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At A Glance

Wilder named Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

David G. Wilder, associate professor in the UI College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). A formal induction ceremony will be held during the institute's Annual Event in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22.

The institute cited him "for providing new constraints for vehicle and workplace design based on human musculoskeletal tissue and control system limitations."

Wilder also serves as associate professor of occupational and environmental health in the college of public health, researcher in the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, senior scientist in the Iowa Spine Research Center, director of the jolt/vibration/seating lab, and an associated faculty member at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research.

Nationally known as an expert on the human body's response to vibration, he is serving as meeting chair and program chair for the 2010 American Conference on Human Vibration to be held in June at the UI.

Visit to learn how AIMBE, its more than 75,000 bioengineers and its College of Fellows are revolutionizing medicine, engineering and related fields to enhance and extend lives.


Voices of Disability writing contest deadline extended to Dec. 31

The University of Iowa Council on Disability has extended the deadline for its Voices of Disability Poetry and Writing Contest to Thursday, Dec. 31.

The contest seeks to encourage creative writing that explores and illuminates topics around the word "disability." It includes two age categories: adults 18 and older, and youth 17 and younger.

One winner will be selected in each of the four categories: adult prose, adult poetry, youth prose and youth poetry. However, cash prizes will be given for first place ($150), second place ($75) and third place ($25).

The contest is open to all UI faculty, staff and students and residents in the corridor community. For submission guidelines and more information, visit


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