Promotions are an official confirmation of a faculty member's academic accomplishments and the value of their contributions in their respective fields. To be considered for promotion, faculty must have a demonstrated record of contributing to the university through activities in teaching, research, and service.
"Academic promotion recognizes and rewards excellence in our faculty, and is essential to the advancement of the College. Faculty are eligible for promotion by demonstrating excellence in research, teaching, scholarly productivity and service to science, profession, and society. We are honored to have three highly deserving recipients of faculty promotion this year,” commented Professor and Executive Associate Dean Gary Milavetz.
The UI College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce promotions for the following faculty members, effective July 1, 2021:
M. Ashley Spies
His lab's work often focuses on allosteric pockets, that are located some distance from the enzyme active site. His research team employs different types of molecular dynamics simulations to investigate binding energies of drug candidate molecules, especially focusing on compounds that would be challenging to simply test by screening.
Research in Spies' lab is generously supported by several NIH R01 awards, which focus on allosteric drug discovery and action.
Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure
Pharmacy Practice and Science
Kennelty uses her clinical practice to inform her research. She works clinically in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Geriatric Assessment Clinic, working with patients, their caregivers, and primary care providers to streamline medication regimens and provide recommendations to providers for enhancing patient care plans.
Additionally, Faine is a co-investigator on two multi-center CDC-funded studies evaluating the impact of COVID-19 acquisition and vaccine effectiveness among healthcare workers.