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UIHC performing trial to reduce celiac disease symptoms

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Claire Benson, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

David Elliott is currently investigating a trial drug that could help digestion for those with celiac disease, which causes an immune reaction to eating gluten. Elliott, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said his team is st...

University of Iowa Nursing professor Kathleen Buckwalter receives “Living Legend” honor

UI Professor Emeritus of Nursing Kathleen Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN. Contributed.

Samantha Murray, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

Kathleen Buckwalter, long-time University of Iowa Professor Emeritus of Nursing, was named on Aug. 18 a Living Legend by the American Nursing Association — the group’s highest honor — for excellence in decades of teaching and researching. Buckwalter completed her undergraduate degree at th...

UIHC Respiratory Illness Follow-Up Clinic helps patients with ongoing effects of COVID-19

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Samantha Murray, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

The University of Iowa Respiratory Illness Follow-Up Clinic, the only COVID-19 follow-up clinic currently in Iowa, is seeking to help patients struggling with lingering effects of COVID-19 and study the long-term consequences of the virus. Set up through the UI Hospitals and Clinics, people who h...

UIHC, College of Nursing faculty inducted into American Academy of Nursing Fellows Class


Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

The American Academy of Nursing will induct two University of Iowa nurses into its 2020 Class of Fellows later this year. UI College of Nursing Assistant Professor Barbara St. Marie and UI Hospitals and Clinics Chief Nurse Executive Cindy Dawson were selected in August to join the Academy’s fello...

Researchers use chatbots to deliver psychotherapy to help decrease opioid use

Pictured on Aug. 31, 2020 is Dr. Edward Rojas inside the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center at the University of Iowa. UIHC is carrying out research on how chatbots can minimize opioid usage for patients after surgeries.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

September 3, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa and University of Pennsylvania are using chatbots, an artificial intelligence software, to deliver psychotherapy to patients to cut down their opioid use after surgeries. Chris Anthony, the associate director of the Penn Hip Preservation Center at Penn Medic...

University of Iowa researchers use implant to induce bone regeneration in diabetic patients

The University of Iowa Pharmacy Building is seen during a media tour on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2020. The building opened its doors to students this semester.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa are developing an implant that helps induce bone formation in patients with diabetes. Aliasger Salem, UI College of Pharmacy Bighley Chair, is using a multi-functional implant composed of insulin, Vitamin D3, bone morphogenetic protein 2, and fibroblast growt...

Vigil held in front of UIHC during week of prayer for essential workers

TIffin resident, Karen Kieth-Zamora sit in silence during a candlelight vigil at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Monday, August 26th, 2020. SEIU, along with several nurses and community members held a candlelight vigil to honor the nurses who passed away from COVID-19.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

August 26, 2020

Inside the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, essential workers and caregivers are treating patients with COVID-19. Outside, the local chapter of Service Employees International Union held a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in the memory garden to honor essential workers lost in the pande...

UIHC studies how to combat mental health struggles after derecho, amidst COVID-19

Rain is seen through a window on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. With wind gusts around 80 mph, the derecho ­--a widespread wind damage event produced by severe thunderstorms-- hit Iowa City in the afternoon causing tree damage and power outages.

Mackenzie Koesters, News Reporter

August 26, 2020

In the aftermath of the historic derecho that swept through Iowa, many may experience increased struggles with their mental health — especially during COVID-19, where social distance isolation from loved ones can exacerbate issues. The Aug. 10 “inland hurricane” left thousands without power...

UNI student, inspired by memory of sister, works to become a doctor

U of I Stead Family Children’s Hospital as seen on April 13,2020

Cole Krutzfield, News Reporter

August 27, 2020

One University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic volunteer, Nolan Ford who hopes to one day become like the UI doctors who attended to his sister, who died from cancer at nine years old. “My sister was about 18 months old when she was first diagnosed with cancer in her spine,” Ford said. “Ou...

Without football, Kid Captains will have to wait to take on Kinnick with the team

Offensive Linemen Levi and Landon Paulsen talk to Kid Captain Enzo Thongsoum in the Hawkeye football locker room at Kids Day at Kinnick on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Kids Day at Kinnick is an annual event for families to experience Iowa's football stadium, while watching preseason practice and honoring this year's Kid Captains.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 24, 2020

The Iowa Hawkeyes won’t be taking to the field in Kinnick Stadium in 2020, and neither will the team’s youngest leaders – its Kid Captains.  The 2020 Kid Captain season will be postponed until 2021. In a news release, Pamela Johnson-Carlson, chief administrative officer of the University of Io...

University of Iowa Health Care’s graduate medical education team awarded grant to promote diversity, equity, inclusion

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Cole Krutzfield, News Reporter

July 16, 2020

University of Iowa Health Care’s graduate medical education team have received a new grant to create and provide educational resources for medical providers and patients to address patterns of discrimination in the field. The grant’s team, led by Nkanyezi Ferguson, the director of diversity, equit...

UI Heart and Vascular Clinic completes 1000th TAVR surgery

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

July 14, 2020

Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists in the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center attribute their recent award as best in the region to the experience and collaborative nature of team members. The UI Heart and Vascular Center recently performed its 1000th transcatheter aortic valve repla...