WRITER: TANIA KLIVEN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: March 5, 1999
Hendrix elected president of FASEB
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., University of Iowa professor
and head of anatomy and cell biology, has been named to serve as president
of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
She will assume her duties as president-elect of FASEB on July 1, 1999
and officially become president of the federation July 1, 2000.
Hendrix also has represented the American Association of Anatomists
on the FASEB board since 1997 and has served as a member of the American
Society for Investigative Pathology and the American Society for Cell Biology,
both societies within FASEB.
FASEB is the largest collective group of life sciences societies in
the United States with more than 57,000 members. The federation delegates
coalition activities throughout member societies and distributes information
on biological research through scientific conferences and publications.
FASEB's main objective is to serve the interests of biomedical and life
sciences, especially those involved in public policy issues.
"It will be an extraordinary privilege to serve the membership
of the distinguished societies comprising FASEB," Hendrix said. "My
goal is to continue the momentum and carry on the rich tradition of representing
Hendrix also is associate director of basic science research at the
UI Cancer Center. Her other outstanding achievements include membership
in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a Leading Woman Scientist Endowment
from the UI College of Medicine.