WRITER: LINDSAY RUNYAN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
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July 13, 2001
Loeffelholz becomes new Diplomate of the American Board
of Medical Microbiology
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michael J. Loeffelholz, Ph.D., chief
of virology/serology at the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, has been
named a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).
Loeffelholz earned a bachelor of science degree in microbiology
from the UI and a doctorate in microbiology from Ohio University in Athens,
Ohio. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical and public health
laboratory microbiology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.
In addition to his duties at the Hygienic Laboratory, Loeffelholz teaches
a survey course for medical residents in pathology at the UI.
Loeffelholz became an ABMM diplomate by passing written
and oral examinations designed to test the expertise of microbiologists who
specialize in virology. The ABMM certification is one of the highly stringent
certification programs of the American College of Microbiology. The mission
of the American College of Microbiology is to promote the high quality practice
of the profession of microbiology for benefit of human, animal and environmental
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