Relationship to IPS
Relationship of Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) to Iowa Academy of Science (IAS)

Physiology is one of the sciences with which the Iowa Academy of Science has had a long association. W. D. Middleton, then Chair of Physiology at The University of Iowa, was among the ten founding members of the Academy at its organizational meeting in Iowa City on August 27, 1875 (Proceedings of The Iowa Academy of Science 82:1, 2-32, March 1975). The IAS Physiology Section is one of the Academy's 17 Sections. This Section was founded in 1970 by Irving Fishman of Grinnell College.

When IPS was founded in 1995, its organizers felt that the cause of Physiology in Iowa could best be served by joining forces with the Academy. The IPS Scientific Meetings have all been scheduled in conjunction with the IAS Physiology Section. That section and IPS enjoy overlapping membership and officers. The current IPS Past-President, President, and President-Elect were all elected to corresponding positions in the IAS Physiology Section. Our registration and abstract submission are presently handled as part of the Academy's program. This takes advantage of the Academy's facility for organization of scientific meetings. It also permits close interdisciplinary contact with researchers and teachers throughout Iowa. The Academy's large enrollment of precollege and undergraduate teachers permits early contact with potential physiologists. This also avails our expertise to those Iowa teachers. Membership in IAS is open to anyone interested in science, with any of the IAS Members eligible to join its Physiology Section.

*** Participants at an IPS meeting are required to register by registering for the IAS meeting. IPS members are encouraged but not required to become IAS members.

For further information regarding the Iowa Academy Science, refer to their web page (, contact David McCalley, Executive Director, IAS, 175 Baker Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614 (Tel: 319-273-2581, Fax: 319-273-2581; E-mail:, or contact Jane Vander Linden, Office Manager, Iowa Acad. Science, 175 Baker Hall, Univ. N. Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, (Tel: 319-273-2021, Fax 273-2078, E-mail ).