Parent Blog: Lindsay and Dustin Barber

Hunter Barber, photo

At 25 weeks pregnant, Hunter was considered to be intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) and I had absent blood flow. On August 9, blood flow had reversed and he was born by cesarean section two hours later.

How to safely trick-or-treat this Halloween

Bags of candy corn

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to remember that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic. And we have to act like it, says Pam Hoogerwerf, program manager for Pediatric Injury Prevention and Community Outreach at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Emotional abuse, neglect may be more harmful long-term than physical, sexual abuse

In a study with former colleagues in Australia and Italy, Lane Strathearn highlights long-term effects of emotional abuse and neglect on children spanning more than 20 years, saying these effects may be worse than those of physical or sexual abuse.

Honoring sister’s memory with medical dreams

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Nolan Ford spent much of his childhood at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital watching his sister fight cancer. The experience motivated him to pursue a medical career.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses recognizes PICU at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital with gold Beacon Award for Excellence

World’s Largest Specialty Nursing Organization Recognizes PICU at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital for Excellent Patient Outcomes and Heath Work Environment Standards

Cancer care inspires career in nursing

Hannah Bormann was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 14. As a patient at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, not only did she have surgery that successfully removed the malignancy, she was inspired to pursue a career in health care.

The greatest threat to our children’s health is not COVID-19

Dr. Boutros examining child with stethoscope

Dr. Rami Boutros discusses the greatest risk to children under his care is not COVID-19; it is failing to complete their well-child checks and receive vaccinations.

Pamela Johnson-Carlson named chief administrative officer of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

We’re excited to welcome Pam Johnson-Carlson, DNP, RN, NE-BC, to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital team as our new chief administrative officer! Thanks to the search committee, led by Ian Law, MD, and special thanks to Amy O’Deen, who served as the interim administrative leader of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.