UI Hospitals and Clinics

March 2013

Foot Facts
A University of Iowa study confirms what many women have long suspected - that pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of their feet.
UI Hospitals and Clinics Award Recognizes Patient Safety Week
As part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of patient safety, UI Hospitals and Clinics leaders announced the winner of the hospital’s 2013 Great Catch Award, which honors health care providers who take action to prevent harm to patients. March 3 to 9 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
UI Pediatrician Receives March of Dimes Grant for Preterm Birth Research
UI pediatrician Jeff Murray, MD, is one of five researchers from four states investigating how genetics and infections interact to cause preterm birth as well as how proteins and hormones regulate a healthy pregnancy, all with the goal of giving more babies a healthy start in life.
Nominate Your Child to be a 2013 Kid Captain
Does your child have a remarkable story of how University of Iowa Children's Hospital is "Changing Medicine. Changing Kids Lives?" If he or she has a life-changing story, nominate them for the opportunity to take the field with the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium as a Kid Captain.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
U.S. News & World Report Graduate School rankings released this week recognize the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine as one of the top graduate schools in the country, with several programs and specialties ranked among the 20 best in the country among all public and private schools.
UI Medical Students Receive Residency Assignments on Match Day
Fourth-year students in the UI Carver College of Medicine took part in Match Day, the annual event where medical students nationwide learn where they will begin their medical residency training following graduation. Among this year's graduating class, 43 percent chose primary care specialties.
Iowa Report: Breast Cancer Survival Rates Have Risen
Thanks to early detection and more effective treatment, the mortality rate for breast cancer has declined 40 percent since its peak in 1992.
Learn What's Behind the Epidemic
You're invited to a three-evening Mini Medical School course on the Science of Obesity, April 16, 23 and 30.
UI Study Finds Military Kids Face Heightened Risks
A new UI study suggests that military deployment of a parent puts children at an increased risk for drinking alcohol and using drugs.
Cancer Care May be Closer Than You Think
A University of Iowa study finds more rural Iowans have access to oncologists than they realize.

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