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University of Iowa News Release

May 22, 2003

Brown Elected President Of Anesthesiologists Association

David L. Brown, M.D., professor and head of the University of Iowa Department of Anesthesiology, was elected the new president of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).

The election, for a two-year term as president, was held during the organization's 50th Anniversary Meeting in Milwaukee.

A UI faculty member since 1997, Brown is known for his research with regional anesthesia, pain medicine and pancreatic cancer pain control.

Currently, Brown studies the safety of matching regional anesthesia with selected surgical patients. New studies are planned to explore regional analgesia techniques with elderly patients experiencing hip fractures. The results of current studies are expected to lead to less morbidity for these patients.

Brown came to the UI following faculty appointments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.

He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1978.

The AUA was founded in 1953 to advance the art and science of anesthesiology through original research investigations, development of new teaching methods and the exchange of ideas about the specialty. Membership is limited to university anesthesia faculty members with a strong record of research, teaching and leadership within the field.

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