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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 29, 2004

Sports Medicine Leader To Offer Public Seminar

A graduate of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine who has worked with some of the world's elite athletes will present a public seminar on sports medicine from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the Larson Conference Room at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Stan James, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon in Eugene, Ore., has helped design Nike athletic shoes. A leader in the field of sports medicine, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications and lectured in Canada, Mexico, Korea, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Italy.

James will discuss proper training techniques and the prevention and treatment of sports injuries. He will answer questions from the audience about issues and problems commonly associated with running. The seminar is presented free of charge and is open to the public.

As part of his practice, James has treated elite athletes including Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler (basketball), Carl Lewis, Mary Slaney and Willie Davenport (track), Pete Sampras (tennis) and Dan Fouts (football).

The Larson Conference Room is located in the Department of Orthopaedics in the lower level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Registration for this free public seminar is not required, but it is encouraged. To obtain directions, register or to receive more information, call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free 800-777-8442.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call Dan Fischer in the Joint Office for Marketing and Communications in advance at 319-353-7194.

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 Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

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