Names & Notes

Bonner, PA-C Joins McFarland Clinic Family Medicine

McFarland Clinic is announcing Alexandria Bonner, PA-C, joined the McFarland Clinic Family Medicine Department in October.

Bonner completed a masters of science in physician assistant studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. She completed a bachelor’s and a masters in science at Iowa State University.

Bonner will provide the following Preventative care services: Wellness exams, Immunizations, Sports physicals; Women’s health and Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.

She is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call the McFarland Clinic Family Medicine Department at 641-752-5469.

Beane Freeman awarded scientific tenure

In September 2017, Laura Beane Freeman, Ph.D., was awarded scientific tenure by the National Institutes of Health and promoted to senior investigator in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Beane Freeman has made important contributions to the understanding of the carcinogenicity of pesticide exposures, formaldehyde and drinking water contaminants. Her work has been heavily cited by regulatory and review agencies worldwide.

Beane Freeman leads the landmark Agricultural Health Study, a prospective cohort study of farmers and their spouses, with detailed information on pesticide and other agricultural exposures. Her research program is focused on evaluating agricultural exposures that may be related to cancer and other health outcomes. She provides strategic leadership and oversight for the overall study, and mentors junior scientists who use data from the AHS.

She is also the principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Formaldehyde Industrial Cohort, the largest study of formaldehyde-exposed workers in the world. Her findings linking formaldehyde exposure to myeloid leukemia continue to play a key role in ongoing national and international regulatory decisions.

In the area of drinking water contaminants, Beane Freeman recently led an evaluation in a case-control study of bladder cancer risk based on one of the most comprehensive exposure assessment of disinfection by-products to date. Her work provided additional evidence supporting an association between total trihalomethane ingestion and bladder cancer.

She is the daughter of David and Judy Beane, of Garwin, and a graduate of GMG. She earned her BS from Iowa State University and her MS and PhD from the University of Iowa where she was awarded an Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2012.

Rubenbauer earns NCMPR honors

Ann Rubenbauer, Iowa Valley Community College District graphic designer, was presented with a Bronze Medallion Award at this week’s National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 5 conference in Davenport. The award was given for Marshalltown Community College’s 2017-18 Calendar, which showcases campus photos and events, as well as being an educational tool and keepsake.

Most of the photos in the calendar were taken by IVCCD Marketing Coordinator Michele Frost, and assistance with content was provided by former MCC Academic Advising Specialist Connie Gardalen.

“This was a definitely team project, but Ann did the heavy lifting,” said Robin Anctil, IVCCD Marketing director. “Ann is a talented designer who makes all of our publications sparkle, and this is another well-deserved publication award that she can add to the many others she’s earned over the years.”

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Potential subjects of these business briefs include announcements of new businesses, branch acquisitions, departures of longtime employees, employee recognitions or new hires. Submissions will be edited and run on a space-available basis. Items must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday for consideration in Sunday’s column.

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