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Release: June 13, 2000

University of Iowa College of Medicine faculty members to receive awards

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Seven faculty members in the University of Iowa College of Medicine will be honored at a faculty celebration June 19 at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Ambre Lane Olsen, M.D., associate in obstetrics and gynecology, will receive the Lewis D. Holloway Award for Research in Health Sciences Education. The award is made in recognition of extraordinary contributions to collegiate educational research and integration of innovations into the health sciences curriculum.

David M. Rosenthal, Ph.D., associate professor of family medicine, will receive a Faculty Service Award, given to a faculty member who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the College of Medicine in the area of academic service. Rosenthal is also associate professor in counselor education, as well as psychiatry.

Thomas J. Schmidt, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics, will receive the Dr. John P. Long Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. The award is given to a faculty member in a basic science department who exemplifies the characteristics of Long, known for his dedication as an educator and his career-long research interests. The award also recognizes administrative service on behalf of the basic science departments.

Richard Kemp Shields, Ph.D., associate professor in physical therapy, and Dr. Scott A. Vogelsang, associate professor (clinical) of internal medicine, will both receive University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Awards. Shields and Vogelsang were chosen based on their contributions to student learning and development. Student evaluations were a factor in the decision.

Stuart L. Weinstein, M.D., Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, will be honored with the 2000 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, given to tenured faculty members with distinguished records of achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.

Frank J. Zlatnik, M.D., professor in the UI department of obstetrics and gynecology, will receive the Dr. Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award, given to a faculty member in a clinical department. The award is named after Dr. Ernest O. Theilen, and given to a faculty member in a clinical department who demonstrates the sensitivity and dedication, as well as the ideals for clinical teaching and service, exemplified by Theilen.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the event, which will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the seventh floor atrium dining room of the John Colloton Pavilion.

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