April 2021 News

Eric Garcia: Helping lead the way with COVID-19 drug trials

Eric Garcia
Eric Garcia has had quite the year after overcoming COVID-19 back in March of 2020. He used his experience as motivation to help others, joining the Regeneron clinical trial team through UI Health Care.

First-in-Iowa procedure offers new TAVR option for patients with artery damage

Alan Leff in front of his University Heights home
Alan couldn’t have a standard TAVR, so UI cardiologist Philip Horwitz, MD, used transcaval TAVR to repair his aortic valve without open-heart surgery.

Spine surgery helps Denise return to active life after agonizing back pain

Denise Flory photo
After trying physical therapy and pain medicine, Denise turned to the UI Health Care Spine Center for relief.

Nurse encourages all to register as donors during National Donate Life Month

Morgan Atwood photo
April is National Donate Life Month, and Morgan Atwood, RN, encourages everyone to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Vaccines and safety lead to post-COVID-19 world

Pat Winokur wearing mask
Expanded access to vaccines offer hope and promise for Iowans. Read more from Patricia Winokur, MD, Executive Dean, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.