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Release: June 19, 2001
Franken receives award from Association of University Radiologists
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa Health Care radiologist recently
received the most prestigious award given by his peers at the meeting of the
Association of University Radiologists (AUR) in Toronto, Canada.
The AUR honored Edmund A. Franken, Jr., M.D., UI professor of radiology,
by presenting him its Gold Medal Award for his dedication as "a radiologist,
scientist and teacher whose commitment to organized radiology and the AUR
has enriched us all."
Franken's career in radiology began in 1963. He served as professor and head
of the UI Department of Radiology from 1979 through 1984. During his tenure,
the department achieved national prominence in patient care, teaching and
research. Franken also received the Gold Medal Award from the Society for
Pediatric Radiology in 1999.
"It is indeed humbling to receive such a high honor from my peers,"
Franken said. "I am profoundly grateful for all of the opportunities
that I have had throughout my career to work and interact with so many outstanding
Franken currently serves as the interim director of the UI Department of
Radiology. He and his wife, Penny, live in Iowa City. Their family includes
three children and four grandchildren. In their limited spare time, they enjoy
walking, reading, opera and travel.
The AUR consists of more than 1,000 radiologists, residents and fellows.
The mission of the AUR is to encourage excellence in radiological laboratory
and clinical investigation, teaching, and clinical care, to stimulate an interest
in academic radiology as a medical career and to represent academic radiology
at a national level. The Gold Medal Award provides recognition for unusually
distinguished service to the association, academic radiology or to the field
of radiology in general.
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the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs, and services they provide.
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