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May 11, 2009

At A Glance

UI scientist honored for hypertension research

Anne Kwitek, Ph.D., faculty member in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has received a Young Scholars Award from the American Society of Hypertension.

Kwitek, associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, was one of three recipients of the annual award. She received the honor and a $6,000 award May 9 at the society's annual meeting held in San Francisco.

Kwitek studies animal and human genetics and has contributed substantially to the rat genome project. Her research projects focus on genetic components of complex disease, including hypertension, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, in rats and humans. She has written more than 85 research articles.

UI burn team offers health and safety fair for children

Children age 5 and younger and their caregivers are invited to the 16th annual University of Iowa Children's Hospital Health and Safety Fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Quality Inn and Suites located at 2525 N. Dodge St. in Iowa City. The event is hosted by staff of the Burn Treatment Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics and sponsored by Kohl's Department Stores.

The fair aims to decrease children's risk of becoming accident victims. Children can learn about bicycle, water, electrical, fire and burn safety as well as preventing dog bites and head injuries.

Children also can visit an ambulance to learn about emergency and 911 services. Other exhibits will address car seat and seat belt use, dental health, immunizations and hand washing techniques.

For more information, contact Kelly Markey at 319-356-2496 or


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