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Oct. 4, 2007

Carver College of Medicine hosts Distinguished Mentor's Award, Lecture

Gary Hunninghake, M.D., will be honored, and Anthony Fauci, M.D., will give a lecture on HIV/AIDS, at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine's annual Distinguished Mentor's Award ceremony and Distinguished Mentor's Lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. The event will be held in the Dr. Prem Sahai Auditorium of the Medical Education and Research Facility. A reception will follow.

The Distinguished Mentor's award and lecture were established and are supported by a gift to the UI Foundation from UI graduates Nancy Granner and Daryl Granner, M.D., of North Liberty, Iowa.

As this year's recipient of the Distinguished Mentor's Award, Hunninghake, the Sterba Professor of Medicine and senior associate dean of clinical and translational science, will be recognized for his outstanding commitment to mentoring and substantial impact on trainees who have gone on to have distinguished careers of their own.

Hunninghake also is director of the Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine and director of the Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Lung. He has directed the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at the UI since 1981, bringing it to national prominence. Many of his trainees have become established researchers and directors of pulmonary and critical care programs and departments of medicine worldwide. He additionally directs the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.

Fauci, who will present "HIV/AIDS: in 2007: Much Accomplished, Much to Do," is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The Distinguished Mentor's lecture brings to the UI world-class scientists who embody the ideals of the award and its recipient. Fauci has made major contributions to basic and clinical research and for the past two decades has been one of the most-cited scientists in the world. Fauci also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine (Council Member), the American Philosophical Society and the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters. Hunninghake completed his research training with Fauci at NIAID.

Daryl and Nancy Granner both received bachelor's degrees at the UI in 1958. Daryl Granner, a Distinguished Alumnus of the UI, also received a Master of Science degree and a medical degree from the UI in 1962. He was a UI College of Medicine faculty member from 1970 to 1984 and directed the endocrinology division from 1975 to 1984. Granner is adjunct professor of molecular physiology and biophysics and of internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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