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The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) recently awarded the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence to the UI Hospitals and Clinics Surgical Specialty Unit.
The University of Iowa Health Care bariatric surgery program has been re-accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). In addition, the bariatric surgery program was newly granted accreditation for adolescent...
Evgeny Arshava, MD , Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is one of three University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty to receive innovation gap funding to further develop research projects. Dr. Arshava will receive $30000 to further his...
Jody Jones, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, discusses how to cope with changing roles at work and home during the COVID-19 pandemic in her presentation delivered May 14th, and available on this the loop web page . The...
Dr. Albert Pai, Resident Physician 4, Cardiothoracic Surgery, was one of the four recipients of the 2020 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards as announced by the Clinical Teaching Collaborative on May 12th. The awards are based on nominations received from medical students, faculty and peer residents/fellows, and highlight unique and excellent attributes as a physician-educator.
Medical students in each class of the Carver College of Medicine had the opportunity to recognize faculty members and residents for their contributions to medical student education by voting for those that they viewed as demonstrating the highest level of teaching excellence. For 2020, Dr. Jennifer...
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner , Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Surgery, was announced as the winner of the fiction category of the College of Medicine Creative Writing Contest on May 11th, 2020. Jody Jones , Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Surgery, and Femi Suraju , 1st year resident...
Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD , Clinical Professor of Surgery, has been named Interim Medical Director of the Burn Treatment Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC). Dr. Wibbenmeyer is a valued, long-time faculty member, having joined the Department of Surgery in 1997. She has over a...
On December 4th, 2019, The University of Iowa Center for Advancement announced that J.D. and Jill Thoreson of Mason Ciy, Iowa, had pledged $1 million for the J.D. and Jill Thoreson Breast Cancer Research Fund. J.D. Thoreson, M.D., is a retired gastroenterology physician who has served Mason City...
The UIHC Burn Treatment Center received the Silver Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in a presentation on October 29th, 2019. The Beacon Awards are given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's top hospital critical care units. Silver-level...