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Aug. 6, 2008

At A Glance

Research fellows join University Hygienic Laboratory

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of Public Health Laboratories have funded fellowships for two new researchers at the University Hygienic Laboratory (UHL), beginning this fall.

Ryan "Broc" Neil of North Liberty, a doctoral candidate in the UI Department of Microbiology, will begin a two-year postdoctoral emerging infectious disease research fellowship, conducting research on antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus areus.

Jeremi Mullins of Fairborn, Ohio, who recently received a master's degree in biology at Wright State University, will begin a one-year training fellowship, focusing on a pandemic influenza preparedness research project.

The fellowship program helps prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories. UHL has participated in the program since it began in 1996, and several former fellows are current UHL employees.

KHAK Radiothon will benefit UI Children's Hospital

The 12th annual 98.1 KHAK Radiothon benefiting University of Iowa Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network will air live from Iowa City Aug. 19-22, beginning at 6 a.m. each day and concluding at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

The 98.1 KHAK morning team, the Brain and Steele, will host the broadcast from the John Colloton Pavilion Atrium lobby on the first level of UI Hospitals and Clinics.

In the previous 11 years, the KHAK Radiothon has raised over $1 million for patients and families at UI Children's Hospital.

For more information, call Children's Miracle Network at 319-335-8484.

Third annual golf tournament will benefit burn patients

Registration is now open for the third annual University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center Golf Invitational, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the several hundred adult and pediatric patients who receive treatment for burn injuries each year at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

For more information about registering or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lisa Falkers-Mackey by at or 319-721-6216. More information about the Burn Treatment Center is available online at

Des Moines Mini Medical School examines cardiovascular disease

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Senior College of Greater Des Moines will co-host a four-session Mini Medical School program, "Cardiovascular Disease: What You Should Know," in September.

Developed for adults age 50 and older, the sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 in the Deheer Room at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. UI medical faculty will lead sessions on the risk factors, symptoms and treatments for atherosclerosis, stroke, heart failure, and arrhythmia and valvular disease.

The cost is $40 for all four sessions. Registration and additional information is available online at or by phone at 515-244-0631. Learn more about Mini Medical School at


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