Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care


Emily Parker, a fourth-year medical student from Johnston, Iowa, didn’t anticipate developing a passion for research during medical school. However, her experience playing Division I women’s basketball at the College of the Holy Cross and while navigating injuries piqued her interest in sports medicine.
Competition and camaraderie were on full display as more than 200 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students turned out for the fifth annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run Sept. 25 at the university’s Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track.
Caleb Escudero, a second-year medical student from Aurora, Illinois, had never participated in research until the summer before he started medical school. He quickly learned that he loved the scientific process of discovering new solutions to complicated problems—such as the common problem of childhood ear infections.
For Adam and Camille Rasmussen, moving to Iowa City was a step out of their comfort zone, but they trusted the great things they had heard about the PA program at the Carver College of Medicine.
A new study that used genetic data from nearly 43,000 autistic individuals and their families has identified 60 autism spectrum-associated genes with exome-wide significance, including five new genes not previously implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders.
George Li did not always know he wanted to become a PA, but this career path became apparent as his interest in science grew along with his desire to serve his community. After graduating from Boston University in 2014 with a degree in linguistics, Li explored various career paths including education and programming. He valued the people-focused approach he developed while teaching and the problem-solving aspects of programming; he found that health care was a good intersection.
Recently hired early-career faculty of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have had their initial leadership and faculty development impacted by the pandemic. This course will provide “pandemic-informed” health care, medical education, and research leadership skills to succeed at the Carver College of Medicine in this fast-paced new environment.
Though many of Adriana's family members in Puerto Rico are in medicine, she only began to imagine herself in a health career after a professor inspired her to pursue it. Then, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.
Peggy Nopoulos, MD, is a triple threat in the world of academic medicine as a clinician, researcher, and mentor.
Yumeng (“Yumi”) Engelking grew up in Chaozhou, a small city in southeast China. At the age of 11, she developed a disorder that caused significant hair loss. Though the illness wasn’t life threatening, it was detrimental to her self-image, and that experience has shaped the way she views specialty care in medicine.