Latest Health Care News

UI Hospitals & Clinics remains only hospital in Iowa to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Eight specialties rank among the top 10% of programs nationally; Ophthalmology ranks seventh and Ear, Nose, and Throat ranks 31st

The fans have spoken: Kids’ choice for Hawkeye Wave

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The Hawkeye Wave is no longer getting one new song. Instead, the best tradition in college sports is getting a new soundtrack.

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital ranked in U.S. News & World Report for Best Children's Hospitals

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is listed among the nation’s best in seven specialties in the 2022-23 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings published online today by U.S. News & World Report.

University of Iowa seeks damages for children’s hospital windows

Friday, June 10, 2022
The University of Iowa is pursuing legal action against two contractors for defective windows in the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital window system following extensive good faith efforts to resolve the issues with the responsible parties.

Inside a college counseling center struggling with the student mental health crisis

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On college campuses nationwide, the number of students seeking mental health services increased by an average of 30 percent between 2009 and 2015 and has continued to climb since then. The University of Iowa doubled the size of its counseling staff between 2016 and 2019, but it’s not nearly keeping up with demand.

5 UI faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Five University of Iowa faculty members have been selected to receive the inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards.

Search firm for VPMA, Carver College of Medicine dean to meet virtually with stakeholders

Thursday, April 14, 2022
The search firm assisting with the hiring of a new University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine will host virtual meetings with campus stakeholders April 25-29 to understand the job and the preferred qualities in potential candidates.

‘US News & World Report’ releases latest graduate, professional program rankings

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The University of Iowa continues to climb in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings. According to the 2023 report, 66 UI colleges and programs were recognized among the best in their field. Four of these programs, all in the College of Nursing, received a top-10 ranking.

VPMA and CCOM dean search committee members announced

Thursday, March 24, 2022
The University of Iowa has announced the search committee for the next vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

‘Cancer in Iowa’ report urges return to screening after COVID-19 put some on pause

Monday, March 7, 2022
41% of U.S. adults delayed or avoided medical care—including cancer screening tests—in 2020. While the extent of the impact of this decrease in screenings is unknown, it’s possible it may have led to delayed diagnoses and increases in avoidable cancer deaths.

Highlights from Iowa’s 175th anniversary weekend

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The University of Iowa officially celebrated its 175th anniversary on Feb. 25—27 with two key events, the installation of Barbara Wilson as the university’s 22nd president and the 2022 Presidential Lecture.

College of Dentistry’s geriatrics and special needs clinic wins Gies Award for Achievement

Thursday, February 24, 2022
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Gies Foundation has awarded the University of Iowa College of Dentistry’s Geriatrics and Special Needs Clinic the 2022 William J. Gies Award in the category of Achievement as an Academic Dental Institution.

UI VPMA and CCOM Dean Brooks Jackson returning to faculty

Thursday, February 17, 2022
University of Iowa Vice President for Medical Affairs (VPMA) and Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Carver College of Medicine Dr. Brooks Jackson has announced that he will return to the faculty and pursue his research.

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s 39th annual Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.

Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $70 million to expand health care for Iowans

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
This is the largest donation the University of Iowa has received in its 175-year history.

UI researchers use AI to address vision impairments in prematurely born babies

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
University of Iowa researchers are using artificial intelligence to address vision impairments in prematurely born babies. The research, led by Michael Abramoff, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was featured in the NIH director's blog.

Kimberly Hunter appointed to serve as interim CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Kimberly Hunter has been named interim CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics starting March 1, 2022, following the departure of Suresh Gunasekaran.

39th Presidential Lecture will highlight 3 areas of UI distinction

Thursday, January 20, 2022
This February, in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Presidential Lecture Series will feature presentations from three distinguished UI faculty members—Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winokur.

UI to embark on 10-year facilities master plan

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The University of Iowa will begin planning the next 10 years of facilities construction and upgrades, creating much-needed academic space at the core of campus and modernizing the delivery of education and patient care to Iowans.

State lab rushing $9.2M expansion to help with COVID-19

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The University of Iowa has until June 30, 2023, to complete a federally-funded, $9.2 million expansion of its State Hygienic Lab, which has served Iowa’s public health needs for more than a century and processed about 1.6 million COVID-19 specimens over the past nearly two years.