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Jan. 6, 2011

At A Glance

Buckwalter named a distinguished investigator

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) presented its ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award to Joseph Buckwalter, M.D., at the organization's annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif., this month.

Buckwalter is the Arthur Steindler Chair, professor and head of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation with University of Iowa Health Care. For 35 years, he has conducted basic scientific studies of the musculoskeletal system. For more than a decade, he has led a team of investigators that has conducted basic, translational and clinical research on the role of joint injury in osteoarthritis (OA). Buckwalter is the author of more than 500 scholarly publications.

The Distinguished Investigator Award honors an individual with a long-standing, productive career in orthopaedic research who has compiled a record of innovative research, demonstrated outstanding mentorship of research trainees and service to the professional community, and exemplified academic collegiality.

Buckwalter has also received the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic Research, the Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research and the ORS American Orthopaedic Association Shands Award for Research. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.


'Live from Prairie Lights' 2011 spring schedule begins Jan. 20

The spring 2011 schedule of "Live from Prairie Lights" readings -- streamed and archived on the University of Iowa Writing University website at -- will begin with a free event featuring poets Dora Malech and Shane McCrae at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, originating at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

Both poets are graduates of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and McCrae is pursing a doctorate in the UI English Department. Malech's new book is "Say So," and the autobiographical "Mule" is McCrae's latest.

Malech, the recipient of a UI Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship, published two previous collections, "Shore Ordered Ocean" and "Inside & Elsewhere," and her work has appeared in "Best New Poets," The New Yorker, Poetry London and other venues.

McCrae, who is also a graduate of the Harvard Law School, has published widely: He is the author of "In Canaan" and "One Neither One," and he was recently represented in "The Best New American Poetry 2010."


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