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Release: March 5, 1999

Hendrix elected president of FASEB

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., University of Iowa professor and head of anatomy and cell biology, has been named to serve as president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). She will assume her duties as president-elect of FASEB on July 1, 1999 and officially become president of the federation July 1, 2000.

Hendrix also has represented the American Association of Anatomists on the FASEB board since 1997 and has served as a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the American Society for Cell Biology, both societies within FASEB.

FASEB is the largest collective group of life sciences societies in the United States with more than 57,000 members. The federation delegates coalition activities throughout member societies and distributes information on biological research through scientific conferences and publications. FASEB's main objective is to serve the interests of biomedical and life sciences, especially those involved in public policy issues.

"It will be an extraordinary privilege to serve the membership of the distinguished societies comprising FASEB," Hendrix said. "My goal is to continue the momentum and carry on the rich tradition of representing their interests."

Hendrix also is associate director of basic science research at the UI Cancer Center. Her other outstanding achievements include membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a Leading Woman Scientist Endowment from the UI College of Medicine.