The U.S. Surgeon General says electronic cigarette use among young people is increasing at “epidemic proportions.” In Iowa, 2018 data shows that nine percent of high school students in the state used e-cigarettes. Nationally, there was a 78 percent rise in vaping among high school students from 2017 to 2018.
This episode of River to River focuses on the rising use of e-cigarettes or vaping among Iowa teens. Guests include:
Danielle Oswald-Thole, the Iowa Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc
Daisy Contreras, a reporter for WUIS in Springfield, IL
Michael Triplett, president of Triplett Enterprises Ltd.
Dr. Anthony Fischer, a pediatric pulmonologist at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
Dr. Ted Bonebrake, an addiction specialist at UnityPoint Health in Cedar Falls
Courtney Glos (PL-3) is a finalist for the Resident/Fellow of the Year Award to be presented by the M4 class of medical students. The winner will be announced at the 117th Annual Aesculapian Frolics on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Englert Theatre.
Calvin Carter, a post-doc research scholar in Dr. Sheffield’s lab, recently received a grant for “Glycemic Lowering Mechanisms of Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Mouse Models of Type 2 Diabetes” from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
The award provides $61,388/year for 3 years, for a total of $190,413. Dr. Sheffield will serve as mentor on the project, with Calvin as the PI.
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.
Dr. Cathy DeGeeter from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pancreatology and Nutrition. and her family welcomed the newest addition to their family on Friday, March 15 at 5:06 PM. Elora Diane DeGeeter made her debut at 6lbs, 10 oz.
Congratulations to Dr. DeGeeter, her husband Justin, and Elora’s big brother and sister, Elliott and Elsa!
Congratulations to Dr. Shilpa Balikai from Critical Care, her husband, Shahzad Ali and daughter Zia, on the arrival of their son, Riann Balikai Ali on March 7, 2019. Riann weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces; and was affectionately deemed to be “Mostly Hair”.
Also, Haley Stoll, ARNP from Critical Care, and her husband and daughter Emory, welcomed Everett Andrew on March 3, 2019. Everett weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces. An adorable baby picture will be loaded as soon as one is received.
Congratulations on the newest additions to your families!