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Nov. 19, 2003

Robillard Elected To American Board Of Pediatrics Post

Jean E. Robillard, M.D., dean of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, was recently elected secretary-treasurer of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for 2004.

Founded in 1933, the ABP is one of 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABP works to improve training in pediatrics, establishes requirements for certification and sets the standards for examination. ABP certification is recognized as a credential signifying a high level of physician competence in pediatrics.

Robillard was elected to the ABP board of directors in 2001. The board consists of distinguished pediatricians in education, research and clinical practice, as well as one or more non-physicians who have a professional interest in the health and welfare of children and adolescents. The ABP strives to improve training, establishes the requirements for certification, and sets the standards for its examinations.

Robillard first joined the UI faculty in 1974. A pediatric nephrologist, his clinical and research interests focus on the developmental physiology of the kidney. He also served as vice chair in the UI Department of Pediatrics and director of its pediatric nephrology division. Robillard left the UI in 1996 to become professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and physician-in-chief at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He returned to the UI last February to begin his tenure as dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Media: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,; Writer: Allison Frederick