Drs. McNamara and Norris elected to the American Pediatric Society

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.

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Johnson Receives 2018 UI Outstanding Staff Award

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!

NICU Receives GOLD-level AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

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.

UISFCH Named Certified Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Program

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.

Recent Publications, Grants and Recognitions

Bansal M. Myocardial Disorders in the Neonate. NeoReviews. 2018:19(7).

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.

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