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University of Iowa News Release

April 5, 2006

Head And Neck Cancer Screening Session Set

Specialists at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will offer a free screening session to check for signs of head and neck cancer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, on the second level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

The screeners will include Meg Colwill, clinical nurse coordinator; Kenneth Dornfeld, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology; Jeffery Markt, D.D.S., clinical associate professor in Hospital Dentistry; Russell Smith, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology; and Ann Sporkman-Link, speech pathologist. Several resident physicians from the Department of Otolaryngology will also provide screening services.

Registration for this free head and neck cancer screening program is required. To register and receive directions, contact Brandy Howe at 319-356-4351.

UI Hospitals and Clinics is the state's only comprehensive academic medical center. University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa 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 www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.