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Providing the backbone: Melanie Dettmer and the Department of Pharmaceutical Care

Melanie Dettmer photo with mask
Melanie Dettmer, CPhT, support services coordinator in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care, says pharmacy is the backbone that brings hospital care teams together.

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated: How sick can you get?

Breakthrough infections, or when fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19, sound startling, even discouraging. But they don’t come as a shock to medical experts, since no vaccine is 100% effective against preventing infection.

Breaking barriers: The importance of interpreting services

Syra Hurtarte, Spanish interpreter
Take a moment and imagine you’re in a hospital bed. Now, imagine you’re in a hospital bed and you don’t speak the same language as your health care team. Enter Syra Hurtarte, a Spanish interpreter for UI Health Care.

With UI Sports Medicine at his side, Alec recovers from a bad hip injury and wins a state football title

UI Sports Medicine professionals provided Alec’s on-field care, repaired his hip, and guided the physical therapy that helped him recover.

Research shows remdesivir treatment for COVID-19 has little impact on survival, increases hospital stay

A new study finds that remdesivir, the first new medicine approved for treatment of COVID-19, is not associated with improved survival, but is associated with longer hospital stays for patients.

Gauging COVID-19 vaccine interest among adolescents, parents

In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine (Comiranty) to include adolescents ages 12 through 15.

Iowans saving lives of strangers around the world

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For 40 years, the Iowa Marrow Donor Program has led the way helping those in need get the lifesaving transplants they require. And it wouldn’t be possible without the kindness and selflessness of Iowans, especially the young adults on campuses across the state.

Evidence-based practice scientist Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, recognized with a DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award

Lauren Cullen DAISY Award
Lauren Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, earns the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award.

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.

COVID-19 vaccine side effects: See what our employees are reporting, and why it means the vaccine is working

COVID-19 vaccine vials being distributed at UI Health Care
UI Health Care workers were among the first Iowans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As a part of receiving the vaccine, many employees were sent a survey about their symptoms. Learn about side effects from their experience here.