WRITER: MEGAN HAYDEN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
UI researcher in orthopaedic surgery receives endowed professorship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine researcher
has been named the recipient of an endowed professorship for his contributions
to the field of orthopaedic biomechanics.
Thomas D. Brown, UI professor of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical
engineering, has been named the Richard D. Johnston Professor of Orthopaedic
Brown researches the design and development of surgical implants such
as total joint replacements or bone fracture fixation devices. Brown works
with surgeons to help devise new or improved surgical procedures. Brown
also researches joint disorders such as arthritis, and bone disorders such
"Dr. Brown has brought honor and renown to the university, the
College of Medicine, and the departments of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical
engineering," says Dr. Robert P. Kelch, dean of the college. "His
exemplary record in teaching, research and administration indeed makes
him fit for this award."
"This is a great personal honor," Brown says. "It is
gratifying that the advances we produce are making a difference in the
lives of many people."