From Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24, follow the University of Iowa's 2013 Faculty Engagement Corps tour of northwest Iowa, including Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story
Social shifts, along with cultural differences, are among the top reasons unmarried parenting has become more common, says UI associate sociology professor Mary Noonan in a story on the rise of unwed parenting nationally and locally.
Story from: The Gazette
Understanding the concept of morphogen gradients—the mechanism by which a signal from one part of a developing embryo can influence the location and other variables of surrounding cells—is important to developmental biology, gene regulation, evolution, and human health. Story
Nearly 30 percent of adults drink more alcohol than is considered healthy, and there are serious consequences for them, their families, and their communities, says U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Member Sue Curry, dean of the UI College of Public Health.
Story from: Time Magazine
A new study reveals that adults who played a video game helped their mental agility more than adults who did crossword puzzles. Your Health columnist Sumathi Reddy and University of Iowa public health professor Fred Wolinsky join Lunch Break with details.
Story from: The Wall Street Journal
When people ask the dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy about the state of the college’s building, he usually invites them to come on down and see for themselves. (Note: A paid subscription may be required.)
Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen
UI Geography Professor Gerald Rushton is retiring after 44 years of teaching and conducting research that created awareness of the privacy policies of cancer patients' health records, just to mention one of his many achievements and contributions.
Story from: The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa College of Public Health faculty member Barbara Baquero is building connections to improve the health of rural Iowans, with a focus on Iowa's growing Latino population.
Story from: InSight
2013.05.13 | By University Communication and Marketing | 10:22 AM
One in three women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. To help them on their healing journey, the University of Iowa’s Rape Victim Advocacy Program seeks volunteers for its 32-hour Volunteer Training Program, which begins June 10. The deadline to apply is May 31st. Story
Andrew Shepherd, UI postdoctoral scholar in pharmacology, studies cell processes that regulate potassium. When the balance of potassium is disturbed, cell death may occur. Shepherd focuses on a mechanism underlying the regulation of neuronal excitability, survival, and death—processes central to such diseases as epilepsy, neuro-HIV, and stroke. Story