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By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Providers interested in receiving extra training to treat substance use disorders and addiction have a new option at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Last year, the Department of Psychiatry established the...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Child psychiatrists who are just starting their careers have a new avenue of funding thanks to a University of Iowa alumnus. Dr. A.J. Allen, MD ’88 R ’92, worked with the UI Center for Advancement to establish an endowment...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Emily Witt says she was very emotional during her pregnancy this year, especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “You’re constantly worrying about people around you, where you’re going, and you don’t want to get sick...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry For the past 30 years, Cathy Woodman, MD , has been an integral part of the collaboration between the Iowa City VA Hospital and Department of Psychiatry at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. And though the two...
As director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Nicole Del Castillo, MD, MPH (14R), is invested in making health care more equitable and inclusive. Early in her training, Del Castillo was introduced to the health disparities...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Telehealth appointments have risen nationwide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and psychiatry is one area where these visits have especially increased. At University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, telehealth...
Rainbo Hultman, PhD, assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, who has a secondary appointment with the Department of Psychiatry, is one of 53 early-career scientists from across the nation to receive an NIH Director’s New...
The cerebellum was considered so unimportant that many scientists would simply ignore it in neuroimaging studies or, when they removed the brains of animals for many kinds of studies, they would chop the structure off and throw it away. “That’s how the field has been for a very long time,” says...
Born, raised, and trained in Iowa, Peg Nopoulos (89MD, 93R, 94F) has built an internationally recognized Huntington’s disease research program virtually in her own backyard.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry As part of her research for the Nopoulos lab at University of Iowa, Ellen van der Plas, PhD , needs to conduct MRIs to examine the brain development of children who are battling cancer. But getting the kids into the MRI...