University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

December 2011

Chaudan and Holstein Win National Hematology Awards
December 2 - The Sacramento Bee - The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced the recipients of its 2012 Scholar Awards, among the winners were two UI physicians from the Department of Internal Medicine.
Anonymous Donor Helps Start Maggie's Wish for Research
December 6 - Quad-City Times - An anonymous donor has given $30,000 — the largest lump sum donation made so far in memory of the 12-year-old Walcott girl — to the UI Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Announces 2011 Stanley Fahn Awards
December 7 - The Sacramento Bee - Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD of UI Hospitals and Clinics received the 2011 Stanley Fahn Award, the most prestigious research award from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF).
Addressing the Need for Bone Marrow Donors
December 8 - FYI - University of Iowa immunology graduate student organizes fundraiser and bone marrow donor drive.
UI Establishing Its Own Center for Immunology
December 9 - Press-Citizen - A new medical center at the University of Iowa will help faculty members, students and others build partnerships and lead to a better understanding of the immune system and related diseases.
Baby Gets New Heart, Fulfills Mom's Only Christmas Wish
December 15 - KCRG - An Eastern Iowa Mother and her 10 month old daughter will celebrate their first Christmas together thanks to a successful heart transplant operation at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Helping Patients’ Families Feel at Home Over Holidays
December 21 - FYI - Volunteers and staff members work hard to make the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City, a 31-room residential facility for families whose children are receiving critical medical care at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, feel like home for its guests, particularly through the holidays.
Christmas Cheer at UI Children's Hospital
December 21 - KGAN - Thanks to a group of very generous donors, Christmas cheer is spreading to the youngest patients at UI Children's Hospital.
Real Hope for Babies Born with Clubfeet
December 23 - Inquirer.net - Dr. Ignacio Ponseti developed at the University of Iowa a method that is nearly 100 percent effective when used properly by a trained healthcare provider.

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