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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 Biomechanics.

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 as osteoporosis.

"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."

3/17/97