Nov. 15 in the Salpetrière Hospital in Paris, France.

The international jury cited the Damasios’ many contributions to the neurobiological understanding of social cognition. This marks the first time that two investigators will share the prize. Previous recipients of the prestigious honor include neuroscientists Eric Kandel of Columbia University and Jean-Pierre Changeux of Institut Pasteur.

Antonio Damasio is a member of the American Academy of Arts and S...
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Stinski receives UI's First Distinguished Inventor Award
November 2, 2004

Dr. Mark Stinski, microbiology, was honored in October as the first recipient of the University of Iowa Distinguished Inventor Award. Stinski, a professor in the UI Department of Microbiology, received the award for his work in discovering the cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoter, a tool to "promote" the expression of proteins that are important in the production of various protein-based drugs now on the market.

Stinski's UI laboratory was the first to clone the human cytomegalovirus genome into noninfectious DNA segments. The discovery facilitated the characterization of individual viral glycoproteins and viral regulatory proteins, which eventually led Stinski to his award-winning discovery.

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Buckwalter Elected To Institute Of Medicine
November 2, 2004

Dr. Joseph A. Buckwalter, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He joins 14 other UI faculty and administrators as a member of this prestigious organization.

He is well known for his research on osteoarthritis, joint injuries, the effects of aging on cartilage and tumors of the skeleton and soft tissue. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal oncology and sports medicine.

Buckwalter has been active in many scientific and professional organizations, including serving as president of the Orthopaedic Research Societiy, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surg...
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