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May 19, 2011

At A Glance

Caplan selected for American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute

Daniel Caplan, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and head of preventive and community dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, was inducted into the 2012 class of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute during the association's 2011 annual meeting in March in San Diego, Calif.

Caplan was one of 24 promising dental education leaders from across the nation selected for the yearlong education experience. During the program, the ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows will be guided on key academic dental institution issues and given the skills to advance as academic dental leaders.

Caplan studies decision-making and outcomes related to endodontic treatment (the treatment of the tissues inside teeth); relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests. He is a member of the American Association for Dental Research, the ADEA and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.

Caplan earned a doctorate of dental science (D.D.S) at the UI in 1988 and doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) in 1995. He was a faculty member at the UNC School of Dentistry for 12 years before joining the UI faculty in 2007.

Learn more about ADEA's Leadership Institute at


Greene named recipient of health care education leadership prize

Barry Greene, Ph.D., professor emeritus of health management and policy in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership. He will be presented with the prize during an award luncheon at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration's annual meeting on Saturday, June 25, in Charleston, S.C.

The Filerman Prize was established to honor Gary L. Filerman, the first president of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. The prize recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of health care management education, exhibited leadership in the field and enriched their institutions, their students and health care management education through their work.

For more information, visit


Volunteers invited for informed consent research

Researchers at the University of Iowa's Law, Health Policy & Disability Center are looking for volunteers for a pilot study comparing different informed consent processes.

English-speaking students and employees of the University of Iowa are invited to participate. Individuals must be 18 years old or older to participate. More information is available at, under "A Comparison of Informed Consent Process for Medical Research." Volunteers can also sign up at the website.

Participation includes one visit for approximately 45 minutes. Compensation is provided. For more information, contact David Klein at 319-335-6748, or email

The principal investigator for the study is Helen A. Schartz, Ph.D., J.D., director of research at the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center. The study is funded in part by a pilot grant from the UI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.


Tickets are now on sale for Iowa Summer Rep 2011, 'About My Family'

Tickets are now on sale for Iowa Summer Rep 20ll, featuring three productions June 21 through July 24 in the University of Iowa Theatre Building.

The productions -- each one "About My Family" -- are Pulitzer Prize winners: "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" by Paul Zindel, June 21-July 7; Neil Simon's domestic comedy "Lost in Yonkers," July 14-23; and the evergreen musical comedy "I Do! I Do!," July 1-24.

A brochure is now available, or tickets may be ordered online at Beginning May 31, tickets may be purchased in person at the Hancher box office or by phone, 319-335-1161 or 800-HANCHER. A printable order form is available at

Individual tickets are $26, $23 for senior citizen, $13 for youth and $5 for UI student with a valid UI ID. A season package -- including a ticket to each of the plays -- is available for a discount of 20 percent.

The 2011 theme-based repertory is a departure from the single-playwright-festival that has been a Summer Rep tradition since 1984. In 2000 Iowa Summer Rep became an Actor's Equity Company, elevating its status as a professional theater company.

For additional information about each of the productions and the Iowa Summer Rep tradition in the Department of Theatre Arts, visit


UI Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program announces summer courses

The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program (UI-LEAP) has released its summer schedule of courses for adult learners age 50 and older. The program offers courses on a wide variety of topics. Some of the courses and trips offered this summer include: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease, The Issues of Climate Change, Life Stages of Stars, Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Older Drivers in Research, Science Center of Iowa, Anatomy of a Golf Swing, Reiman Gardens, Wines of Iowa and Studio Artist Tours.

UI-LEAP is a program of the UI Center on Aging. UI-LEAP courses provide unique learning opportunities for all adults age 50 and older. There are no education or experience requirements to enroll, and there are no course tests or grades.

To learn more or register, visit or contact Laura Scheetz at 319-384-4221 or


'Lil Picard and Counterculture New York' exhibition closing May 27

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) landmark retrospective, "Lil Picard and Counterculture New York," will close on Friday, May 27, after being on display for three months. The temporary exhibition, which opened in February, is on view in the Iowa Memorial Union's third-floor Black Box Theater.

Picard was a pioneering -– but under-acknowledged -– innovator of feminist, performance and collage art in New York's celebrated underground during the 1960s and 1970s. Her vivid contributions are illuminated through 70 original works and installations, including audio and video recreations of the exuberant historical era.

Kathleen Edwards, UIMA chief curator, selected materials from the Lil Picard Collection and Papers, a seminal resource of primary materials gifted to the UI in 1999. Picard had diverse roles as artist, activist, journalist, diarist and influential raconteur.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. For hours, locations, and additional information on the UIMA, please visit or


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