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University of Iowa News Release

March 24, 2005

UI College Of Public Health Announces New Board Members

The University of Iowa College of Public Health recently welcomed three new members to its board of advisors. Incoming members include Andrea McGuire, M.D., chief medical officer and vice president of medical and network management/risk selection with the American Republic Insurance Company; Jim O'Hare, director of risk management at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; and John Thomson, D.V.M., dean and professor of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.

"We are grateful for the dedication and expertise that our board members provide. Their counsel has proven to be invaluable in shaping our college's goals, programs and strategies," said Lawrence Prybil, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for external relations in the UI College of Public Health.

The College of Public Health's board of advisors serves as an interface between the college and the rapidly changing public health landscape. Board members are leaders in business and labor, government, health care, health insurance, higher education and volunteer associations. Through their diverse experiences, they provide vision and guidance to the college and help to shape its policies, priorities and programs. Board members meet biannually in Iowa City to discuss key issues and opportunities that affect the College of Public Health.

New board members replace the following members who have completed their terms: Norman Cheville, D.V.M., Ph.D., former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University; Rizwan Shah, M.D., medical director of the Child Abuse Program at Blank Children's Hospital; and Thomas West, vice president of Pioneer, a DuPont Company.

STORY SOURCE: The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Office of Communications, 4261 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kate Gleeson, 319-384-4277,