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University of Iowa Media Advisory

March 7, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY: "Press Out Domestic Violence" Event Is March 8

WHAT: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine's third annual "Press Out Domestic Violence" event to support the Johnson County Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 8

WHERE: Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) atrium

UI medical students, faculty and staff will compete in a variety of weightlifting events to raise funds and awareness for youth services and programming at DVIP.

Last year's competition involved more than 300 medical students, medical residents, faculty and staff and raised $3,200, enough to allow DVIP to fund its Youth Services Program for a year.

The event is sponsored by the McCowen Community of medical students and the UI Carver College of Medicine. A number of local businesses also have provided their time and services and have donated prizes to be raffled at the event.

For more information, contact Melissa Baer at 319-335-8053 or by e-mail at melissa-baer@uiowa.edu.

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 http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu.