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Release: May 31, 2001

University Hospital School to honor Healy June 1

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The staff and faculty of University Hospital School will honor Alfred Healy, M.D., at a special event on Friday, June 1, when officials will dedicate the Alfred Healy Clinic at University Hospital School (UHS).

Healy is professor emeritus in the UI College of Medicine department of pediatrics and professor of curriculum and instruction in the UI College of Education. Prior to his retirement in June 1998, he served as the director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities, director of UHS, and director of the Iowa University Affiliated Program for 21 years.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana and his medical degree from the UI College of Medicine. He has served in numerous positions with state and national organizations: president of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs, president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities. He also was an invited lecturer in England, Ireland, France, Turkmenistan, Russia and Israel, and he has presented testimony to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on issues concerning children with disabilities.

University Hospital School was established in 1947 through Iowa legislation. It is one of the hospitals of UI Hospitals and Clinics and, through a partnership with the UI College of Medicine and the UI College of Dentistry, serves people with disabilities and their families. UHS also works closely with community-based service providers. People turn to UHS for information, evaluation, treatment recommendations, and training relating to disabilities.

The dedication and open house will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the new clinic area located on the second floor, north wing of UHS and will include a ceremony and ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. UHS is located at 100 Hawkins Drive in Iowa City. For more information, contact Elayne Sexsmith at (319) 356-0768.

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