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March 14, 2011

At A Glance

UI physician, medical student, win AMA leadership awards

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation recently presented its 2011 Leadership Award to a University of Iowa physician and to a student in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

Christopher Buresh, M.D., an assistant professor in the UI Department of Emergency Medicine, and Harb Nidal Harb, a student in the UI Carver College of Medicine, received the honor at the AMA Annual Excellence in Medicine Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

The Leadership Award recognizes recipients for demonstrating outstanding nonclinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service and education. Buresh is one of only three early career physicians to be honored, and Harb is one of only 21 medical students in the nation to earn the award.

The AMA Leadership Award provides medical students, residents and early career physicians with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs. For more information about the AMA Foundation, visit online at


'WorldCanvass' program examines global water crisis March 25

“Starving for Water: The Global Water Crisis” is the topic at the next "WorldCanvass" program Friday, March 25. The program will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in a new location, Room 2780 of the University Capitol Centre. It is free and open to the public.

The program will address water and its relationship to the environment, global health, water resources, the rights of individuals and communities, and more.

Ten guests will join host Joan Kjaer, including Chris Buresh of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Cliff Missen of the WiderNet project and Wellspring Africa organization, and Stephen Swanson and David Gompper, faculty members in the UI School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will give a performance of "Animal Songs." For a complete list of guests and topics, visit

"WorldCanvass" is recorded for later broadcast on UITV and Iowa Public Radio. Live streaming will be available at and KRUI will be broadcasting live at 89.7 FM and online at

"WorldCanvass" is a production of International Programs in partnership with the UI Pentacrest Museums, UITV, KRUI and Information Technology Services. For more information, contact Kjaer at 319-335-2026 or


Medical Museum Gallery B to temporarily close April 4

The "Salud: Latinos at Home and at Work" exhibit in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum Gallery B will close on April 4.

The gallery will reopen at an as-yet-to-be-determined date in early summer with the arrival of a new exhibit presenting health and lifestyle information with hands-on activities for young and old.

The exhibit in Gallery A, "A Century of Caring," will remain open.


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