Fox Named ARNP Supervisor for PICU

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Fox as Advanced Registered Nurse PractitionerSupervisor in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Emily graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University with her BSN in 2006 and from Emory University with her MSN and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate (PNP-AC). Emily is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care. Emily has over 14 years of experience working with pediatric patients with more than eight years as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Most recently, Emily held the position of Adjunct Faculty, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, at Emory University as well as PICU Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Neonatal Associates of Atlanta.

Emily will bring a positive attitude and professional experience of which we are excited for!  Please join me in welcoming and supporting Emily in her new role.

Dance Marathon Allocations Non-Research Applications for Fall 2020

The Dance Marathon Allocations non-research applications for Fall 2020 are now available!  

The UI Dance Marathon Allocations NEW Application can be found here. If you currently have a project funded through this committee, please submit this renewal application by September 30th.

The UI Dance Marathon Allocations RENEWAL Application can be found here. If you have not been funded by Dance Marathon in the past year, please submit this new application by September 30th.   

If your project has been completed, please notify Anna Soergel in writing and submit your Final Report within 30 days of the project completion. This short report outlines the impact of your project and ways in which you recognized the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. The Dance Marathon Allocations Final Report can be found  here.  Please contact Anna Soergel at if you have any questions. 

Consistent with our departmental internal grant submission policy, All Peds Grant research applications need to be reviewed and signed off on by Dr. Tsalikian. Please complete and return the grant submission checklist with attachments, signed by your Division Director, to

Pediatric NPs Contribute to Publication

Congratulations to Samantha Lee, MSN, NP (Pulmonary); Natalie Van Waning, MSN, NP (Cardiology); and Brynna Van Wyk, MSN, NP (Nephrology) for being contributors to the recently published “Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide to Interprofessional Practice, 2nd Edition” by Elsevier.

“Now in its second edition, Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice takes an evidence-based, interprofessional approach to pediatric acute care as it exemplifies the depth and diversity that’s needed for the dynamic healthcare environments in which acutely ill children receive care. Coverage includes how to work with the pediatric patient and family, major acute care disorders and their management, emergency preparedness, common acute care procedures, and much more. With contributions from more than 200 practicing clinicians and academic experts, it represents a wide variety of disciplines including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, child life, nutrition, law, integrative medicine, education, public health, and psychology, among others. The second edition also features the addition of new physician and nurse practitioner co-editors as well as extensive content updates including updated evidence-based content throughout the text, the integration of the 2016 IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, a new full-color design, and new vivid illustrations throughout.”

New Faculty Announcement – Dr. Alexandrou

Please welcome Dr. Eirene Alexandrou as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Dr. Alexandrou earned her BS from the University of Notre Dame in 2010.  Next, she earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Alexandrou completed pediatric residency training at the Medical College of Georgia 2017.  She recently completed pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Alexandrou joins the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes to expand availability in the Endocrine and Diabetes clinics, including outreach and attending on the inpatient and consultation services.

Please welcome Dr. Alexandrou to the Department, the University, and the community!