WRITER: KATHLEEN SNODGRASS
CONTACT: JENNIFER BROWN
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Release: May 2, 2002
Students receive anatomy and cell biology awards
The University of Iowa department of anatomy and cell biology held its annual
student awards ceremony and reception April 12. During the ceremony students
were honored for their academic achievements.
Luther Bartelt was presented with the Henry J. Prentiss Award for Superior
Achievement in Medical Gross Anatomy. This award is given to a first-year
medical student in recognition for outstanding performance in the medical
gross anatomy course. Prentiss, who served as head of the anatomy department
from 1904-1931, believed that it was important for medical students to perform
to the best of their abilities in basic as well as clinical sciences.
George Oji received the Walter R. Ingram Award for Superior Achievement
in Medical Neuroscience, which is given in recognition of outstanding performance
by a medical student in the medical neuroscience course. Ingram, a pioneer
in anatomical and functional research of the hypothalamus and thalamus, served
as head of anatomy from 1940-1966 and was professor emeritus at the time of
his death in 1978.
UI graduate students Timothy Lindley and Maged Harraz, M.D., were recipients
of the Tung-Yang Wing Award for Superior Achievement in Anatomy and Cell Biology
Graduate Education. This award acknowledges outstanding academic achievement
in the first year of anatomy and cell biology graduate education. The award
commemorates Tung-Yang Wing, Ph.D., a UI anatomy faculty member until his
death in 1985. Wing is remembered for his intense interest in the development
and academic achievements of graduate students.
Also honored was Darren Hoffmann who received the Award for Superior Achievement
in Student Teaching in anatomy and cell biology. The award is given to a graduate
student whose teaching performance is judged outstanding by the course directors
in the department.
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