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Irfan Qureshi, MD, a critical care fellow in the Department of Surgery, is the winner of the 2018 Meritorious Academic Achievement Award given by the faculty of the Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) . The award is given each year to the fellow conducting the top research project...
Lillian Erdahl, MD , Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, has been elected Vice Chair of the Association of Women Surgeons Communications Committee, pending confirmation at the annual meeting of the Association to be held October, 2018, in Boston, MA. The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is...
Sonia Sugg, MD , Clinical Professor of Surgery, has been elected Vice President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) at the organization's 39th Annual Meeting held May 6-8, 2018, in Durham, North Carolina. The AAES is the premier academic society in endocrine surgery. Dr. Sugg...
Cate Unruh, MEd, Surgery Clerkship Coordinator for the Dept. of Surgery, received the Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Surgical Education held May 1-3, 2018, in Austin, TX. The Association for Surgical Education has 850 members representing over...
Gurjap Singh, a PhD candidate in the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received a 2018 Student Innovator Award from the UI's Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). Singh is a research assistant in the Bhama-Ratner Artificial Heart and Mechanical...
Jason Heard, MD, a 2nd-year surgery resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, won best-in-category for an abstract he submitted to the 50th annual meeting of the American Burn Association (ABA). The abstract was titled Hot Water Challenge: An Emerging Threat . Dr. Heard received...
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has received a Blue Distinction Center+ designation by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield for bariatric surgery . Health care facilities received the designation for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients. UI...
On April 4th, 2018, the Association of Women Surgeons and the AWS Foundation announced that Dr. Geeta Lal had been selected as the 2018 Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor. The Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Program provides opportunities for institutions to host distinguished women surgeons as...
Dr. James Howe , Professor of Surgery and Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, has been elected Vice President of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO). The SSO is the premier society of surgeons and healthcare providers dedicated to the advancement of the treatment...
On March 28th, 2018, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (COT) announced that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital have successfully been reverified as a Level I trauma center and a Level I pediatric trauma center...