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July 1, 2008

At A Glance

UI Family Care-North Liberty will offer nurse-midwifery services

UI Family Care-North Liberty will begin offering nurse-midwifery services on July 11 when Laura Murphy Dellos joins the staff of the clinic.

Certified nurse-midwives receive extended training in providing a more hands-on approach to pregnancy care for well women than traditional obstetrical and gynecologic practices.

Murphy Dellos received her nurse-midwife certification in 1991. She earned her master's degree in nursing science from the University of California, San Francisco.

UI Family Care-North Liberty is located at 3 Lions Drive.

For more information about nurse-midwife services at UI Family Care-North Liberty, call 319-626-5692.

UI physician named president of artificial organ group

Wayne Richenbacher, M.D., a professor of cardiothoracic surgery with University of Iowa Health Care, began a one-year term as president of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) during the group's annual meeting, June 19-21 in San Francisco.

ASAIO membership includes engineers, investigators, research scientists and clinicians from a variety of disciplines. The society exists to develop organ replacement therapies in order to provide patients with viable therapeutic options for end-stage organ failure.

Richenbacher also serves on the board of the International Federation for Artificial Organs (IFAO). He joined ASAIO in 1984.


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