Carver College of Medicine

Aidan Smith

Council Bluffs boy, 9, to be Honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes go to the Taxslayer Bowl

Aidan Smith was diagnosed with Juvenile Huntington's disease when he was 6
Aidan was diagnosed in Omaha, but his mother turned to University of Iowa Children's Hospital for answers. The University of Iowa is one of just 21 Huntington’s Disease Society of America Centers of Excellence nationwide, bringing together clinical services, education, and research opportunities to provide patients with access to the most advanced treatment options. Photo courtesy of UI Health Care Marketing and Communication.

Video: December 2014 undergraduate commencement

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, 9 a.m. Carver-Hawkeye Arena
The December 2014 UI Undergraduate commencement ceremony, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University College, and the Bachelor of Science degree candidates in the Carver College of Medicine, will be streamed live to "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins.
curator inspects Pollock's Mural

Art conservation, obesity conversation

Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series announces first events of spring slate
The University of Iowa’s popular Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series, which has been drawing capacity crowds since its January 2014 debut, will offer two events in January, one focusing on Jackson Pollock’s famous Mural and the other on the challenges of the obesity epidemic in the 21st century.

UI Hospitals and Clinics named Ebola care center

Will serve as Iowa's only Ebola treatment center
Leaders of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials in Iowa City announced Monday, Dec. 15, that the state’s comprehensive academic medical center has been named as Iowa’s only Ebola treatment center. There are currently no reported cases of Ebola infections in Iowa or anywhere in the United States.
A large man carrying a red gym bag walks down an airplane aisle.

Iowa Alumni Magazine Battle of the bulge

A collaborative UI initiative confronts the complex problem of obesity, challenging stereotypes about the disease and finding solutions to one of the nation's top health threats. It's not just about the food.

UI part of new 'Center Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

UI team will study how seizures disrupt breathing
University of Iowa neuroscientists led by George Richerson, head of neurology in the UI Carver College of Medicine, have joined eight other research groups across the world that will work together on increasing the understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the leading cause of death from epilepsy.

Enzyme may be key to cancer progression in many tumors

Study implicates TET1 enzyme as a master regulator in cancer
A University of Iowa study provides a deeper understanding of how the cancer-causing KRAS gene turns off tumor suppressor genes, and identifies a key enzyme in the process. The findings suggest that this enzyme, known as TET1, may be an important target for cancer diagnostics and treatment.

Three UI scientists elected 2014 AAAS Fellows

The honors will be presented at the February 2015 AAAS meeting
Three University of Iowa faculty members have been awarded the distinction of 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Digital arts and humanities

UI professor, undergraduate will showcase innovative collaborations during Dec. 16 Des Moines Lunch & Learn
Studio director Jon Winet and UI history student Ethan DeGross will share their work in, “A Field Report from the ‘Studio:’ Public Digital Arts and Humanities Research at the University of Iowa,” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the UI John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines.
Liam Feeley

West Des Moines boy, 10, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Nebraska

Rare genetic disorder left Liam Feeley missing large bones in his arms
When Liam was 2 months old, the Feeleys came to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and met with pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ericka Lawler, who put the family at ease.