UI Hospitals and Clinics

August 2011

Celebrate Sisterhood
The UI Women’s Health Center encourages all women to take time to celebrate the special women in their lives.
Calarge Recognized for 'Outstanding Clinical Research'
Chadi Calarge, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and a 2007 NARSAD Young Investigator, was chosen from among leading young medical scientists around the nation for the Klerman Award for Outstanding Clinical Research.
New Registry Takes Aim at Brain Injury
Neuroscientists at the University of Iowa established a registry to track and study traumatic brain injury, a condition that affects 1.7 million Americans each year.
Back to School Boosters
Now is a great time to make sure your children’s immunizations are up-to-date.
UI Research Team Finds New Genetic Cause of Blinding Eye Disease
Using the latest DNA sequencing techniques, University of Iowa researchers have found a new genetic cause of the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa.
Artificial Heart Recipient Heads Home
The first person to receive a total artificial heart from UI Hospitals and Clinics was discharged August 9.
Facebook App Helps with Meds
UI Children's Hospital doctor creates Facebook app to help teens keep up on their transplant medications.
UI Hospitals and Clinics Recognized for Heart Care
A University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics lab that specializes in echocardiograph testing for heart disorders has received a three-year reaccreditation from an independent national organization.
Study Finds New Role for Protein in Hearing
University of Iowa scientists have discovered a new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher syndrome, one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans.
UI Orthopedics Program Among National Elite
Becker's Hospital Review recently announced that its editors have selected University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for recognition as one of the publication's "60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs."
UI Physician Receives Prestigious National Honor
Andrea Venteicher, MD recently received the 2011 Pfizer Teacher Development Award.
Get to Know Your Heart
Free heart screenings and a Q&A with heart health experts will be available from the UI Heart and Vascular Center on September 15.
Women's Health Tissue Bank Promotes Pregnancy, Childbirth Research
Researchers studying pregnancy-related problems are turning to cord blood and tissue banking to help them find answers, patterns and new information regarding a wide variety of diseases in pregnancy.
UI Will Hold Annual Deeded Body Program Memorial Service August 26
The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will honor those whose donated bodies aided in the advancement of medical education and science in its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program.
Streamlining Patient Care
Thoracic surgeons at UI Hospitals and Clinics found amazing benefits when they altered pre- and post-surgical care of esophagectomy patients.
World Class Cancer Care
Read how research, clinical care and education are being advanced at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Meet Our Kid Captain
Benjamin Wilson, 11, of Palatine, Ill., will serve as the Kid Captain for the Iowa v. Tennessee Tech football game on September 3.