The novel coronavirus

UNI to gather health experts for a community panel on coronavirus

The University of Northern Iowa will host a health panel on the coronavirus featuring experts from the university and Black Hawk County Health Department in an effort to dispel myths about the virus and provide information to the community on how to prevent and combat its spread. The panel will be held at 3 p.m., March 11 in the Lang Hall Auditorium on UNI’s campus.
The novel coronavirus

Risk remains low, but UNI prepares for coronavirus

It’s a pathogen that’s quickly become a household name. Most of the world had never heard of coronavirus until just two months ago, when a novel version known as SARS-CoV-2, which causes a respiratory disease known as COVID-19, quickly began to spread first in China and then across the globe.
University of Northern Iowa graduate student Phales Milimo, of the women's and gender studies program.

UNI student seeks to bridge the healthcare gender gap

It was the middle of the afternoon when Phales Milimo saw a pregnant woman go into labor and collapse on the sidewalk. She was in the Sinazongwe District in southern Zambia, just a five-hour drive from her hometown of Lusaka, the country’s bustling metropolitan capital. Technically, she hadn’t left her country, but it felt like she was in a different world.
UNI student Madison Miller

Coming back from the unknown

Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is a neurological autoimmune disease that can cause hallucinations, memory loss and even death — but it hasn’t stopped this UNI student from remembering where she’s going.
UNI students research swallowing disorders.

Making it easier to swallow

Swallowing can be something we take for granted. We do it without thought. But for someone suffering from dysphagia, which is the medical term for a difficulty with swallowing, this seemingly simple task is actually an intricate dance between the many nerves and muscles that coordinate eating and breathing. A misstep can be the difference between life and death. For these individuals, UNI is there to help.
University of Northern Iowa senior Mollie Sherman.

UNI senior returns from a life-changing summer

During an eight-week internship at Boston University this summer, senior Mollie Sherman saw all sides of medicine – the thrilling successes and the anguishing defeats. And it gave her the confidence to pursue a goal she had been told she could never accomplish.