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By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry When Megan Lahann was growing up in the small town of Wheatland, Iowa, psychiatry was far from her mind. “I always thought I would be a ‘baby nurse’,” says Lahann, who followed her dream to the University of Iowa, where she...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Angela Dossett sits cross-legged on a yoga mat in the front of the small room. The lights are switched off, save the soft glow of a small lamp beside her. Gentle, relaxing music begins to play. “We’re going to use our brain...
The outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be stressful. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. In this video, Aiysha Malik, Mental Health expert at the World Health Organization, speaks with Sari Setiogi, Head of WHO's...
Shea Jorgensen, MD, is a third-year resident in the psychiatry residency program. After graduation, she intends to return to her native northern Iowa to practice. By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry As she nears the end of her third year of residency at...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry If you’re planning a visit to University of Iowa Health Care’s clinic on Scott Boulevard in Iowa City, you can take part in a research study without talking to a soul. You will have to talk, however. Jake Michaelson, PhD,...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry When Jeffrey Brown, MD, saw Carson King’s fundraising campaign for Stead Family Children’s Hospital go viral last fall, he got a similar idea. “I just remember seeing his poster and thinking it was a really cool thing that...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry The word “gorge” has more than one meaning for Kara Richardson-Whiting. It represents her lowest point in life, when she weighed 300 pounds. It also represents how she got to 300 pounds: a binge eating disorder that she...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry A bolt of bright colors now greets passersby near Behavior Health and Adult Psychiatry on the first floor of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The mural, entitled “Everyday Joy & Kindness,” is part of a larger...
Video of Maternal Fetal Medicine Q&A Before, during, and after pregnancy, your physical and mental health are important. On Jan. 23, 2020, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Mark Santillan , MD, PhD, and Clinical Psychologist Stacey Pawlak, PhD , answered questions on Facebook Live about...
Gen Shinozaki, MD, University of Iowa associate professor of psychiatry and neurosurgery, was awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the correlation of epigenetic marks between human brain tissue and peripheral tissues.