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UI to honor AirCare, Emergency Department milestones

Air Care helicopter

Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center will celebrate 35 years of service by AirCare, the state’s first hospital-based helicopter ambulance service, during a public open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the AirCare hangar, 385 Ruppert Road, near the Iowa City Airport. Story

Media advisory: UI to hold Deeded Body Program memorial service Aug. 29

The deeded body memorial at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. File photo by Tim Schoon.

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, Aug. 29, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., in Iowa City. Story

UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

President Mason addressing a crowd

The University of Iowa dedicated the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center with a weekend of opening activities. The new facility features 20,000 square feet of advanced research space with cutting-edge medical equipment. Center researchers will pursue innovative diabetes research and find treatments and cures for the epidemic that affects more than 9 percent of the American population. Story

Giving students the Iowa Edge

UI first-year students join hands to form a circle and must pass the hoop around without breaking their grip. Team building activities are designed to help participants in The Iowa Edge program build community with a group of peers before the semester begins.

University of Iowa students from underrepresented backgrounds had the chance to get “The Iowa Edge” before they started their education as Hawkeyes. Photo Feature

Media Advisory: UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

Student student Samantha Osterhaus works in the new advanced laboratory space at the UI Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.

Members of the media are invited to cover the University of Iowa's dedication of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Coralville Marriott Convention Hall. Story

Cystic fibrosis mucus defect present at birth

New research by University of Iowa scientists shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes detachment abnormalities in airway mucus that impairs the ability to clear particles and germs out of the lungs. Story

Media tipsheet: UI experts for back-to-school topics

an apple on a stack of books in front of blackboard

To help everyone make a smooth transition, the University of Iowa is offering a list of experts who can talk about everything from helping a child get on the right sleep schedule to what a college student should and shouldn’t bring when moving into their dorm room. Story

UI Children's Hospital announces 2014 Kid Captains

kid captain jersey

Hawkeye football wouldn’t be the same at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital without a stellar team of Kid Captains kicking off each week, and this year’s team is up to the job. Story

Growing a better roof

Man carrying box of flowers with blue sky in background

The University of Iowa's first-ever green roof continues to take root as workers install additional plants atop the café section of the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, Photo Feature

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