March 2018 News

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 & 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.

Breast augmentation brightens patient's outlook

Stacy had always been small chested and it began to impact her negatively after she became a mother. Read about how Dr. William Albright of University of Iowa Health Care was able to help her through a successful breast augmentation.

Forbes ranks UI Health Care among ‘Best Employers for Diversity’

2019 Forbes ranking, collage
University of Iowa Health Care has been named one of the nation’s top employers for diversity by Forbes magazine.

Patients Enhancing Research Collaboration at Holden (PERCH)

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Holden the Line on Cancer
Given the complexity of cancer, robust information from a large number of patients is needed so we can conduct research that helps us determine what is best for each individual patient. Doing such research requires a partnership between researchers and patients who are willing to fill out surveys, provide blood samples, and give us permission to use their cancer tissue and clinical information in research.

Colonoscopy makes a difference

At age 51, Tim Gerst knew it was time to get screened for colon cancer. He’d had a few gastrointestinal symptoms and didn’t want to push his luck.

UI Health Care researchers to test new flu vaccine

Drawing up flu vaccine in a needle
University of Iowa researchers will help test one of two new investigational vaccines to prevent infection with the deadly H7N9 influenza virus.

Craig’s journey to parenthood started at UI Health Care

Craig's desire was to become a parent. After talking to a few fertility clinics around Iowa, but he was ultimately referred to University of Iowa Health Care to work with their gestational carrier program.