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Release: Oct. 13, 1999
UI Health Care specialists named to association
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two specialists with University
of Iowa Health Care were recently elected to serve as officers of the Iowa
Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (IACPR).
Jane Knipper, program director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Program at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, was elected president of the IACPR.
She will serve a one-year term.
Erik Samuelson, an exercise physiologist with Iowa
CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management and Prevention Services)
was elected to a two-year term as the association's treasurer.
Knipper has directed the Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Program at the UI since 1992. The program assists patients with respiratory
disorders, such as emphysema, to enhance their ability to breathe more normally
and return to a more active lifestyle. One of Knipper's goals as president
is to establish a system for statewide outcome measurement to allow benchmarking
of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs in the state.
Samuelson came to Iowa CHAMPS in 1994. Iowa CHAMPS
provides rehabilitation services to people who have had heart attacks. Specialists
there also assess a person's risk for having a heart attack and help design
strategies to manage risk factors for heart disease and prevent heart attacks
and strokes. For more information about Iowa CHAMPS, call (319) 356-8899.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.