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UI professor appointed to National Board of Medical Examiners

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine professor and administrator has been appointed to the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Susan R. Johnson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate dean for faculty affairs, was selected at the board's annual meeting in March.

The National Board of Medical Examiners is a non-profit organization that prepares and administers qualifying examinations for medical education and licensure. Its 80 members represent the academic community, national professional organizations, state licensing boards, students, residents, the federal government and the public.

As chair of two test development committees, Johnson has been involved with the board since 1994. She also is affiliated with several other medical organizations, including the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Johnson received bachelor's, master's and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. She has served on the UI faculty since 1980 and has researched a wide range of topics including menopause, premenstrual syndrome and lesbian health care. She was named associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Medicine in 1994.