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According to Sepsis Alliance , sepsis – the body's life-threatening response to infection – kills 270,000 Americans every year. Another 1.4 million survive sepsis every year, but often with life-changing physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Sepsis patients at rural hospitals are more likely...
Alex Novak, M4, has been named the recipient of the 2019-2020 Stuart Cullen Award. The award is given to a senior medical student who demonstrates outstanding capabilities in the field of anesthesiology through scholastic achievement and clinical performance. Winners are chosen by the Department of...
Martin Mueller, MD , who specializes in pediatric anesthesia, and John Canady, MD , an otolaryngologist who received the Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017, are in Guatemala this week with Iowa MOST (Miles of Smiles Team), helping children with craniofacial deformities...
To celebrate Physician Anesthesiologist Week 2020, we asked some of our faculty to tell us why they chose academic medicine and what they find most rewarding about working at an academic medical center. See their responses below: Melinda Seering, MD Seering, who completed her residency at Iowa,...
Former resident Michael Baker, DO, who graduated in 2017, was profiled in a newsletter from Iowa State University's College of Engineering earlier this month. He earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and worked as a software consultant for several years before going to...
For the past month or so, Iowans have been able to get free naloxone – a short-acting reversal drug for opioid overdose – through a partnership between University of Iowa Health Care and the Iowa Department of Public Health. And anesthesiologists at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Pain...
The Department of Anesthesia is celebrating CRNA Week 2020 by asking our valued Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists what they like best about being a CRNA and about working at an academic medical center. Here's a sampling of their answers (for more, click through the gallery above): Kristin...
Debra A. Schwinn, MD , has been named president of Palm Beach Atlantic University, a private Christian liberal arts university in West Palm Beach, Florida. She will take up her new duties in May. Debra A. Schwinn, MD In 2012, she was named the first (and so far only) woman dean of Carver College of...
Penny Carrington’s health had been deteriorating in ways that have puzzled virtually every doctor she’s seen over the past 15 years. Rahul Rastogi, MBBS, and Penny Carrington discuss her treatment plan . “I would get dizzy. I would lose feeling on one side of my body. It felt like there was some...
For the second year, the Department of Anesthesia participated in University of Iowa Health Care’s Girls Go STEM! program, and once again participants gave the session rave reviews. Stephanie White, operations manager for the Department’s Patient Simulation Center, and CA-2 Sarah Helwege, DO,...