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May 7, 2010

At A Glance

UI pharmacy students named to leadership honor society

Eleven UI College of Pharmacy students were inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma, the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, during an initiation ceremony April 21 in Iowa City. The students joined the UI's Beta Epsilon Chapter. Members are chosen by peer recognition.

The students were Christopher Arp, Audrey Banner, David DeMik, Courtney Flynn, Elizabeth Keltner, Elaine Nguyen, Mack O’Brien, Natalie Simmons, Jordan Schultz, Ryan Van Engel and Katy Zeier.

Phi Lambda Sigma recognizes and fosters pharmacy leadership development. Established in 1965 at Auburn University, the society became a national organization in 1968. Hillary Charmichael is the current president of the UI chapter, and Karen Farris serves as faculty advisor.


UI physicians to receive prestigious national awards

A pair of UI physicians will receive national awards for their contributions to the field of treating pain from the American Pain Society (APS) during the group's annual meeting May 6-8 in Baltimore, Md.

Timothy Brennan, M.D., Ph.D., the Samir Gergis Professor of Anesthesia and vice chair for research, will receive the Frederick W. L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award. The award recognizes individual excellence and achievement in pain scholarship. Brennan is the first anesthesiologist to receive the award.

Richard Rosenquist, M.D., professor and director of the Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia, will receive the Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding and dedicated service to the APS. Rosenquist has made significant contributions to developing practice guidelines for pain management.


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