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Release: Nov. 30, 2000
Steven Maravetz is named director of Health Science Relations
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Steven Maravetz, who has served as interim director of
Health Science Relations (HSR) at the University of Iowa for the past two
years, has been named permanently to the position.
As director, Maravetz will oversee media relations, publications, and public
relations planning and counsel for the five colleges on the Health Sciences
campus, including the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and
"We've been very pleased to have someone of Steve's capabilities and
experience in this position for the past two years," said David Skorton,
vice president for research and interim vice president for university relations.
"After a national search, Steve rose to the top of a competitive group
The director of Health Science Relations reports jointly to the vice president
for university relations and dean of the College of Medicine. "Steve
Maravetz has shown excellence in planning and conducting strategic communications
for the health science colleges, and we are delighted he has accepted this
position," said College of Medicine Executive Dean Richard Nelson.
Maravetz, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, and graduate of Columbus High School
there, has a B.A. in communications from UNI and an M.A. in journalism and
mass communications from the University of Iowa. Formerly he was director
of public relations at CRST International in Cedar Rapids, was on the communications
faculty at UNI, and editor of the Area Business Magazine in Waterloo. Since
coming to the UI as an associate editor in University News Services in 1991,
he has served as assistant director for news in HSR and was named HSR's interim
director in 1998.