Carver College of Medicine

Portrait of Jack Stapleton

Despite elusive cure, AIDS diagnoses decline

HIV researcher looks back on nearly three decades of clinical work
More than 2,100 patients have been treated at the University of Iowa’s HIV/AIDS clinic since it opened in 1988, and it remains the state’s largest such clinic. Jack Stapleton, director of the clinic and an expert in infectious diseases, talks about how a diagnosis of HIV has changed since then.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust gives $45 million to University of Iowa to support Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Gift is the largest to the ‘For Iowa. Forever More.’ campaign
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a $45 million grant to the University of Iowa that will allow for the creation of a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center within the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
Tubes of blood drawn for testing

Study questions usefulness of ‘rainbow draw’

The majority of tubes of blood drawn for testing are not used
University of Iowa researchers have shown that most of the extra vials of blood drawn for lab tests never get used and are instead discarded.

University of Iowa announces composition of search committee to replace Robillard

First meeting to be held Dec. 1
The University of Iowa has announced the composition of the search committee for the next vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The first meeting of the 17-person committee will be held Thursday, Dec. 1.
child gives man a hug

Turning a dream into a reality

UI dedicates new children’s hospital
The University of Iowa dedicated the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Nov. 11, 2016. The 14-story, 507,000-square-foot facility will offer private rooms for all patients, eight pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric pharmacy, a playground, gardens, a library, and an interactive theater.

Potential target identified for preventing long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

Study in mice suggests that protecting axons may prevent development of neurological problems associated with TBI
UI researchers believe they may have identified a potential approach for preventing the development of neurological problems associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their research in mice suggests that protecting axons—the fiber-like projections that connect brain cells—prevents the long-term neuropsychiatric problems caused by blast-related TBI.

Cedar Rapids Gazette Teaching business basics to medical students

The Tippie College of Business and the Carver College of Medicine have teamed up to create a certificate program that provides the basics of business education to medical students, who often receive little or no business training prior to graduation. 

Eating disorder gene alters behavior in female mice

Study also identifies first biological pathway associated with risk of developing an eating disorder
Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes behavioral abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in humans. Only female mice are affected by the mutation, and some of the abnormalities depend on whether the females are housed alone or with other mice.
david soll in his lab

Iowa’s cancer-fighting antibody bank

UI home to antibody collection valued at $250 million, priceless in application
Around the corner from University of Iowa biology professor David Soll’s office is an exclusive reservoir of biological agents used by researchers worldwide seeking to cure cancer. Its mission is deeply personal for Soll. He lost his wife to cancer, and he wants to put an end to the disease.

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