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Release: June 25, 1999
Bernard Sorofman is named new university ombudsperson
IOWA CITY, Iowa--Bernard Sorofman, associate professor
of pharmacy at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has been appointed
to serve a four-year, half-time term as university ombudsperson by President
Mary Sue Coleman.
Sorofmans appointment is effective July 1. The half-time
commitment will allow Sorofman to retain his academic appointment in the pharmacy
college. Sorofman replaces Lois Cox, clinical professor in the UI College
of Law. Sorofman will join the office staffed by ombudsperson Maile Sagen
who has been with the office since 1989.
The Office of the Ombudsperson serves as a resource
for all those in the university community who require information or help
in resolving problems. It serves students, faculty and staff by offering a
confidential, neutral and independent dispute resolution service.
Sorofman joined the UI faculty in 1984. Prior to
coming to the UI, Sorofman earned a B.S. degree in pharmacy at the University
of Oklahoma in 1979 and a Ph.D. degree in social and administrative pharmacy
from the University of Minnesota in 1984. Sorofman conducts research in the
areas of pharmaceutical care, self care, gerontology and rural health care.
He also has a background in anthropology. His first job as a community organizer
in a multi-ethnic area in Oklahoma brought him into contact with traditional
healers and herbal treatments for illness. That led him to study pharmacy
at the University of Oklahoma.
The Office of the Ombudsperson is in Seashore Hall,