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COVID-19 forces man to travel miles from home for emergency surgery

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
A Missouri man in desperate need of medical care was accepted at UI Hospitals & Clinics where neurosurgeon Matthew Howard performed his life-saving surgery.

Peek-Asa elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Monday, October 19, 2020
Corinne Peek-Asa, associate dean for research and professor of occupational and environmental health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Reassigned employees help State Hygienic Lab near milestones

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A number of University of Iowa employees temporarily reassigned have helped the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) near some milestones related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The employees helped fill critical roles in the testing process over the summer as the SHL expanded its capabilities to meet explosive demand for testing. The lab is fast approaching having conducted half a million COVID-19 tests...

Letendre inducted into University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Monday, October 12, 2020
Donald E. Letendre, dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has been inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni for 2019–20. The UK College of Pharmacy recognized Letendre during an Oct. 9 celebration.

UI employees step up to help State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 testing

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Meet the small army of temporarily reassigned University of Iowa employees who helped fill critical roles in the COVID-19 testing process over the summer at the State Hygienic Laboratory.

Doctors say flu shot important to prevent double infection with COVID-19

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Doctors say controlling the spread of the flu will be even more important during the coronavirus pandemic to keep from overwhelming the health care system. COVID-19 can show unique symptoms like a lost sense of taste, but other symptoms like aches, fever, and difficulty breathing are the same as the flu. Dr. Katie Imborek is a family medicine physician with the University of Iowa Hospitals and...

Buckwalter Recognized as ‘Living Legend’

Thursday, September 17, 2020
The American Academy of Nursing officially designated five prominent nurse leaders as Living Legends—the Academy's highest honor. Among the five honorees is UI College of Nursing Professor Emeritus Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter.

St. Marie, Dawson Selected as Academy Fellows

Thursday, September 17, 2020
The American Academy of Nursing recently announced its selection of 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of its 2020 Class of Academy Fellows. Among this extraordinary group of new fellows are University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty member Barbara St. Marie and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Chief Nursing Officer Cindy Dawson.

How to Have Fun and Stay Safe During Fall Activities This Year—Including Trick-or-Treating

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Theresa Brennan, chief medical officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics, weighs in on the risks associated with fall activities and provides tips on how you can stay safe while COVID-19 is still a concern.

Peek-Asa study shows farmers need more time to get to trauma centers

Thursday, September 10, 2020
A study by Corinne Peek-Asa in the College of Public Health finds that farmers who are injured on the job take an hour longer to get to a trauma center because of the isolation of their jobs and distance EMTs must travel.