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Jan. 27, 2009

At A Glance

CIVIC annual meeting, featuring postgraduate fellows, to take place Jan. 28

The Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities will host its annual meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the International Commons, Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre.

The meeting will include a social hour and board elections, as well as the announcement of the recipient of the CIVIC Citizen Award. Honored guests for the event are the five participants in a postgraduate fellowship program, the Junior Faculty Development Program, who are studying at the University of Iowa this spring. The five scholars are from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Macedonia.

The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

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Cedar Falls Mini Medical School examines heart valve disease Feb. 18

The UI Carver College of Medicine will host a Mini Medical School program "Valvular Disease and Minimally Invasive Surgery," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Lecture Room 246 of the Schindler Education Center at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The program is free, but registration is required by Feb. 13.

UI medical faculty will discuss heart valve function, diagnosis of valvular disease, and treatments such as cardiac catheterization and minimally invasive surgery.

James Rossen, M.D., director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the UI and Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Robert Saeid Farivar, M.D., Ph.D., director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at the UI, will lead the session.

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