Please welcome Dr. Jennifer Bermick at Associate Professor in the Division of Neonatology.
Dr. Bermick earned her BS from
Purdue University in 2003. She earned her medical degree at Ohio State
University College of Medicine and Public Health in 2007 after which she
completed pediatric residency training in 2010 and completed neonatal-perinatal
fellowship in 2013, both at the University of Michigan. She is board
certified in pediatrics and sub-boarded in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Dr. Bermick joins the University of Iowa after spending 7 years as a member of
the Division of Neonatology at the University of Michigan where she was an
Dr. Bermick will provide
inpatient services in the Neonatal Critical Care unit, Neonatal transport and
NP teams (Bay II/III), and level VI service. Her area of research focus
includes epigenetic regulation of the neonatal immune system and the impact of
early life inflammatory exposures on neonatal immune system development and function.
Dr. Bermick was just awarded two RO1s to study the neonatal immune system.
welcome Dr. Bermick to the Department, the University and the community!
The Division of Neonatology is seeking a fulltime Clinical Research Nurse to apply clinical and administrative skills in carrying out clinical research protocols for the division of Neonatology.
Referral link: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWAzO25rs.
Please share this opportunity with anyone that may be interested!
Congratulations to Teresa Schmidt on celebrating 40 years with UI Healthcare. She has worked in Pediatrics, Anesthesia, and back to Pediatrics, where she is an ASC for Pediatric Endocrinology.
Thank you for all you do, Teresa!
Congratulations to Dr. O’Brien in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for his recent patient praise.
“Outstanding client centric approach. Dr O’Brien spent more than allocated time with us, was very thorough, explained his perspectives and possible path forward. Excellent first impression. We are enthusiastic and optimistic about partnering with him.”
The Division of Hematology/Oncology is seeking a part time (50%) Nurse Clinical Coordinator to manage and coordinate clinical trials related to bleeding, clotting, and other coagulation disorders .
Referral link: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWAzO25rs
Please share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested.
The UI Health Care Staff Emergency Fund (SEF) provides limited financial assistance for those impacted by the August 10, 2020, derecho. Funds granted to you may be counted as income and may be subject to federal and state taxes.
This specific fund is dedicated to employees whose employment does not require student status.
The SEF is made possible through the support of the Vizient Foundation.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be a currently employed, active, UIHC staff member
- Have full or part-time continuous employment for at least 3 months prior to the date you apply
- Have experienced a significant financial hardship because of damage caused by the August 10, 2020, weather event
- Have an annual base salary (equivalent to 100% FTE) of $75,000 or less
- Awards will be limited to $250 per household
- The deadline for application is Sept. 21, 2020
Given the limited amount of funds, not all requests will be granted even though there may be a clear need for assistance. Awards will be made until the funds are exhausted, so qualifying employees are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Employees separating from university employment are ineligible.
How to Apply
- Complete the Staff Emergency Fund – Derecho Recovery Workflow form at: https://workflow.uiowa.edu/form/DerechoRecovery (you may need to copy and paste link into your browser). Be sure to verify that the information is valid and accurate.
- You will be required to attach copies of bills related to the hardship, insurance filings, and a relevant photo illustrating the loss to the Workflow form. Other documentation may be requested during the application process.
- You may be contacted by Human Resources staff to review the application and to discuss other resources or services.
- You will be notified by HR of approval or denial after your completed application and supporting documents are received and reviewed.
- If your application is approved, disclosure of your Social Security number (SSN) will be requested from you in order to process payment. Internal Revenue Service regulations require that the money be reported as income. Failure to provide your SSN may result in inability to release the funds. Payment will be made by direct deposit (if you have an established accounts payable ID in the UI system) or by check sent to the MAILING address you specify.
Note: If your application is found to contain misleading or false information it will be invalidated.
If you have questions or need to make alternate arrangements to submit your application, please email email@example.com or call 319-356-2008.
Drs. Jackson and Winokur informed us that the final 2
candidates for chair have declined at this time. Because of COVID the
recommendation from the search firm is to hold off the search for 6 months and
reconsider at that time.
Dean Jackson is committed to a National search.
He emphasized that the candidates were enthusiastic about
the state of the Department and their decision not to join at this time was
Dean Jackson is encouraging us to continue the great work
everyone is doing in the Department of Pediatrics. The Deans were appreciative
for all the help the Department faculty had provided before and during the
Let me know if you have questions
Dr. Eva Tsalikian, Professor and Interim Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics; and Interim Physician-in-Chief, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Marguerite Oetting (GenPeds) and Dr. Melanie Wellington (ID) joined forces to give a Facebook Live Q&A on Wednesday, September 16 at noon.
Congratulations to both!
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Schmitz on being named the Medical Director for the GenPeds Hospitalist Service!
At the University of Iowa, a multidisciplinary TSC clinic was formed in 2018. The shared clinic includes pediatric genetics (Dr. Sidhu) and genetic counseling, pediatric neurology/epilepsy (Dr. Ciliberto), and pediatric nephrology (Dr. Harshman). The purpose of this clinic is to provide coordinated, comprehensive care in parallel with guidelines from the TSC Alliance.
Tuberous sclerosis complex
(TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder effecting 1 in 5000-10000 live
births. TSC is known for the potential to cause severe neurologic
manifestations such as intellectual and learning disabilities, epilepsy, and
hydrocephalus. However, TSC is a multi-system disorder that can affect most
organ systems including the skin, kidneys, lungs, and heart.
Because this disease has such a broad range of signs and symptoms, across the country, it has become the standard of care for academic institutions to develop multidisciplinary clinics for patients with this disease to provide comprehensive care in an efficient, caring, and multigenerational manner. Often, multiple family members are affected and benefit from comprehensive, family-centered care in a focused clinic.
This quarterly clinic currently serves approximately 50 pediatric patients with TSC. For questions about this clinic or information on how to refer a patient for comprehensive TSC care, please contact 319-356-8427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.