University of Iowa Health Care faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend an investiture ceremony celebrating the appointment of two endowed positions in the UI Carver College of Medicine:
- Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, to the Tyrone D. Artz, MD, Deanship
- Christopher Cooper, MD, to the Tyrone D. Artz, MD, Chair in Urology
The event will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Senate Chamber of Old Capitol on the UI Pentacrest. A reception will follow in the Old Capitol rotunda.
Cambus will provide transportation to MacBride Hall, just a short walk to Old Capitol. Buses with route screens stating “Special” will pick up passengers at the Newton Road stop outside MERF at 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. and make two return trips from Old Capitol to MERF at 2:15 and 2:30 p.m.
Jackson serves as UI vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine. In his role as vice president, he oversees integrated planning and operations for UI Health Care, which is comprised of UI Hospitals & Clinics, the Carver College of Medicine; and UI Physicians, the university’s physician group practice. As dean, Jackson is the leader of Iowa’s only allopathic medical school, with the mission of inspiring and educating world-class health care providers and scientists for the people of Iowa and the world. In addition to serving as dean, Jackson is a professor in the Department of Pathology and is board-certified in pathology and transfusion medicine.
Cooper is professor and vice chair of the Department of Urology, and director of the pediatric urology division at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. In addition, Cooper serves as senior associate dean for medical education in the UI Carver College of Medicine. He is the executive secretary of the Pediatric Urology Advisory Council to the American Board of Urology, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Affiliate Section on Urology, former president of the Society for Fetal Urology and the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, and an active member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Urology and has more than 175 urologic publications.
About the Artz family
The Tyrone D. Artz, MD, Deanship and the Tyrone D. Artz, MD, Chair in Urology were established through the generosity of Tyrone D. and Kaelene Artz. Tyrone received a bachelor of science degree in zoology from Iowa State University in 1964 and a medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1967. He was in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon for most of his life (1974–1991), and then he developed and owned the Kansas Orthopaedic Center in Wichita, Kansas, beginning in 1991. Tyrone retired in 2002, and following his retirement, he and Kaelene enjoyed life in the country. Tyrone passed away on March 10, 2015, but throughout his life, his love for the University of Iowa and Iowa State University was always evident. He was an Iowa farm boy who received excellent education, counsel, service, and care from both Iowa and Iowa State. With his success in life, he decided to give back in a most impressive way to the areas that helped shape his life. Tyrone and Kaelene’s generosity will ensure that the UI will continue high-level research, recruit the very best faculty, and continue to explore innovative new ideas.
For more information about the Oct. 1 investiture ceremony, contact Mackenzie Krob, associate director for events, health sciences, at the UI Center for Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.