University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

November 2012

Meet This Week's Kid Captain
Fifteen-year-old Blake Derby will be the UI Children's Hospital Kid Captain for the Nov. 23 Iowa vs. Nebraska game.
Meet Chef Hib
Learn about the executive chef at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and watch him make some of his favorite recipes.
Heart Disease Survivor Stories
While pushing a child in a stroller, Carolyn's heart suddenly stopped. Luckily, her story didn't end there.
UI Team is Runner Up in International Genetics Challenge
The contest develops "best practices" to use genome sequencing in patient care.
Cancer Researcher Wins 'Provocative Questions' Grant
Funding will help develop tools to find genes that drive cancer growth.
D├ęcolletage Perfect Fit Boutique
UI Community Home Care has opened a mastectomy boutique offering custom-fit bras and prosthetics in a chic, comfortable environment for women who have undergone breast procedures.
Heart Patient Fights Like a Champ
At 43, Brad Smith thought the intense pain in his elbows was from a strenuous workout, but he was wrong. He was having a heart attack.
Convenient Flu Shots
A number of UI Health Care locations are offering flu shots to you and your family members.
New Family Medicine Facility to be Built on Melrose Avenue
The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the new home for the UI Department of Family Medicine, currently located on the lower level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Patients More Likely to Survive In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Today
A study, led by cardiologists at UI Hospitals and Clinics, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and the University of Missouri in Kansas City, finds that survival in patients who experience a cardiac arrest in the hospital has increased significantly over the past decade.
Faculty Development of Immature Brain Cells Causes Hydrocephalus
UI scientists have discovered a new cause of neonatal hydrocephalus. The team discovered that cell-signaling defects disrupt immature brain cells involved in normal brain development. Treatment with lithium bypasses the defect in mice and reduces the hydrocephalus.
Mini Medical School Examines Personal Genetics
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the UI Carver College of Medicine will host a program, "Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise, and Problems," discussing research that will shape the future of personalized medicine and how that might change the care patients receive.
New Family Medicine Facility to be Built
The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the new home for the UI Department of Family Medicine, currently located on the lower level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
UI Doctors Reattach Hand and Wrist After Tree Accident
74-year-old Roger Batchelder of La Porte City, Iowa, has been a patient at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since Halloween, when a tree-cutting accident resulted in the complete removal of his right hand and wrist.
New Breast Cancer Therapy Provides a More Comfortable Recovery
After having a lumpectomy in 1995 to remove a cancerous lump in her left breast, Beverly Mueller is opting to utilize a new procedure - Intra-operative Radiation Therapy - to remove pre-cancer cells that were found in her right breast in March.
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Annual Report 2012: Health Care's Expanding Reach
Ongoing construction continues University of Iowa Health Care's commitment to innovation and growth.
Karandikar Named Head of Pathology at UI Carver College of Medicine
Leaders with University of Iowa Health Care have appointed Nitin Karandikar, MD, PhD, as the new head of the Department of Pathology at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Karandikar will also hold the Dr. Richard G. Lynch Chair in Experimental Pathology.

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