Departments Seeks Applicants for Fellowship Coordinator

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Fellowship Coordinator to assist in the design, planning, integration and evaluation of fellowship curriculum; manage application enrollment process; ensure compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) standards and graduate medical education (GME) office; and manage teaching resources.

Some of the specific duties will include:

  • Some of the specific duties will include:
  • Coordinating administrative and operational activities for multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs in collaboration with Pediatric Fellowship Program Director(s) and the Vice Chair for Education within the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics.
  • Monitor national subspecialty match system and prepare reports for Pediatric Fellowship Director pertaining to success and suggested methods for improvement.
  • Plan and organize events for Pediatric fellowship Program (graduation, retreat, etc.).
  • Plan, schedule and facilitate orientation for incoming fellows. Compile required documentation for orientation packet, including documentation guidelines and electronic medical record training at UIHC.  
  • Organize and coordinate Departmental Fellow Core Curriculum for Pediatric Fellowship Programs, including weekly conference series. 
  • Serve as liaison for site visits with ACGME and GME (internal).
  • Monitor Pediatric Fellowship Program expenditures, including travel, books, food and Departmental Fellow Core Curriculum series.
  • Collaborate with Residency Education and Medical Student Education Programs within the Department.

We are encouraging all interested departmental candidates to consider applying for this great opportunity. To review or apply for this position click here. The posting close date is October 4, 2019. You are encouraged to contact John Heinemann or Maeve Jackowski Price with any questions about the position.

Please assist in our recruitment efforts by sharing this information with those who may be interested and meet the required qualifications. Thank you!

Department Seeks Applicants for Admin Services Coordinator

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is seeking an Admin Services Coordinator to support the functions and daily operations of multiple Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics at the direction of the Department’s administrative leadership team.

  • Support the daily operations of an office, project or program, including coordination of specialized events and activities, appropriateness of expenditures, contract or grant requirements, and changes in policies and procedures
  • Support assigned division director in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing short and long range goals as outlined in the strategic plan for the division
  • Assist with recruitment including coordinating visits, arranging travel and planning itineraries
  • Assist with bi-weekly ELMS editing of division timecards
  • Adherence to University and Departmental policies regarding purchases and expense management to meet division fiscal responsibilities.
  • Understand business need/justification for the use of any UI funds and applies sound judgment.
  • Collect, analyze, maintain and provide information on various divisional activities. 
  • Support Division operational and programmatic functions at the direction of the Division leadership.

We are encouraging all interested departmental candidates to consider applying for this great opportunity. To review or apply for this position click here. The posting close date is October 4, 2019. You are encouraged to contact John Heinemann or Stefanie Pirkl with any questions about the position.

Please assist in our recruitment efforts by sharing this information with those who may be interested and meet the required qualifications. Thank you!

Dr. Kate Robb Joins the Division of Critical Care

Please welcome Dr. Katharine Robb to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Robb received her BS from University of Wisconsin 2005. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2012. Dr. Robb completed both her pediatric residency and critical care fellowship training at the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics from 2012-2018. Subsequently, she recently completed fellowship training in Cardiac Intensive Care and ECMO at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom. She is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in Critical Care.

Dr. Robb will attend on both of the PICU inpatient teams, share on-call responsibilities, participate in teaching and educational activities within the Department and to help continue the development of the Critical Care program in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Robb back to the Department, University, and the community!

Meet the New Child Life Manager, Jodi Bauers

Ms. Jodi Bauers, MM, CCLS, CPI! joined the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital team as Manager, Child Life Program on June 24, 2019.

Jodi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Leisure Studies (therapeutic recreation emphasis) from the University of Iowa in 1991. She completed graduate studies at Aquinas College, receiving her Masters of Management degree in 2012.

Jodi brings to Iowa extensive and diverse experience in the Child Life profession as a leader, educator, and children’s health care professional. This includes over 11 years as Manager, Child Life Services at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Additionally, Jodi’s professional practice has been informed by experience at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and most recently, Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Actively involved at the national level in the Association for Child Life Professionals (ACLP), Jodi currently serves on the Volunteer Recognition and Engagement and Leadership Development Mentor committees.

  • Office: 22130-C [Level 2] SFCH
  • Phone: 319-356-4469
  • Email: jodi-bauers@uiowa.edu

Dr. Theresa Czech Joins the Division of Neurology

Please welcome Dr. Theresa Czech to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Czech earned her BSE from the University of Michigan in 2017. Next, she earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Czech completed pediatric residency training at Children’s National Medicine Center in Washington, D.C. She continued her training completing a child neurology residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in 2018 and recently completed her fellowship training in pediatric epilepsy there in June 2019. She is board certified in Pediatrics and she currently has taken her American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with the results pending.

Dr. Czech fills the Pediatric Epileptologist position, and her clinical responsibilities will include holding epilepsy clinics and reading EEGs. Additionally, she will help launch a neonatal neurology service and share in the coverage of the neurology inpatient and consultation services.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Czech to the Department, University, and the community!

Dr. Rose Lee Joins the Gastroenterology Division

Please welcome Dr. Rose Lee to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lee earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2013. She completed a Pediatric Residency from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in 2016, followed by Fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, which she just completed in June 2019. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is board eligible in pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Lee will staff gastroenterology clinics at Stead Family Children’s Hospital and outreach, attend the inpatient and consult service, perform and supervise procedures, share on-call responsibilities, participate in teaching and educational activities within the Department and help continue the development of the Gastroenterology program with emphasis on nutrition.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lee to the Department, University, and community!

Dr. Lutz Joins Neurology Division as Faculty

Please welcome Dr. Katie Lutz to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lutz received her BS from Iowa State University in Ames, IA in 2008. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2014. Dr. Lutz recently completed a Pediatric Neurology Residency at the University of Iowa in June 2019. She is board eligible in Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

Dr. Lutz will staff pediatric specialty clinics at Stead Family Children’s Hospital and outreach, attend on the inpatient and consult service, share on-call responsibilities, participate in teaching and educational activities within the Department and to help continue the development of the Neurology program.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lutz to the Department as faculty!

Dr. Morgan-Harris Joins Neonatology

Please welcome Dr. Ana Tracey Morgan-Harris to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Morgan-Harris received her BS from Wheaton College in 2008. She then earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in 2012. She completed both her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship training at the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics from 2012-2019. Dr. Morgan-Harris was previously employed with the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as a Visiting Associate, and this appointment transfers her to the faculty rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. She is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Dr. Morgan Harris will attend on NICU inpatient teams, share on-call responsibilities, and participate in teaching and educational activities within the Department and to help continue the development of the Neonatology program in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Morgan-Harris to the Department as faculty!

Dr. Tsalikian to Present State of the Department Address

Dr. Eva Tsalikian, Professor and Interim Chair of the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics; and Physician-in-Chief of University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, will present the annual “State of the Department Address” on Friday, September 6, 2019.

The presentation will be from 12:00-1:00 in 2415 JCP (the auditorium within the Pediatrics Conference Center at Elevator F, 2nd floor). Lunch and CME credit is available.

All are welcome to attend.