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Release: May 16, 2000
Hunsicker is honored by American Society of Transplantation
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lawrence Hunsicker, M.D., professor of internal medicine
in the University of Iowa College of Medicine and medical director of organ
transplantation at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, is being honored by the American
Society of Transplantation (AST).
Hunsicker will receive the 2000 Roche Distinguished Achievement Award Wednesday,
May 17 at the societys annual conference in Chicago. AST president John
Lake, M.D., said Hunsicker is "the sixth recipient of the honor -- the
most prestigious award given by the AST to honor a senior investigator who
has made enormous contributions to the field of transplantation medicine and
immunobiology." Lake said the citation also conveys a $25,000 gift to
In addition to patient care, teaching and research at the UI, Hunsicker is
a national leader in organ transplantation issues. He is a past president
of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the organization that administers
organ transplantation policies and distribution of donor organs under a contract
with the federal government.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.