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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics joins national trial testing alternative treatment for appendicitis

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

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

October 13, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is one of 25 clinics across the U.S. to participate in a national trial that, so far, shows antibiotics could be an alternative to surgery for treating appendicitis.   UIHC is participating in Comparing Outcomes of Antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy. Tria...

University of Iowa researchers discover that COVID-19 is deadlier in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

October 8, 2020

New research from the University of Iowa reveals that people with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of dying from COVID-19 than the general population. The research team, led by UI neurology resident Qiang Zhang and UI Neurology Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research Kumar Naray...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics translators eliminate language barriers, improve patient care

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

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

October 6, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics translators are seeking to improve health care for medical professionals and patients by eliminating language barriers so that non-native English speakers are able to be involved in their own care. The hospital’s Interpretation and Translation Services offers 24-hour inte...

Longest-serving faculty member, Francois Abboud, reflects on 60 years at the UI

Photo of Francois M. Abboud, MD. Contributed.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

October 1, 2020

When University of Iowa professor Francois Abboud began teaching at the UI in 1960, he was not planning to stay for long. 60 years later, he is the UI’s longest-serving faculty member. “My decision to stay at Iowa was the opportunity to develop major programs that were unparalleled anywhere,” Abbou...

Health care professionals recommend flu vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic

Photo Illustration by Katie Goodale

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

September 28, 2020

Health-care professionals are urging people to get their flu vaccines as soon as possible in preparation for the flu season, with added concern stemming from ongoing pandemic. With the prevalence of COVID-19, health-care providers are working to stop the spread of the flu, another illness that ...

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

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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...