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CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: david-pedersen@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Local UI medical student named to national medical honor society

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Name of student), a University of Iowa medical student from (hometown), has been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a national medical honor society that recognizes excellence in medicine.

(Name) was inducted during the AOA Fall Initiation Ceremony Oct. 7 in Iowa City.

Founded in 1902, AOA promotes scholarship and research in medical schools and encourages a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and medical school graduates. In recognition of high attainment in medical science, practice and related fields, the society elects outstanding medical students, alumni and faculty members to its ranks. AOA's goals are also reflected in its motto, "Worthy to serve the suffering."

AOA has 105 chapters at medical schools throughout the United States and Canada. The UI chapter, Alpha of Iowa, was established in 1920.

EDITORS: This release includes information about a student or students from your area. Students are listed below alphabetically by state and hometown, beginning with students from Iowa.

IOWA 

 Altoona  Garrett Losh
 Boone  Jason Reutter
 Cedar Rapids  Kimberly Boddicker
 Clinton  Lori Reed
 Council Bluffs  Jason Lloyd
 Fort Dodge  Stephanie Stitt
 Iowa City  Adam Henn
 Marion  Paul Beck
 Milford  Cher Moseman
 Red Oak  Amy Fulton
 Sully  Kevin Jansen
 West Des Moines  Roman Mirsky; Lynn Smits
 West Union  Jeremy Murphy
 

 CALIFORNIA

 Lancaster  Elizabeth Jauron
 

 COLORADO

 Fort Collins  Karen Jordan
   

 ILLINOIS

 Des Plaines  Kyle Talbot
   

 INDIANA

 Elkhart  Barbara Lutey
   

MINNESOTA 

 Owatonna  Helen Feltovich
 Roseville  Torrey Bergman
   

 WYOMING

 Gillette  Jonie Hines

12/7/98