UI Hospitals and Clinics

April 2011

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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.