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Nov. 18, 2005

Wenzel To Give Reading On 'Stalking Microbes' Nov. 28

Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., former director of the University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine, will return to Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 28, for a reading and discussion of his book, "Stalking Microbes, A Relentless Pursuit of Infection Control."

The reading and a reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 East Washington St. in Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public.

Currently a professor and chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Internal Medicine, Wenzel is recognized by many as one of the leading infectious diseases epidemiologists in the United States. He was one of 10 "Great Teachers" named by the National Institutes of Health in its 2001-02 series on "Contemporary Best Teachers." Wenzel is the author of more than 450 scientific articles, and since 2001 he has served as editor-at-large for the New England Journal of Medicine.

Of "Stalking Microbes," Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., esteemed author and surgeon writes, "What is more fascinating than a medical career spent in the front lines of the battle against infectious disease? And who is better qualified to tell the exciting stories of the campaign than one of its ablest generals, the gifted and empathetic Richard Wenzel? ... 'Stalking Microbes' is a unique and page-turning read."

For additional event information, contact Margaret LeMay at 319-335-8051 or by e-mail at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact Margaret LeMay at 319-335-8051 or

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032,; Program: Margaret LeMay, 319-335-8051,