CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
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.