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Release: May 14, 1999

UI nursing facu lty win recognition, grants, promotions

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty have received recognition, grants and promotions recently for their professional and scholarly activities.

Mary Aquilino, Ph.D., assistant professor, received an Old Gold Summer Fellowship from the UI. The fellowship supports non-tenured faculty who are building programs of research. Aquilino teaches in the college's organizations, systems and community nursing area of study.

Howard Butcher, Ph.D., assistant professor, received an Old Gold Summer Fellowship from the UI. Butcher teaches in the college's biobehavioral nursing area of study.

Patricia Clinton, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor, was named Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners at its spring conference in April. Clinton is certified as an advanced registered nurse practitioner and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. The award recognizes her contributions to the field at the state and national levels.

Rose Marie Friedrich, associate professor, received a Nellie Ball Trust Research Grant of $20,000 for her project, "A Psychoeducation Intervention for Families of Persons With Schizophrenia." She has also been named to the peer review committee of the National Institute of Mental Health and attended a reviewer orientation meeting in Rockville, Md., in April. Friedrich is one of 16 members of the public chosen to participate in the review process alongside expert peer reviewers.

Marion Johnson, Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of full professor. Johnson is director of graduate programs at the College of Nursing.

Ann Marie McCarthy, Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. She teaches in the college's parent, child and family nursing area of study.

Sue Moorhead, Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. She teaches in the college's organizations, systems and community nursing area of study.