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University of Iowa News Release

May 23, 2006

UI Medical Student Inducted Into AOA Honor Society

(Student name), (son/daughter of parents' names) of (hometown), was one of 12 University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine students to be inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, at an initiation ceremony April 26 in Iowa City.

Founded in 1902, AOA promotes scholarship and research in medical schools and encourages a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and medical school graduates. In recognition of high attainment and excellence in medical science, practice and related fields, the society elects outstanding medical students, alumni and faculty members to its ranks.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first.


Coralville: Nathan Funk (no information on parents provided)

Cresco: Sarah Bronner, daughter of Brent and Patsy Bronner

Des Moines: Nathaniel Curl, son of Robert and Alice Curl

Des Moines: Justin Leitch (no information on parents provided)

Dubuque: Jennifer Vogt (no information on parents provided)

Mt. Vernon: Zachary Washburn, son of Drew and Jan Washburn (now living in Denver, Colo.)

Orange City: Timothy Van Gelder, son of Robert and Mary Van Gelder

Spirit Lake: Jill Peterson, daughter of Dr. Jeff and Kris Peterson

Waterloo: Leslie Johnson (no information on parents provided)


Scottsdale: Lee Kimball, son of David P. Kimball III and Margaret A. Kimball


Honolulu: Sarah Grekin, daughter of Jay and Nancy Grekin


Freemont: Matthew Teusink, son of Jim and Kathy Teusink

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

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,; Writer: Andrea Schreiber