The Division of Neonatology is seeking a fulltime Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator to support ongoing and new clinical research studies for the division of Neonatology. Referral link: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWA_9G5iI
Please share this opportunity with anyone that may be interested!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Please welcome Dr. Akhila Ramakrishna as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Dr. Ramakrishna earned her MD from the Armed
Forces Medical College in 2011. Next, she completed an internship at
Bangalore Medical College in 2011. Dr. Ramakrishna completed pediatric
residency training at the Case Western Reserve University, Metro Health Medical
Center in 2017. She recently completed pediatric endocrinology fellowship
training at May Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. She is board certified in
Pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric endocrinology.
Dr. Ramakrishna 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.
Ramakrishna to the Department, the University, and the community!
Please welcome Dr. Bassel Mohammad Nijres as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Mohammad Nijres received his MD from the University of
Aleppo-Faculty of Medicine (Aleppo, Syria) in 2005 followed by his pediatric
international residency training at Children’s Hospital-Damascus University in
2009. Next, he completed US pediatric residency training at Woodhull
Medical and Mental Health Center in 2015. Dr. Nijres earned his Master’s
degree in 2017 and completed pediatric cardiology fellowship training in 2017,
both at Rush University Medical Center. He completed clinical research
and pediatric interventional cardiology fellowship at Helen DeVos Children’s
Hospital in 2019 and recently completed his pediatric interventional cardiology
fellowship training at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of
Medicine. He is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in
Dr. Mohammad Nijres will perform interventional cardiology
procedures, participate in the pulmonary hypertension program, attend on the
pediatric cardiology inpatient and consultation service, share on-call
responsibilities, including pediatric cardiology interventional call, and help
to continue the development of the cardiology program.
Please welcome Dr. Mohammad Nijres to the
Department, the University, and the Iowa City community!
Please welcome Dr. Rabia Khan as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Khan received her MD from the University of Miami, Mill
School of Medicine in 2012 followed by her pediatric residency training at
Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2015. Dr. Khan
completed cardiology fellowship training at Northwestern/Lurie Children’s
Hospital in 2019 and recently completed additional fellowship training in heart
failure and transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is board
certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in cardiology.
Dr. Khan will staff general, heart failure, cardiomyopathy and transplant clinics. Additionally, she will share in the coverage of the cardiology inpatient and consultation services.
Please welcome Dr. Khan to the Department, the University, and the Iowa City community!
“Wacker and his colleagues at University of Iowa initiated this research almost 15 years ago when they began to coach parents of young children with autism to conduct functional analyses of problem behavior and to implement functional communication training (FCT) through the internet (Barretto et al., 2006; Wacker et al., 2013a,b). … As a result of research at the University of Iowa and other research labs, our field now has nearly 15 years of evidence demonstrating that telehealth ABA services can make meaningful changes in families’ lives. This evidence undoubtably impacted the number of practitioners who transitioned to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of funding that was available from third parties (e.g., insurance companies) to support these services. In this first special section, Schieltz and Wacker (2020) provide an informative analysis of the type of telehealth work Public Health and Telehealth 1211 pioneered in their lab, along with pointed suggestions to guide the next generation of this research, in “Functional Assessment and Function-Based Treatment Delivered via Telehealth: A Brief Summary.”
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has assembled a list of books recommended to read to children, which address questions on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our Department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has assembled a list of books recommended to read to children, which address questions on diversity, equity and inclusion. It has been suggested that copies of as many of the books as possible, be placed in each of the hospital libraries. Faculty and staff have expressed the desire to donate toward the purchase of books and support of this Committee and a fund has been set up specifically for those donations. The fund will remain open for future purchase of books and activities approved by the Department Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Please find here the list of books to be purchased for this initiative.
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.