Carver College of Medicine

Grants Boudreau named Carver Trust Young Investigator

Ryan Boudreau, UI assistant professor of internal medicine, has received a three-year, $438,657 Young Investigator award from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to investigate regulatory mechanisms that control when and where proteins are made within heart cells.
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UI study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders, suggest new treatments

Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain-cell death in mice
A new study shows a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases may also be linked to the death of newborn brain cells. At the same time, it suggests a compound currently being developed for use in humans may have therapeutic value for these diseases.

Video: Carver College of Medicine commencement ceremony

The spring 2016 UI Carver College of Medicine ceremony will be live streamed at this page at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13. A video recording of the event will be available here after commencement weekend.

UI research contradicts conventional wisdom about retinal diabetic neuropathy

Finding shows sequence of events is opposite of what was long believed to be true
For many years, scientists believed diabetic patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of damage to the eye’s blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. In this new study, however, researchers discovered that the sequence of events is just the opposite.
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Full partner

For seven decades, Susan Boyd has been as much a part of UI life as Sandy
Though Sandy Boyd’s accomplishments have been many, his wife, Susan, made her own impact on the life and the history of the University of Iowa. Maybe more so, says Sandy.
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Thanking Sandy

Looking back on Sandy Boyd's six-decade career at UI on his retirement
Willard "Sandy" Boyd arrived at the University of Iowa in 1954 and served as professor, provost, and president. Few have left as great a mark on the university as he has in his six decades of service.

Honors UI professor one of world's most influential ophthalmologists

Edwin Stone, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa and is the director of the Wynn Institute of Vision Research, was named in "The Ophthalmologist’s" 2016 Power List of the world's 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.
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Giving a voice to patients who can't speak

UI invention allows impaired patients to communicate with health care providers
A University of Iowa spinout company that invented a device allowing physically impaired patients to communicate with health care providers expects to launch its product this summer after receiving significant investor interest during clinical trials.

Grants Sigmund receives NIH grant to study blood vessel health

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, have been awarded a four-year $2.48 million NIH grant to study a molecular pathway that appears to protect blood vessels from damage caused by cardiovascular stressors, including high-fat diet and aging.
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UI recognizes top student employee

Nine other students will be recognized at Presidential Luncheon
Kasra Zarei, a third-year biomedical engineering major and research assistant at the Wynn Institute, is this year's University of Iowa student employee of the year.