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Pixie Plummer , MD, still smells freshly cut grass every time she’s reminded of her hometown friend, Lloyd. He lived alone, mowed lawns for a living, and was adored by everyone in the small southwest Iowa town, including Plummer’s family. The family quickly befriended him and Lloyd was always...
Jacob Michaelson, PhD, has been named the Roy J. Carver Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, a high honor given to distinguished faculty members who have made great strides in their field. “When this happens unexpectedly early in your career, you feel even more of a desire to justify...
Peoples Community Health Clinic in Waterloo, Iowa, sees nearly 300 patients daily who have a wide range of medical conditions, including opioid addiction. But the best options to treat opioid use disorders have been limited in Waterloo, particularly for uninsured patients who rely on the nonprofit...
Andy Landgrebe had lived with a debilitating mood disorder for years and was beginning to doubt he would find adequate treatment. He moved among major cities doing stand-up comedy, working for The Second City, and writing, while also adjusting to new therapists and medications for his bipolar...
A young woman enters the room and chooses a reclining chair along the far wall. A few minutes after she settles in, a nurse walks over, pulls up a chair next to her, and begins asking questions: How are you feeling? What happened today? Others in the room watch television or visit quietly. A man in...
An anonymous donor has offered up to $15,000 in matched donations to support the Mood Disorders Center . The MDC is grateful for this generous offer and will be participating in One Day for Iowa , the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day. All donations made to the MDC during this event...
Krystal Parker, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, received a five-year, $2.1 million National Institute of Mental Health grant to study the cerebellum and its role in cognitive function.
Pictured above: Staff from Scooter's Coffee locations in Cedar Rapids, Mollie Tibbetts' mother Laura Calderwood, and faculty members in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Mollie Tibbetts’ family has been committed to upholding her legacy of helping others and her passion for child psychology by...
The Department of Psychiatry is opening a 24-hour Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) specifically designed for people experiencing an emotional crisis or psychiatric emergency. The calm, comfortable, and inviting space will feature reclining chairs instead of hospital beds and a care team dedicated to...
Pictured Above: Iowa City producers Sadie Elbert, Amanda Heeren, and Aleksandra Vujicic A group of Iowa City locals will share powerful monologues, original poetry, and music based on the real struggles and triumphs of living with a mental illness in the community’s rendition of This is My Brave ...