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UI department of family medicine honors founding faculty member
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The library in the new department of family medicine
offices at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) has been
named in honor of Dr. Reuben B. Widmer, a founding faculty member of the
"Countless patients and their families, medical students, resident
physicians and colleagues have benefited from his wisdom and remarkable
skills," said Dr. Gerald Jogerst, assistant professor and interim
head of the UI department of family medicine. "As a clinician, educator
and researcher of primary care in the practicing physician's office, he
is an example to all."
Widmer joined the department (originally called the department of family
practice) in 1971 following 24 years of private practice in Winfield, Iowa.
Now retired and living in Green Valley, Ariz., Widmer was honored by
friends and colleagues for his contributions during the recent Family Medicine
Silver Jubilee celebration in Iowa City, sponsored by the UI department
of family medicine.