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UI professor receives American Heart Association achievement award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine professor
has received the American Heart Association's Award of Meritorious Achievement.
Dr. Harold P. Adams, professor of neurology and director of the UI Department
of Neurology's division of cerebrovascular diseases, received the award
on June 20 during the association's annual delegate assembly in Dallas.
The award is given to American Heart Association volunteers for accomplishments
or projects that have advanced the association's objectives.
Adams, who has been chair of the association's stroke council since
1995, was honored for increasing the visibility of stroke in all parts
of the association. He revised the guidelines for developing medical and
scientific statements about stroke and has led the association's effort
to collaborate with the American Academy of Neurology on joint guidelines
for treatment of acute stroke.
Adams received bachelor's degrees from Drake University in Des Moines
and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. After receiving his medical
degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., he completed a residency
in neurology at the UI. He joined the UI faculty in 1976, and has been
involved with the American Heart Association since 1978.