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Release: Feb. 22, 2000

UI physiology graduate student receives 1999 Schottelius Teaching Award Title

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Eric Epping, a trainee in the University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program and a doctoral candidate in physiology and biophysics, has received the 1999 Schottelius Teaching Award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of physiology by a graduate student.

The annual award is given in memory of Byron Schottelius, a faculty member of the UI department of physiology and biophysics from 1957-1988, who is honored for his commitment to the improvement of teaching. The award committee selected Epping based on his lectures on gastrointestinal physiology during the summers of 1998 and 1999 in a course on human physiology for physician assistants.

"While all of our graduate students did an excellent job of teaching this year, Eric's outstanding performance made him the unanimous choice for the Schottelius Award," explained the award committee chairman Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D., UI associate professor of physiology and biophysics.

Epping is from Cedar Rapids and received his undergraduate degree from the UI in biochemistry and economics. He entered the Medical Scientist Training Program in 1994, from which he will receive both an M.D. and Ph.D. degree.

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