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Alejandro Comellas is seen giving a UIHC presentation during the Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Brianna Brown/The Daily Iowan)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics reports near-record patient volumes

Sabine Martin, News reporter April 14, 2021

Suresh Gunasekaran, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics CEO of University of Iowa Health Care told the state Board of Regents on Wednesday that if it weren't for the mandatory two-month shutdown...

Photo Illustration by Katie Goodale

University of Iowa to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccinations amid CDC recommendations

Rachel Schilke, News Editor April 13, 2021

The University of Iowa is pausing all Johnson & Johnson vaccinations for students and staff until further notice following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...

The UIHC is seen on Wednesday, April 7,  2021.

Former UIHC manager sues for gender bias

Rachel Schilke and Caitlin Crome April 8, 2021

A former University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employee is suing UIHC and the state Board of Regents for gender bias and discrimination under the Iowa Civil Right Act. Courtney Mace Davis, 52,...

Illustration by Kate Doolittle

Child Life creates a home within the Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Brooklyn Draisey, Projects Reporter April 6, 2021

For kids and teenagers staying in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, the world narrows. Many patients cannot venture from the hospital for more than a short walk outside, if...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics building front.

Health care workers, UIHC set out to improve relationship with conversations facilitated by the Board of Regents

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter March 22, 2021

Following the conclusion of contract negotiations, the Service Employees International Union 199 is gearing up for semi-monthly conversations with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics facilitated...

Patients are injected with the COVID-19 vaccine at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Modern vaccine for its employees.

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics releases study on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter March 21, 2021

In an effort to provide further information on the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has released a study that showed common side effects  experienced...

Photo of Jasmina Arnaut.

Providers aren’t barred from vaccinating non-priority groups, but equity questions arise

Sabine Martin, News Reporter March 18, 2021

University of Iowa College of Pharmacy student Jasmina Arnaut said many of her friends are asking her where to find extra doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that would otherwise be expired at the end of...

The College of Public Health Building can be seen on Sunday, September 15. The College of Public Health is working with the College of Pharmacy to examine the role of high risk medication in falls in the elderly.

University of Iowa researchers’ study on mask mandates ranks among most shared of all time

Samantha Murray, News Reporter March 18, 2021

Last June, University of Iowa researchers George Wehby and Wei Lyu were some of the first researchers to publish a study analyzing a mask mandate’s effectiveness. Now, their study is one of the most...

University of Iowa researcher, Stanley Perlman poses for a portrait in the Bowen Science Building on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. Perlman along with staff at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics have implemented precautions following reports that a new coronavirus has been found in the United States.

University of Iowa researchers at heart of developing vaccine

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor March 17, 2021

A year ago, Stanley Perlman was one of a handful of researchers studying coronaviruses. Now, he estimates coronavirus researchers number into the thousands. After the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s...

University of Iowa senior and undergraduate BSN nursing student, Nick Figuracion (right), and fellow nursing students, Amy Gustafson (left) and Rebecca Sandhu (center), talk before their clinical rotation on Thursday, March 11 in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Figuracion’s advice to other nursing students during COVID is that, “You have to persevere. These times are tough for everyone and none of this is natural to us. Wearing masks and face shields and standing six feet apart that’s not human. Human interaction is being close and interacting with one another, so you just have to persevere and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Health care professionals remain vigilant, resilient after a year on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter March 16, 2021

Jess Shever is exhausted. A year after the first case of novel coronavirus was discovered in Johnson County, Shever said there is an added emotional toll on her and her colleagues to do their jobs...

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UI Ophthalmology Residency Program graduate goes viral for making comedy-style medical TikToks

Brady Osborne, News Reporter March 15, 2021

A doctor who completed his ophthalmology residency through University of Iowa Health Care has gained fame on TikTok for making comedy videos about his work in the medical field. William Flanary,...

Syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine lay on a counter at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Moderna vaccine for its employees.

All Iowans may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine before May 1

Rachel Schilke, News Editor March 12, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health has administered its one-millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as Gov. Kim Reynolds announces that Iowa may make all Iowans eligible for the vaccine before May...

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