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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 14, 2006

Departmental Name Change Indicates Expanded Teaching And Research Focus

The recent renaming of the Department of Exercise Science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the Department of Integrative Physiology reflects growth in the curriculum as well as changes in the nature and breadth of research conducted by departmental faculty, according to Department Executive Officer and Professor Jerry Maynard.

"These changes are reflected in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and have resulted in an increased popularity of the undergraduate major for pre-health profession students, in particular," Maynard said. "Over the next few years, we anticipate and look forward to a similar growth in the graduate program."

The name change was approved at the August meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

The department's faculty and staff are engaged in a multi-faceted mission: providing high-quality, internationally recognized and cost-efficient undergraduate and graduate programs; conducting and publishing the results of high-quality interdisciplinary research in the areas of faculty expertise; and providing exemplary service for academic units within the University, the local community, the people of the state of Iowa, professional societies, and appropriate private and governmental agencies.

For more information about the UI Department of Integrative Physiology, visit their Web site at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~exsci/Faculty/FacultyIndex.htm.

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