UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital joins Injury Free Coalition for Kids

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital joins a group of more than 30 sites across the country committed to using research and education to help prevent injury to children.

Edward Bell receives mentor award from Pediatric Academic Societies

Edward Bell, MD portrait

Edward Bell, MD, a neonatologist at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society of Pediatric Research, following his 40 years in pediatric medicine.

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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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.

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