University of Iowa News Release
Jan. 30, 2004
Wilson To Speak At February 'Finding God At Iowa' Luncheon
Mary Wilson, professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Microbiology
and Epidemiology, will speak at the February 'Finding God at Iowa' lunch
forum on Friday, Feb. 6 at noon in River Room #1 of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Begun seven years ago, the noon series is designed to foster an environment
in which the relevance of the life of the Spirit to the life of the mind
can be openly discussed. The forum is free and open to the public.
After training at the University of Michigan and University of Virginia,
Wilson joined the division of Infectious Diseases at the University of
Iowa. She runs a research laboratory studying the molecular biology and
immunology of leishmaniasis, and genetic determinants of human susceptibility
to lesishmaniasis in Brazil. Through a Fulbright Senior Lecturing Research
scholarship, she spent a semester in 1998 teaching at the Universidad Federal
do Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil. Wilson was also one of four University
of Iowa faculty members who was a recipient of a 2001-2002 International
Programs' Major Research Projects award.
The 'Finding God at Iowa' noon series is a program of the Geneva Campus
Ministry at the University of Iowa. It is designed to complement the well-known
Geneva Lecture Series that brings speakers to UI campus to speak on a wide
range of issues from a Judeo-Christian perspective. It is supported by
nearly 20 Roman Catholic, Mainline and Evangelical churches and student
organizations in the Iowa City/Coralville area.
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