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Emergency medicine physician Allie Kim (18MD, 21R) and anesthesiologist Sung Kim (15MD, 20F) share the stresses and joys of balancing starting their medical careers with starting their family.
The $3 million gift from Karen Simmonds and Mark Gilbert will support at least 27 aspiring physicians from Iowa over the next decade at the Carver College of Medicine.
From a young age, Nicole Fleege, MD’s family told her she could be anything she wanted to be. She oscillated between dreams of being a doctor, a lawyer, or a veterinarian. However, when it came to deciding whether she wanted a career in medicine, she was hesitant. “I took a detour from medicine because my dad got cancer when I was a junior in high school, and then passed away from lung cancer when I was a senior,” she explains. “So my first few years in college, I just wasn’t sure I wanted to do medicine.”
The eighth NIH grant renewal extends funding for the Iowa Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Center to more than $76 million over 43 years.
UI Health Care is pleased to announce the funding competition for the Stead Family Scholars Program is now open for applications. This program is designed to recognize and advance the development of outstanding early-career investigators. The goal of this program is to identify and support outstanding early-career faculty who are becoming internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields of research. The program provides financial support to pursue new unexplored ideas that promise consequential discoveries. Stead Family Scholars will also be provided leadership and communication training to advance their professional development.
Former UI fellow Paari Dominic, MBBS, MPH, has returned to UI Hospitals & Clinics, specializing in a procedure that helps people with heart rate issues.
Melissa Palma (15MD) is many things these days—a physician, an educator, an advocate. But when it all began, she was an Iowan. “I like to tell people I spent K through 20th grade in Iowa,” she says.
Did smokers do better than non-smokers in a clinical trial for an experimental cancer treatment? That was the intriguing question that led University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues to develop a drinkable, carbon monoxide-infused foam that boosted the effectiveness of the therapy, known as autophagy inhibition, in mice and human cells. The findings were recently published in the journal Advanced Science.
The University of Iowa’s educational course in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been endorsed by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). Iowa is one of only two institutions in the U.S. and 19 worldwide to earn this distinction, cementing the university’s place as an international leader in the advanced life support technology.
The Carver College of Medicine’s Global Health Distinction Track gives medical students a chance to explore differing modes of health care delivery and give back in meaningful ways.