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University of Iowa News Release

June 16, 2004

Medicine Graduate Receives Recognition At Commencement

(Student name) of (hometown) was honored at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine commencement ceremony May 14.

(Student name) was named the recipient of the (name of award/awards). (Description of award/awards).

(Student name) will begin a medical residency at (name of hospital) in (location of hospital) with the department of (name of department).

This spring, 131 UI students received their medical degrees.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Award recipients and the award(s) they received are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa recipients first. Following the list of names are brief descriptions of each award. Residency information is included following the recipients' names and award(s).

IOWA
Alburnett Sarah Titler; Stuart Cullen Award; Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; anesthesiology

Algona Lynne DeSotel; Alpha Omega Alpha; Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisc.; family practice

Alta Travis Mattson; Alpha Omega Alpha; Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Ind.; emergency medicine

Ankeny Katherine Lindstrom; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Virginia; Charlottesville, Va.; pathology

Bettendorf Laura Moeller; Melvin Marcus Award; Outstanding Student in Family Medicine Award and the Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Memorial Hospital of South Bend; South Bend, Ind.; family practice

Carroll Kenneth Nepple; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; urology

Cedar Falls Robert Shontz; Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City anesthesiology

Cedar Rapids Steven Hudak; Alpha Omega Alpha; Brooke Army Medical Center; Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; general surgery and urology

Clinton Brenda Buikema-Meacham; John and Oral Seebalin Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; internal medicine

Coralville Susan Wing; Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; obstetrics-gynecology

Davenport Michael O'Brien; Carl Gillies Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisc.; (transitional residency); University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, Wisc.; diagnostic radiology

Decorah Candice Smith-Johnson; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; La Crosse-Mayo Family Practice; La Crosse, Wisc.; family practice

Des Moines Deana Hoganson; Alpha Omega Alpha; Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Rochester, Minn.; internal medicine

Ellen Sarcone; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver, Colo.; internal medicine

Dubuque Brian Ludwig; Iowa Orthopaedic Society Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, Wisc.; orthopaedic surgery

Dyersville Brad McClimon; John and Oral Seebalin Award; Walter Biering-Roger Porter Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; internal medicine

Eldora Jerrod Keith; Department of Surgery Award; University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver, Colo.; general surgery

Fort Dodge Ryan Askeland; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; pathology

Grinnell Richard Wemer; Outstanding Senior Award in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo. surgery-preliminary; and the University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, Kan.; otolaryngology

Iowa City Adam Bell; Special Achievement Award in Pathology; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; pathology

Sarah Holstein; Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry Award; William Wilson Award; Edward Heath Student Research Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; Medical Scientist Training Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; internal medicine

Patrick Stamps-White; Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award; William Beaumont Hospital; Royal Oak, Mich.; emergency medicine

Brent Whited; Iowa Orthopaedic Society; Alpha Omega Alpha; Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, Tenn.; orthopaedic surgery

Lacona Jenny Butler; Outstanding Student in Family Medicine Award; Robert Roberts Award; Melvin Marcus Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha; Central Iowa Health System; Des Moines; family practice

Marshalltown Wilson Zachary Ray; Research Distinction Track participant; Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital; St Louis, Mo.; neurological surgery

Mason City Amy Shriver; Margaret Huston Award; Research Distinction Track participant; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver, Colo; pediatrics

Menlo Deborah Guthrie; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Broadlawns Medical Center; Des Moines; family practice

Montezuma Brenda Watson Burrough; Alpha Omega Alpha; Thomas Parsons Award in Internal Medicine; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; internal medicine

Ogden Kevin Smith; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Regions Hospital/HealthPartners; St. Paul, Minn.; emergency medicine

Pocahontas John Gaffey; Research Distinction Track participant; Loyola University Medical Center; Maywood, Ill.; orthopaedic surgery

Radcliffe Heidi Hinderaker; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, S.C.; obstetrics-gynecology

Sioux City Janice Staber; Distinguished Student Service Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; pediatrics

Waterloo Shannon Dunlay Wells; Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry Award; William Wilson Award; Walter Biering-Roger Porter Award; Research Distinction Track participant; Alpha Omega Alpha; Duke University Medical Center; Durham, N.C.; internal medicine

Wayland Kyle Alliman; Hansjoerg Kolder Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; Central Iowa Health System; Des Moines; transitional residency; and University of Miami/Bascom Palmer; Miami, Fla.; ophthalmology

Brian Reichenbach; Alpha Omega Alpha; Memorial Hospital of South Bend; South Bend, Ind.; family practice

West Des Moines Nicholas Aerisolphal; Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; anesthesiology

West Union Katie Fassbinder; Research Distinction Track participant; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, Wisc.; psychiatry

ARIZONA
Yuma David Lott; National Student Research Forum; Research Distinction Track participant; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Cleveland, Ohio; otolaryngology

CALIFORNIA
Orange County Homayoun Sadeghi; Research Distinction Track participant; Kern Medical Center/UCLA; Bakersfield, Calif.; obstetrics-gynecology

Los Angeles Nam Tran; Margaret Rouse Akin Award; Edward Heath Student Research Award; Research Distinction Track participant; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of California-San Francisco; San Francisco, Calif.; obstetrics-gynecology

San Carlos Thomas McNalley; Distinguished Student Service Award; Arvind Reddy Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; family practice; and University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals; Seattle, Wash.; physical medicine and rehabilitation

