Researchers at the University of Iowa and colleagues at Cornell University have received a five-year, $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work investigating the biological links between high blood pressure and obesity. Story
The University of Iowa has plans in the works to install hearing-loop technology in several buildings around campus, and while more expensive than older technology, official say the quality is worth it.
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2013.05.09 | By Richard C. Lewis and Tim Schoon | 11:23 AM
The University of Iowa has produced a multimedia package chronicling a day in the life of Jerry Jackson, a 66-year-old Burlington man whose family suffers from a rare, inherited eye disease called ADNIV. Specialists at the UI's ophthalmology department have been studying the disease for more than two decades and now believe they've found the first genetic cause for it. Story
A hearing loop installed in a University of Iowa lecture room is helping people who use hearing aids and cochlear implants, and plans are under way to add more on campus--including in the new Hancher when it's completed.
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University of Iowa officials recently installed the campus’s first hearing loop system, which provides unprecedented sound clarity for people with hearing aids and cochlear implants, and there are plans to install five more over the next few years. Story
Treatment for a brain tumor at a young age paralyzed the left side of Natalie Wright's face leaving her with a one-sided smile. Now, thanks to a chance conversation with a neighbor and the expertise of a University of Iowa facial plastic surgeon, Natalie’s dream of reclaiming her smile is within reach. Story
Chris Buresh and Casey Panko, a UI Hospitals and Clinics emergency-medicine physician and emergency department nurse respectively, served as team leaders when traveling to Haiti in March along with other Community Health Initiative volunteers, bringing health care to rural villages in Haiti. Story from: Des Moines Register
As a part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer are available from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 29, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Story
University Counseling Service Director Sam Cochran says the University of Iowa community suffers an average of two to three student suicides annually. To bring the campus and local community together to prevent future student suicides, Cochran is leading the three-year $270,970 grant, “Leveraging Campus-Community Collaborations to Enhance Suicide Prevention at the University of Iowa.” Story