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March 18, 2008

At A Glance

Talk on blood-banking pioneer Elmer DeGowin will be March 25

The public is invited to a free UI History of Medicine Society talk on "Elmer L. DeGowin, M.D.: Blood Transfusions in War and Peace" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Room 401 of the UI Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

The speaker will be Ronald Strauss, M.D., professor of pathology, DeGowin Blood Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Strauss will discuss DeGowin's many contributions to the understanding of blood storage and transportation and his lifetime efforts to make blood transfusions safe and effective. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Ed Holtum at 319-335-9154 or, or visit

Mini Medical School will focus on vision, hearing and mobility in April

The UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host its annual Mini Medical School from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays April 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Dr. Prem Sahai Auditorium in the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF).

The theme of this year's program is "Making Sense of Your Health: See More. Hear More. Do More." UI researchers and clinicians will lead sessions on glaucoma, macular degeneration, hearing loss, aging and mobility, and osteroarthritis. A hands-on learning session also is planned.

For registration or more information, see or call toll free 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692).


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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.