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Release: Feb. 22, 2000
UI physiology graduate student receives 1999 Schottelius Teaching Award
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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