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University of Iowa News Release

July 12, 2006

Segal Receives Jahnigen Career Development Award

Neil Segal, M.D., has received the 2006 Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award from the American Geriatrics Society.

Segal, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, joined the UI faculty in 2004. He was selected for the program because of the promise demonstrated in his proposal, "Enabling Elders with Knee Osteoarthritis Through Reducing Functional Limitations." The study will inform rehabilitation strategies to optimize function and reduce disability in elders with knee osteoarthritis.

The Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Awards Program, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies, currently provides two-year grants of $200,000, including an institutional match, to assist young faculty, initiate and ultimately sustain a career in research and education in the geriatrics aspects of his/her discipline.

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

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