Carver College of Medicine

The Loop UI to hold Deeded Body Program memorial service Sept. 23

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, Sept. 23, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., in Iowa City.

Another step forward in MS research

Wahls partners with National Multiple Sclerosis Society to compare therapeutic diets
UI researcher Terry Wahls has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) to compare the ability of two popular diets to treat multiple sclerosis–related fatigue.
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Medicine Iowa Needing rural doctors, Iowa grows its own

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is part of a trend among U.S. medical schools that are recruiting students from rural communities who want to practice in a small town. Iowa pays for the training of doctors who actually do.

Honors Donelson to be recognized as Distinguished Mentor

John Donelson, professor emeritus of biochemistry in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will be honored at the 2016 Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration and Lecture from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Prem Sahai Auditorium in the Medical Education and Research Facility.

More traveling doctors make for healthier rural hearts

Roaming cardiologists increase rural Iowans' access to specialized heart care by 33 percent
Rural patients with heart disease often have limited access to specialized care because most cardiologists practice in cities, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that the use of visiting consultant clinics (VCCs) in rural hospitals staffed by traveling cardiologists greatly increases access to care.

Grants Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at UI receives highest designation from NCI

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI has received its third renewal as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year renewal includes $12.2 million to support research. There are fewer than 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Holden is the only one in Iowa.

Appointments Abel to lead Iowa Neuroscience Institute

In his new role at the UI, Ted Abel will build a collaborative community of scientists and clinicians to foster interdisciplinary research and training in neuroscience and to support translational research in disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity

Study in mice explains opposing effects of hormone on weight gain
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.