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Spotlighting and celebrating Iowa research and scholarship

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz recounts his tour of world-class UI research facilities accompanied by state legislators.

Sato, Shields to receive endowed professorships

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Carver College of Medicine announces two endowed professorships, the E. A. Franken Jr. Professorship in Pediatric Radiology to Yutaka Sato and the Gary L. Soderberg Professorship in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science to Richard Shields.

Szot appointed associate dean for continuing and integrated education

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Joseph Szot has been named associate dean for continuing and integrated medical education in the UI Carver College of Medicine.

Critical care in the air

Monday, November 18, 2019
A train accident in small-town Iowa easily could have taken a young father’s life in 2018, but a quick response from a University of Iowa medical helicopter gave him a fighting chance. He is one of thousands who have been treated by the AirCare team since 1979.

UI professor develops tool to improve aphasia diagnosis

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Jean Gordon, associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is developing a tool to improve diagnosis of aphasia—the inability to speak, write, and/or understand language as a result of brain damage, usually stroke.

HHMI renewals for Campbell and Welsh

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kevin Campbell and Michael Welsh will continue to serve as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators for another five years following renewal of their appointments by HHMI.

Student poetry competition winners honored at scholarship luncheon

Friday, October 25, 2019
The University of Iowa is often regarded as “the Writing University” because of its world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, but an appreciation and commitment to great writing is evident across the entire UI campus—including the Carver College of Medicine.

Ted Abel elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Monday, October 21, 2019
Ted Abel, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the UI, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Iowa program helps gifted students with disabilities

Thursday, October 17, 2019
National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" program featured a summer program at the University of Iowa that offers educational, research, and social opportunities for gifted students with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder. The program is run by the Belin-Blank Center.

UI-trained pharmacists on the front lines

Friday, October 11, 2019
The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has collaborative practice partnerships with six family medicine clinics across Iowa. Because each of the six applied clinical sciences faculty members at the family medicine clinics across Iowa operate under unique partnerships, they are able to push the status quo.

Fran and Margaret McCaffery to deliver philanthropy lecture

Monday, October 7, 2019
Today, Fran and Margaret McCaffery’s son Patrick is a healthy first-year Hawkeye, thanks to treatment and care he received at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Now, his parents’ major fundraising efforts have helped create and sustain a unique program for young patients like him.

Carson King reflects on new fame, the future after fundraiser for Iowa children's hospital hits nearly $3M

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
What started as a 24-year-old just asking for beer money during the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game on Sept. 14 ended Tuesday with nearly $3 million raised for the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.

UI wins the 2019 Blood Donation Challenge for the Corridor Corporate Games

Thursday, September 19, 2019
The University of Iowa won the 2019 Blood Donation Challenge for the Corridor Corporate Games (CCG). The challenge was one of the 25 events offered to participating businesses during the games this year.

LiveWELL: Pettit can portage

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
With help from a UI health coach, Jeff Pettit, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, was able to improve his health and portage a 45-pound canoe for a quarter mile for a 35th anniversary trip to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.

New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain

Friday, August 23, 2019
University of Iowa researchers have found that a single bout of exercise benefits older people’s brains. In experiments in which participants aged 60 to 80 exercised once and multiple times, the researchers found some individuals showed improved cognitive functions and working memory.

A summer of opportunity for future health professionals

Friday, August 16, 2019
The Summer Health Professions Education Program celebrates 30 years of preparing students who are underrepresented in the health professions for careers in health and medicine. The program has introduced nearly 30,000 first- and second-year college students, including those at the UI, to careers in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions.

Berg awarded grant funding for two-year project

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Mark Berg, director of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program and associate professor in the Department of Sociology, was awarded grant funding for a two-year project titled, “Childhood Stressors and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adulthood: A Longitudinal Investigation of Divergent Explanatory Models.”

UI moves to next stages of employment practices review

Thursday, August 8, 2019
The University of Iowa has extended its contract with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. to begin the next stage of the employment practices review. The Des Moines law firm will complete a modified review of the university’s academic and operational units as well as UI Health Care.

Here's looking at you, Kid Captains

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
A decade of Kid Captains highlights the special bond between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the football team that plays right across the street.

Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center receives $4.2 million grant from CDC

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $4.2 million grant to the University of Iowa over five years to continue the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) in the College of Public Health.