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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 email@example.com