University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

May 2012

Local Doctors and Firefighters Travel to Zambia to Treat Burn Victims
May 1 - The Daily Iowan - Future medical student will travel to Zambia to help burn victims.
Facebook Change Excites UI Transplant Program Doctors
May 2 - The Gazette - Facebook users will now get a chance to promote organ donation and sign up to become an organ donor if they’re not already.
UI Hospitals and Clinics Doctors Develop Breakthrough in Respiratory Technology
May 3 - The Daily Iowan - Though some might not expect innovative health technology to be found in a video-game system, two assistant professors at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are playing with the possibilities.
New Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy More Convenient for Patients
May 7 - The Daily Iowan - Breast cancer patients from UI Hospitals and Clinics will now be able to receive intraoperative radiation therapy. This new therapy, which targets only the surgical cavity, allows breast-cancer patients to receive radiation treatment immediately after surgery instead of over several weeks.
They're Still the Best and Brightest
May 12 - Quad-City Times - The Salute to Academics & Achievements recognition program, which started 20 years ago in 1992, highlights Azeemuddin Ahmed MD.
Eastern Iowa Mother Says AirCare Helped Save Son’s Life
May 15 - The Gazette - An Eastern Iowa mother says her son may not have survived a "horrific accident" had it not been for the University of Iowa’s AirCare program.
Clubfoot Hasn't Kept Chris Nepola out of the Race
May 19 - Press-Citizen - "I feel so blessed to have been born down the hall from one of the best guys in the world," Chris Nepola said in reference to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where Ignacio Ponseti, MD, worked for more than a half century and where Chris was born.
University of Iowa Part of New Health Collaborative
May 20 - The Gazette - A new data-sharing project is designed to improve quality of care and lower costs.
Twelve Hospitals Honored for Low Infections
May 22 - UPI.com - UI Hospitals and Clinics honored for efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
Marine Mom Battles for Her Son's Recovery
May 24 - PNJ.com - Young marine with mysterious illness travels from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii and then on to UI Hospitals and Clinics where doctors have more experience with special machinery to help respiratory issues.
Speedy pH Changes Detected in Brain for First Time
May 25 - New Scientist - New MRI-based method for measuring brain pH may provide fresh insights into learning, memory and disease.

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