February 2012

  • Clinical Laboratories at UI Hospitals and Clinics Reaccredited

    The director of the Emory Warner Clinical Laboratories at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City announced February 24 that the laboratories have earned reaccreditation from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

  • UI Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Recertified

    Leaders of UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City announced February 24 that the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) has recertified all of the organ transplant programs at Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center.


  • Cancer Tip: HPVs Linked to Head and Neck Cancers

    It's well known that human papillomaviruses, or HPVs, are connected to cervical and anal cancers, but a not-so-well-known fact is that they are also linked to 26 percent of head and neck cancers not caused by tobacco or alcohol.

  • Reducing Bone Loss

    A new clinical trial conducted by UI researchers shows that delivering high doses of "load" to bone significantly slows the loss of bone density in patients with spinal cord injury.

  • Simple Screening Saves Lives

    On February 14 doctors and nurses at UI Children’s Hospital began screening each newborn for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.

  • Get To Know Your Heart

    UI Heart and Vascular Center, the American Heart Association, and Rockwell Collins have teamed up to host a free community event on February 23.

  • BTN Show to Feature UI Brain Research

    Beverly Davidson, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on inherited diseases and gene therapy and a leader in developing novel therapies for brain disorders, will be featured in an upcoming episode of "Impact the World."

  • Mini Medical School Hits the Road

    Learn about cutting-edge cancer research, recent discoveries, and the role genetics plays in cancer research at the UI on March 6 in Sioux City and March 7 in Spencer.