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UI College of Medicine honors two faculty members
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- At the third annual faculty celebration held June
13, the University of Iowa College of Medicine honored two faculty members
for their outstanding contributions as educators.
The college granted William Johnson, professor of microbiology, the
John P. Long Award in the Basic Sciences. This award was given in recognition
of Johnson's dedication as an educator, his established career-long research
interests, and his administrative service on behalf of the basic science
departments, the college, and the UI.
The college also honored Dr. William Lawton, associate professor in
the Department of Internal Medicine, with the Dr. Ernest O. Theilen Clinical
Teaching and Service Award. The award was granted in recognition of Lawton's
dedication as a physician and as a representative of the UI Hospitals and
Clinics who exemplifies the ideals for clinical teaching and service.
Johnson received his doctorate from Rutgers University. He was appointed
to the UI Department of Microbiology in 1970.
Lawton received his medical degree from Northwestern University. He
was appointed to the Department of Internal Medicine in 1974.