UI study suggests new approach to treating kids with relapsed cancer

Cancer cell

UI researchers led by Miles Pufall, PhD, have identified a new target that may help improve treatment for children with relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer.

Airplane joins AirCare service

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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

A sleek, powerful new airplane puts an emergency room in the sky as UI Health Care’s first fixed-wing air ambulance.

The Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $4.5 million to improve pediatric specialty care for Iowa’s children

Photo of our pediatric hospital in the fall

A $4.5 million gift from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation will fund two endowed chairs in the UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the Carver College of Medicine, and help expand specialty pediatric services in Des Moines in collaboration with Blank Children's Hospital.

Newborn twins with Menkes disease and their experimental copper treatment

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With time ticking away, clinicians scramble to save newborn twins from the disease that took their brother.

Minnesota boy is 'frequent flyer' for clinical trial at UI Clinical Research Unit

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Once a week, Ben Schussler boards a plane for his experimental treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This clinical trial is testing whether a new therapy will change the progression of DMD. Our researchers are working to improve the outcomes for those diagnosed with DMD.

Nationally recognized as an approved National Pancreas Foundation Center

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UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is nationally recognized as an approved NPF Center—one of only 11 official pediatric centers in the country. An approved NPF Center has expert physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient-focused programs such as a pain management service, psychosocial support, and more. NPF support helps promote research and education for children and adults diagnosed with pancreatitis.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital awarded gold Beacon Award for Excellence

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, Calif., recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

UI part of seven-site research network for Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

The University of Iowa is one of just seven academic medical centers in the country included in a $700,000 grant to develop a clinical research network studying a specific rare type of muscular dystrophy.

Parent Blog: Andrea and Zac Smith

Charlotte Smith portrait

From the minute he arrived, he was so impressed with Iowa City and how they handled the situation and continued to keep us updated with Charlotte’s progress.

Giving Kiersten hip care to keep an active life

sprinter in starting blocks

“I told Dr. Willey I had a goal to get back to dance, do track, and play softball. He was great to me. He told me if I followed his orders, I would get back and do those.”

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