Research

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Media tipsheet: UI experts for back-to-school topics

To help everyone make a smooth transition, the University of Iowa is offering a list of experts who can talk about everything from helping a child get on the right sleep schedule to preventing back-related injuries from carrying backpacks that are too heavy.
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Pharmacists help patients with hypertension

Studies show medical teams with pharmacists helped patients control blood pressure
Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.

UI internship prepares students for genetic counseling careers

As the availability of and demand for genetic testing continues to rise, more genetic counselors are needed to assist patients in interpreting their test results. The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Summer Internship Program, now in its third year, allows interns to explore various career opportunities in genetic counseling.

UI researchers stimulate human amygdala to gain key insight to SUDEP

Research marks first time amygdala is stimulated and breathing loss is reported
By using electrical stimulation to activate the amygdala, a group of University of Iowa researchers has identified areas of the human brain in which breathing is controlled and, in some cases, impaired, providing an important insight into sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
Liza Casella, 17, works with University of Iowa physics graduate student Patrick Wilcox (not pictured) at Van Allen Hall on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Casella's research is conducted through the UI Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program.

Iowa City Press Citizen 17-year-old student researches telescopes, gamma rays

Telescopes for peeking at showers of light sparked by high-energy gamma rays have been a focus for Iowa City home-schooled student Liza Casella. For the past month, she has conducted research with UI astronomy and physics professor Philip Kaaret as part of the UI Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program.

Honors Cole, MacGillivray named American Chemical Society Fellows

Renee S. Cole, associate professor of physical chemistry and chemistry education in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Leonard MacGillivray, professor of organic chemistry in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were named as American Chemical Society Fellows.
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Shaping several generations of scientists

Summer high school research program makes UI ‘feel like home’
Just like her mom almost 30 years ago, Alexandra Chan is immersed in hands-on research on the University of Iowa campus. Chan is one of nearly 40 high school students from across the nation and globe participating in a rigorous, five-week summer residential research opportunity, the Secondary Student Training Program.

UI-sponsored research, total external funding up in FY 2015

Both research funding and total external funding to the University of Iowa rose in 2014-15, with new and continued grants and contracts fueling research that will benefit Iowa, the Midwest, and the world.

The New York Times Cameron discusses empathy as a choice

UI assistant professor Daryl Cameron and his research colleagues believe that empathy is only as limited as people choose it to be. "The 'limits' to our empathy are merely apparent, and can change, sometimes drastically, depending on what we want to feel," they write in a recent editorial.

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