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Release: Jan. 18, 2002
UI Medical Student Wins Spot In Political Leadership Institute
Kenneth Staley, a third-year medical student at the
Univesity of Iowa, is one of just 15 individuals nationwide chosen to participate
in the American Medical Student Association's (AMSA) Paul Ambrose Political
Leadership Institute, to be held Feb. 1-3 in Reston, Va. Staley is a graduate
of West High School and the son of John and Sally Staley of Iowa City.
The leadership institute aims to teach medical students
how to effect positive changes in the health care system by working through
the political process. Students learn practical political skills such as issue
analysis, lobbying, speechwriting and public speaking, and work in small groups
with leaders in the field of health policy and activism. The institute is
named for Paul Ambrose, former legislative affairs director for AMSA who died
in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Staley, a 1996 graduate of Washington University in
St. Louis, is enrolled in a dual-degree program at the UI College of Medicine
and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. At the conclusion
of his studies in 2004, Staley will receive a medical doctorate from the UI
and a master's in public policy from Harvard.
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.