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Regents approve renaming three UI College of Medicine departments
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three University of Iowa College of Medicine departments
have been renamed. The Iowa State Board of Regents unanimously approved the
changes during its Feb. 19-20 meeting in Iowa City.
The department of anatomy was changed to the department of anatomy and cell
biology to more accurately reflect its strategic mission in education and
The department of family practice is now the department of family medicine.
Because family medicine is the name now recognized as describing the academic
discipline which underlies the specialty, the name change more accurately
reflects the broader missions of the department.
An expanded emphasis on enhanced research and educational missions into basic
mechanisms of vision prompted the department of ophthalmology to change its
name to the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences.