Carver College of Medicine

Honors Knowledge Bowl team lights up scoreboard

For the second straight year, a University of Iowa immunology team took home the Knowledge Bowl championship title at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting, held this year Nov. 6–11 in San Francisco.

Geyer, Kohen named 2015 AAAS Fellows

The honors will be presented at the February 2016 AAAS meeting
Two University of Iowa faculty members have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pamela Geyer, in biochemistry and obstetrics and gynecology, and Amnon Kohen, in chemistry, will be honored at the AAAS annual meeting in February.

Mind the GAP

UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses
A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation.
Beau Atkinson Kid Captain

Central City boy, 13, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Purdue Nov. 21

Unusual bruising as a toddler led to diagnosis of hemophilia
Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks certain crucial proteins. Beau Atkinson would bleed internally rather than externally, which led to bruising. Making matters worse, Beau received the most severe hemophilia diagnosis.
people at UI Hospitals and Clinics with a therapy dog

The Loop Furry Friends a benefit to all

The Furry Friends program, a Volunteer Services program and a part of the Department of Rehabilitation Therapies at UI Hospitals and Clinics, began in 2003 as a way to lighten and brighten patients’ days. Therapy dogs help patients forget the present, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Scholarships Two UI students awarded the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund honoring an Iowa family’s three generations of commitment to higher education has been awarded to students from Iowa City and Spencer. First-year UI Doctor of Physical Therapy students Katherine Bird and Clare Goeken are recognized as the 2015-16 recipients of the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship.
Drake Fricke

Marshalltown boy, 8, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Minnesota on Saturday

Drake Fricke was diagnosed with Hirschsprung's disease a day after his birth
When Drake Fricke was just one day old, doctors in Marshalltown found a blockage in his colon and sent him to a Des Moines hospital where it was suggested he may have Hirschsprung’s disease, a condition that affects the colon and can make newborns unable to have a bowel movement.
Sean Peck

Tipton boy, 5, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Maryland on Halloween

Family participates in clinical trials to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis
When Sean Peck was 9 days old, a test revealed he has cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that causes his body to produce thick, sticky mucus. The disease impacts Sean’s lungs, pancreas, and liver, affecting his breathing, digestion, and growth.