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  • IowaBrian
    That very cool. I didn't know he went to University of Iowa Med School.

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  • johnseed
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    Dr. Einhorn to be Honored

    Hi Everyone,

    Found this in the news:

    IU College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni, professor

    Oct. 11, 2006

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A physician, a sociologist and an economic development leader will be honored during the IU College of Arts & Sciences Annual Recognition Banquet on Friday (Oct. 13) in the Tudor Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th St. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

    The College of Arts & Sciences will present its Distinguished Alumni Award to Lawrence H. Einhorn, of Indianapolis; the Outstanding Young Alumni Award to Nathan J. Feltman, of Carmel, Ind.; and the Distinguished Faculty Award to Bernice Pescosolido, of Bloomington, Ind.

    Tickets for the banquet cost $30 and are available by calling (812) 855-7934.

    Following are individual bios for each award recipient:

    Lawrence H. Einhorn

    Dr. Lawrence Einhorn has become known as the man who helped cure Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong of testicular cancer. But his accomplishments go much further than one success story.

    Dr. Einhorn graduated from Indiana University in 1965. He earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 1968, then returned to serve his internship and residency at the IU Medical Center. After a year's fellowship in oncology at M.D. Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute in Houston, he returned to Indiana and has been at IU ever since. In 1987 he was named Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He also is a program director at the Walther Cancer Institute in Indianapolis.

    Dr. Einhorn knew in high school that he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a physician. He began his studies of chemotherapy in testicular cancer, using a platinum-based drug, in 1974. The treatment, which has increased the cure rate with metastatic testis cancer from five percent to 80 percent, became standard after the very first study. Dr. Einhorn also is a recognized authority on urologic, lung and other adult cancers.

    In 2006 Einhorn was named the first Lance Armstrong Foundation Professor of Oncology at IU, with a $1.5 million endowment from the foundation to fund further research into testicular cancer. Among many other honors, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, both among the most prestigious organizations of their kind.
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