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Release: April 18, 2002  

UI WISE program presents poster awards

            The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program recently presented six UI Professional and Scientific Staff members with $100 WISE Staff Poster Awards.

            Recipients for 2002 are:

            Margaret P. Price, assistant research scientist, internal medicine, College of Medicine,

The Mammalian DEB/EnaC NA+ Channel Subunits BNC1 and DRASIC are Required for Normal Cutaneous Sensation

            Michael P. Seiler, research assistant II, internal medicine, College of Medicine,

AAV5 and AAV6 Mediate Gene Transfer to Human Airway Epithelia via Different Receptors

            Brenda R. Sorensen. research investigator, biochemistry, College of Medicine,

Linker Residues Stabilize Calmodulin N-domain and Reduce Its Calcium Affinity

            Michaela M. Viering, research assistant II, biochemistry, College of Medicine

Diploid Delights: The Benefits of Chromosome Pairing for Gene Expression

            Tracy Young, research assistant III, occupational & environmental health, College of Public Health, Factors Associated with Mode of Transport to Acute Care Hospitals in Rural Communities

            Susan Zickmund, assistant research scientist, internal medicine, College of Medicine

Anxiety and Depression in Chronic Heart Failure Patients: Association with Mortality?  

            The second annual WISE Poster Awards were presented in conjunction with the April 1-4 College of Medicine/College of Public Health Research Week. The posters were judged by UI staff members during an open session and the awards given in recognition of the "high level of academic competence and intellectual investment of UI staff members in independent or faculty-directed research." The awards were given with support from UI Staff Council, the College of Medicine, and the College of Public Health.

            For further information about WISE, contact Chris Brus, director, at (319) 353-2290 or at