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September is Pain Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Chronic Pain Association . As many as 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain (pain that lasts longer than 6 months). But when their primary health care providers suggest seeking psychological treatment, patients can feel dismissed...
Several Department of Anesthesia members are featured in the Summer 2020 Creative Writing Anthology from the Carver College of Medicine: Ron Abrons, MD, was one of 3 poetry winners for his entry, "The Harkening." CA-3 Deepak Agarwal, MBBS, wrote a poem titled "Oh Sweet Slumber!" Sundar Krishnan,...
The Anesthesia Research Institute Fund has awarded its first grants to Department of Anesthesia faculty who are exploring ways to improve patient care both during and after various procedures. The fund awarded a total of $46,637 to the following projects: $20,485 to Yatish Ranganath, MBBS , over...
Message from Sarah Ermer, Pharmacy Fellow Associate and resident in Palliative Care and Pain Management in the College of Pharmacy: Overdose death is preventable. It is our responsibility to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, acknowledge grief felt by families...
Every year, the Department of Anesthesia supports four medical mission trips to provide anesthesia services to underserved populations in Central and South America. Unfortunately, geopolitical issues and the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of our planned trips to Ecuador and Honduras in 2019-...
The Department of Anesthesia is pleased to welcome three new faculty members in July: Mark Dziuba, MD . Dr. Dziuba is completing his fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He did his residency at University of Toledo Medical Center and earned his MD at Poznan...
Donna Hammond, PhD , earned the 2020 UI Diversity Catalyst Award for her efforts in promoting the development of an inclusive, diverse campus community. Donna Hammond, PhD Among other contributions, Hammond was the first director of PREP@Iowa , a post-baccalaureate research education program aimed...
Beth Dinoff, PhD , is a clinical associate professor of anesthesia and a pain psychologist with University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' Pain Management Clinic. By Beth Dinoff, PhD Between the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social unrest over racial justice and equality, 2020 has been extremely...
The Loop recently profiled our own Marta Hamity, PhD , and her inability to remain quietly on the sidelines. Marta Hamity, PhD From The Loop: "In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, much was uncertain. When UI Health Care put out a request for volunteers to screen visitors for COVID-19...