CMA provides quality care through COVID-19 pandemic

Shannon Jensen, CMA, stands in front of the respiratory illness clinic
Twenty-five years ago, Shannon Jensen knew she wanted to be in the medical profession and get started right away. A friend encouraged her to become a certified medical assistant (CMA) and she’s loved the job ever since.

UI surgeon performs first robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery

Bruce Gantz, MD
University of Iowa Health Care otolaryngologist Bruce Gantz, MD, has performed the first three robot-assisted cochlear implant electrode insertions in the world using an investigational surgical tool currently in clinical evaluation at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

COVID-19 and flu season: What to expect this year

Will the COVID-19 pandemic impact our flu season? We spoke with hospital epidemiologist Jorge Salinas, MD, to learn more about what we can expect from this year’s flu season.

Interpreter and translator Adrián Silva uses communication to support patients and staff

Adrian Silva
Adrián Silva, interpreter and translator at UI Hospitals & Clinics, has been assisting patients as they communicate with their providers for almost a decade.

Denise Martinez: Diversity, culture, and the glass ceiling

Denise Martinez
Denise Martinez was five years old when she decided to become a doctor. Now, she is a family medicine physician and excited to be co-chair of the new UI Health Care Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.

People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of dying from COVID-19

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A new study of approximately 80,000 patients shows that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have a 30% higher risk of dying from COVID-19 than people without the neurodegenerative condition.

Tendon transfer frees Lisa from her foot brace

UI Health Care’s orthopedic foot and ankle specialists repaired Lisa’s foot deformity after her stroke, and now she can walk and stand without a brace.

Working together to pay it forward for Iowans during COVID-19

With more than 50,000 visits since its opening in March, the UI Hospitals & Clinics Respiratory Illness Clinic serves as a care center for patients with COVID-19 or influenza symptoms.

Genetic counselors search DNA for answers on disease inheritance

Tiffany Grider, genetic counselor in the Neurology Clinic
Genetic counselor Tiffany Grider, MS, LGC and her team at the Neurology Clinic test and counsel families with genetic conditions of the nervous system, including those with dementia, muscular dystrophy, ALS, and epilepsy.

Taking care of your mental health in the time of COVID-19

Watch the replay of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics clinical psychologist Stacey Pawlak, PhD, answering questions about mental health during the time of COVID-19.