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Release: June 2, 2000

UI Rheumatology Clinic is moving to new location

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Rheumatology Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will move into its new location adjacent to the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic on the lower level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion on Monday, June 5, 2000.

"Our new location is ideal," said Robert Ashman, M.D., director of the Division of Rheumatology in the department of internal medicine. "The new clinic is adjacent to both the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic and the Rehabilitation Therapies facility, which will certainly be very convenient for our patients." Ashman further noted that the new clinic "will certainly enhance our ability to carry out our three-part mission of providing outstanding patient care, conducting pioneering research and teaching the next generation of health care professionals, all in a world-class setting."

As part of development of the Rheumatology Clinic, a new multidisciplinary gait analysis laboratory was developed in space adjacent to the clinic. The laboratory facility is a collaborative effort of the Physical Therapy Graduate Program, the department of orthopaedic surgery and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The gait analysis laboratory will be co-directed by Richard A. Brand, M.D., of the department of orthopaedic surgery, and H. John Yack, Ph.D., PT, of the Physical Therapy Graduate Program.

American Prosthetics and Orthotics, which assists patients requiring prosthetic or orthotic services, will also move from its current location in the lower level of the Roy Carver Pavilion to new facilities within the Rheumatology Clinic.

Patients with appointments in the Rheumatology Clinic, gait analysis laboratory and American Prosthetics facilities may prefer to park in Ramp IV, which is adjacent to the John Pappajohn Pavilion and the Pomerantz Family Pavilion. Rheumatology patients can also check in for their appointments at the registration desk in the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, located on the lower level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion.

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