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LiveWELL: 10-week weight-management program gets Snyder back on track

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Campus health experts stress science, accuracy in COVID-19 testing methods

Monday, August 24, 2020
While saliva tests are getting increased media attention, the University of Iowa is following public health guidelines and using scientifically proven nasopharyngeal swabs to detect novel coronavirus.

Psychology professor explains people's actions during coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Edward Wasserman, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, writes a commentary about people's behaviors during the novel corona virus pandemic. Joined by another author in the piece for, Wasserman says the human brain toggles between short-term, impulsive behaviors, and long-term perspectives.

Regent resolution praises State Hygienic Lab COVID-19 testing efforts

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) was recognized by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its recent meeting for its heroic handling of statewide testing for the coronavirus. At the board’s July 29 meeting, the board signed a resolution lauding the work of its three schools for their response following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynold’s declaration of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in March...

David Wiemer wins 2020 American Chemical Society Midwest Award

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded University of Iowa Professor David F. Wiemer the 2020 ACS Midwest Award. The award, granted to scientists who have significantly contributed to the development of chemical research and education in the region, is granted annually by the ACS’s St. Louis section. Wiemer, who holds an F. Wendell Miller Professorship, joined the UI faculty in 1978. He...

Study finds injured farmers take an hour longer to get trauma care

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
A new study from the University of Iowa shows that farmers who suffer an on-the-job injury take more time to arrive at a hospital that provides the specialized trauma care they need than workers in other industries.

#MaskUpIA spreads awareness of the importance of face coverings during COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
With a new rise in COVID-19 cases in Johnson County in late June, University of Iowa Health Care launched a face-covering campaign asking faculty, staff, students, and health care employees to show why wearing a face covering is important to them.

Record funding fuels research into COVID-19, writing and other areas of UI strengths

Monday, July 13, 2020
Funding in support of core UI research activities rose 15% (or $68,581,401), from $466.9 million in Fiscal Year 2019 to $535.5 million in FY20. While a large portion of the increase is attributable to CARES Act Funding, without it the UI still outpaced research funding from any previous year since it began tracking this data.

Wehby appointed Colloton chair in health management and policy

Monday, July 13, 2020
The College of Public Health has appointed George Wehby, professor of health management and policy, as the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy.

Winokur comments on safety of COVID-19 vaccines

Monday, July 13, 2020
Patricia Winokur, executive dean of the Carver College of Medicine, says researchers have sequenced both the human genome and the COVID-19 genome, which will help scientists tell if the vaccines they develop to fight the virus are safe.

Salnas explains what all those COVID-19 statistics mean

Monday, July 13, 2020
Jorge Salinas, hospital epidemiologist for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and an assistant professor off internal medicine at Carver College of Medicine, helps make sense of all the statistics that are used to explain the spread of COVID-19.

Edmond talks about benefits of face shields over face masks

Monday, July 13, 2020
Dr. Michael Edmond, clinical professor of internal medicine-infectious diseases at the Carver College of Medicine, says that one advantage that face shields have over face masks in protecting against the spread of COVID-19 is that they aren’t as hot as a mask, and they don't cause eye glasses to fog up.

Stephanie Gilbertson-White joins nurse leader fellowship program

Monday, July 6, 2020
Stephanie Gilbertson-White, associate professor and director of the PhD program in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, has been named one of 11 nurse scientists accepted to the inaugural cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.

Study finds vaping can lead to poor oral health

Thursday, June 18, 2020
A researcher from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry was part of a research team that found vaping significantly increases the likelihood of cavities and other oral health problems caused by excess bacteria in the smoker's mouth.

Electrical and Computer Engineering professors receive NSF RAPID grant for novel COVID-19 testing technologies

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Three Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty members received a National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID grant titled "RAPID: High-Throughput and Low-Cost Testing of COVID-19 Viruses and Antibodies through Compressed Sensing and Group Testing," to develop a novel high-throughput and low-cost testing technology that has great potential of breaking the testing bottleneck of the COVID-19 pandemic...

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital earns rankings in 5 specialties

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is listed among the nation’s best in five specialties in the new 2020–21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice.

Developing at-home method for collecting COVID-19 testing samples

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
University of Iowa genetics expert Val Sheffield has converted part of his lab to help fight the coronavirus pandemic by creating a simple specimen-collection method that skips the swab and removes the need for medical personnel. All people have to do is spit in a cup.

Spring rains: A surprising source of pollen

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Spring rains wash away some pollen, but not all. University of Iowa researchers have found tree pollen fragments can remain airborne for hours after a storm. The tiny particles can make their way deep into the lungs, exacerbating allergies.

CCOM gap funding supports 3 medical innovation projects

Monday, May 18, 2020
Three University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff have received gap funding for innovative translational research projects that potentially could lead to new, commercially viable medical devices or technologies.

Scientists, media turn to Iowa's coronavirus expert

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Veteran researcher Stanley Perlman—until recently, one of only 10 full-time coronavirus virologists in the world—leads the University of Iowa’s search for answers on COVID-19.