April 4 - The Daily Iowan - An equipment referral service, operated within the Center for Disability and Development through the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, is available to help those with physical disabilities buy or sell used assistive equipment.
April 17 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - UI Hospitals and Clinics has had a nurse residency program for years, and soon every Iowa hospital could have something similar due to the goals of the Iowa Action Coalition.
April 21 - Des Moines Register - UI physician Chris Buresh and UI nurses Casey Panko and Shari Peters are just some of the members of the Community Health Initiative, an Iowa-based group that sends teams of medical volunteers at least four times a year to rural Haiti.
April 23 - The Daily Iowan - Natalie Wright, 15, received Iowa's first pediatric facial reanimation surgery to alleviate her facial paralysis. The left side of her face became paralyzed after a tumor was removed from her brain at the age of two.
April 22 - KCRG - After surgery to treat a brain tumor left Utah teenager Natalie Wright with partial facial paralysis, UI surgeon Doug Henstrom, MD completed the first pediatric facial reanimation surgery to bring her smile back.