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University of Iowa Media News Release

June 29, 2005

UI Hospitals And Clinics Announces Schizophrenia Clinic

Specialists in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics today announced the availability of a new clinic to meet the needs of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

The clinic will provide specialized medication management to patients affected by schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. The clinic will enhance the continuity of care for patients and also provide opportunities to participate in research.

Peg Nopoulos, M.D., UI associate professor of psychiatry, will serve as the clinic's director. Nopoulos is a respected and widely published author in the areas of neuroimaging in schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric illness and craniofacial disorders.

Patients may schedule an appointment in the clinic by calling the triage nurse in the adult psychiatry clinic at 319-353-6414. Clinic hours are Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.

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 http://www.uihealthcare.com.

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, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.