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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.

6/18/98