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Lori Blachford chosen as National Magazine Awards judge

Lori Blachford, associate professor of journalism and Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism at Drake University, has been chosen as a judge for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ (ASME) National Magazine Awards.
March 7, 2014

Lori Richman named secretary of the board of directors for the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa

Lori Richman, administrative assistant for student services in the Drake University Law School, has been named secretary of the board of directors for the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa. Richman has worked at Drake for 15 years.
March 6, 2014

Sleister and Honts earn NASA ISGC grant for synthetic biology project

Heidi Sleister, associate professor of genetics, and Jerry Honts, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, recently received a NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Curriculum Development Grant in the amount of $5,000.
February 27, 2014

Kristi Fuller elected president-elect for IASFAA

Kristi Fuller, assistant director of continuing student programs in the Office of Student Financial Planning at Drake University, was recently elected president-elect of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA).
February 17, 2014

Gentry earns NASA EPSCoR funding for pharmacotherapy project

Brian Gentry, assistant professor of pharmacology, received a grant for his project titled, “Pharmacological Enhancement of Anti-Viral Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Herpes Virus Infections.”
February 6, 2014

Courard-Hauri earns funding for STEM curriculum development

David Courard-Hauri, associate professor of environmental science and program chair, received funding for his project titled, “STEM Curriculum Development: Sophomore-Level Case Study Analysis.”
February 6, 2014

Drake Law professor to discuss Obama's trade policy at Yale Law School

Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, will join leading academics and global activists in a public conference on "Trade and Transparency in the Internet Age" at Yale Law School.
January 30, 2014

Drake professor Tom Swartwood on NBC’s TODAY Show

Tom Swartwood, assistant professor of practice in entrepreneurship at Drake University was featured on NBC’s TODAY Show as part of the “healthy, wealthy and wise” series.
January 23, 2014

CPHS professors continue drug delivery research with NASA grant

This collaborative project between Abebe Mengesha, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is a continuation of an earlier project also made possible through a grant from NASA’s EPSCoR program.
January 8, 2014

Drake professor to serve as associate editor for international publication

Beginning January 2014, Olga Lazareva, assistant professor of psychology at Drake University will be an associate editor at Behavioural Processes, a highly recognized journal of psychology that publishes research in animal behavior and comparative psychology.
December 17, 2013

Joan McAlister receives visual communication award

Professor McAlister received the award in November at the Visual Communication Division Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Convention in Washington D.C. The award is the most competitive in its division.
December 3, 2013

Fuller honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Kristi Fuller, assistant director of continuing student programs in the Office of Student Financial Planning at Drake University, was recently honored with the John Heisner Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.
November 26, 2013

Drake professors receive $12,000 grant for research in synthetic biology

The organizers of the National Science Foundation-funded Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) Synthetic Biology workshop honored two Drake University professors with a $12,000 grant.
November 18, 2013

Drake professor presents research at the annual Iowa Microscopy Society Fall Symposium at the Carver College of Medicine

Jerry E. Honts, associate professor of biology at Drake University and Robert Sterner, biochemistry, cell & molecular biology major at Drake University, were invited to present their latest research at the Iowa Microscopy Society’s annual symposium.
November 6, 2013