WRITER: TAMMARA MEESTER
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSON
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax(319) 335-8034
Release: June 8, 2000
Local UI student receives medical degree, Ph.D.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student name), originally from (hometown), received
(his/her) M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa during commencement ceremonies
on May 12. (Student) is the (daughter/son) of (parents).
(Name) was a student in the UI Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP),
and earned (his/her) doctorate in (area). (His/Her) mentor was (mentor information).
Students graduating with the combined degree have received extensive training
in both medicine and scientific research. By highlighting the interconnection
between science and medicine, the MSTP hopes to produce physician scientists
whose diverse training will enable them to have a greater impact on health
(EDITORS: Graduates are listed below alphabetically by hometown, beginning
HIAWATHA Leland E. Lim; Leonardo and Zinnia Lim; doctorate in physiology
and biophysics; mentor Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., UI professor in the department
DES MOINES John H. Fingert; Gary and Loretta Fingert; doctorate in
genetics; mentor Edwin Stone, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor in the department
MAQUOKETA James P. Dean; James and Marilyn Dean; doctorate in biochemistry;
mentor Robert Deschenes, Ph.D., UI associate professor, department of biochemistry.
LEXINGTON Aimee W. Kao; David and Theresa Kao; doctorate in physiology
and biophysics; mentor Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., UI professor in the department
of physiology and biophysics.
ST. GEORGE Daryl A. Scott; Robert and Doris Scott of Salt Lake City;
doctorate in genetics; mentor Val Sheffield, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor in
the department of pediatrics.
SEATTLE Colin P. West (December 1999, rather than May, graduate);
Chris and Margaret West; doctorate in preventive medicine-biostatistics; mentor
Jeff Dawson, Ph.D., UI associate professor in the department of biostatistics.
GREENDALE Douglas W. White; parents Tom White of Greenfield and Karen
Kerans of Milwaukee; doctorate in immunology; mentor John Harty, Ph.D., UI
associate professor in the department of microbiology.