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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
authors 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 bachelors
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
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