Impact

In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

UI scientists 'piggyback' on specialized invasive brain monitoring required for epilepsy surgery to learn about tinnitus
Tapping the highly specialized expertise of a brain research lab at the University of Iowa, researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with tinnitus in order to find the brain networks responsible for this often debilitating condition.

Iowa Board of Regents April 23 roundup

Board officially names Robillard UI interim President
Following are highlights from the Iowa Board of Regents meeting Thursday, April 23, at the School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs.
Research Assistants Yani Chen and Melissa Kurtz in Mary Wilson’s lab.

The Loop Got big data?

What can one researcher do with a terabyte of raw data? The Bioinformatics Division of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) helps researchers across the university analyze, reduce, and focus large data sets to further their research.

students working together in the college of public health

UI to offer bachelor's degree in public health

First Regents institution with undergraduate public health major
Beginning fall 2016, the University of Iowa will offer bachelor’s degrees in public health, the first Board of Regents institution to offer an undergraduate major in the field. The degree program is expected to help meet Iowa’s need for public health trained professionals who can directly support citizens’ health.
Iowa Now Minute - 4/23/15

Iowa Now Minute - 4/23/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
This week on Iowa Now Minute features The Bachelor, a shark, and a top 10 draft pick.
Haley Hansel receiving an award

Making a B1G impact

Student-athlete Haley Hansel plays integral role in Big Brothers Big Sisters program
University of Iowa junior softball player Haley Hansel is a Big Ten student-athlete, but that's not her only big role.
Instructor and student seated at a desk and talking

Writing certificate sets UI students apart in job search

Program allows undergraduates to develop, refine writing skills
Students of all majors can benefit from the university’s top-ranked writing programs by completing an Undergraduate Certificate in Writing, which is offered through the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

New test helps doctors tailor treatment for individual patients

Iowa Institute for Human Genetics launches drug metabolism test
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is offering a new test that will ensure that patients who may require specific pain medications, or need blood-thinning drugs to prevent heart attack or stroke, will receive medicine that is safe and effective, based on the patient's own genetic make-up.

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