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Release: March 19, 2003

UI Medicine/Public Health/VA Research Week is April 1 - 4

Research Week 2003: Constructing the Future of Medicine will be April 1 - 4 at the University of Iowa. This annual event, sponsored by the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, the College of Public Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will feature four public lectures from experts in stem cell research, obesity, bioterrorism preparedness and evidence-based approaches to health care improvement.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

"Understanding Obesity as a Disorder of Body Weight Regulation: Implications for the Future of Obesity Treatment"
Michael Schwartz, M.D., University of Washington
1 - 2 p.m., Thursday, April 3
Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 General Hospital

"Epithelial Differentiation of Bone-Marrow Derived Stem Cells"
Diane Krause, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
2 - 3 p.m., Thursday, April 3
Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 General Hospital

"Bioterrorism in the United States: Medical and Public Health Lessons"
Stephen Morse, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10 - 11 a.m., Friday, April 4
Urmila Sahai Conference Room, 2117 Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility

"An Evidence-Based Approach to Monitoring and Improving Health Care Quality and Efficiency"
Rodney Hayward, M.D., VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Noon - 1 p.m., Friday, April 4
Urmila Sahai Conference Room, 2117 Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility

Other activities planned for the four-day event include workshops, panel discussions and poster sessions highlighting research by UI graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and faculty and staff.

For a complete schedule of Research Week events, including times and locations of events, visit http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/research/researchweek/index.htm, or contact Marie Phillips at marie-phillips@uiowa.edu or (319) 353-5674.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5141 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT: Jennifer Brown, (319) 335-9917 jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu. Program information: Marie Phillips, (319) 353-5674, marie-phillips@uiowa.edu