Dr. Madeline Shea was named a “Woman of Innovation” by the Technology Association of Iowa. She was honored for role in creating the FUTURE (Fostering Undergraduate Talent-Uniting Research and Education) program. The Technology Association of Iowa has been presenting this award for five years. The “Women of Innovation” award recognizes leaders in math, science, technology, and engineering.
Archive for November, 2013
Dr. David Price has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “for distinguished contributions to the field of eukaryotic transcription, particularly for founding discoveries in RNA polymerase II elongation control and regulation of HIV gene expression.”
Dr. Price is one of two faculty in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine who have been awarded the distinction of 2013 Fellow of the AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The UI recipients are among 338 individuals elected this year by peers. AAAS members are elevated to the rank of “Fellow” because their efforts to advance science or its applications are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. The new Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin on Saturday, February 15, 2014, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Dr. Alexey Soshnev, who earned his PhD from the Molecular & Cellular Biology Program at the University of Iowa with Professor Pamela Geyer, has received a Damon Runyon Fellowship Award. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship is among the most competitive and prestigious post-doctoral fellowships awarded worldwide. Dr. Soshnev is performing research in the laboratory of Dr. C. David Allis at Rockefeller University. Congratulations, Alexey!
Congratulations to Drs. Eric Taylor and Catherine Musselman for successfully competing for seed grant funding from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society. Taylor received funding for his project titled “Metabolically Reprogramming Sarcomas Towards Differentiation” and Musselman for her project “Mechanism of PHF1 as a Regulator of the Oncogene EZH2.”
Congratulations to Dr. Kris DeMali for being chosen to receive the Carver College of Medicine Collegiate Teaching Award for 2013-2014. Dr. DeMali is an instructor and course director for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II, the second semester of the department’s full year course for majors. She has also taught biochemistry to pharmacy and dental students, and has served as a research adviser for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Professor DeMali’s teaching philosophy is to encourage students “to be thoughtful, independent, and critical thinkers.” As a role model and mentor, DeMali helps foster in our students a renewed confidence, a dedication to the ideals of science, and a passion for learning.
Dan Weeks was honored as an Outstanding Educator in the Department of Biochemistry on Medical Education Celebration Day on November 7, 2013.