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A nursing student meets with a community volunteer for a health education exercise at the Nursing Clinical Education Center. Photo courtesy the College of Nursing.
Published: 2014.04.09 | By Jamie Nicpon | 9:12 AM
Published: 2014.04.09
By Jamie Nicpon
9:12 AM
Advanced patient simulators help University of Iowa College of Nursing students master clinical skills, but they can't replace the human element needed to learn consultation and teaching. That's where community volunteers come in. Story

Aging brains on the job

Two demographic trends in Iowa—an aging population and workers staying on the job later in life—will have a significant impact for employers and employees in the years ahead. University of Iowa neuroscientist Steven Anderson will offer his perspective during an April 29 presentation in Des Moines. Story

Digital dentistry advances at UI


As dental technology expands, the UI College of Dentistry has kept up: “We want to make sure our students are getting the best education possible...” says Michael Kanellis, the associate dean for patient care. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Juicing diet plans slim on nutrients

apple and juice

Although so-called "juice cleanse" diets may be popular with students, Katherine Mellen, a UI lecturer in health and human physiology, says juicing has no documented health benefits. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

NASCAR driver encourages organ donation

Iowa City Press-Citizen: NASCAR driver encourages organ donation

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Joey Gase joined fellow organ donor family members and recipients at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for the 2014 Donate Life Ceremony. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Schlievert comments on new bacterial genome study

flesh-eating bacteria binds to human cell

Patrick Schlievert, a UI microbiologist who first described flesh-eating bacteria in 1987, said a new study pinpointing the four mutations that changed the harmless organisms into gruesome infectious pathogens shows that future mutations will depend on gene movement. Story from: The Verge

The Verge

Project Art to present free concert April 28

The performing arts component of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Project Art will present a performance by cellist Nicholas Canellakis, pianist Michael Brown, and bassist Mark Bernat at noon Monday, April 28, in the atrium of the John Colloton Pavilion at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The performance is free and open to the public. Story

UI research connects green tomatoes, strong muscles

green tomato

According to new UI research, green tomatoes contain a compound that may help build muscle and protect against future muscle atrophy. Story from: Glamour


UI Hospitals and Clinics to celebrate transplant success

Comments from a NASCAR driver and a meeting between a heart transplant recipient and the family of her donor will highlight the annual Donate Life celebration at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. Story

NSF CAREER Award; nursing research grant

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 that humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Iowa Now Minute 4/11/2014

IowaNow Minute 4/11/2014Watch Iowa Now Minute, a weekly recap of the top stories at the University of Iowa.

See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute 4/11/2014. Video


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