WRITER: SETH COOMBS
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: April 1, 1999
Wallace receives Stecher cancer professorship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Robert B. Wallace, M.D., University
of Iowa professor of preventive medicine and environmental health, has been
awarded the inaugural Irene Ensminger Stecher Cancer Professorship by the
UI College of Medicine.
The award, established from the estate of the late Mrs.
Stecher of Haverhill provides a stipend to support a UI faculty member in
cancer-related or heart disease research. The endowed professorship is the
first Wallace has received during his tenure at Iowa.
A faculty member since 1972, Wallace came to the UI after
holding positions at Emory University and the State University of New York
at Buffalo medical schools.
Wallace plans to use the allowance on cancer-related research
topics. "I intend to use the funds to continue my work on cancer prevention
and control, with an emphasis on the cancers of older women," he said.
Wallace's clinical interests are in ambulatory internal
medicine and community medicine. His research activities concern cancer epidemiology
and control, clinical preventive medicine and the prevention of illness and
disability in older persons.