College of Nursing faculty members Melissa Lehan Mackin (PI) and Lynette Cooper, along with Lastacia Coleman, Nicole Loew, Stephanie Edmonds, and Janell Bell, were recently awarded funding from the Daisy Foundation Health Equity Grant for their research project “Clinical Experiences of Racism Encountered by Black Women Seeking Non-Pregnancy Related Reproductive Healthcare.”
By Jamie Nicpon | Office of Communications & Marketing | 4-21-2021
University of Iowa College of Nursing Diversity Coordinator Valerie Garr was recently announced as a recipient of the Hancher-Finkbine medallion.
By Jamie Nicpon | Office of Communications & Marketing | 4-8-2021
Associate Professor Lisa Segre has been selected to receive the College of Nursing’s second annual Distinguished Scholar Award.
By Shelbi Thomas | IOWA Magazine | 03/2021
Believing that education is the key to equitable health care, University of Iowa College of Nursing alumna Lynette Cooper (BSN ’03) returns to teach.
Black mothers in Iowa are six times more likely to die from childbirth than their white counterparts. That's twice the national average.
By Jamie Nicpon | Office of Communications & Marketing | 1-14-2021
Clinical Professor Maria (Lindell) Joseph, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).
This Fellow designation recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service, and influence in shaping health care.
Dr. Lynette Cooper recently joined Dr. Gerry Clancy and Dr. Denise Martinez on a Rounding@IOWA podcast to discuss the current state of health disparities in the United States, including how we got here and reasons to feel hopeful for the future.
By B. Denise Hawkins | Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | 12-1-2020
This summer, 34-year-old Victoria Gray became the first person in the U.S. to have a gene editing therapy as treatment for sickle cell disease. “It’s a very big deal for me,” Gray said in a national media interview after learning the groundbreaking treatment was working. “It’s the change I’ve been waiting on my whole life.”
UI Health Care – The Loop | 8-6-2020
Why are African American and Black-identified people dying more often and being hospitalized more often during COVID-19?
While everyone is at risk of contracting COVID-19, the CDC says history proves severe illness and death rates tend to be higher for certain groups, especially racial minority populations, during public health emergencies.
By Francie Williamson | Department of Psychiatry | 7-6-2020
Many patients have an expectation that the appropriate hair and skin care products will be provided for them when they are staying at the hospital.
The court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
By Adam Liptak | The New York Times | 6-15-2020