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Release: May 2, 2001

UI faculty attend annual gynecologic society meeting in Toronto

Two University of Iowa Health Care specialists recently played key roles in the annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in Toronto, Canada.

Jennifer Niebyl, M.D., head of the UI department of obstetrics and gynecology, completed her year of service as president of the Society at the meeting. The Society for Gynecologic Investigation is a nonprofit, international scientific organization working to promote excellence in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive medicine and gynecologic oncology. The Society is comprised of 1,000 members, including 180 international investigators.

The Society’s annual meeting also featured Mary Hendrix, Ph.D., head of the UI department of anatomy and cell biology and deputy director for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI. Hendrix delivered the President’s Distinguished Guest Lecture. Her address was titled, "Molecular Determinants of Cancer."

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