Honors and awards

Diesslin elected to board term

Bill Diesslin, associate director of the environmental health and safety department and a certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM), has been elected to the board of directors of the Maryland-based Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. His four-year term began Jan. 1. The institute is the international accrediting group for haz mat disposal professionals.

Mallapragada and Halbur named to National Academy of Inventors

Pat Halbur, professor and chair of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, and Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been named to the National Academy of Inventors

Halbur, also the executive director of the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, has contributed to advances in biopharmaceuticals and animal health. Halbur has 14 patents, including one related to a vaccine on the market to control porcine circovirus.

Mallapragada, who also has appointments with materials science and engineering and the Ames Laboratory, has worked for about two decades to invent bio-materials and bio-inspired materials with the goal of improving human health.

Margrett named association fellow

Jennifer Margrett, associate professor in human development and family studies and director of the interdepartmental gerontology program, has earned fellow status in the American Psychological Association for her outstanding contributions to the field of pyschology.

Spikes named center fellow

School of Education assistant professor Daniel Spikes was named one of 13 equity fellows with the new Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, Indianapolis. Equity fellows are state-specific and nationally prominent scholars who have published widely on one or more of the four desegregation areas (race, sex, religion, national origin). 

National award for dissertation excellence

Kelly-Lynn Odenweller, lecturer in the psychology department, received the Sandra Petronio Dissertation Excellence Award from the National Communication Association (family communication division) this month. Her dissertation's title is "Communicating to Resolve the ‘Mommy Wars’: Testing Communicated Stereotypes and the Common Ingroup Identity Model With Stay-at-Home and Working Mothers."

Acker elected to leadership post in confederation

David Acker, associate dean for academic and global programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was elected senior vice president of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences. The organization brings higher education associations together for global understanding and cooperation. It also provides leadership, research and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences.

Hogberg honored for agriculture leadership

Maynard Hogberg, emeritus professor and former animal science department chair was honored for his contributions to the nation’s livestock industry when his portrait was added to the Saddle and Sirloin Gallery. Hogberg’s portrait was unveiled as the newest entry in the Saddle and Sirloin Club Portrait Collection, a 113-year-old tradition honoring leaders who have demonstrated lifetime achievements and provided outstanding service to animal agriculture.

Wintersteen receives national service award

Wendy Wintersteen, dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the 2016 recipient of the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The award is presented to a person or group in appreciation for service to agriculture other than directly in the farm management and rural appraisal professions. Wintersteen was honored for her "tireless efforts and commitment to agriculture and her leadership and contributions to Iowa, national and international agriculture."

Karpova, Lee receive mid-career awards

Associate professors in apparel, merchandising and design Elena Karpova and Young-A Lee each received the International Textile and Apparel Association's Mid-Career Excellence Award. The award recognizes, in part, their distinguished scholarly and research accomplishments.

Edward Yu named fellow of physics society

Edward Yu, professor in the department of physics and astronomy and Ames Laboratory scientist, was elected a 2016 fellow of the American Physics Society. Yu was recognized for "distinguished contributions to the field of efflux transporters, which mediate resistance to a variety of antimicrobials in bacteria, and his research into the crystallography of integral membrane proteins."

Canfield receives McGroddy Prize

Paul Canfield, a Distinguished Professor and the Robert Allen Wright Professor of physics and astronomy and a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been awarded the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials by the American Physical Society. His selection was based on the "development and use of solution growth of single crystalline intermetallic materials to design, discover, and elucidate new heavy fermion, superconducting, magnetic, and quasicrystalline states." The McGroddy Prize is intended to stimulate the discovery of new classes of materials, the observation of novel phenomena in known materials that lead to both fundamentally new applications and scientific insights, and theoretical and experimental work that contributes significantly to the understanding of new materials phenomena. 

Carriquiry and Roth named to National Academy of Medicine

Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguished Professor of statistics, and James Roth, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Carriquiry has advanced the understanding of nutrition and dietary assessment by developing statistical methods to better measure food consumption, specifically, nutrient intake. Her work has also focused on mental health issues, which includes leading an ongoing effort by NAM to evaluate Veterans Affairs mental health services.

Roth, who also serves as director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health and executive director of the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, is the first faculty member from the College of Veterinary Medicine to gain membership in the academy. He’s devoted much of his career to studying the immunology of infectious diseases of livestock and management of foreign animal disease outbreaks.

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