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By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Thanks to a federal grant, more providers will soon be able to train in addiction medicine at the Roy A. and Lucille J. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. The $2.25 million award from the U.S. Health...
Department Chair Peggy Nopoulos, MD, is the 2022 Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award Recipient.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Holly Jensen of Menlo, Iowa, knew from a young age that Huntington’s disease (HD) would play a role in her life. When she was about six years old, her father tested positive for the mutation in a gene called Huntingtin,...
Aspiring Psychiatrist Madeline Cusimano says her mentor within psychiatry, Dr. Emily Morse, has been helpful in how to take next steps toward residency, adding that Morse is a great role model for her career and her patient care.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry When Jim Hagen of Fairfax met his wife Leslie in the early 1980s, they had no idea she would later develop a terminal illness. Leslie Hagen But in the 1990s, after her father, Norman and sister, Lisa, developed symptoms of...
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine bestows upon its outstanding graduates. Established in 1998, this awards program recognizes former students, colleagues, and friends who have transcended their fundamental roles as health care providers, scientists, and educators to become influential participants in the advancement of the art and science of medicine. Excellence in these areas brings pride and distinction to the University of Iowa and the Carver College of Medicine.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Jody Jones, PhD, says when she started her career in clinical psychology in the late 1990s, not a lot of organ transplant programs had a dedicated psychologist on staff. “I had literally never heard of anything like that...
On any given day in Iowa City, scientists are parsing DNA samples to deduce which of the more than 20,000 human genes are most associated with autism. "SPARK for Autism" researchers, including Jacob Michaelson at the University of Iowa, are trying to figure out which genes are important in neural development and how they lead to behaviors associated with autism. SPARK is an example of the more than 70 research endeavors associated with the university's new "Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center." Funds will come from NIH dollars, the Carver College of Medicine, the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry, and the INI, as well as expected support from "foundations and philanthropy."
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry It’s been a year now since the Department of Psychiatry at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics began rolling out a new care model, and that model is now being introduced into more inpatient units. Several behavioral...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Students in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine now are receiving additional training during their psychiatry clerkships from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) . The four-hour course is taught...