Brynna is an ARNP in the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation.
I work in Pediatric Nephrology primary in the inpatient setting. My career at Iowa began in 2008 as a staff nurse in the PICU. In 2011, I joined Pediatric Nephrology as an advanced practice provider.
I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Lance, since 2005. We’ve been blessed with two children – Bentley (age 6) and Layna (age 3). The newest addition to our family is a golden doodle puppy named Dodger.
In my free time I like to be outdoors – go for a hike or a good walk. I also enjoy catching up with friends, and going on little adventures with my family.
My favorite book would be any historical fiction and sometimes I enjoy a good biography.
Fun fact: I wanted to be a nurse since I was in kindergarten, and by the time I was in high school I worked the 3-11pm shift as a nursing assistant in our local hospital.
On 2/27/19 Dr. Yatin Vyas, Division Director of Hematology/Oncology, received the Hall of Fame Award from UI Dance Marathon “for his incredible contributions to both medicine and the mission of UI Dance Marathon”. The Hall of Fame event officially concluded the 25th year of Dance Marathon.
Dr. Arun Modi from Hematology/Oncology was featured in a patient story about treating a toddler with a rare form of cancer – juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML. JMML is a serious chronic leukemia that affects mostly boys 2 years old or younger. It accounts for about 2 percent of pediatric cancers and affects one or two children out of 1 million each year.
“This is the kind of cancer where your bone marrow produces an erratic type of blood cell, generally due to some kind of genetic defect in the cells, not in the body,” Modi says. “Carter had a very specific genetic defect in his blood cells that made it very resistant to normal treatments, like chemotherapy.”
Congratulations to Dr. Catherine DeGeeter (Gastroenterlogy, Hepatology, Pancreatology and Nutrition) and Dr. Cody Tigges (Critical Care) for being accepted into the College of Medicine’s 2019-2020 class for the Teaching Scholars Program!
The Teaching Scholars Program promotes faculty development efforts in the College of Medicine by developing a cadre of faculty with advanced skills in teaching and related areas who can then convey this knowledge to their departments. A new class is accepted every other year with the 10th class starting in September 2019.
Dr. Aliye Uc, Division Director for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pancreatology and Nutrition, was recently elected to the next Chair of the GI Sub-Board of the American Board of Pediatrics. The 2-year term starts January 1, 2020. Congratulations, Dr. Uc!
5 of the 13 nurses honored this year by the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Program work in pediatric units! Congratulations to Molly Bauer, Heather Eastman, Paula Ingalls McCue, Sue Olson, and Gail Reynolds on this well-earned recognition. (Pictured: Gail Reynolds and Molly Bauer).