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Juleen Ziertah (center) with UW-River Falls students Kathryn Overby and Kevin Rixmann has just been named chair of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.

UWRF alumna appointed to Nobel committee

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Juleen Zierath, a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been elected chair of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine on Thursday, Dec. 6. She is the first female chair of the committee.


Zierath is a Milwaukee native and holds both Swedish and American citizenship.

She is a professor of Clinical Integrative Physiology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

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