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Release: May 2, 2002

Students receive anatomy and cell biology awards

The University of Iowa department of anatomy and cell biology held its annual student awards ceremony and reception April 12. During the ceremony students were honored for their academic achievements.

Luther Bartelt was presented with the Henry J. Prentiss Award for Superior Achievement in Medical Gross Anatomy. This award is given to a first-year medical student in recognition for outstanding performance in the medical gross anatomy course. Prentiss, who served as head of the anatomy department from 1904-1931, believed that it was important for medical students to perform to the best of their abilities in basic as well as clinical sciences.

George Oji received the Walter R. Ingram Award for Superior Achievement in Medical Neuroscience, which is given in recognition of outstanding performance by a medical student in the medical neuroscience course. Ingram, a pioneer in anatomical and functional research of the hypothalamus and thalamus, served as head of anatomy from 1940-1966 and was professor emeritus at the time of his death in 1978.

UI graduate students Timothy Lindley and Maged Harraz, M.D., were recipients of the Tung-Yang Wing Award for Superior Achievement in Anatomy and Cell Biology Graduate Education. This award acknowledges outstanding academic achievement in the first year of anatomy and cell biology graduate education. The award commemorates Tung-Yang Wing, Ph.D., a UI anatomy faculty member until his death in 1985. Wing is remembered for his intense interest in the development and academic achievements of graduate students.

Also honored was Darren Hoffmann who received the Award for Superior Achievement in Student Teaching in anatomy and cell biology. The award is given to a graduate student whose teaching performance is judged outstanding by the course directors in the department.

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