Health Care

Honors Bariatric surgery program achieves national accreditation

The University of Iowa Health Care bariatric surgery program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Honors ‘Forbes’ again ranks UI Health Care among ‘America’s Best Employers’

For the third year in a row, “Forbes Magazine” has included University of Iowa Health Care in its annual listing of the nation’s top employers. In the 2017 “Forbes” rankings of “America’s Best Employers,” UI Health Care was named the No. 5 employer in the health care industry and No. 14 overall.
young boy riding bicycle using adaptive device, with three UI engineering students following on foot

UI College of Engineering students go above and beyond to help 8-year-old ride his bicycle

Born without a right arm, Jonny Cole couldn’t ride a bike. Four UI undergrads created a device that lets him ride with confidence.
Born without a right arm, Jonny Cole couldn’t ride a bike. Now, four UI undergrads in the Department of Biomedical Engineering have created a device that lets him ride with confidence.

UI to teach business and leadership skills to health care providers across Iowa

First program will be at Iowa Medical Society conference April 29
A new partnership among three University of Iowa colleges is training doctors in the ways of business. The Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE) will help Iowa health care providers better understand the economic forces at work in their practices.

Financial math may help build a better HIV vaccine

UI microbiologists accurately predict evolution of HIV surface proteins using concepts from stock price prediction models
What do particle diffusion and stock price prediction have to do with building a better HIV vaccine? According to University of Iowa microbiologist Hillel Haim, you can apply concepts from both to predict the evolution of HIV surface proteins, making it easier to design effective vaccines.