For two years, Jacob Elkins worked as a surgical technician at the Reno (Nev.) Veterans Hospital. He witnessed many hip and knee replacement surgeries and quickly learned that these implants can fail.
Since polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are produced through industrial processes or activities, it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural communities.
Barbara St. Marie’s study subject had a history of heroin abuse and broke his neck in a motor vehicle accident. During his lengthy rehabilitation, his medical team treated his acute pain perfectly.
Nick Benson serves in a number of roles these days, but his favorite is probably matchmaker. As coordinator of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC), Benson is making new connections between the University of Iowa and Iowa communities.
Meredith Scherb, MA ’11, believes that collaboration and change are hallmarks of librarianship. Thanks to her University of Iowa Graduate education, Scherb exhibits this mindset as Director of the Atlantic Public Library in Atlantic, Iowa.
Graduate students in the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning have received national recognition for their groundbreaking sustainability project in the city of Dubuque.
When doctors at the University of Iowa prepared a patient to inhale a panic-inducing dose of carbon dioxide, she was fearless.