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Oct. 20, 2006

UI Medical Students Inducted Into AOA Honor Society

Twenty-seven students in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine were inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, at an initiation ceremony Oct. 19 in Iowa City.

The inductees are Mark Abbott, Shauna Bose, Sarah Bronner, Nathaniel Curl, Benjamin Darbro, Joshua Eastvold, Elizabeth Ferluga, Nathan Funk, Sarah Grekin, Beth Hollinrake, Ali Jabbari, Leslie Johnson, Matthew Karafin, Lee Kimball, Elizabeth King, Leah Lamale-Smith, Justin Leitch, Anne-Marie Leuck, Jill Peterson, Ashley Sens, Jami Shepard, Jessi Stansberry, Matthew Teusink, Timothy Van Gelder, Jennifer Vogt, Zachary Washburn and Cherilyn Wicks.

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.

AOA has 105 chapters at medical schools throughout the United States and Canada. The UI chapter, Alpha of Iowa, was established in 1920.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, Writer: Krystal Loewe