CONNECTICUT
Canton Emily Norland; Distinguished Student Service Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals; Seattle, Wash.; obstetrics-gynecology

ILLINOIS
Glenarm Tyler Steward; Robert Joynt Award; Arvind Reddy Award; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; neurology

Chicago Tasha Johnson; Dean's Achievement Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, Wisc.; obstetrics-gynecology

Libertyville Felix Chau; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Duke University Medical Center; Durham, N.C.; ophthalmology; and Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, Ill.; medicine-preliminary

Monmouth Jason Craig (J.C.) Clark; Henry Prentiss Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Florida/Shands Hospital; Gainesville, Fla.; orthopaedic surgery

Naperville Christopher Smyser; Research Distinction Track participant; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; pediatrics

Peoria Lauren Doughty-McDonald; Medical Student Research Poster Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; medicine-preliminary; and Texas Tech University-Lubbock; Lubbock, Texas; dermatology

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston Marjory Charlot; Thomas Parsons Award in Internal Medicine; Boston University Medical Center; Boston, Mass.; internal medicine

MINNESOTA
Coon Rapids Josiah Nelson; Nathaniel Alcock Award; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, Wisc.; urology

MISSOURI
Independence Ellen Carlson; Medical Student Research Poster Award; Research Distinction Track participant; Metrowest Medical Center; Framingham, Mass.; (transitional); and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Boston, Mass.; anesthesiology

Springfield Kristi Williams; Outstanding Performance in Pediatrics Award; Children's Mercy Hospital; Kansas City, Mo.; pediatrics

St. Louis Ingrid Williams; Distinguished Student Service Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Wright State University; Dayton, Ohio; pediatrics

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque Stephanie Lopez; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City; family practice-psychiatry

SOUTH DAKOTA
Brandon Amy Kelley; Alpha Omega Alpha; Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Ind.; obstetrics-gynecology

VERMONT
Peacham Dónal Gordon; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice; Augusta, Maine; family practice


DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS

Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society, elects to membership students who excel in scholarship in medicine and demonstrate outstanding professional promise.

The Arvind Reddy Award recognizes superior contributions to the medical student newspaper, Vital Signs.

The Carl Gillies Award is given by the UI radiology faculty to a senior student who has demonstrated outstanding capabilities in the field of radiology.

The Dean's Achievement Award honors minority students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and scholastic achievement.

The Department of Surgery Award recognizes exceptional performance during the junior and senior year clerkships in surgery.

The Distinguished Student Service Award is given by the staff of the Carver College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum to students who have made outstanding contributions to the college in the areas of medical education, student activities and student-faculty relations.

The Edward Heath Student Research Award is given annually at Medical Student Research Day for outstanding achievement in medical research.

The Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award is presented by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

The Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society, now in its third year, recognizes graduating seniors who are exceptional in their compassionate and respectful relationships with patients, families, peers and staff.

The Hansjoerg Kolder Award is given by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to an outstanding senior student in the name of Dr. Kolder, who pioneered research in electrophysiology of the eye.

The Henry Prentiss Award is presented for superior performance in the first-year gross human anatomy course.

The Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Award is given for an outstanding health-related research presentation among health professions students.

The Iowa Orthopaedic Society provides an annual award for research on the musculoskeletal system.

The John and Oral Seebalin Award is presented to students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and show promise in internal medicine.

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, is given to a student who has been identified as exemplifying the highest level of sensitivity, compassion and professionalism in patient care.

The Margaret Huston Award is given for exceptional performance in clinical psychiatry clerkships.

The Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia is presented to a senior who demonstrates achievement and commitment to the field of anesthesia.

The Margaret Rouse Akin Award in obstetrics and gynecology is presented to the student who shows promise for a career in cancer research in the field of gynecology.

The Medical Student Research Poster Award is given during the Carver College of Medicine Research Week for the most outstanding poster presentation.

The Melvin Marcus Award is presented to a student for outstanding research work within a clinical area.

The Nathaniel Alcock Award is presented for exceptional proficiency in urology during clinical experiences.

The National Student Research Forum presents an award for overall excellence in research.

The Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry Award is presented for exceptional performance in the freshman biochemistry course.

The Outstanding Performance in Pediatrics Award is given for excellence in the pediatrics clerkships.

The Outstanding Senior Award in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is given to the senior student who has demonstrated excellence in clinical and research efforts in otolaryngology.

The Outstanding Student in Family Medicine Award is presented to a student for outstanding enthusiasm and contributions to the field of family medicine.

The Research Distinction Track provides recognition for active research participation throughout medical school, including journal clubs, seminars and participation at national and local research conferences.

The Robert Joynt Award is given for outstanding performance in senior neurology electives.

The Robert Roberts Award is presented for outstanding performance in the medical pharmacology Course.

The Special Achievement Award in Pathology is presented by the Iowa Association for Pathologists for meritorious participation in pathology programs.

The Stuart Cullen Award is given to a senior for academic achievement and clinical performance in anesthesia.

The Thomas Parsons Award in Internal Medicine is presented to seniors who exhibited compassion, sensitivity and humanistic ideals during the third-year internal medicine clerkship.

The Walter Biering-Roger Porter Award is given for outstanding achievement in microbiology.

The William Wilson Award is presented to students for exceptional accomplishment in internal medicine.

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MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu Writer: Allison Frederick