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Release: Aug. 16, 2000
Squier named UI associate provost for health sciences
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Christopher A. Squier, Ph.D., associate
dean for research and graduate studies in the University of Iowa College of
Dentistry, has been named the university's associate provost for health sciences.
Squier's appointment, which began Aug. 1, will continue until July 31, 2001.
He replaces Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., who has taken a year's leave of absence.
In his new role, Squier will advise UI Provost Jon
Whitmore in matters related to the health sciences colleges and facilitate
the development of interdisciplinary educational, research and service programs
in the UI Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.
Squier, who in his new position reports to Whitmore, will work with the deans
of the UI health sciences colleges, as well as other units and departments
"Dr. Squier has built an outstanding reputation as
an educator, researcher and administrator, and he is a well-respected member
of the university community," Whitmore said. "I look forward to working closely
with him over the next year."
Squier, a professor in the dental school's oral pathology,
radiology and medicine department, joined the UI faculty in 1975. His research
interests include oral cancer and the permeability of skin and oral mucosa
to substances such as alcohol and tobacco. He has written numerous journal
articles and book chapters on the topic of smokeless tobacco as it affects
the mouth and gums. Squier directs the UI College of Dentistry's Oral Soft
Tissue Program, Center for Oral Mucosal Disease in Aging, and Dentist-Scientist
Squier earned his bachelor's and master's degrees
at the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D. at the University of London.
He is a current member of the editorial board of the International Journal
of Oral Biology and the Journal of Dental Education, a member of the Board
of Directors of the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society and of
the Council of the Iowa Division of the American Cancer Society. His professional
affiliations include the American and International Associations for Dental
Research and the International Association of Oral Pathologists. Squier is
also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, London.
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