University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

April 2011

Learn about Cancer Clinical Trials
April marks the first Cancer Clinical Trial Awareness Month in Iowa.
Eagles Dedicate Research Center
Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles gather to dedicate a facility that will house their $25 million research gift.
April Is Bike Safety Month
Safety specialists with UI Children's Hospital remind parents and caregivers to make sure their children have bicycle helmets that fit properly.
UI Hospitals and Clinics Makes Nearly $700 Million Impact on Johnson County Economy
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics generates 14,743 jobs that add more than $694 million to Johnson County's economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).
UI Health Care - River Crossing Pharmacy Joins Medication Disposal Program
The pharmacy at UI Health Care - River Crossing in Riverside has joined more than 470 pharmacies across the state in participating in the "TakeAway" medication disposal program.
Brain Study Highlights Stroke Month
Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significant improvement in physical recovery.
University Dedicates Renovated Laboratories Named for UI Dance Marathon
Last year UI Dance Marathon made a $1 million gift commitment to UI Children’s Hospital to support research into pediatric cancer and blood disorders. One year later, a state-of-the-art renovated laboratory is being dedicated to that cause.
State Organizations Name 100 Great Iowa Nurses
Twelve nurses at UI Hospitals and Clinics have been named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2011.
It's Volunteer Week
Please take a moment to thank and celebrate our 1,390 volunteers.
Buckle Up for Safety
Join us for a safety night full of activities at Iowa Children's Museum, April 27.
Free Cancer Screening
Sign up now for a free oral, head and neck screening, April 22.
UI Children's Hospital Named to Neonatal Research Network for Second Time
UI Children's Hospital has again been selected to be a part of the Neonatal Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Nominate a Kid Captain
If your child has a life-changing story, nominate him or her to be a Kid Captain.
UI Cancer Researcher Receives Aiming for a Cure Foundation Grant
The Aiming for a Cure Foundation has awarded a University of Iowa cancer researcher a grant through Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI.
Stay Connected with MyChart
Now your medical records can be accessed online and through a secure mobile application.
Good and Bad News for Hip Replacement Patients
Hip replacement study finds shorter hospital stays but more readmissions.
Cancer Survivor Writes Children's Book
Former UI Children's Hospital patient documents her experience in a new children's book.
Chromosomal Microarray Helps Doctors Determine Genetic Cause of Autism
Researchers and physicians at UI Children's Hospital use new technology to help identify the cause of autism.

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