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Release: May 29, 2002
Iowa Chapter wins national award for program on diversity
Two University of Iowa Health Care physicians played key
roles in an Iowa organization's receipt of a national award for achievements
in community service, communication, careers in internal medicine, and member
John Fieselmann, M.D., UI professor (clinical) of internal
medicine, and Barbara Muller, M.D., UI associate professor (clinical) of internal
medicine, are leaders in the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians-American
Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), which received the national organization's
2002 Evergreen Award. Fieselmann serves as governor of the Iowa Chapter, while
Muller chairs the chapter committee responsible for winning the award.
The Iowa Chapter was cited for its initiation of a diversity
committee to recognize multicultural, racial and gender differences among
rural and community physicians in the state. The committee, which has grown
to 16 members since its inception in 1996, provides educational programs for
local physicians to address specific diversity issues relevant to their health
In addition, the ACP-ASIM presented Fieselmann with a 2002
Recognition Award for his vital role in grassroots advocacy for health policy
issues, based on the number and quality of contacts with legislators on issues
of importance to the College and health policy in general.
ACP-ASIM is the nation's largest medical specialty society.
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