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Aug. 1, 2011

At A Glance

UI's Calarge recognized for outstanding clinical research

A University of Iowa psychiatrist has been recognized for outstanding research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, formerly the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).

Chadi Calarge, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and a 2007 NARSAD Young Investigator, was chosen from among leading young medical scientists around the nation for the Klerman Award for Outstanding Clinical Research. He received the award Friday, July 29, during the annual Klerman and Freedom Awards event in New York City. The award comes with a $1,000 cash prize.

Calarge was recognized for his work addressing the long-term safety of the antipsychotic drug risperidone in children and adolescents. He has presented his findings at major scientific meetings and has published several articles in scientific journals. He has also received a National Institute of Mental Health exploratory research grant and a career development grant to further his work in this area.

Since 1987 the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has awarded close to $300 million in more than 4,000 NARSAD grants to scientists worldwide. The foundation is dedicated to finding the causes of, improving treatments for and preventing mental illnesses that affect one in four people in the United States.

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Berkowitz named interim director of School of Library and Information Science

Daniel Berkowitz will serve as interim director of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) for the 2011-12 academic year. He will lead a search for a permanent director, in addition to overseeing the school.

Berkowitz, associate dean of student and administrative affairs for the Graduate College, began his term as interim director on July 1, 2011. SLIS faculty member James Elmborg has served as director of SLIS since 2006. Elmborg has resumed his position as associate professor within the school.

Berkowitz previously served as interim director of UI Press. Graduate College Dean John Keller appointed Berkowitz interim director of SLIS, noting that his experience serving a department in transition made him an ideal person for the job. Berkowitz will also remain a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The UI established SLIS in 1967 to train librarians for academic, public and special libraries. The program reports to the Graduate College and is accredited by the American Library Association. It offers a master's program that provides training for librarians and information professionals. The program's emerging involvement with the digital humanities will be a key focus in the director search.

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