Congratulations to Dr. John Dagle (Neonatology) for being named the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
This prestigious award is given to those that demonstrate the Foundation’s and the Carver College of Medicine’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care; respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues; and clinical excellence. The official award ceremony will be held May 8, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the Kelch Conference Room, 1289 CBRB.
Congratulations, Dr. Dagle!
Dr. Damian Krysan, Division Director for Peds ID, was elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences.
Congratulations, Dr. Krysan!
The NICU was featured in an online article for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The article, titled “Dysart ‘miracle’ twins, born 18 weeks premature, making history” is about a recent pair of twins in the NICU born at just 22 weeks and one day gestation, among the most premature surviving twins born at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Jon Klein, NICU Medical Director, provided quotes for the article.
Dr. Ed Bell was recently named the 2019 Distinguished Mentor Awardee by the College of Medicine. Dr. Bell, Professor of Pediatrics, has an outstanding record of mentoring trainees, faculty and staff at all levels. By his own example and with his guidance and leadership, he has influenced the lives and careers of many scientists and physicians at Iowa and around the world.
The award will be officially presented at the Distinguished Mentor/Mentor Lecturer Celebration on Thursday,, October 17, 2019, at 3:00 PM in the Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF).
The Distinguished Mentor Award and Distinguished Mentor’s Lecture are made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Daryl Granner, 58BA, 62MS, 62MD, and Nancy Granner, 58BA. Dr. Granner is a distinguished alumnus and Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center, in the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute.
Founded in 1888, the American Pediatric Society (APS) is the oldest and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. The APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through the promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development. Members of APS are recognized as academic leaders in pediatrics, and they continue to contribute to the overall progress of child health while inspiring the next generation of child health professionals.
Distinguished leaders shaping the future of academic pediatrics relies upon a strong membership base. Working together, APS members are dedicated to the vision of a secure future for academic pediatrics. Membership to the APS is by nomination only, and nominations come from current APS members.
Karen Johnson, RN in the NICU, is the recipient of the 2018 UI Outstanding Staff Award. This award is presented yearly to one staff member across the whole University of Iowa community who demonstrates excellence in performance, commitment to service, and who personifies the best qualities of citizenship. This is a tremendous honor, so please congratulate Karen when you see her!
Please congratulate the Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education Team with Emily Spellman leading the charge on winning a GOLD-level AACN Beacon Award for Excellence for our NICU from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognizing individual hospital units that improve patient outcomes.
The Beacon Award for Excellence lauds North American hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes and we are one of only nine NICU’s with a Gold Designation.
This is a major honor with fewer than 300 out of more than 6,000 intensive care units both adult and pediatric and both medical and surgical in the United States who have received this award.
This is a very significant national recognition of the quality of care provided by the nurses to our patients in the NICU and is highly deserved.
The children’s hospital has been named a certified Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Program – one of only 38 such programs across the nation. The program recognizes medical center providing high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy.
Other newly accredited centers include University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.; Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.; Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A complete list of accredited centers is available on CCF’s website.
Dr. Aliye Uc was recently awarded the H. Juhling Memorial Lectureship from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Named after the former Peds GI Division Chief at Nationwide, the lectureship is awarded to outstanding visiting lecturers. Congratulations, Dr. Uc!
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New grant: Dr. William Terry (Hem/Onc). Improving Psych-Social Support for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Fraternal Order of Eagles, $3,000.
New grant: Dr. Jeff Segar in Neonatology. Fenoldopam to prevent renal dysfunctionin indomethacin treated preterm infants. NIH, $190,408.