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12 from UI included on 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America list

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
A former University of Iowa postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine worked with the biomedical journal publisher Cell Press to create a list of 1,000 Black scientists who are leaders in their fields.

Iowa’s Nurse Anesthetists Switch Gears During Pandemic

Monday, December 21, 2020
With a reduction in UI Hospitals & Clinics' general surgical capacity due to COVID-19, hospital administrators reached out to its certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to help staff its ICUs. A large portion of the CRNAs who have stepped up to fill the void are graduates of the UI College of Nursing’s doctorate-level anesthesia nursing program.

Thank you, UI faculty and staff, for continuing to rise to the challenge

Thursday, December 17, 2020
The fall 2020 semester has been unlike any other, and Hawkeyes across campus have worked tirelessly to keep buildings open and safe; provide quality education to our students; and keep other essential operations running smoothly. Here are just a few of their stories.

UI experts appointed to state’s Infectious Disease Advisory Council

Monday, December 7, 2020
As planning continues for distribution of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Public Health has selected four University of Iowa experts to serve on its Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC).

College of Public Health students trace COVID-19

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Community members who contract or are exposed to COVID-19 may find themselves talking on the phone with Rebecca Nyangufi, one of about 45 University of Iowa College of Public Health students who are working part-time as contact tracers at Johnson County Public Health in Iowa City. These students have the unique experience of helping the local public health department and wider community handle the...

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.

LiveWELL: 10-week weight-management program gets Snyder back on track

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Campus health experts stress science, accuracy in COVID-19 testing methods

Monday, August 24, 2020
While saliva tests are getting increased media attention, the University of Iowa is following public health guidelines and using scientifically proven nasopharyngeal swabs to detect novel coronavirus.

Psychology professor explains people's actions during coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Edward Wasserman, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, writes a commentary about people's behaviors during the novel corona virus pandemic. Joined by another author in the piece for, Wasserman says the human brain toggles between short-term, impulsive behaviors, and long-term perspectives.

Regent resolution praises State Hygienic Lab COVID-19 testing efforts

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) was recognized by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its recent meeting for its heroic handling of statewide testing for the coronavirus. At the board’s July 29 meeting, the board signed a resolution lauding the work of its three schools for their response following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynold’s declaration of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in March...

David Wiemer wins 2020 American Chemical Society Midwest Award

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded University of Iowa Professor David F. Wiemer the 2020 ACS Midwest Award. The award, granted to scientists who have significantly contributed to the development of chemical research and education in the region, is granted annually by the ACS’s St. Louis section. Wiemer, who holds an F. Wendell Miller Professorship, joined the UI faculty in 1978. He...