Carver College of Medicine

Kid Captain Nick

Pella boy, 12, to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Illinois for Homecoming

Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.
Herky "helps" the Pandelirium Steel Drum Band set up their instruments on the Pentacrest for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' We Are Phil celebration on Wednesday, September 30.

UI faculty, staff embrace 'We Are Phil'

Culture of philanthropy continues to grow with annual campaign
The University of Iowa celebrated its third annual "We Are Phil" giving appeal for faculty and staff last week—and the push to bolster private support for UI people and programs continues.

UI receives $2.2 million and is named Prevention Epicenter by CDC

CDC adds six new academic medical centers to Prevention Epicenters network with $11 million grant
The CDC has awarded a total of $11 million to six academic institutions, including the University of Iowa, to identify possible new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in health care facilities.

UI's Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center awarded $7.4 million grant renewal

The University of Iowa, Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center has received a five-year, $7.4 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to advance its work on finding treatments for muscular dystrophies.
Kid Captain Logan

Mason City boy, 6, is Honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes travel to Wisconsin

Logan Brown was born with microcephaly and other birth defects
When Logan Brown was just 20 hours old, his doctors noticed a blood clot near a large vein that carries blood to his heart. He was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, where pediatric specialists discovered other challenges.
Laila Walton

Cedar Rapids girl to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host North Texas

Girl's rare disorder puts potassium, sodium at odds and causes chemical imbalance
Genetic testing revealed that Laila Walton possessed a variant of the gene associated with hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a rare kidney disorder, which may be responsible for her symptoms.
gravestone in cemetery

UI to hold Deeded Body Program memorial service Sept. 25

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., in Iowa City.

UI cystic fibrosis researchers receive $11 million grant renewal for gene therapy work

Researchers in the University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute have received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue advancing gene therapy to treat and prevent cystic fibrosis, a life-shortening, lethal lung disease.