UI Hospitals and Clinics

January 2013

Join us for a Girls Night Out
More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined, and ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Take the first steps toward a long, heart-healthy life this Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Flu Vaccine Still Available
There's still time to beat this year's flu strain. If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, stop by one of our UI Health Care locations today.
Team Finds Gene That Promotes Drug Resistance in Cancer
The findings could improve prognostic and diagnostic tools for evaluating cancer and monitoring patient response to treatment. It also could lead to new therapies for eradicating drug-resistant cancer cells.
Ponseti International to Expand Clubfoot Treatment Overseas
The nearly $2 million USAID grant will improve access to clubfoot treatment in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Peru.
POSITIVE EXPOSURE: The Spirit of Difference
Award-winning photographer Rick Guidotti challenges stigma associated with difference by celebrating the beauty of human diversity with POSITIVE EXPOSURE on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Walk-in Wednesday Mammography at Iowa River Landing
UI Radiology-Breast Imaging and UI Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing are now offering walk-in mammography hours every Wednesday.
How to Choose a Doctor for Your Child
Pediatrician Jerold Woodhead, MD offers some helpful tips on finding a doctor for your child.
UI Participating in New Flu Vaccine Study
The University of Iowa is one of four institutions involved in a new clinical trial to evaluate a candidate H3N2v influenza vaccine in healthy adults and elderly individuals.
ISU Dance Marathon Commits $1 Million to UI Children's Hospital
The gift commitment from Iowa State University Dance Marathon will support efforts to build the new 14-story, 195-bed children's hospital.
Big Changes in Parking at UI Hospitals and Clinics
Hospital Ramp 2 is now being demolished as part of the health care campus master plan, which includes the new UI Children's Hospital, and lot transformations are under way.
Weiner Elected to Leadership Role in Association of American Cancer Institutes
George Weiner, MD, director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes.
Best Friends Influence When Teenagers Have First Drink
A national study by the University of Iowa-led team has found that adolescents who get their first drink from a friend are more likely to drink sooner in life, which past studies show makes them more prone to abusing alcohol when they get older.

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