July 1, 2011
At A Glance
Mason named vice chair of Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center announces research seed grants
Four University of Iowa cancer researchers, three from the Carver College of Medicine and one from the College of Nursing, have each received a one-year, $30,000 American Cancer Society seed grant through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Society at the UI.
The awards allow junior faculty members and independent research scientists to explore new ideas related to the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer.
Anne Ersig, Ph.D., assistant professor, Parent Child Family Area, College of Nursing, will study factors contributing to low screening rates among people at increased risk for colorectal cancer.
Ryan Flynn, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of radiation oncology, will investigate the use of rotating-shield intensity modulated brachytherapy as a way to improve radiation therapy for cervical cancer.
Learn more about the cancer center at http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/cancercenter/.
Rosenthal re-appointed as Bierring professor
University of Iowa Health Care leaders today announced the re-appointment of Nancy Rosenthal, M.D., as the Walter L. Bierring Professor of Clinical Education for another five year-term effective July 1.
The endowed position was created to recognize education provided by a faculty member in the clinical areas, primarily involving the training of house staff, residents and fellows. Paul Rothman, M.D., dean of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, says Rosenthal's appointment recognizes her outstanding academic achievements, passion for teaching and numerous contributions to the UI Carver College of Medicine.
Rosenthal, a clinical professor of pathology, joined the UI faculty in 1998. She also serves as the assistant dean for student affairs and as section director for hemopathology. She earned a medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1983 and completed residency training and a hematopathology fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University.
UI Writers' Workshop alumni celebrate the program's 75th anniversary on blogs
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and in the wake of the recent reunion of workshop alumni and faculty, alumni of the program will publish a series of essays throughout the summer on a variety of literary and media blogs. Their writing will be gathered as it appears at http://iww75th.tumblr.com.
The participating blogs include A Public Space, the Awl, the Common, FSG's Work in Progress, GRANTA, the Iowa Review, the LA Review of Books, the Millions, N+1, the New Yorker's Book Bench, the Rumpus, Tin House and the WSJ's Speakeasy.
The alumni writers are Chris Adrian, Dan Beachy-Quick, Kevin Brockmeier, Alexander Chee, Charles D'Ambrosio, Jennifer DuBois, Tom Grimes, Allan Gurganus, Benjamin Hale, Leslie Jamison, Yiyun Li, Jack Livings, Anthony Marra, Stuart Nadler, Anna North, Peter Orner, Keija Parsinnen, Salvatore Scibona, David Shields, Maggie Shipstead, Curtis Sittenfeld, Justin Torres
The first brief entry, "Playing House" by Leslie Jamison, which appeared in A Public Space, is now viewable at the tumblr site. For additional information contact email@example.com.
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