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May 8, 2009

Local student honored for UI health research poster

(Student name) of (hometown), a student in the University of Iowa (college), was one of 12 individuals honored at the 10th annual Student Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Session, held April 23 on the UI health sciences campus.

Twenty-nine students from across campus presented their research at the poster session. Each winner received a $100 prize, courtesy of the UI's Office of the Provost, Center on Aging, Public Policy Center, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research.

(Student last name) was a recipient of the (name of award). (His/her) poster was titled "(title of poster)."

NOTE TO EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first.

Bettendorf: Matt Drescher; College of Dentistry; Merit Award; "Peptostreptococcus Micros Switching Impacts Oral Keratinocyte Responses and Beta-Defensin Activity."

Cedar Rapids: Amanda Irish; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research Award; "The Agricultural Workers' Role in Pandemic Avian Influenza Spread."

San Clemente: Karen Potter; College of Dentistry; Merit Award; "Should Endodontists Place Dental Implants? A Survey of Endodontists."

Mumbai: Nikhil Sikka; College of Engineering; Public Policy Research Award; "A Review of Iowa's Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation System."

Amman: Amal S. H. Al Omari; College of Pharmacy; Merit Award; "Genetic Variation and Cognitive Function in Chemotherapy-Treated Follicular Indolent Lymphoma Survivors."

Grand Rapids: Laurie Eckert; College of Pharmacy; Merit Award; Aldehydes-Generated Endogenously via Dopamine Catabolism: Reactivity and Microglial Activation."

Rochester: Angela Oldenburg; College of Nursing; Merit Award; "Child-Health Practices of Old Order Amish Families."

Lagos: Olayinka Omobolanie Oladimeji; College of Pharmacy; Center on Aging Award; "Inappropriate Medicine Use and Concern Beliefs in Medicine: Risk Factors for Self-Reported Adverse Drug Events in the Elderly."

Painesville: Erin Gagan Allen; College of Pharmacy; Merit Award; "Structure-Dependent Cellular Effects of Dieldrin Analogs."

Shadyside: Jessica Graham; College of Engineering; WISE Award; "Polymers that Enhance the Efficacy of Adenovirus-Based Immunotherapy of Prostate Cancer."

Asuncion: Carolina Mendieta; Merit Award; College of Dentistry; "ICDAS Classification of Root Caries Compared to Histological Evaluation."

Ulsan: Soyang Kwon; College of Public Health; Merit Award; "Longitudinal Analysis of the Benefit of Physical Activity on Fatness During Childhood: Iowa Bone Development Study."

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Care Media Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660,