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Release: Jan. 17, 2002

UI Professor To Discuss Latest AIDS Research Jan. 24

Jack T. Stapleton, a University of Iowa professor of internal medicine, will speak on international and local aspects of HIV and AIDS at Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) on Thursday, Jan. 24, at noon at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St.

Stapleton, who also is director of the Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis, has been involved in AIDS patient care and research for more than 20 years. In 1986 he established the University of Iowa HIV and AIDS clinics, which he directs. His current studies are focused on
co-infection of hepatitis viruses in HIV-positive people. Stapleton is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and he completed medical school at the University of Kansas.

Lunch will be catered by Charlotte Nielson. The cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members and the deadline to register for the event is noon Monday, Jan.21. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. They are unable to accept reservations by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351.

The lecture is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support from Hills Bank & Trust Co and Hartwig Dodge. For those who are not able to attend, the event will be broadcast by WSUI-AM (910) on Friday, Jan. 25, after the noon news.

ICFRC is a non-profit association of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.