Carver College of Medicine

New studies contradict earlier findings on Rett syndrome

UI neuroscientist Andrew Pieper and colleagues at three other universities, show that bone marrow transplant does not rescue mouse models of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disease that affects very young girls. The findings directly contradict seemingly promising results published in 2012, which initiated a clinical trial for human patients.
Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.

Grants Abel awarded $4 million to study heart failure and diabetes

E. Dale Abel, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, has been awarded two separate grants totaling $4 million from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to study the connection between diabetes, obesity, and heart failure.
The Student Experience: Brian Wall

The Student Experience: Brian Wall

Future doctor continuing to learn inside classroom and in the community
Future doctor Brian Wall is thankful for all the opportunities he’s had to learn more about his hometown, Iowa City, and the school he loves. He’s been involved in student organizations and community groups, all while double majoring in health and human physiology and Spanish.

Campus investment results in record number of Fulbright placements

13 UI students have been awarded Fulbright awards for 2015–16
A record number of UI students and alumni have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards this year thanks to hard work among faculty and staff and a growing number of resources for students across campus.

Grants Taylor receives NIH grant to study glucose production in the liver

Eric Taylor, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.87 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study biological mechanisms used by the liver to make glucose.

Honors Gruber elected to American Surgical Association

Peter Gruber, chair and DEO of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery with University of Iowa Health Care, was recently elected a member of the American Surgical Association.
A little girls swings on a swing set

New York Times Premature babies may survive at 22 weeks if treated, UI study finds

The  UI-led study, one of the largest and most systematic examinations of care for very premature infants, found that hospitals with sophisticated neonatal units varied widely in their approach to 22-week-olds, ranging from a few that offer no active medical treatment to a handful that assertively treat most cases.

Students in cap and gown at graduation

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 14; wrap in early June
About 5,100 University of Iowa students will mark educational milestones as they receive their degrees at spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies begin Thursday, May 14, with the College of Pharmacy commencement and end Friday, June 5, with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will be held May 15-16.

Their next experience

Graduating subjects from 'Student Experience' series provide updates
Several individuals previously featured in our "Student Experience" series are graduating this month. We reached out to them to find out what plans they have after graduation.