Dr. Ronald M. Lauer

Founder of The Muscatine Heart Study

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

1968-2005 Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
1968-1996 Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
1974-1982 Vice-Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

1982-1983 Milbank Memorial Fund Fellowship Grant in Epidemiology for Study at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1991 American Heart Association Scientific Councils Distinguished Achievement Award
1996 Alexander Nadas Lecturer, American Heart Association
1997 Founder's Award, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics
1998 Award of Meritorious Achievement, American Heart Association
2002 American Heart Association, Eugene Braunwald Mentorship Award
2004 Distinguished Scientist, American Heart Association
2005 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, The University of Iowa

2005 Retired from The University of Iowa in March 2005

Passed away December 29, 2007 of complications of Alzheimer's disease

The University of Iowa Ronald Lauer Lecture Series
2006 Gil Wernovsky, MD, FACC, FAAP Neurological and Developmental dysfunction in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
2007 Trudy Burns, M.P.H., Ph.D., F.A.H.A. Ron Lauer’s Muscatine Study: 36+ Years of Community Dedication
2008 Edward B. Clark, MD Ron Lauer, Muscatine, and the National Children’s Study
2009 Larry T. Mahoney, MD Non-invasive Assessment of Subclinical Vascular Disease in Children and Adolescents
2010 Tal Geva, M.D. Tetralology of Fallot: 339-Year Journey
2011 D. Woodrow Benson, M.D., Ph.D. Complex Story of the Genetic Origins of Pediatric Heart Disease
2012 Gail Pearson, MD, Sc.D. The Importance of Pediatric Research
2013 Michael A. Portman, MD
(Seattle Children's Hospital)
Kawasaki Disease: New Paradigms
2014 William T. Mahle, M.D. Collaborative Learning to Improve Early Postoperative Care
2015 Vinay M. Nadkarni, M.D., M.S.
(The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Resuscitating Resuscitation: Without Getting Lost in Translation
2016 Dianne L Atkins, MD
University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Dept of Pediatrics
Will YOU Survive a Cardiac Arrest?
2017 Daniel J. Penny, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
2018 Sara K. Pasquali, MD
University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's Hospital
Understanding and Improving Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes: A Data-Driven Approach
2019 Fred Lamb, MD, MPH
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics
Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Genesis of Vascular Inflamation in Childhood; NADPH Oxidases, Anion Transport, and TNFalpha Signaling