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CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: steve-maravetz@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE BRIEFS

Dr. Richard P. Nelson, executive associate dean and professor of pediatrics in the University of Iowa College of Medicine, has been named chairperson-elect of the Committee on Child Health Financing of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Dr. James Christensen, professor of internal medicine in the UI College of Medicine, has been selected one of the 1998 Laureate Award Winners by the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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The State Health Registry of Iowa, housed within the UI College of Medicine, has been awarded a Gold Standard Award from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Kathleen McKeen serves as director of the Iowa health registry and Dr. Charles Lynch is the medical director of the registry.

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The UI Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program has received notice of its official accreditation from the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The accreditation is for seven years and expires April 30, 2005. The program, under the direction of Dr. Marian Schwabbauer, offers bachelor's degrees to students training to work in research and clinical laboratories.

5/22/98