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Treytun Garcia, 12, made the decision to have his left leg amputated to halt the spread of scleroderma. He wears a customized Hawkeyes prosthetic leg. Photo by Lisa Lewis, Envisage Studios.
Published: 2014.08.28 | By Catie Malooly | 7:00 AM
Published: 2014.08.28
By Catie Malooly
7:00 AM
At age 4, Treytun Garcia of Ottumwa developed what looked like a rash on his left foot. He was soon diagnosed with linear scleroderma, an autoimmune disease characterized by the hardening of the skin and connective tissues. Garcia was chosen as the Kid Captain for the football game this Saturday when the Hawkeyes face the Panthers at Kinnick Stadium. Story
 

Kid Captains suit up

2014 Kid Captains meet UI football players at Kinnick during Kids Day

Have you ever seen the inside of the Hawkeye locker room? Join our 2014 Kid Captains for a special behind-the-scenes tour during Kids Day at Kinnick on Aug. 16. Watch this video and don't forget to share it with your friends and family. Video

Keeping Iowa Healthy - Diabetes Research Center

Dedication of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research CenterUI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center.

In this video, Dale Abel, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, discusses the mission of this center and how a $25 million dollar gift from the Fraternal Order of Eagles will make new advances and understanding possible in the fight against this devastating disease. Video

Spotlight: Mother's intuition and UI experts save baby's life

Published
2014.08.26
Andon family

Maybe it was mother's intuition or her experience as a nurse, but Kimberly Andon knew something was wrong with her newborn baby. Learn more about how her daughter's life was saved thanks to experts at UI Children's Hospital. Story from: UI Children's Hospital website

UI Children's Hospital website

Iowa Now Minute - 8/28/14

Iowa Now Minute - 8/27/14

Welcome to season two of "Iowa Now Minute," a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Ottumwa boy kicks off Kid Captain 2014 in game against Northern Iowa

portrait of Treytun

At age 4, Treytun Garcia of Ottumwa developed what looked like a rash on his left foot. He was soon diagnosed with linear scleroderma, an autoimmune disease characterized by the hardening of the skin and connective tissues. Garcia was chosen as the Kid Captain for the football game this Saturday when the Hawkeyes face the Panthers at Kinnick Stadium. Story

UI professor shares his knowledge of Indian yoga master B.K.S Iyengar

Published
2014.08.25
Thousands of New Yorkers marked the first day of summer by practicing yoga in Times Square, during the 12th annual Solstice in Times Square. (AP)

UI Professor Frederick Smith shares his knowledge of the Indian yoga master B.K.S Iyengar who died last week at the age of 95. Story from: NPR - On Point

NPR - On Point

UI to honor AirCare, Emergency Department milestones

Air Care helicopter

Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center will celebrate 35 years of service by AirCare, the state’s first hospital-based helicopter ambulance service, during a public open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the AirCare hangar, 385 Ruppert Road, near the Iowa City Airport. Story

Media advisory: UI to hold Deeded Body Program memorial service Aug. 29

The deeded body memorial at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. File photo by Tim Schoon.

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., in Iowa City. Story

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

UI Professor John Westefeld will present a 90-minute workshop on the warning signs, intervention strategies, and resources available for suicide prevention in the College of Education's Teacher Leader Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Story

UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

President Mason addressing a crowd

The University of Iowa dedicated the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center with a weekend of opening activities. The new facility features 20,000 square feet of advanced research space with cutting-edge medical equipment. Center researchers will pursue innovative diabetes research and find treatments and cures for the epidemic that affects more than 9 percent of the American population. Story

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