2014 News Articles

Alcohol Induced T cell Dysfunction during Influenza Infections

It is well known that chronic alcohol consumption compromises the human immune system. This fact is underscored when examining the susceptibility of chronic alcoholics to infectious disease. Alcoholic...

Detecting Staph Infections

Staphylococcal infections are a serious medical condition with an estimated half-million people each year that become infected in the US.

Best in Class Award

A multidisciplinary effort was undertaken to promote the adoption of a new pediatric blood culture protocol.

Marcus Nashelsky, MD, appointed as the Johnson County Chief Medical Examiner

Dr. Nashelsky was appointed Johnson County Chief Medical Examiner by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Laura Collins Was Recognized as One of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2014

Laura Collins, RN, BSN, HP(ASCP), Assistant Manager in the UI DeGowin Blood Center, has been selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2014.

2014 MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award

Kaylia Duncan, wins the 2014 (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award in the Biological and Life Sciences category.

2014 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the laboratory professionals and pathologists.

New Chief Residents 

Carly Rysgaard, MD and Stephanie Stauffer, MD have recently been named the Co-chief Residents for the Pathology Residency Program.