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Special reservoir at University of Iowa to be used for coronavirus research

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Biological agents at the University of Iowa’s Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank are being enlisted in the quest to fight the novel coronavirus.

Val Sheffield elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Val Sheffield, the Roy J. Carver Chair in Molecular Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been elected to the 2020 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Pamela Johnson-Carlson named chief administrative officer of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital

Monday, April 27, 2020
University of Iowa Health Care leaders have named Pamela Johnson-Carlson the chief administrative officer of University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Johnson-Carlson, who begins on April 27, will report to Suresh Gunasekaran, chief executive officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics and associate vice president for UI Health Care.

Unique UI collaborations helping extend use, decontaminate PPE

Monday, April 27, 2020
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the UI College of Engineering work to decontaminate and extend the life of personal protective equipment.

Why a coronavirus vaccine could take way longer than a year

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Bighley Chair and Professor in the UI College of Pharmacy Aliasger Salem was interviewed by National Geographic for the article, “Why a coronavirus vaccine could take way longer than a year.” Salem discusses the vaccine development process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Iowa makes professional-grade face shields to protect workers from COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
With professional-grade face shields for health care providers running low, the University of Iowa’s medical device design business is using materials provided by Iowa manufacturers to build the coronavirus-fighting tools by the thousands.

Hawkeyes give back

Thursday, April 16, 2020
We Stand Together—it’s a mantra we’ve heard time and again this past month as our world deals with the impact of COVID-19.

DeGowin Blood Center holding weekly blood drives at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Patients need blood even during a pandemic, so the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ DeGowin Blood Center is still actively taking donations for its patients and those in UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

$2 million gift to support UI Health Care employees with emergency costs and PPE, and fund COVID-19 research

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In recognition of the work addressing COVID-19, the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation has given University of Iowa Health Care a $2 million gift to help overcome the pandemic. The gift will be used for current and future expenses associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the COVID-19 virus; to aid front-line health care workers with emergency childcare, housing, and food costs; and...

CAMBUS drivers switch gears to deliver hospital linens

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Cambus and Fleet Services management asked their employees if they would volunteer to temporarily join UI Laundry Services as delivery drivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With five employees volunteering for reassignment, Laundry Services can proactively prepare for any surge in demand.

College of Engineering helps fill UI face shield gap

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
When University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics put out the call for additional face shields this week, the College of Engineering jumped to help, making more than 1,000 of them in their medical device labs.

Family counselors' tips on managing stress at home during coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Jacob Priest, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa College of Education with a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy, offers advice on how to manage the stress of social distancing with loved ones.

Supplying those on the front line of a pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020
In the predawn hours, team members from University Shared Services and Purchasing are powering up their laptops from home to get a jump on supplies badly needed by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

UI Pharmaceuticals addresses need for hand sanitizer

Friday, March 27, 2020
As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, UIP recently began making hand sanitizer. The majority of the sanitizer will be acquired by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Like everything else, Match Day is different this year

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Friday was Match Day – the day when graduating medical students across the country find out where they will do their residency training. But with the COVID-19 pandemic up ending everyday life across the country, it was possibly the most unusual Match Day ever.

Study homes in on possible cause of sudden cardiac deaths

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
By studying the sick hearts removed from four patients undergoing heart transplants, researchers have identified a protein and a signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden death in an inherited form of heart disease.

Carver College of Medicine recognizes 47 faculty as Impact Scholars

Thursday, February 27, 2020
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will honor 47 of its faculty as the college’s inaugural group of Impact Scholars—researchers who have made a major scientific impact over the course of their careers.

Snyder named associate dean for faculty affairs and development

Monday, February 24, 2020
Peter Snyder has been named associate dean for faculty affairs and development in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, effective March 1.

Iowa researcher: Community has tools to fight opioids

Thursday, February 20, 2020
An op-ed co-authored by a researcher in the College of Public Health says recent changes in state laws now give local communities and organizations new tools they can use to fight the opioid crisis.

Getting ahead of the opioid crisis

Monday, February 17, 2020
Carri Casteel, associate director of the Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) in the College of Public Health, and Barbara St. Marie, associate professor in the College of Nursing, discuss a new report from the IPRC that encourages local communities and organizations new tools to combat the opioid epidemic in Iowa.