June 2013

  • Family with Rare Blindness Offers Hope for Cure

    June 25 - CBS This Morning - For generations, a family in Burlington, Iowa has faced a rare genetic disease that affects many relatives' eyesight. But now, the isolation of the specific gene could mark the beginning of a possible breakthrough for all types of blindness.
  • Where the Heart Is

    June 22 - Press-Citizen - UI doctor prints 3-D heart models to prepare for surgery with help from a local businessman.
  • UI Children's Hospital Event Celebrates Plans for $292 Million Facility

    June 21 - KCRG - Construction work started last fall on the new UI Children's Hospital, but a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration was held to mark progress on the facility, which be 480,000 gross square feet in new construction and contain 14 floors.
  • UI Ophthalmology Dept. Raises $20K for Habitat for Humanity

    June 24 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - The "Hawk-Eye" build project allows UI departments and organizations to give back
  • Iowa Family Fights Disease that has Blinded 61 Relatives

    June 16 - Des Moines Register - Jerry Jackson has shown his family how to live without sight while helping UI researchers, the only institution studying the rare eye disease experienced by Jackson and 60 other members of his extended family.
  • Job has Special Meaning for One Dad this Father's Day

    June 15 - Press-Citizen - For Matt Bulkeley, project manager for the new UI Children's Hospital building, the project is a tribute to his daughter Ella, who has spent the first 15 months of her life in the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • University of Iowa QuickCare to Open in North Liberty

    June 14 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - A new University of Iowa QuickCare will open on Pacha Parkway in North Liberty.
  • Be Gone, Bacteria

    June 13 - Newswise - A team of researchers led by the University of Iowa is recommending clinical guidelines that will cut the post-surgical infection rate for staph bacteria (including MRSA) by 71 percent and 59 percent for a broader class of infectious agents known as gram-positive bacteria.
  • Cancer Patient Exchanges Wedding Vows at Hospital

    June 5 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - Before 20-year-old Michelle Cox was diagnosed last month with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she and Gary Black planned to have their wedding in July. Soon after starting chemotherapy, however, she decided to instead have a small wedding at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
  • Gene Variant in Blacks Alters Warfarin Response

    June 5 - MedPage Today - Anne E. Kwitek, PhD, UI associate professor of pharmacology and associate director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, discusses a study focusing on a genetic variant that explains African Americans' variable response to warfarin, a blood thinner.
  • University of Iowa Hospitals Help Develop Blood Tracking

    June 1 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - A new blood bag tracking device cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to enhance blood safety was developed in part due to existing technology at UI Hospitals and Clinics.