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April 30, 2008

At A Glance

Mason to co-chair National Alliance on Mental Illness 5K walk May 3

University of Iowa President Sally Mason will be joined by U.S. Rep. David Loebsack as co-chair of the 5K WALK for the Mind Saturday May 3, sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson County.

Mason and Loebsack will speak before the walk, which begins at 10 a.m. at Lower City Park in Iowa City. Proceeds from the WALK for the Mind will be used by NAMI of Johnson County to provide support for persons with serious mental illness and their families, as well as support mental health research, treatment and education programs.

Entertainment from Nic Arp, David Zollo and the Kahraman Near East Dance Ensemble will also be part of the event. For more information, contact Della McGrath at NAMI of Johnson County, 319-358-8448 or visit

Holden Cancer Center to host national conference May 3-6

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa will host the 2008 national meeting of more than 250 development officers and public affairs specialists from the nation's elite cancer centers May 3-6 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville.

The attendees at the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and Public Affairs Network meeting all serve at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers.

Colon cancer seminar set for May 12

University of Iowa Health Care specialists will hold a free public seminar on colon cancer prevention, treatment and research from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Quality Inn Suites and Highlander Conference Center, located at 2525 N. Dodge St. in Iowa City.

The speakers are Robert Summers, M.D., gastroenterologist; Neal Wilkinson, M.D., surgical oncologist; Daniel Berg, M.D., medical oncologist; and Sudershan Bhatia, M.D., radiation oncologist.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Cancer Information Service of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI toll free at 800-237-1225.


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