January 2021 News

Spanish-speaking team: Providing compassion and comfort to patients with COVID-19

Spanish-speaking MICU providers standing in the lobby of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
Imagine being critically ill in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), attached to tubes and wires. Now imagine, on top of that, not being able to communicate with others due to language barriers.

Jen Beschorner connects with patients in a new way during COVID-19

Jen Beschorner, BSN
Jen Beschorner is accustomed to providing her patients with hands-on care. However, COVID-19 is changing all the rules.

Lisa Kipper: Helping women with infertility care

Lisa Kipper, MA
Lisa Kipper, MA, developed a passion for women’s health when she became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in 1991. Today, Kipper supports Jessica Kresowik, MD, reproductive endocrinologist, at the Davenport location.

When UTIs disrupted Vanessa’s life, UI Health Care offered the treatment that worked best for her

The experts in our Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic offer multiple options for repairing pelvic floor disorders.

Behind the scenes: COVID-19 vaccine second dose

Wonder what it’s like to get a COVID-19 vaccine? University of Iowa Health Care employees are sharing their experiences through video diaries. See what they have to say about receiving the second dose.

Now Novavax: UI Health Care’s role in a new COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

UI Health Care experts are again lending their expertise in clinical research to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, this time a large, Phase 3 trial for a new COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax, Inc.

Grateful husband donates gift cards in memory of his late wife

Their love story began in 1978. Ed Brown, a financial planner, was working on taxes at a client’s Dubuque hotel. In walked Deb Maiers to apply for a job.

Keeping your skin healthy against cold weather

During the winter, the air is drier, which causes our skin to lose moisture. Jennifer Powers, MD, FAAD, says there are a few simple tricks to counteract the painful effects of cold weather.