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Release: Jan. 19, 2000

UI researcher wins young investigator award from oxygen society

IOWA CITY, Iowa – David M. Hall, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Iowa department of exercise science, has won the 1999 Young Investigator Award from the Oxygen Society, an international scientific organization. Hall, a Jefferson native, won the award, which includes a $1,000 prize, in recognition of his presentation, "Aging Lowers Stress-induced Nuclear Antioxidant Enzyme Translocation and Increases Metal Activation."

The study was rated the best scientific presentation in the Presidential Award Section. Hall's research is focused on understanding why we age, the consequences of aging as they relate to our ability to withstand stress, and the potential benefits of calorie restriction on delaying the aging process and preserving stress tolerance.

Hall's research is supported, in part, with funding from a NIH/NIA Postdoctoral National Research Service Award for the University of Iowa Center on Aging's Interdisciplinary Research Training Program on Aging. Kevin Kregel, a UI associate professor of exercise science, serves as Hall's faculty sponsor.

Established in 1987, the Oxygen Society focuses on investigations of the deleterious processes involving oxygen, including free radicals and active oxygen species, which has important implications for biology and medicine.

For more information, contact Lori Benz, Program Associate, UI Center on Aging, 335-6546 or lori-benz@uiowa.edu