University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

February 2012

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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).

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