Carver College of Medicine

A poster depicts screening of "The Lion's Mouth Opens" documentary

UI Carver College of Medicine website Free Jan. 29 'The Lion's Mouth Opens' Huntington disease documentary screening

The public is invited to a free screening of "The Lion's Mouth Opens," a documentary about a woman who bravely faces a daunting life-defining moment as finds out about her genetic testing results for Huntington disease (HD), Thursday, Jan. 29, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m and the screening beginning at 7 p.m., at the John Pappajohn Business Building, Room W10 (Buchanan Auditorium). The film is made possible by the UI Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence and the HDSA Iowa Chapter. 

Billy Albritton of East Peoria, Ill., enjoys golf

Health at Iowa Ankle implant enriches grandfather's life

An implant developed at the University of Iowa offers a better option for patients with ankle problems such as 69-year-old grandfather Billy Albritton of East Peoria, Illinois. Albritton shares how since his ankle replacement surgery at UI Hospitals and Clinics in April 2013, he's back to the active lifestyle he once enjoyed.

Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday on Iowa Now.
Nurse drawing blood from a pregnant woman

UI Women's Health Tissue Repository helps to advance women's health research worldwide

Samples are available to researchers in just minutes
The repository is made up of four women’s health tissue banks: Well Woman Tissue Bank, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Tissue Bank, Maternal Fetal Tissue Bank, and the Gynecologic Malignancies Tissue Bank. Samples are donated from women who are already patients at UI Women's Health Center.

UI researchers study rural access to health care specialties

An ongoing series of studies by University of Iowa researchers shows that access to a variety of specialty health care fields are more accessible than thought in rural Iowa—including oncology, urology, and now otolaryngology—but that access could be threatened depending on how health care reforms are implemented.
MLK illustration by Aubrey Hart, UI BFA Graphic Design '15

UI celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual program includes events from Day of Service to unity walk and Wycliffe Gordon lecture and performance
An annual University of Iowa celebration honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and addressing contemporary human rights issues will be held Jan. 19-31.
brain scan

New picture, new insight

MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals brain differences in bipolar disorder
Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder.