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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.
Telehealth can alleviate barriers to care for postpartum depression By Aleksandra Vujicic After two unsuccessful pregnancies, Lonicera Jiang decided to try in-vitro fertilization. But the fear of losing another baby, along with anxiety over the fertility treatment process, took such a toll on her...
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...