Colaizy and Terry Named to IRB Biomedical Board

Congratulations to Dr. Tarah Colaizy (Neonatology) and Dr. William Terry (Hem/Onc) on being named to the IRB-01 Biomedical Board of the University’s Human Subjects Office. They will serve a minimum of 2 years but can choose to renew their Board membership at that time.

Research projects involving human participants are reviewed by IRB-01 if:

  • the Principal Investigator is from the College of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, or the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Public Health* OR
  • the Principal Investigator is from the College of Nursing AND the study involves a physical or physiological intervention that is greater than minimal risk OR
  • the study involves patients at the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) OR
  • the study involves access to or creation of any protected health information about the subject that is maintained in UIHC health care provider’s records.
    * the College of Public Health has the option to submit under IRB-02 if none of the above apply.

New Publication for Dr. Chegondi

Congratulations to Dr. Madhu Chegondi in the Division of Critical Care on his recent publication in Pediatric Nephrology.

Chegondi M, Devarashetty S, Balakumar N, Sendi P, Totapally BR. The need for hemodialysis is associated with increased mortality in mechanically ventilated children: a propensity score-matched outcome study. Pediatric Nephrol. 2020 Jul 19. •doi: 10.1007/s00467-020-04703-3. Online ahead of print.

New Publications for Dr. Cheung

Congratulations to Dr. Donna Cheung in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pancreatology and Nutrition on her recent publications.

Cheung D, Puertolas-Lopez M, Scott G, Langshaw A, Diaz Y, Sosa M, McLaughlin G, Fifi A. Decreasing overutilization of echocardiograms and abdominal imaging in the evaluation of children with fungemia. J Clin Outcomes Manag. Nov 2019 26 :6 (270 – 276).

Cheung D, Tamariz L, Nemeth Z, Langshaw A. Usefulness of procalcitonin in inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Crohn’s & Colitis 360, Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/crocol/otz032

Cheung D, Beduschi T, Tekin A, Gennaro S, Ruiz P, Vianna R, Garcia J. Clostridium difficile infection mimics intestinal acute cellular rejection in pediatric multivisceral transplant – A case series. Pediatr Transplant Dec 2019; 00:e13621. https://doi.org/10.1111/petr.13621

Cheung D, Nicholson A, Butterfield T, DaCosta M. Prevalence, Co-infection and antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli from blood and urine samples at a Hospital in Jamaica. J Infect Dev Ctries Feb 2020; 14:146-152. doi: 10.3855/jidc.11361.

New Publications for Dr. Uc

Congratulations to Dr. Uc in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pancreatology and Nutrition on her recent publications!

Dike CR, Kao SC, Uc A. Progression from acute to chronic pancreatitis associated with CFTR and SPINK1 mutations. Pancreatology. 2020 Jun 6;S1424-3903(20)30163-0. doi:10.1016/j.pan.2020.05.012. Online ahead of print.

Dike CR, Vanegas Calderon OG, Bishop W, Uc A. Drug-Induced Pancreatitis in a Pediatric Patient Following Acetaminophen Overdose.Pancreas. May/Jun 2020;49(5):e45-e46. doi:10.1097/MPA.0000000000001555.

Staff Spotlight – Maeve Jackowski Price, SPHR

Maeve in an HR Generalist in Pediatrics Human Resources.

I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 and have been working in Human Resources for 8+ years. I have worked in Peds HR for over 4 years, I am currently an HR Generalist and HR Rep for University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital!

I was born in Michigan but moved to Des Moines when I was little. I now live in Coralville with my husband, dog and two cats. My family is scattered around the USA, with my younger sister and mom both living in Washington D.C., a place I love to visit!

I spend most of my time being with family and friends (pre COVID). I enjoy watching good tv (and talking about it). I also love to cook and try out new recipes and wine pairings. Reading/supporting and being informed about politics, social justice issues and current events takes up a lot of my time as well. However, traveling is my true passion and planning trips is one of my favorite things to do.

My dream job would be something involving travel and food. Basically, I would love to get paid to eat and visit new places.

The most fascinating place I ever visited was the Andalusia region in Southern Spain. It’s a very culturally eclectic place with seriously delicious food and the warmest people. If you every have the opportunity to visit – go there!

My husband is huge Green Bay Packers fan, our dog is named Lambeau! I don’t necessarily love watching football but I enjoy tailgating and goading my Detroit Lions/Chicago Bears family members.

I am sad to report I cannot think of one fun fact about myself.

Staff Spotlight – Karen Johnson, RN, BSN

Karen is a Clinical Research Manager in the NICU.

I’ve worked at UI Healthcare since May 1984, shortly after I graduated from the University of Iowa Nursing program. I worked 3 years in the “Intermediate Care Nursery”. Dr. Ed Bell hired me in 1987 to be the first and at the time, only NICU research nurse. Since then, our program has grown to a team of four.

When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me a book titled “nurse Nancy”. The book included a real band-aid, which I thought was super cool. From that point on, I wanted to be a nurse and here I am!

One of the greatest satisfactions in my career has been the creation of the Iowa Neonatal Clinical Research Committee (INCRC), an interdisciplinary team that provides scientific and feasibility guidance for investigators who would like to conduct research within the NICU.

I have been married to my husband, Don for 45 years. We have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

I always have a good book to read and love gardening, cooking and spending time with my family. I have run two half marathons, so jokingly claim that I’ve run a whole.I also love to golf and am a member of the Brown Deer Women’s Golf League.

I am fascinated with the Rocky Mountains every time I go there. Besides the awesomeness of the mountains, the air is pure, the sky is amazing and it is where I find myself most relaxed.

My favorite restaurant is Monica’s. We’ve been regular customers since it was “Bob’s Your Uncle” and our daughter worked there as a server.

My favorite book of all time is The Thorn Birds, which was also made into a great movie!

If I had 3 wishes they would be: 1. We could get through COVID-19 so I can have my grandkids here again. 2. Continued good health. 3. That all of my kids and their families live close enough to see them often.

Fun fact: I spent a lot of my childhood in Kansas and used to hope that they would someday re-make The Wizard of Oz, starring me as Dorothy.