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Janet A. Schlechte, MD, MACP
Janet A. Schlechte, MD could well be the model from which the
ACP Excellence Award was created. Devoted to internal medicine and
to the core values for which the ACP advocates, Dr. Schlechte's
career embraces the highest academic standards, an unfailing
loyalty to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and
heartfelt service to her colleagues at the University and around
the state and to the citizens of Iowa.
Although a Nebraskan by birth and medical degree, Dr. Schlechte
is professionally a native of Iowa and the University of Iowa,
arriving in Iowa City in 1975 for residency training in internal
medicine. Except for a brief sojourn at the NIH, she has been here
ever since. Following residency she completed a fellowship in
endocrinology and joined the UI faculty as an assistant professor
in 1981. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and to
Professor in 1993.
Dr. Schlechte has been active in all levels of the American
College of Physicians in Iowa and nationally. Before being elected
Governor in 1991 she was vice president and a member of the
Council. She served on the ACP Postgraduate Education Committee and
participated in ACP Board Review Courses. As Governor of the Iowa
Chapter she was instrumental in increasing activities for
Associates and developed the Clinical Vignette Competitions, which
remain active and popular. In 1998 she became a Master and remains
involved in chapter committees and activities.
In 2002, Dr. Schlechte received the Ernest O. Theilen Clinical
Teaching and Service Award. This is regarded as the highest UI
College of Medicine award for medical faculty, and is given to
those few who have proven themselves to be exceptionally dedicated
physicians, unselfish advocates of the College and University, and
accomplished, effective mentors. Without hesitation or
interruption, Dr. Schlechte has championed these values for over
three decades, serving as director of the Department of Internal
Medicine Residency Training Program for 16 years (and 400
residents), and as a sought-after clinician providing care in both
inpatient and outpatient settings. In recent years Dr. Schlechte
played a critical role in developing, refining, and overseeing
patient admission triage to the UI Hospitals medical service. What
this meant in a very real and practical way was that for several
years she was on continuous call to help resident and fellow
physicians, as well as faculty colleagues and referring physicians.
Her personal stamina and commitment to patient care is
Dr. Schlechte was involved in the implementation and activities
of the University of Iowa Women's Health Initiative and for 14
years directed the UI General Clinical Research Center (GCRC),
creating a fertile environment in which to advance clinical
research. She has carried the University of Iowa banner and good
reputation well beyond the institution, serving as president of the
national GCRC Program Directors' Association. In l996 she was
elected to the Association of American Physicians and in 2010
received the Distinguished Service and Distinguished Educator
Awards from the Endocrine Society. She is currently Medical
Director for the Continuum of Care Management Department for
University Hospitals, and Interim Division Director for the
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Throughout her career, Dr. Schlechte has been a productive
investigator with over 70 scholarly publications. As a clinical
investigator Dr. Schlechte is best known for her work related to
prolactinomas and the relationship between hyperprolactinemia and
bone loss. Yet, amid the demands of her clinical responsibilities,
research work, and administrative duties, she has mentored
countless students, residents, fellows and colleagues and, with
nearly 300 invited lectures (local, regional, national and
international) - she has become the State's acknowledged expert on
osteoporosis and bone disease.
Janet is regarded with affection and true admiration by her
colleagues, students and patients. Unselfish, unassuming, she is a
remarkable individual who has by example elevated our core values
of community, integrity, learning, quality, responsibility, and
service to a personal calling - a model truly worthy of this