Coronavirus Resources for UI Health Care Employees

The safety of our patients, faculty, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for University of Iowa Health Care. This page will continue to have up-to-date information and resources for health care employees regarding our preparation and response to COVID-19. Conorovirus Reources for UI Health Care Employees

Tribute to our Hospitalists

When I decided to focus on this topic, top of mind was a desire to talk about the significant contribution of our entire inpatient service to the care of hundreds each day. Our focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and our spectacular response moved me to note the ongoing heavy lift of our faculty and trainees […]

Hospitalists reflect on our response to COVID-19

We reached out to Andrew Bryant, MD; Jeydith Gutierrez Perez, MD; and Bradley Manning, MD, to offer their perspective on what they witnessed during the initial planning and response to COVID-19 within University of Iowa Health Care. Their responses have been lightly edited. What changes did you notice in that period of late March and […]

Khataei deepens understanding of exercise’s effects

Tahsin Khataei, PhD, research assistant in the lab of Christopher Benson, MD, says that although the mental and physical health benefits of routine exercise is widely known, many do not participate in regular exercise regimens. “One reason for this is that exercise, especially high-intensity exercise, is often accompanied by muscle pain and fatigue—felt to be […]

Online presentation: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health (of patients and providers) – June 4, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 4, 2020, will be: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health (of patients and providers) 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, June 4, 2020 Presented by: Arwa Aburikiz, MD, MS Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Click this link on […]

Our responsibility in the present moment

Colleagues: Events of the past week have no doubt produced a variety of emotions in each of us. The video of the events leading to George Floyd’s death shocked many, but reinforced for others their regular experience that inter-racial animus is a present reality for many, with lethal consequences for some. Demonstrations in cities near […]

Clinical trials in cancer at Iowa barely lose a step

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a special report titled “A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” It details an approach for oncologists and other care providers to ensure their own safety and that of those they treat, given the higher likelihood of a patient’s immuno-compromised status.  For […]

Grumbach collaboration to examine impact of radiation on blood vessels

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, and Randy Kardon, MD, PhD, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received a five-year, R01 grant for $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health. The duo will study the effects of radiation therapy on small blood vessels, also known as microvessels, in cancer survivors. Every year, […]

Honoring and celebrating our learners

Many things feel simultaneously familiar and foreign these days. The middle of May kicks off our annual graduation season, and although we have had to replace processionals across a stage with drive-through diploma pick-ups and celebratory banquets with Zoom links, that strong feeling of pride and excitement for our graduates cannot be suppressed. This year’s […]