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University of Iowa News Release

June 10, 2004

UI Hospitals And Clinics Physicians Receive Pain Management Awards

A pair of physicians at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently received awards for their outstanding contributions to research and patient care in pain management.

Jagindra Mangru, M.D., and James Toombs, M.D., both won a 2004 Pfizer Scholars in Pain Management Award. Scott Vogelgesang, M.D., director of graduate medical education and professor in the UI Department of Internal Medicine, and Richard Rosenquist, M.D., director of the Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia and a professor in the UI Department of Anesthesia, nominated Mangru and Toombs, respectively, to receive this year's awards.

Mangru is a fellow physician in the Division of Rheumatology in the UI Department of Internal Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and completed a residency in internal medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Mangru is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Toombs is a fellow physician in the UI Department of Anesthesia. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and served a residency in family medicine in Springfield, Mo. Toombs is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice.

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