UI Hospitals and Clinics to celebrate organ donation and transplant

Iowa families will share their experiences with transplants during the Donate Life event at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

Amber grateful for 'incredible journeys' before and after motherhood

Amber Bowers had two incredible pregnancy journeys thanks to care from Rachel Maassen, MD at University of Iowa Health Care.

State recognizes genetic counseling with licensure

Colleen Campbell portrait
Genetic counseling helps patients receive the right test the first time, with a correct interpretation of the results, according to recent research.

Creating a prosthetic eye

closeup of a prosthetic eye
UI Health Care’s ocularist creates and fits custom-made prosthetic eyes.

UI sarcoma study suggests better outcomes at high-volume centers

Sarcoma patients treated at high-volume medical centers may have higher survival rates than those treated at low-volume centers, according to a new analysis of cancer-treatment data by a team of University of Iowa researchers.

Lloyd found the HIPEC cancer care he needed

Lloyd Beckman portrait
When Lloyd Beckman needed a rare kind of cancer treatment known as HIPEC, he chose University of Iowa Health Care, which has the only dedicated HIPEC program in eastern Iowa.

Putting me back together with a prosthetic eye

Artist painting details on prosthetic eye
“I had a patient tell me that I put him back together, because it felt like he was missing a part of him,” says Lindsay Pronk, an ocularist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She spends her days creating and fitting prosthetic eyes. Patients may need a prosthetic eye for a variety of reasons, including cancer, accidents, developmental issues (in children), glaucoma, or serious infections.

The Human Side of a Cancer Healer

Mo Milhem portrait
Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, will receive this year’s coveted Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award given by the international Arnold P. Gold Foundation to one faculty member and student at the nation’s select medical schools.

DOD Awards Rebecca Dodd, PhD, the Neurofibromatosis New Investigator Award

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Department of Internal Medicine
With her three-year, $686,239 award funds, Rebecca Dodd, PhD, hopes to identify new therapeutic targets that can be used to help people with Neurofibromatosis Type 1, a condition characterized by the growth of cancerous tumors along the nerves.

UI Sleep Solutions opens at Iowa River Landing

Sleeping in bed with CPAP mask
UI Health Care Sleep Solutions, located near the UI Sleep Disorders Clinic at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, provides high-quality sleep products and expert help for patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.