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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 14, 2005

Local Student To Take Part In 'Operation Diabetes'

(Student name) of (hometown) is one of 27 University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students participating in "Operation Diabetes," a nationwide effort to identify individuals at high risk of developing diabetes.

"Operation Diabetes" was launched by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and is sponsored by Rite Aid. In addition to identifying individuals who have high blood glucose levels, the promotional campaign is designed to increase awareness of diabetes and the dangers associated with the disease.

(Student last name), along with other UI pharmacy students who are members of APhA-ASP, has been trained to administer the blood glucose screenings. The screenings, which begin Feb. 22, will take place at pharmacies in Iowa City and Coralville and continue through April.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first.

IOWA

ANDREW: Stevie Hudrlik
BENNETT: Shanon VonMuenster
BETTENDORF: Dane Shiltz
CEDAR FALLS: Erin Robinson
CEDAR RAPIDS: Kate Devine, Mary Mosher, Ginelle Schmidt
CHARLES CITY: Tatum Mead
CORALVILLE: Sarah Tierney
COUNCIL BLUFFS: Allison Ambrose
DAVENPORT: Heather Arnold
DES MOINES: Molly Pille
EDGEWOOD: Janice Worsham
GARWIN: Laura Pavlik
IOWA CITY: Kristi Kavanaugh, Leslie Stach, Jennifer Wood
MT. PLEASANT: Lindsey Rose
NEVADA: Lori Frederick
ROCK VALLEY: Megan Leloux
RUTLAND: Casey Hundertmark
WAUKEE: Lindsay Mori

ILLINOIS

ROCK ISLAND: Ben Cappaert

MINNESOTA

MAPLE PLAIN: Kierstan Hanson

MISSOURI

MONROE CITY: Erica Long
ST. LOUIS: Pam Robeff

WISCONSIN

LA CROSSE: Erica Thienes

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Media: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu; Writer: Christine Nicholson