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Release: April 26, 2002

Medical student awarded Barry Freeman Memorial Fellowship

(Name of Student) of (hometown) is one of 12 students at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine to receive a Barry Freeman Memorial Fellowship.

The Barry Freeman Fellowship Fund was created through the UI Foundation by the family of Barry Freeman, who was a medical student at the time of his death in 1972. Since the fellowship program began in 1981, it has provided the resources for more than 160 students. The fellowship gives UI medical students a unique learning opportunity that expands their worldview of health care. The fellowship requires students to spend a minimum of eight weeks in a developing country while gaining medical experience.

(Name of student), a (year in school) medical student, will work with community health care providers in (location/country).

EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by state and hometown.


San Diego Jonathan Greenberg; third-year; Cuba


Bettendorf Anne Panaggio; first-year; Arusha, Tanzania

Centerville Brad McConville; first-year; Tanzania

Clio James Neill; first-year; Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Independence Sonal Dave; third-year; Western Samoa

Indianola Shari Leuwerke; first-year; Migori district of Kenya

Madrid Kimberly Thayer; third year; St. Lucia, West Indies

Rippey Luther Bartelt; first-year; the Gambia

West DesMoines Chris Sarno; third-year; Cartago, Costa Rica


Great Falls Jennel Prybl; third-year; Karatina, Kenya


Las Cruces Valerie Vigil; third-year; Karatina, Kenya, East Africa

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.