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Release: Nov. 29, 2001

UI faculty receives research recognition

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michael A. Pfaller, M.D., a professor of pathology in the University of Iowa College of Medicine, has been recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as one of the 250 most highly cited researchers in the field of microbiology.

The ISI is a business of the Thomson Corporation, a leading global e-information and solutions company. For over 40 years, ISI has indexed the world's scholarly literature from a wide range of subjects in science and social science. Highly cited researchers are recognized through tabulation of how often a particular author’s work has been referenced by his/her peers.

Pfaller's recognition will appear in Current Contents, a current awareness research database that provides access to complete bibliographic information from articles, editorials, meeting abstracts, commentaries, letters and other materials recently published in thousands of well known scholarly journals.

Pfaller, who joined the UI faculty in 1983, received his bachelor’s degree from Linfield College in 1972 and his doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine in 1976. His research centers on the field of molecular epidemiology, focusing specifically on antibiotic resistance and antifungal resistance.

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