December 2020 News

Our progress in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has come at a steep cost in terms of infections and lives lost, there has been tremendous progress in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this new lethal virus.

Preguntas & Respuestas sobre COVID en español programada para el 5 de enero

El epidemiólogo de los Hospitales y Clínicas de la Universidad de Iowa, Jorge Salinas, MD, responderá a sus preguntas sobre COVID-19 durante una transmisión especial de Facebook Live para las comunidades de habla hispana a partir del mediodía del martes 5 de enero.

See what it’s like to get a COVID-19 vaccine

UI Health Care faculty and staff provide an inside look at their experience as part of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations with UI Health Care.

UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care now open in West Des Moines

University of Iowa Health Care opened a new location in November to provide diagnostic and therapeutic options for infertility.

How Engineering Services converts hospital rooms to contain COVID-19

Randy Jenkins
Randy Jenkins, associate director for Engineering Services, talks about what it takes to convert a hospital room to one specially equipped to contain COVID-19.

How to shop safely this season

Laptop with a small shopping cart and gifts near it
The holiday season is here, which for many means time to get in on great deals and the latest toys, tech gadgets, and gifts for loved ones. But this year it’s important to reconsider how and where you shop to keep you and and your loved ones healthy.

How to talk to your loved ones about celebrating the holidays safely this year

Family members talking to one another virtually
Navigating the holiday season with family and friends can be challenging in a normal year. Add a dangerous pandemic to the mix and things get even more complicated.

Leading with courage: UI Health Care staff among first Iowans to get COVID vaccine

Allison Wynes takes selfie after receiving PfizerBioNTech COVID Vaccine
With approval by the Food and Drug Administration for the first emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine, we have the potential to reach a turning point in the fight to end the pandemic. Read more from UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA.

31 ways to celebrate the holiday season safely this year

Evergreen tree with holiday lights on it
We’re well into the holiday season, but with COVID-19 still a very real threat across our community, we’re having to adapt and choose safe ways to celebrate.

UI Health Care begins first employee COVID-19 vaccinations with the vaccine it tested in clinical trials

Employee receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at UI Hospitals & Clinics
Today, University of Iowa Health Care is the first in the state to start vaccinating employees with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.