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Release: April 12, 2001
UI's Albright to receive sports medicine award
IOWA CITY, Iowa John P. Albright, M.D., professor of orthopaedics
at University of Iowa Health Care, will receive the prestigious George D.
Rovere Award for Education on July 1, during the American Orthopaedic Society
for Sports Medicines (AOSSM) annual meeting in Keystone, Colo.
The George D. Rovere Award for Education is given annually to an individual
in recognition of his or her contributions to sports medicine education. "I
am honored to be recognized by my peers and to join the group of eminent individuals
who have received this award in the past," Albright said.
Formed in 1972, the AOSSM is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons
specializing in sports medicine, including national and international sports
medicine leaders. The AOSSM works closely with many other sports medicine
specialists and clinicians, including family physicians, emergency physicians,
pediatricians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists to improve the identification,
prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
The group currently has more than 1,400 members. For more information about
the AOSSM, visit www.sportsmed.org.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI
Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.