CONTACT: C. LINDON LARSON
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9569; fax (319) 335-8034
UI faculty member to receive research honor
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Dr. Richard G. Lynch, professor and head of pathology
at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, has been named this year's
recipient of the Rous-Whipple Award from the American Society of Investigative
Lynch, a UI faculty member since 1981, was selected for his influential
research in immunology, particularly his study of tumors in bone marrow
and plasma cells.
He has authored hundreds of publications and lectures, and received
numerous honors and awards. In 1993-94, he led the UI College of Medicine
as interim dean.
Commenting on his research, Lynch credits others who have assisted along
the way. "The research accomplishments during the past 25 years reflect
the creative energies and efforts of many graduate students, fellows and
staff of the laboratory, and would not have been possible without financial
support from the National Institutes of Health," he says.
Frances A. Pitlick, ASIP executive officer, describes Lynch as, "a
model citizen and exemplary statesman for investigative pathology, and
for the larger community of biomedical science. He is also a distinguished
and tough-minded leader who is known for his honesty and integrity, and
for his effectiveness as a mentor."
Lynch will receive a plaque and $5,000 cash award April 8 at the ASIP
annual meeting in New Orleans, and will deliver a lecture the next morning.
Named for two Nobel laureates and pioneers in American pathology, the Rous-Whipple
Award is given annually to a mid-career pathologist for distinguished achievements