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U. Iowa to pay $166,000 in deal with resigning dental prof

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The University of Iowa has agreed to pay $166,000 as part of a separation agreement with a dental professor who had filed a discrimination complaint against the school.

Under the agreement finalized last week, professor of orthodontics Andrew Lidral will go to part-time in January and resign his tenured faculty position July 31. The university will then pay Lidral $143,000 and send his attorney a check for $23,000.

Lidral filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission last year alleging discrimination. The complaint is confidential.

His attorney, Marc Mills, said they're "satisfied with the outcome of the resolution."

According to his faculty biography, Lidral's research focuses on identifying the genetic causes of craniofacial birth defects. He joined the college of dentistry in 2001.

The university doesn't admit any wrongdoing.

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