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Awards, honors, and appointments recently received by University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty.
Colleen Campbell, (10PhD) MS, LGC, clinical associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine–Cardiovascular Medicine, has been elected as the 2024 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She also serves as the director of UI Genetic Counseling Operations and the assistant director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics.
Christopher Cooper (91MD, 97R), vice chair in the Department of Urology and senior associate dean of medical education in the Carver College of Medicine, has received the Urology Care Foundation's John W. Duckett, Jr., MD, Pediatric Urology Research Excellence Award. His clinical research interests include vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), bowel and bladder dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, and hydronephrosis.
Nicole Del Castillo, MD, MPH (14R), director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Carver College of Medicine, was named one of “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” by the National Minority Quality Forum. The annual awards are given to leaders who have pushed for equitable change in health care while building sustainable, healthy communities.
Brad Erickson (03MD, 12MS) was named the Rubin H. Flocks Professor in the Department of Urology. Erickson serves as director of the division of functional and reconstructive urology. His research interests include translational work in genitourinary reconstruction, cancer survivorship, and men’s health.
Loreen Herwaldt, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine–Infectious Diseases, received the University of Iowa May Brodbeck Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty, recognizing a lifetime record of serving as a role model for women and girls.
Bharat Kumar, MD (17F, 17MME), clinical assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine—Immunology, was named the physician editor of The Rheumatologist, the official scientific newsmagazine of the American College of Rheumatology.
Joan E. Maley (92MD, 97F), clinical professor in the Department of Radiology, was named the Wendy R.K. Smoker Professor in Neuroradiology. Maley serves as director of the neuroradiology division as well as the department’s vice chair for academic affairs and associate vice chair of education. Her research is focused on diagnostic radiology of oral diseases.
Mohamad Mokadem, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine—Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was named to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Medical Cannabidiol Board. The nine-member advisory group will review petitions to expand the medical use of cannabidiol. Mokadem joins Andrea Weber (12MD,15MME,17R) and Michael Colburn, MD, MEd (15R), on the board.
Elliott Sohn, MD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received the 2021 Young Investigator Award by the Macula Society. Sohn is an innovator in the area of retinal surgery and is developing gene and stem cell therapies to treat retinal and macular degenerations.