UI Hospitals and Clinics

July 2011

UIHC Employee Retires After 45 Years with Love for Hawkeyes
July 7 - Daily Iowan - In 1965, then 23-year-old Karen Plank began work as a nursing services clerk at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. And for the next 45 years, she watched the buildings, people, and technology change around her.
UIHC Officials Aim to Increase ATV Safety
July 8 - Daily Iowan - Physicians at the UI Children’s Hospital hope education on proper safety guidelines and awareness of all-terrain vehicles dangers will cause a decrease in the number of accidents and deaths.
Helping Students Succeed is an Honor for Wacker
July 11 - FYI - David Wacker, professor of pediatrics and curriculum and instruction at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the college’s Distinguished Mentor Award.
Artificial Heart Transplanted in Patient at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
July 11 - Gazette - An Iowan in need of a heart transplant has received an artificial heart – a surgery that marks a first for the state.
UI Students Developing Medical Innovations
July 16 - Press-Citizen - Hearing surgeons and medical staff talk about their equipment and technology, what worked well, what could be improved and what had yet to be invented, inspired Rasmussen and Tom Waterbury to start a student group focused on developing new medical innovations.
UI Professor Working to Develop Prostate Cancer Vaccine
June 22 - Daily Iowan - The 73-year-old professor of urology has devoted the past 38 years at the University of Iowa studying the immunology of prostate cancer. Through his research, Lubaroff has made great progress with developing an immunization for prostate cancer.
Boy Bring ‘Christmas in July’ to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
July 22 - Eastern Iowa Health - Christmas came to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital when 11-year-old Cameron Christiansen of Muscatine delivered to the hospital 600 toys and other items donated mostly by school children in his hometown.
UI Docs Help Riders Out Along the Way
July 27 - Press-Citizen - Nine UI residents are participating in RAGBRAI XXXIX this year as first responders for riders. They staff ambulances along the route and UI's Mobile Emergency Treatment Center.
UIHC Researchers Apply Yoga to Depression
July 28 - Daily Iowan - Researchers in the University of Iowa Psychology Department are exploring yoga as an alternative to medication for women struggling with postpartum depression.
UI Researchers Help Make SIDS Breakthrough
July 29 - Press Citizen - A research team that included investigators from Harvard, Dartmouth and the University of Iowa has reported a major advance that may help unlock the mysteries of a broad range of neurological disorders, including sudden infant death syndrome.
UI Researchers Help Make SIDS Breakthrough
July 29 - Eastern Iowa Health - University of Iowa researchers were part of a team reporting a major breakthrough that could lead to a preventive treatment for sudden infant death syndrome, commonly known as SIDS.
IowaCare Expansion May Take Some Load Off U of I Hospitals
July 31 - Des Moines Register - Starting in 2012, IowaCare patients can receive primary care in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Waterloo and Iowa City. It is unclear how this shift will impact University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.