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February, 1997

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Los Angeles Times - Orange County Edition, Feb. 28 * A story about the 1997 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings noted the UI's Creative Writing Program topped the list in its category.

Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Feb. 26 * An article about Flannery O'Connor begins, "What a discovery it must have been for Paul Engle, the famous teacher of writers at the University of Iowa, when Flannery O'Connor from Milledgeville, Ga., first appeared in his office in 1946, timid but eager to learn."

The Oregonian (Portland), Feb. 26; Washington Post, Feb. 25; Catholic Twin Circle, March 30; Asbury Park Press (Neptune, N.J.), March 4 and The Providence (R.I.) Journal Bulletin, March 5 * Quoted an article in the February issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry by Dr. Joseph Piven, UI associate professor of psychiatry, that presented new research involving a study of 25 Midwestern families in which there were two autistic siblings.

Associated Press, Feb. 26, Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.), Feb. 15 * Tony Sinicropi, an arbitration specialist and professor emeritus at the UI, was listed as a member of Clinton's Presidential Emergency Board appointed to mediate the pilots dispute at American Airlines.

St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, Feb. 26; Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Feb. 25 * Articles report on the departure of William Jones, director of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, to become director of the UI Symphony.

Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 25 * The newspaper ran the Associated Press feature story, with a three-column picture of the researchers with their model dam, about research on Columbia River salmon being conducted in Iowa by Jacob Odgaard and Larry Weber at the UI College of Engineering's Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research

The Medical Post, Feb. 25 * Dr. Harold Adams, professor of neurology and president of the American Heart Association, was quoted in an article about new study on the costs and benefits of using tissue plasminogen activator (tPa) in acute ischemic stroke. He said he was "very impressed" by the data and the potential savings to the health care system, but was concerned about the new cost putting hospitals into the red.

Traffic World, Feb. 24 * University of Iowa Management and Organizations Professor John Delaney was quoted as a labor expert on the American Airline strike negotiations. According to Delaney, American's management spent a lot of time in its final days of negotiations on Capitol Hill trying to sell its story, instead of sitting at the bargaining table.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 23 * Research conducted nearly two years ago by Dr. Burton Kross, UI associate professor of preventive medicine, was mentioned in this article on the safety of pesticides on the golf course.

The News Journal (New Castle, Del.), Feb. 23 * Robert Oppliger, exercise physiologist and co-author of the American College of Sports Medicine, commented that the combination of food deprivation and fluid restriction in wrestlers cutting weight is like being hit with a one-two punch. It can leave them weak, unfocused, irritable and ill-prepared to compet

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) Feb. 22 * Dr. Jimmy Pinkham, UI professor of dentistry and a leading researcher in pediatric dentistry, was mentioned in a story that said today fewer children fear their trip to the dentist, thanks to technology and research. "Kids are less likely to experience pain or undergo potentially painful procedures and, above all, they are enjoying the best dental health Americans have had in the 20th century."

The Buffalo (N.Y.) News, Feb. 16; The Blade (Toledo, Ohio), March 10; Clinical Psychiatry News, March * In an article about panic disorder Drs. Thomas J. Barloon, associate professor of radiology, and Russell Noyes Jr., professor of psychiatry, both of the UI, concluded that Charles Darwin's mysterious lifelong illness was probably panic disorder with agoraphobia. 

OB/Gyn News, Feb. 15 * Professor and head of the UI department of dermatology Dr. John Strauss recently presented a report to the annual Pacific Dermatologic Association meeting on the promising new acne drugs, but noted that no single agent targets all of the mechanisms responsible for the disease. Said Dr. Strauss, "Recent advances in molecular biology have offered several promising leads and have put to rest some pet theories about the causes of acne."

O G B Management, February * A recent study by investigators at UI Hospitals and Clinics was reported as offering promising news for women diagnosed during pregnancy with Stage I cervical cancer. The findings initially were published in the Dec. 5 issue of Gynecologic Oncology.

The Medical Herald; Chemical Engineering, February * Results of studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association involving veterans of the Persian Gulf War which showed Iowa veterans have a greater prevalence of self-reported medical and psychiatric conditions than veterans serving elsewhere in the military at the same time, according to Dr. David A. Schwartz, professor of internal medicine.







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