Health Care

Honors Petersen honored for Leishmaniasis study

A paper co-authored by Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been selected for publication in WorldLeish-6, a collection of research papers about the parasitic disease Leishmaniasis.

Change of date for move-in and opening of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is postponing its move-in until late January or early February 2017. The safety and comfort of patients, their families, and staff are the top priorities, and officials determined that they are close but not quite ready to move into the new facility.
Portrait of Jack Stapleton

Despite elusive cure, AIDS diagnoses decline

HIV researcher looks back on nearly three decades of clinical work
More than 2,100 patients have been treated at the University of Iowa’s HIV/AIDS clinic since it opened in 1988, and it remains the state’s largest such clinic. Jack Stapleton, director of the clinic and an expert in infectious diseases, talks about how a diagnosis of HIV has changed since then.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust gives $45 million to University of Iowa to support Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Gift is the largest to the ‘For Iowa. Forever More.’ campaign
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a $45 million grant to the University of Iowa that will allow for the creation of a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center within the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
Tubes of blood drawn for testing

Study questions usefulness of ‘rainbow draw’

The majority of tubes of blood drawn for testing are not used
University of Iowa researchers have shown that most of the extra vials of blood drawn for lab tests never get used and are instead discarded.

University of Iowa announces composition of search committee to replace Robillard

First meeting to be held Dec. 1
The University of Iowa has announced the composition of the search committee for the next vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The first meeting of the 17-person committee will be held Thursday, Dec. 1.
child gives man a hug

Turning a dream into a reality

UI dedicates new children’s hospital
The University of Iowa dedicated the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Nov. 11, 2016. The 14-story, 507,000-square-foot facility will offer private rooms for all patients, eight pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric pharmacy, a playground, gardens, a library, and an interactive theater.

The Washington Post Baker shares expertise on toothpaste ingredients

Reality check: Tooth whiteners aren’t concentrated enough or in contact with the tooth surface long enough to be effective, says Karen A. Baker, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City and an expert on toothpaste ingredients.