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June 19, 2009

At A Glance

The Exchange's Karl Rove program receives national honor

A call-in program examining Karl Rove's visit to Iowa City on Iowa Public Radio's daily news/talk program The Exchange won a national award for journalism excellence from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) during its annual conference June 13.

IPR news director Jonathan Ahl noted that the award came against competition from stations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.

Host Ben Kiefer said that, journalistically, Rove's coming to Iowa City created a perfect storm and offered more than just a juicy confrontation. Given the pivotal role Iowa played in the 2008 elections, he said, Rove's visit and the reaction it sparked created a significant news event.

IPR's talk show team includes Greg Shanley, Jeff Schmidt, Katherine Perkins, John Pemble, Julie Englander, and Kieffer.

The Exchange is heard on the Iowa Public Radio News network weekdays at 10 a.m.


UI medical students earn national, statewide recognition

Several students at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City recently received national and statewide recognition.

Talitha Brown, a third-year medical student from Philadelphia, was elected associate director of the regional Student National Medical Association. She also serves on the organization's national board.

Christine Cho, a second-year medical student from Ames, Iowa, received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship. She will work with Michael Apicella, M.D., professor and head of microbiology, and Subramanian Ramaswamy, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry.

George "Chip" Wandling, a third-year medical student from Ames, Iowa, has been selected as the first medical student to serve on the board of the Iowa Medical Society.


UI pharmacist receives national honor

University of Iowa leaders announced today that Paul Abramowitz, PharmD, professor and assistant dean in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and interim associate hospital director for professional services at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is the 2009 recipient of the Harvey A.K. Whitney Award.

The Whitney Award is the nation's highest honor for hospital pharmacists in recognition of their distinguished career achievements. Abramowitz will receive the award June 16 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Chicago.

Abramowitz joined UI Hospitals and Clinics in 1998. He is a past president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He also previously served as chairperson of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.


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