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May 8, 2008

Local student honored for UI health research poster

(Student name) of (hometown), a student in the University of Iowa (college), was one of 13 students honored at the ninth annual Student Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Session, held April 15 on the UI health sciences campus.

Thirty-two students from across campus presented their research at the poster session. Each winner received a $100 prize, courtesy of the UI's Office of the Provost, Center on Aging, Public Policy Center, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research.

(Student last name) was a recipient of the (name of award). (His/her) poster was titled "(title of poster)."

NOTE TO EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by hometown.

IOWA

Audubon: Erika Levis, Carver College of Medicine, Associate Provost Award, "Modification of Endotoxin Activity Assay Using Heterologous Neutrophils for Sensitive Detection of Endotoxin in Frozen Human Plasma Samples"

Bettendorf: Matthew Drescher, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research Award, "Switch Phenotypes of Peptostreptococcus Micros and Susceptibility to Beta-Defensins"

Clive: Brandon Menke, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research Award, "Eicosanoid Metabolism Affects Adipogenesis Through PPARy"

Coralville: Yvonne Kobayashi, Carver College of Medicine (Kobayashi is a research fellow at the college), WISE Award, "NO to Fatigue - Role of Sarcolemma Localized nNOS After Mild Physical Activity"

Dunlap: Melissa Lehan Mackin, College of Nursing, Public Policy Center Award, "Project Pharmacy: Women's Access to Emergency Contraception in Iowa Pharmacies Before and After the FDA Policy Change"

Iowa City (2): Geoffrey Lively, Carver College of Medicine (Lively is a visiting fellow at the college), Associate Provost Award, "A Genetic Approach for Studying Ethnic Differences to Glaucoma Susceptibility"; Matthew Conaway, College of Engineering, Associate Provost Award, "The Theory of Calcium Current in Paralyzed Human Muscle"

Jefferson: Lindsay Compton, College of Dentistry, Associate Provost Award, "Impact of Candida Albicans on Beta-Defensins Expression in Oral Carcinoma"

Mount Pleasant: Kristopher Day, Carver College of Medicine, Associate Provost Award, "Tfap2e Potentiates Tfap2a Activity in Melanophores, Suggests Novel Melanoma Target"

West Des Moines: Rosalind Smith, College of Engineering, Public Policy Center Award, "Heart Rate Variability in Infants Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome"

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