The University Record, December 14, 1998


Tropman’s book published

Does America Hate the Poor? The Other American Dilemma, Lessons for the 21st Century from the 1960s and 1970s, written by John E. Tropman, professor of social work, was published by Praeger Publishers.

The book’s purpose, Tropman states, “is to provide an opportunity to consider in depth why American society thinks and feels so negatively about the poor and the old as two categories of individuals.”

Gant co-writes book on HIV/AIDS crisis

Larry M. Gant, associate professor of social work, along with Patricia A. Stewart, Vincent J. Lynch, Willis Green, Jr., Darrell P. Wheeler and Ednita M. Wright edited Social Workers Speak Out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices from and to African American Communities.

Reviewers of this Praeger Publishers book say, “The editors strive to convey to academics, researchers and students the magnitude of the [HIV/AIDS] crisis . . . This book serves as a wake-up call and is designed to stimulate discussion and planning for new models of service to all African Americans.”

Springer honored by U of Iowa Hospitals

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, associate professor emerita of nursing, has received the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Dietetic Internship Outstanding Award, presented to a former intern who has shown notable leadership and service to the profession of dietetics.

Watkins receives Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award

Paul B. Watkins, associate professor of internal medicine and of pharmacology, has received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award for his research. The annual award is given to “a distinguished investigator whose research has provided novel insight into mechanisms underlying the action of drugs.”

Thorson honored by AAMC

Jayne A. Thorson, assistant dean for faculty affairs, Medical School, received the Association of American Medical College (AAMC)’s Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award for her commitment to developing women leaders.

Grum appointed to National Board of Medical Examiners

Cyril M. Grum, professor of internal medicine, has been appointed a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Grum is involved in test development activities at the National Board as chair of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Test Material Development Committee for Medicine.

The National Board is a non-profit organization that prepares and administers qualifying examinations with widespread acceptance for medicine and the medical education system.

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