CONTACT: JENNIFER CRONIN
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Release: May 17, 2000
UI's Peterson receives endowed professorship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michael W. Peterson, M.D., University of Iowa associate
professor of internal medicine, has been appointed to the Dr. William and
Sondra Myers Family Professorship.
Peterson becomes the second faculty member in the Department of Internal
Medicine to be named to an endowed professorship. An endowed professorship
recognizes distinguished faculty and provides an annual amount of money to
partially support the faculty member's salary or teaching, research or scholarship
Peterson has been at the UI since 1986. He received his medical degree from
the University of Minnesota. He completed a medical residency at the University
of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident.
Peterson's clinical interests include critical care, ventilator management
and acute lung injury. His research interests focus on applying computer technology
to medical education and clinical decision support.
"This endowed professorship provides me the opportunity to expand and
test medical educational applications of the new and exciting computer-based
technology for both students and practicing physicians," Peterson said.
In addition to the two endowed professorships, five faculty members in the
Department of Internal Medicine hold endowed chair positions. A faculty chair
is the highest honor the UI bestows on a faculty member. Endowment income
is used as deemed appropriate by the dean and the provost to supplement the
faculty member's salary and/or to support the academic pursuits and endeavors
of the chair holder.
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.