The University of Iowa College of Public Health and Carver College of Medicine have been selected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to receive $1 million over five years to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly - a serious birth defect of the brain - and other adverse outcomes caused by Zika virus infection.
On the week-end of August 20 – 21, the University of Iowa Sickle Cell Disease Program of the Hematology Oncology Division of the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at UI, hosted a statewide educational symposium for patients and families with sickle cell disease (SCD).
Dr. Dave Wacker was recently awarded the 2016 SEAB Don Hake Translational Research Award at the American Psychological Association's Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This career achievement award recognizes one individual for their work that spans basic and applied research and represents the cross-fertilization of those two areas.
The vast majority of the over 8 million deaths each year in children under the age of 5 years, primarily from preventable causes, occur in developing countries.
It was recently announced that Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, has been appointed the first Stead Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology. The Chair was newly created and designed to honor a distinguished clinician and scholar in the area of pediatric neurology.
The semi-annual meeting of the Pediatric Provider Council recently met with attendance of 45 providers.
We are pleased to welcome our newest team members. You can learn more about any member of our team by visiting uichildrens.org/findadoc.