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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 31, 2003

UI Health Care Physician Recognized For Changing Medicine

Jennifer R. Niebyl, M.D., professor and head of the University of Iowa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, appears on a list of physicians who are changing the face of medicine compiled by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH selected Niebyl for its display entitled "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians." The display can be viewed at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, through April 2, 2005, or online at

Niebyl attended medical school at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Hospital in New York City, and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., followed by a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Niebyl joined the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics in March 1988. Her clinical expertise is in drug use in pregnancy, medical disease in pregnancy, tocolytic drugs for pre-term labor and birth defects. U.S. News & World Report named the UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as one the nation's top programs in its 2003 "Best Hospitals in America" rankings.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,