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University of Iowa News Release

May 2, 2006

Local Students Honored For Research Poster

(Student name) of (hometown), a student in the University of Iowa (college), was one of eight students honored at the UI's eighth annual Student Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Session, held April 20.

Forty-one students from across campus presented their research at the poster session. Each winner received a $100 prize, courtesy of the UI Office of the Provost, the Public Policy Center, and the Women in Science and Engineering Program.

(Student last name)'s poster was titled, "(title of poster)."

EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first.

IOWA

Boone: Nicole Brogden; College of Pharmacy; "Utilization of a Novel Means to Isolate Proteins Modified by an Endogenous Neurotoxin Potentially Involved in Parkinson’s Disease"

Iowa City: Kaitlyn Peterson; College of Nursing; "High-Throughput Behavioral Assays to Study Age-Related Vision Loss Using Mice"

Solon: Kimberly Bell; College of Dentistry; "Caries Experience in Methamphetamine Users"

Story City: Terri Nordin; Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; "Empirically Identified Goals for Managing Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)"

ILLINOIS

Darien: Nicki Baman, College of Engineering; "Co-Delivery of CpG ODN Adjuvants and Model Antigen into Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) Microparticles"

NEBRASKA

Grand Island: Matthew Stern; Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; "Murine Epidermal Stem Cells are Resistant to Aging"

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu; Writer: Andrea Schreiber