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Release: May 21, 2001
UI College of Medicine to hold faculty celebration May 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Medicine will host
a faculty celebration beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 in the Atrium
Dining Room on the seventh floor of the John Colloton Pavilion in the UI Hospitals
The celebration will include an address by Robert P. Kelch, M.D., dean of
the College and UI Vice President for Statewide Health Services.
In addition, a number of UI medical faculty members will be honored. Peter
Rubenstein, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, will receive the Dr. John P.
Long Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. This award is for a faculty member
in a basic science department who exemplifies the characteristics of Long,
Roy J. Carver Professor Emeritus and former head of the UI department of pharmacology
who was known for his dedication as an educator and for his career-long research
interests. The award also recognizes administrative service on behalf of the
basic science departments.
Raymond Tannous, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, will receive the
Dr. Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award. This honor goes
to a faculty member in a clinical department who epitomizes the characteristics
of Theilen, whose service as a physician, advocate for the college, representative
of the UI Hospitals and Clinics, and mentor to medical students exemplifies
the ideals for clinical teaching and service.
Kimberly Ephgrave, M.D., the Robert and Hélène Soper Endowed
Chair and professor in the UI department of surgery, will receive the Faculty
Service Award. This award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant
contribution to the college in the area of academic service.
Scott Vogelgesang, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, will
receive the Lewis D. Holloway Award for Research in Health Sciences Education.
This award is given in recognition of extraordinary contributions to collegiate
educational research and integration of innovations into the health sciences
Gary Hunninghake, M.D., the Sterba Professor of Internal Medicine, and Jeffrey
Pessin, Ph.D., UI Foundation Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Biophysics,
will be honored for receiving 2001 Regents Awards for Faculty Excellence.
This award honors tenured UI faculty members with outstanding records of achievement
in teaching, scholarship and service.
Fred Dick, M.D., professor of pathology, and Ellen Gordon, M.D., professor
of internal medicine, will be honored for receiving UI Collegiate Teaching
Awards. Recipients of this award demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
teaching students; enhancing student learning and contributing to students'
development; analysis of their teaching materials and class activities; using
scholarly works or creative achievements to enhance the quality of their teaching;
and how students evaluate the recipients' teaching.
UI President Mary Sue Coleman, Ph.D., who also holds faculty appointments
in the UI College of Medicine department of biochemistry and the UI College
of Liberal Arts department of biological sciences, will be honored for being
named earlier this year to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Bruce Gantz, M.D., the Brian McCabe Distinguished Chair and head of otolaryngology
head and neck surgery, will be honored for his induction last October
to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
R. Edward Howell, director and CEO of the UI Hospitals and Clinics, will
be honored for being named last November to a one-year appointment as chair
of the national Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.
Madgetta Dungy, Ph.D., will be honored for her appointment last year as
assistant dean for faculty affairs in the UI College of Medicine.
Three faculty members will be recognized for receiving endowed chairs or
professorships between July 2000 and April 2001. Gary Hunninghake, M.D., was
named the Sterba Professor of Internal Medicine; Paul James, M.D., was named
the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Endowed Chair in Rural Medicine; and
Frank Zlatnik, M.D., was named the William C. Keettel Chair in Obstetrics
In addition, the celebration will recognize College of Medicine faculty
members who received promotions last July, as well as those who will receive
faculty promotions beginning July 1, 2001.
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