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July 20, 2011

At A Glance

UI physician reappointed to breast cancer surgery post

University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced today that they have re-appointed Sonia Sugg, M.D., as the Holden Associate Professor of Breast Cancer Surgery.

The endowed position was established to support the academic work of a faculty member who has a distinguished program in breast cancer surgery. Paul Rothman, M.D., dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, said the appointment recognizes Sugg for her continued international prominence in her field, her outstanding academic achievements and her numerous contributions to the UI Carver College of Medicine.

Sugg is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery. She serves as the medical director of the Breast Cancer Care Program and on the Endocrine Surgery Program team. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.


Hong Kong, Chinese students visit UI through Belin-Blank Center programs

About 40 high school students from Hong Kong and China -- now through Saturday, July 23 -- are visiting the University of Iowa campus as part of a two-week program to introduce them to college life. Five students from Hong Kong and 34 students from China are here through the Hong Kong Scholars Program and the China Scholars Program, both offered through the UI Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
During the visit, the students are introduced to college life by sampling classes, exploring the campus, preparing for and taking the ACT and TOEFL exams, and enjoying evening recreational activities. Classes include calligraphy, math and rhetoric.
Those who wish to arrange an interview with the students, all whom are fluent in English, can contact Jan Warren at 319-330-9374.

Twelve Chinese students will arrive this fall to attend the UI as part of the program, bringing the total number of students to 36 undergraduates from China via the Chinese Scholars Program, formerly called the China-BESTS (Belin-Blank Exceptional Talent Search) Program.
For more information, and to read about the history of the program and how it was started, visit:


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