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The Department of Anesthesia lost one of its valued emeriti when Won W. Choi, MD, passed away Feb. 1 . The news prompted an outpouring of tributes and fond memories of working with him over the nearly four decades of his career at Iowa. Won Choi, MD “Dr. Choi was one of the best anesthesiologists...
A paper co-authored by David W. Kaczka, MD, PhD, and postdoctoral research scholar Andrea Fonseca da Cruz was one of the 10 most-read articles in the journal Respiratory Care for 2020. The paper, "Shared Ventilation in the Era of COVID-19: A Theoretical Consideration of the Dangers and Potential...
$8M Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to College of Nursing will create mobile program that delivers simulation education to health care professionals
What happens when thousands of health care workers are vaccinated? How does that affect COVID-19 transmission rates? Those are just a few of the questions being considered by two UI Health Care employees leading the PREVENT study: Nick Mohr, MD, MS , professor of emergency medicine and anesthesia,...
Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD , is conducting research to see if non-invasive Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) can alert anesthesiologists to possible spinal cord ischemia (SCI) during a procedure. SCI remains a major concern during open and endovascular repair of descending thoracic aneurysms and...
David Kaczka, MD, PhD , is the principal investigator on a subaward from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a computational model for transport ventilators the military uses on patients with a variety of lung injuries. Kaczka hopes his research will produce a model that can direct time-...
Donna Hammond, PhD , professor of anesthesia and of neuroscience and pharmacology, has been named the Roy J. Carver Chair in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. The five-year appointment recognizes Hammond's outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the Carver College of Medicine and the...
As University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics prepared for a surge in COVID-19 patients in November, many specialized care providers have been reassigned to help in areas most heavily impacted by the deadly virus - particularly the intensive care units. Among those specialized care providers called...
James Blum, MD James Blum, MD, has been named the chief medical information officer (CMIO) for UI Health Care, effective Monday, Dec. 28. As CMIO, Blum will be responsible for supporting the development of information systems that assist clinicians in the delivery of high-quality patient care. Blum...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $4.9 million to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles to conduct an observational study of health care personnel in 16 academic medical centers...