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May 15, 2008

At A Glance

UI pharmacy students named to leadership honor society

Sixteen UI College of Pharmacy students were inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma, the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, during an initiation ceremony March 27 in Iowa City. The students joined the UI's Beta Epsilon Chapter. Members are chosen by peer recognition.

The students were Sam Anderegg, Tricia Bockenstedt, Hillary Charmichael, Rachel Elsey, Christina Gaard, Heather Heit, Colleen Kann, Stephanie Malenfant, Stuart Pitman, Amber Riesselman, RaShauna Starks, Candi Sturges, Natalie Tarkett, Farah Towfic, Ashley Virene and Angela Yee.

Phi Lambda Sigma recognizes and fosters pharmacy leadership development. Erin Berry is the current president of the UI chapter, and Karen Farris serves as faculty advisor.

Learn about Huntington's disease May 20

The public is invited to visit an information booth on Huntington's disease from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Fountain Entrance hallway at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The booth will be hosted by the UI Huntington's Disease Center of Excellence, which provides medical care, education and research opportunities to families in the region. Huntington's disease is an inherited, degenerative disease that causes progressive loss of control of both mind and body. There is no effective treatment or cure.

The event is part of Huntington's Disease Awareness month, as sponsored by the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

For more information contact Anne Leserman at or 319-353-4307 or visit


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