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Faith LeMaster’s smile can light up a room, and she’s willing to share that smile with anyone who asks. Photo by UI Health Care Marketing and Communication.
Published: 2014.09.11 | By Catie Malooly | 7:00 AM
Published: 2014.09.11
By Catie Malooly
7:00 AM
Faith LeMaster has a smile that lights up a room. Despite the many health challenges she has endured throughout her life, this 10-year-old has never let tough times dim that smile. Story
 

Cedar Falls girl to be honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Pittsburgh

portrait of Margaret Schafer

When Margaret Schafer was 11, she started experiencing severe pain in her legs, hips, and shoulders. Her local physician thought it was just growing pains, but Margaret’s parents, Ben and Amy, worried the problem was more serious. Story

New program accelerates students' path to careers in public health

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and Grinnell College have developed a new cooperative degree program that allows Grinnell students from any major to earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Health degree in five years, rather than the customary six. Story

Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

A University of Iowa and Washington University study of neurological patients finds that brain damage to hub locations produces much greater cognitive impairments than damage to other locations. Story

Gifts and grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Bequest from alumnus provides $7.8 million for genetics research at the UI

portrait of Franklin Trueblood and Elsie Foerstner

University of Iowa alumnus Franklin D. Trueblood’s lifelong interest in medical innovation inspired an estate gift that will dramatically enhance cutting-edge genetics research in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Story

Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury

A new class of compounds protects brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice treated with these compounds 24-36 hours after experiencing TBI from a blast injury were protected from the harmful effects of TBI, including problems with learning, memory, and movement. Story

Ankeny girl, 10, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Iowa State

Faith LeMaster

Faith LeMaster has a smile that lights up a room. Despite the many health challenges she has endured throughout her life, this 10-year-old has never let tough times dim that smile. Story

Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist

illustration of student texting rather than doing the homework on the desk in the background

A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults. Story

Study finds drop in kids' hospital-related infections

Published
2014.09.08

University of Iowa infectious disease specialist discusses a decrease in the number of children developing infections related to their care while in the hospital over the last seven years, citing a cultural shift and good research as having the biggest influence. Story from: U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

No confirmed cases of EV-D68 at UI Hospitals and Clinics

Published
2014.09.09
A doctor hold's a stethoscope in their hands.

Although some Iowa hospitals have confirmed cases of EV-D68, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics reports no confirmed cases of EV-D68, said Eli Perencevich, professor of medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. But doctors have submitted several specimens to be tested. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

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