Paul James To Lead UI Family Medicine, Family Care Center
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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Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center awards seed grants
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the UI has awarded a total of $30,000 in HCCC Seed Grants for Translational Project Development and Clinical Trials to UI CCOM researchers. Awards of $10,000 each will support three teams of investigators.
These grants are designed to help researchers take discoveries from the research laboratories of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and use them to develop new approaches to cancer prevention and treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Dornfeld, assistant professor of radiation oncology, will lead a team that will study radiation-induced tissue death, which can occur when insufficient oxygen reaches tissues in the body.
Co-investigators Drs. Douglas Trask, assistant professor of otolaryngology, and Frederick Domann Jr., associate professor of radiation oncology, will explore a novel approach to enhancing the sensitivity of a variety of cancers to radioactive iodine, which mostly is used to treat thyroid cancer. Trask is also a staff physician with the Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System.
Dr. Carol E.H. Scott-Conner, professor of surgery, will assess how prior pregnancy impacts the behavior of breast cancer.
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Dr. Gerald DiBona, professor
emeritus of internal medicine, was invited to give the Walter B. Cannon
Memorial Award Lecture at the Experimental Biology-International
Congress of Physiology meeting in San Diego, Calif. on April 2. He will
present "Physiology in Perspective, "The Neural Control of Renal
Function" at that meeting and also at the Karolinska Institutet in
Dr. Robin Davisson, asssociate
professor of anatomy and cell biology, received a five-year, $500,000
grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to study how oxidative
stress in the central nervous system contributes to heart failure. She
was one of only 25 recipients of the AHA's National Established
Investigator awards given by the organization this year.
Dr. Reginald R. Cooper, UI CCOM
professor and emeritus head of orthopaedics at UI Hospitals and
Clinics, will receive a prestigious national award for his lifetime
contributions to the field of orthopaedics. The American Orthopaedic
Association-Zimmer Award for Distinguished Contribution to Orthopaedics
will be presented to Cooper in June during the association's annual
meeting in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The $50,000 award recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement
of the art and science of orthopaedics. It is bestowed on individuals
who effectively confront issues or challenges facing the specialty and
honors those who have enhanced and shaped the specialty. It recognizes
sustained and substantial contributions and leadership to orthopaedic
surgery through clinical, educational, research or other meritorious
Cooper is only the fourth recipient of the AOA-Zimmer Award, and the
second from the UI to receive it. The previous UI winner was Dr.
Ignacio V. Ponseti, UI professor emeritus of orthopaedics, who received
the award in 2003.
A UI faculty member since 1962, Cooper served as head of the UI
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for 26 years. During his career he
has served as president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, the largest society of orthopaedic surgeons in the world. He
also presided over the Orthopaedic Research Society and has received
the Kappa Delta Award for outstanding orthopaedic research.
Cooper acted as chairman of the research advisory board and the medical
advisory board for the Shriner's Hospitals for Children. He served on
the advisory council of the National Institutes of Health for the
Institute of Arthritis, Metabolic and Digestive Diseases, and was
chairman of the board of trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint
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John Martin Rare Book Room: An Exploration of the Collection and Use of Rare Medical Books
Speaker: Edwin Holtum, assistant director and curator of John Martin Rare Book Room, HLHS
Contact: Sonya, 335-6878
This collection is one of the finest of its kind and includes original works that span six centuries. Users will be introduced to the history, scope and use of the collection, offer a first-hand look at some of the important holdings; and provide a summary of some major reference sources in the history of medicine. The format will be flexible to accommodate the specific interests of those in attendance. Registration is required.
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