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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Researchers at the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a five-year, $10.67 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant to study neuroendocrine tumors. This is the first SPORE grant ever awarded to fund research on neuroendocrine...
In February 2014, Denise Brown of Robins, Iowa, had a routine mammogram in Cedar Rapids. When the results for her right breast came back abnormal, she underwent a biopsy and two lumpectomies.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Gruber lab has just published a collaborative paper that combines novel techniques in genetic analysis to identify disease-causing variants. Wolff–Parkinson–White (WPW) syndrome is a common cause of supraventricular tachycardia that carries a risk of sudden cardiac...
Monday, June 22, 2015 Dr. Barbara Latenser, former director of the UI Hospitals and Clinics Burn Unit, passed away June 15, 2015 after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer. Dr. Latenser was a valued member of the Department of Surgery for years and contributed not just to the institution'...
Friday, June 19, 2015 Two Department of Surgery faculty members will assume new leadership positions within the clinical mission of the department: Muneera Kapadia, MD , clinical assistant professor of gastrointestinal, minimally-invasive, and bariatric surgery, has recently been named the medical...
Friday, May 15, 2015 Two members of the Department of Surgery education team have recently been named officers to national organizations. Billie Ruden, surgical education program assistant, has been elected president of the Association of Vascular Surgery Coordinators, a division of the Association...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Thoracic surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center report achieving excellent outcomes for achalasia patients who have received an innovative therapy, the per-oral endoscopic myotomy, or POEM procedure. One of the most difficult to treat and rarest of the...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 A rise in the use of thymectomies for management of auto immune related thymic cancers has spurred an increase in the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. “Thymoma and thymic cancer are usually identified...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Jay K. Bhama, MD , UI cardiac surgeon and surgical director of the UI Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, has successfully implanted several minimally invasive left ventricular assist devices, (LVADs) in advanced heart failure patients. Dr. Bhama was the first in the...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 In response to the increasing demand for less invasive surgical options, UI cardiac surgeons are expanding their minimal access treatment arsenal. In addition to performing robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with the daVinci® Surgical System, the UI...