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WRITER: JENNIFER DUFF
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Expert on electronic communication in medicine to lecture at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Dr. Robert S. Sikorski, co-founder of Medsite Navigator, a guide to digital science and medicine on the Internet, will speak about the role and potential for electronic communication in medicine Tuesday, Feb. 17. The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Room E-331 General Hospital, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Sikorski, an editor of the journals Science and The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is on leave from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., to form the Internet informatics company, Medsite Communications. The Boston-based company applies Internet-based solutions to the biomedical sector. Sikorski is working on Internet projects involving clinical trials, genetic information and AIDS.

This event is presented by the UI College of Medicine students and the UI College of Medicine Lecture Committee. The UI College of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for one credit hour. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Office of Continuing Education at (319) 335-8598.

2/12/98