WRITER: JENNIFER DUFF
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
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Iowa City IA 52242
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UI researcher receives prestigious pediatric research award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine researcher
has been selected as a recipient of the 1998 E. Mead Johnson Award for
Pediatric Research given by the Society for Pediatric Research.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Murray, UI professor of pediatrics, has interests in
identifying genetic and environmental components of craniofacial--relating
to both the face and the cranium--birth defects. This award is in recognition
of his research on the genetic basis of birth defects.
Dr. Edward F. Bell, UI professor of pediatrics and director of the Division
of Neonatology, nominated Murray to promote awareness of his scientific
accomplishments. Commenting on the nomination, Bell says Murray's research
career "has been distinguished by both its originality and its commitment."
Murray will receive a plaque and $10,000 cash honorarium May 3 at the
annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric
Society in New Orleans. At the ceremony, Murray will deliver a lecture
highlighting his research.
This prestigious award, given since 1939, honors clinical and laboratory
research achievements and outstanding scientific achievement in pediatrics.
The only previous winner from the UI was Dr. Charles D. May, who received
the award in 1950.