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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 30, 2003

Lawry Named Faith And Learning Award Recipient

George V. "Geordie" Lawry, M.D., recognized as one of the University of Iowa's top medical educators, has received the 2003 Faith and Learning Award, presented by the Geneva Lecture Committee to a faculty member who fosters an awareness of the relevance of the Judeo-Christian faith to academics.

"As a gifted teacher and compassionate health caregiver, Dr. Lawry exemplifies to his students the high calling of a physician," said Jason Chen, director of the Geneva Lecture Committee. "He has been chosen consistently by medical students and residents as one of the top teachers in the UI College of Medicine."

Lawry is actively involved in the Christian Medical Association and is a member of the New Life Community Church in Coralville. He has been honored as Teacher of the Year by second-year and senior-year medical students 10 times. In 1995, he was awarded the Lewis D. Holloway Award for Research and Health Sciences Education and was also the recipient of the UI's Collegiate Teaching Award. In 1998, he was UI's nominee for the Alpha Omega Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.

Lawry earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the faculty as a clinician-teacher at UI's College of Medicine in 1993.

The award will be presented in ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Buchanan Auditorium of the Pappajohn Business Administration. Admission is free, and the activity is open to the public.

For further information, please contact Jason Chen at 319-341-0007 or by email at

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