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A nurse receives one of first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, on the 12th floor of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor December 15, 2020

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Iowa yesterday and health care workers at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics become the first people in the state to receive doses of the vaccine. Some...

‘Grateful:’ University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employees receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

David Conway, a registered nurse in the emergency department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, receives the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital from registered nurse Rachel Lewis, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, on the 12th floor of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter December 14, 2020

Health care workers, long on the front lines facing COVID-19, are now the first in line to receive the first doses of the vaccine to prevent the disease. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics first hospital in the state to receive COVID-19 vaccine

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is drawn into a syringe, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, on the 12th floor of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Rylee Wilson, News Editor December 14, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employees began receiving the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine on Monday, which was studied in clinical trials at the hospital.  According to a press release from...

UI Hospitals and Clinics administering antibody treatments to COVID-19 patients, reducing hospitalizations

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter December 9, 2020

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics hopes to use an experimental treatment for patients who test positive for COVID-19, the Regeneron monoclonal antibody. This may prevent future hospitalizations...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics expecting to vaccinate employees next week, pending FDA approval

UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran sits at the University Main Hospital on Dec. 3, 2018.
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor December 9, 2020

Frontline workers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics may receive the first round of coronavirus vaccinations next week, once approved by the Food and Drug Administration. UIHC leaders...

From the COVID-19 unit: what Iowa health care workers want you to know

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Liz Highland twists the lid on a sippy cup at her home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Highland works two twelve-hour shifts at the ILI Clinic per week and helps with telemedicine and administrative tasks throughout the week, adding up to 45 hours in a regular work week. On nights when she arrives home after her husband Corey and 18-month-old daughter Loah have gone to bed, Highland usually takes a shower, eats dinner, and does dishes, laundry, or other household tasks in a quiet house before bed. “It’s kind of sad to me, but [Corey] is a student also, so a lot of times even when I do come home we don’t have a lot of time to sit and chit-chat ‘cause he’s doing homework or like today he got up at 4:30, he’s got to get up at 4:30 again.” Highland said, adding that it works for childcare but she and her husband never see each other.
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter December 8, 2020

Kirstin Brainard called a patient’s loved ones to deliver the news that no one wants to hear. A medical intensive-care unit nurse at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for a decade, Brainard...

UIHC Home Treatment Team works to reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter December 2, 2020

As hospitalizations and positive coronavirus cases continue to rise in Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is utilizing the Home Treatment Team, a model that allows health care providers...

COVID-19 drive-through testing sites prepare for the winter chill

UI Quick Care, University Capitol Center, 201 S Clinton St. Testing entrance as seen on Monday Nov. 30, 2020.
Sabine Martin, News Reporter November 30, 2020

One way the state has conducted mass COVID-19 testing is via outdoor drive-through services. As temperatures drop, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and other testing locations are confronted...

With cases rising, University of Iowa officials warn Iowa hospitals will soon be overwhelmed

Illustration by Kate Doolittle
Rachel Schilke and Rylee Wilson November 15, 2020

Iowa’s doctors and scientists issued dire warnings over the weekend as hospitalizations continued to rise across the state, threatening — and in some cases already — overwhelming hospitals in...

University of Iowa, Iowa State University researchers develop COVID-19 nanovaccine

Nanovaccine Institute director Balaji Narasimhan inside one of the institute’s labs in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building.
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter November 15, 2020

University of Iowa and Iowa State University researchers are collaborating to develop a nanovaccine for COVID-19, which allows patients to receive the treatment through a nasal spray. The team for...

University of Iowa cystic fibrosis research team awarded $11.5 million grant

University of Iowa cystic fibrosis research team awarded $11.5 million grant
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter November 9, 2020

University of Iowa cystic fibrosis researchers received $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to research therapies for patients with the lung disease. The research team, which consists...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics making staffing changes to combat COVID-19 crisis

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter November 9, 2020

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is sounding the alarm, asking for hospital employees that can work from home to do remote work to preserve staff at the hospital as the pandemic increases...

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