The Ottumwa Courier

July 2, 2013

Business Briefs

Ottumwa Courier

---- — Woolums, Sullivan receive IPA award

DES MOINES — Since 1971, the Iowa Pharmacy Association has paid special tribute to pharmacists who have achieved the milestone of 50 years of professional practice and service to the Iowa public.

This year, two area pharmacists were recognized with the special 50-year award, including:

KEOSAUQUA: Thomas Sullivan

OTTUMWA: Judy Woolums


Lane receives two-year fellowship

OTTUMWA — Kari Lane, a native of Ottumwa and an assistant professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON), has been selected as one of four 2013-15 John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellows by the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE).

Lane specializes in adult acute care nursing and gerontological nursing. Her current research focuses on the hidden disability of hearing loss and interventions to help individuals with hearing impairment. One intervention Lane is currently researching is the use of a frequency modulator (FM) system in older adults with hearing loss.

“The Claire M. Fagin Fellows are highly skilled scholars deeply committed to improving health care for aging patients,” said Judith Fitzgerald Miller, MU SSON dean. “Dr. Lane’s research focus on hearing loss in older adults enhances quality of life for these individuals. I am pleased the Hartford Centers recognizes the value of her work.”


Foundation accepting grant requests

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Foundation is currently accepting applications for grants for the 2013-14 year. Grant applications will be accepted only from IRS-approved nonprofit organizations based in Wapello County.

The foundation, except in extremely limited circumstances, does not grant funding for ordinary operating expenses. Grants may be used to improve medical care and treatment, provide care for needy individuals as recommended by existing agencies, promote scientific research, provide recreation facilities, assist education efforts and support public projects for the community good.

The foundation's Articles of Incorporation does not permit the foundation to make grants to religious organizations.

Application guidelines can be obtained at the Trust Department of South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Main Office, 320 Church St., Ottumwa. The application deadline is Aug. 31, and awards will be granted prior to April 30, 2014.


Gardner, Barajas appointed to boards

DES MOINES — The governor’s office recently released a list of all appointments that have been made to state boards and commissions.

Area appointees include:

DOUDS: Jennifer Gardner, Prison Industries Advisory Board

OTTUMWA: David Barajas, South Central Regional STEM Advisory Board