April 2011

  • An Hour of Your Time Can Provide the Gift of Life

    April 26 - fyi: News for Faculty and Staff - April is Give Life Month, but the need for blood and blood products is ongoing. UI DeGowin Blood Center donor recruitment coordinator Paula Dayton talks about the benefits gained from donations.

  • Furry Friends Program Provides Emotional Lift

    April 22 - fyi: News for Faculty and Staff - At University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the power of pets can be felt firsthand through the Furry Friends program.

  • Too Much TV May Raise Kids’ Future Heart Risk

    April 20 - Web MD News - Pediatric cardiologist and American Heart Association spokeswoman Dianne L. Atkins, MD, says the preliminary findings add to the evidence suggesting that lifestyle can influence cardiovascular risk even early in childhood.

  • Get to Know William Talman, Neurology

    April 20 - fyi: News for Faculty and Staff - Talman is a professor in the UI Department of Neurology, seeing patients and conducting cutting-edge research on how the brain regulates cardiovascular function. He also spends a good deal of time in Washington, D.C., advocating for science and helping shape science policy.

  • UI Burn Unit Operates with Skill, Compassion

    April 14 - FYI - The UI Burn Treatment Center staff treats burns injuries with skill and compassion. Learn about treatment techniques and educational efforts in this month’s Iowa Insights podcast.


  • Gift of Life Celebrated at Organ Donation Ceremony at UI Hospitals and Clinics

    April 8 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - The hospital received a silver Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for meeting national goals for consent rates, donation after cardiac death and number of organs transplanted per donor.

  • Renovated UI Labs Have Groovy Name

    April 8 - KCRG TV - At a ceremony Friday, University of Iowa officials named a newly renovated research lab after the UI Dance Marathon.

  • Heart Recipient Says His Transplant Was the Ultimate Gift

    April 5 - KTIV  Sioux City - Steve Stille says he started thinking about his donor even before the transplant...and every day since. "It's very difficult to describe how you feel about that person, because without that donor I wouldn't be sitting here today talking to you."