Alumni & Friends

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UI senior named Rhodes scholar

Jeffrey Ding excited to make the most of Oxford opportunity
Jeffrey Ding, a senior from Iowa City, was selected as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars on Nov. 22 from a field of 869 applicants; 90 are named worldwide.

Hypertension With help from pharmacists, better blood pressure costs $22

A pharmacist-physician collaborative effort to control blood pressure among a diverse group of patients was considered cost-effective, with a $22 price tag to increase the hypertension control rate by 1 percent, according to new research from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

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.
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Hedrick girl, 16, to serve as honorary Kid Captain for Heroes Game

Reagen Kopsieker is a spunky, spirited 16-year-old who loves to spend her time shopping and on social media, a sharp contrast to the days after her birth, when her parents worried she wouldn’t live to see her first birthday.
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UI celebrates global giving with Gold Tuesday

UI faculty, staff, friends, and alumni can support the UI on Gold Tuesday (Dec. 1) a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
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Never mind the sugar—how much fat?

UI researchers find women rely more on fat and less on sugar when deciding if a food is healthy
For most women, deciding if a food is healthy is much more about fat than sugar. University of Iowa researchers found that even when women know a food is high in sugar, they don’t rely much on that information.
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CNN Pigeons as cancer detectors

A new study has found that pigeons are nearly as good as people at distinguishing cancerous breast tissue from normal breast tissue. The findings add to previous research into pigeons’ remarkable ability to discriminate between complex visual images and may lead to the birds being trained as medical image observers.

STAT Curry urges crackdown on glamorization of e-cigs

Sue Curry, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, says there should be a crackdown on ads glamorizing electronic cigarettes.

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.