John Cromwell, MD, associate chief medical officer and director of surgical quality and safety, received a 2016 Data+ Editors’ Choice Award from Computerworld magazine for his work with predictive analytics in reducing surgical infections by 74 percent over three years.


Chioma Okeoma, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology, received a Research Innovation and Leadership Award from the Technology Association of Iowa. She studies cellular tactics used by our bodies (and those of other mammals) to fight off viruses. Her work has led to discoveries that could improve therapies for HIV and breast cancer.


Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine, earned the 2016 Paul Korner Award from the International Society of Hypertension for outstanding contributions to hypertension research in the field of neuroscience.