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Archive for March, 2019

Dr. John Dagle Named Recipient of the Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Dr. John Dagle (Pediatrics-Neonatology and secondary faculty in Biochemistry) was selected as the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The Tow award recognizes those who demonstrate both clinical excellence and compassion in delivery of care and who show respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues.

Congratulations Dr. Dagle!

Lacy Barton Featured in Damon Runyon Video

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Lacy Barton, a 2014 PhD graduate from the Geyer Lab, has been recently featured in a video produced by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.  This video highlights women in science and Lacy’s current research. Lacy is currently a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Skirball Institute at the New York University School of Medicine.

Ashley Segura-Roman – Callen Prize Winner

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Congratulations to Ashley Segura-Roman (Brandon Davies lab) for being named the recipient of the Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize for an outstanding senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2019-2020. The award is given to a University of Iowa senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who shows a high academic record and evidence of school and/or civic leadership in high school and/or college.

Congrats, Ashley!

Alumna Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse named Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at KUMC

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Biochemistry Alumna Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse, (1995 PhD with Dr. Andrew Robertson), has been named Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) where she has been serving as Interim Chair since last fall. Executive Vice Chancellor at KUMC , Dr. Robert D. Simari, wrote “Over the past eight months, her leadership in both the department and the school of medicine has been commendable.  In addition to her many leadership roles, Dr. Swint-Kruse remains actively engaged in teaching in the ACE curriculum.  She maintains a successful and well-funded research program focusing on ways to improve genomics-based diagnoses for personalized medicine.” Congratulations, Dr. Swint-Kruse!

Juanita Limas Featured on UNC Webpage

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Juanita Limas, University of Iowa Biochemistry Undergraduate alumni, is currently featured on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) homepage. The article entitled, “Inspiring the Next Generation-Women in STEM” describes the research that women are doing at UNC and how they are inspiring the next generation of researchers. Juanita is featured in an associated video and she specifically thanks her University of Iowa TRiO counselor, Nancy Humbles, for supporting her goal of being a scientist.

Juanita graduated from the University of Iowa Biochemistry undergraduate program in 1999 and performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Lori Wallrath. At the University of North Carolina, she is researching cell cycle control in cancer in the laboratory of Dr. Jean Cook. She was also recently awarded a prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowship.

Congrats Juanita!