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Release: May 30, 2000

UI's Snyder appointed to Harold A. Myers Professorship

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jeanne Snyder, Ph.D., University of Iowa professor of anatomy and cell biology, has been appointed to the Dr. Harold A. Myers Distinguished Professorship.

The endowed professorship, made through the UI Foundation, honors the memory of Myers, a surgeon who earned a medical degree from the UI in 1934 and a bachelor's degree in 1930. Myers died in 1997.

Snyder's research interests include developmental biology, hormonal regulation of differentiation, and lung cell biology. She teaches medical cell biology and medical gross anatomy courses.

"I am very honored to receive this appointment," Snyder said. "The professorship gives me the opportunity to help develop innovative approaches in medical education for the UI College of Medicine."

Snyder has been at the UI since 1988, becoming a full professor in 1993. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1968 from Northwestern University. She earned her doctorate in 1972 from Pennsylvania State University.

An endowed professorship recognizes distinguished faculty and provides an annual amount of money to partially support the faculty member's salary or teaching, research or scholarship expenses.

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