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Release: May 9, 2001
UI College of Medicine, Public Health investigators garner Research Week
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty
and research scientists in the UI College of Medicine and the UI College of
Public Health were awarded for their poster presentations during Research
Week, held April 9-12.
The theme for this year's Research Week was "Biomedical and Public
Health Research in the Post-Genomic Era." This is the first year that
the two colleges have collaborated for the week of events, which included
lectures, poster sessions, and a daylong symposium April 12.
Following are the names of the award winners, along with the title of each
researcher's poster presentation:
WISE and UI Staff Council Poster Presentation Awards
(Open Session for UI faculty, research scientists and research assistants):
-- Rhinda Goedken: "Drawbacks of GENEHUNTER for Larger Pedigrees: Application
to Panic Disorder."
-- Brenda Sorensen: "Calcium-dependent Melittin Binding to Paramecium
Calmodulin is Domain- Specific and Altered by Mutations."
College of Medicine Graduate Student Poster Presentation
-- Branimir Cvetkovic: "Molecular and Physiological Analysis of Human
Angiotensinogen Variants in vivo and Their Impact on Blood Pressure Phenotype."
-- Jennifer Edwards: "Complement Receptor Type 3 (CR3) on Primary Human
Cervical Cells Mediates Neisseria gonorrhoeae-induced Membrane Ruffling and
-- Emily Kuhn: "Insulators: Structural Components of Chromosomes or
-- Lei Liu: "Disruption of DEG/EnaC Proteins Resulted in Salt Taste
Defect in Drosophila Melanogaster."
-- Robert Walters: "Binding of Adeno-associated Virus Type 5 to 2,3-Linked
Sialic Acid is Required for Gene Transfer."
College of Public Health Graduate Student Poster Presentation
-- Chandran Achutan: "Effect of Temperature and Relative Humidity on
the Airborne Concentrations of Selected Cigarette Smoke Components."
-- Lori Dolan: "Risk Profiles of Residual Acetabular Dysplasia: Implications
for Clinical Decision Making."
-- Mark Logue: "The Heterogeneity LOD Cannot be Used to Estimate the
Population Proportion of Linked Families."
College of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation
-- Paola Drapkin: "Wound Repair of Differentiated Human Airway Epithelia."
-- Kirk Mykytyn: "Identification of the Gene Causing the Human Obesity
-- W. Edward Swords: "Multiple Routes for the Invasion of Human Bronchial
Epithelial Cells by Nontypeable Haemophilus influenza."
-- Zhengyi Wang: "NA+-Ca2+ Exchanger Remodeling in Pressure-overload
-- Olena Yermolaieva: "CART Peptide Inhibits Voltage-gated Calcium Channels
in Rat Hippocampal Neurons."
College of Public Health Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation
-- Margaret Voelker: "Self-reported Use of Mental Health Care by Gulf
War Veterans and Era Controls."