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Release: Aug. 24, 1999

FDA commissioner to give UI College of Medicine lecture

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jane E. Henney, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will deliver a lecture Friday, Sept. 3 at the University of Iowa.

Henney's talk, titled, "The Food and Drug Administration: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Millennium," will be at 1 p.m. in Braley Auditorium in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Henney began her tenure as FDA commissioner in November 1998. Prior to that, she served as the first vice president of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences from 1994 to 1998. Before joining the university, she was deputy commissioner for operations at the FDA from 1992 to 1994.

Her other past academic administrative positions include vice chancellor for health programs and policy at the University of Kansas, and acting director of the University of Kansas Mid-America Cancer Center from 1985-1992. She also served as interim dean of the university's School of Medicine from 1987 to 1989. Henney has also held key positions at the National Cancer Institute, serving as deputy director from 1980 to 1985.

A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Henney completed her medical internship at St. Vincent's Hospital and her residency at Georgia Baptist Hospital.

The lecture is presented on behalf of the UI College of Medicine Lecture Committee. Continuing medical education credits are available. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend UI-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call the UI Office of Continuing Medical Education at (319) 335-8598.