UI Hospitals and Clinics

November 2011

Finding Inspiration in a Doctor’s Legacy
November 2 - New York Times - Dr. Ponseti's life a testament to the value of service and the power of simplicity.
Study Identifies Protein that Helps Measles Virus Spread
November 2 - The Gazette - A new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa has identified a receptor protein that allows measles virus to enter the airway cells — the virus’s point of departure from the host.
UI Researcher Hopes Study of Glaucoma in Dogs Leads to Uncovering Human Markers
November 4 - The Gazette - A University of Iowa vision researcher has been awarded an $87,480 grant to study genetic markers of glaucoma in dogs, with hopes the research will bring him closer to identifying markers in humans with the same disease.
Shopping for a Cause
November 8 - KGAN - Jordyn Gourley, 4, was treated at the UI Children's Hospital for rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the head and neck. Now in remission, Jordyn shopped for toys for other children in the hospital.
Earlier Diagnosis, Better Prognosis: Increasing Awareness for Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Cancers
November 9 - Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel - Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, MD, a specialist in treating pancreatic NET at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis.
Thinking About a Flu Shot? Adults Can Benefit from Other Vaccines Too
November 16 - The Gazette - According to infectious disease experts with University of Iowa Health Care, flu is not the only vaccine-preventable disease that adults should think about.
Expert Says Update All Your Vaccines, Not Just the Flu
November 18 - Radio Iowa - Dr. Patricia Winokur, director of the vaccine treatment unit at University of Iowa Hospitals, says the flu is certainly not the only vaccine-preventable disease adults should keep in mind.
Blanket-making Party to Benefit Patients at U-of-I Children’s Hospital
November 24 - Radio Iowa - It’s Kizzy Marco’s third year of organizing a Project Linus event to benefit the U-of-I Children’s Hospital.
New UI Cancer Facility Incorporates Patient Design Ideas
November 30 - Radio Iowa - Cancer patients helped to design the new treatment facility that will open next week at University Hospitals in Iowa City
Bone Marrow Transplantation on Talk of Iowa
November 14 - Iowa Pubic Radio - This hour on Talk of Iowa, we learn about bone marrow transplantation, the diseases it can cure, and the complications associated with the process. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with a bone marrow recipient and Dr. Rolla Abu-Arja, the Director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at the University of Iowa.
Personalized Medicine
November 4 - Iowa Public Radio - Host Ben Kieffer talks with guests about the technology that allows doctors to use the right medicines for the right patients at the right time… and the ethical and cost considerations of unlocking the secrets that lie in our DNA. UI Health Care physicians George Weiner, MD, and Jeff Murray, MD, are among the guests interviewed.