December 10, 2009

University of Iowa Appoints New Ombuds

UI President Sally Mason has appointed Susan Johnson as a part-time Ombudsperson, effective January 1. Johnson has served as the associate provost for faculty, and previously worked as associate dean for faculty affairs. She also holds faculty appointments in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Epidemiology. Her clinical and research interests are in the areas of menopausal health issues, particularly the use of hormones and other drugs for prevention in post menopausal women, and premenstrual syndromes. Johnson earned her BS, MD and MS degrees all from the University of Iowa. She will take over from Lois Cox, Ombuds who will return to her faculty position at the law school. Johnson joins Cynthia Joyce, UI's full-time Ombuds since august 2005. (The Daily Iowan; UI Profile.)

Prior posts: University of Iowa Endorses Ombuds Office After Faculty Suicide; University of Iowa Hiring Faculty Ombuds; University of Iowa Ombuds Recaps Eventful Year; University of Iowa Ombuds Says Professors are Being Overloaded.

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