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UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked among nation’s best by 'US News & World Report'

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is listed among the nation’s best hospitals in six adult care specialties, according to 2019–20 rankings released by “U.S. News & World Report.”

Greenlee to receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Monday, July 29, 2019
Jeremy Greenlee, of the University of Iowa Department of Neurosurgery, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers on July 25 in Washington, D.C. The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their research careers.

Former Iowa student designs bra for breast cancer survivors

Monday, July 29, 2019
A team of University of Iowa alumnae that includes Algonquin, Iowa, native Genevieve Goelz has received a $10,000 prize for a bra they designed as an engineering class project that provides breast cancer survivors both support and relief from lymphedema pain after a single mastectomy.

Iowa study finds people of normal weight may actually be at risk for obesity-related health issues

Monday, July 29, 2019
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds that people who may have a healthy weight according to the body mass index (BMI) may actually have obesity-related health issues, which could be revealed by considering the person's waist circumference.

Iowa study shows Americans still don't get enough exercise

Monday, July 29, 2019
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds that the amount of time Americans spend exercising is little changed over the last 10 years, which isn't positive because Americans weren't exercising enough 10 years ago.

Iowa study finds waist size a forgotten factor in defining obesity

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
A new study from the University of Iowa published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” finds that some people considered to be a normal weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues.

UI student-designed bra for breast cancer patients receives cash prize

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
A team of biomedical engineers who designed a bra as University of Iowa students that helps breast cancer survivors with lymphedema won a $10,000 prize from Victoria’s Secret that will help them commercialize the garment.

First class of Palliative Care Certificate-holders graduates

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The graduating PharmD Class of 2019 included eight students, who—for the first time in collegiate history—earned a university-sanctioned Palliative Care Certificate.

Iowa's impact along the RAGBRAI route

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
As RAGBRAI riders travel across Iowa, from the Missouri to the Mississippi, it’s common for them to see plenty of black and gold. Hawkeye pride often takes center stage, whether displayed on the gear of cyclists or adorned on homes and vehicles along the route.

UI-ISU researchers team up to advance state’s bioscience priorities

Monday, July 8, 2019
Researchers from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University are building joint teams that will work to use gut bacteria to treat chronic diseases, improve weather forecasts for precision agriculture, and produce better vaccines against swine and avian flu.

Dental device could light the way to better root canal treatments

Monday, June 24, 2019
A new instrument being developed at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, with the support of the UI Research Foundation, uses light to simultaneously clean and stimulate the regeneration of healthy tissue in inflamed or infected root canal spaces of the mouth.

School of Social Work's Aging and Longevity Studies program earns AGHE Program of Merit designation

Friday, June 21, 2019
The University of Iowa’s Aging and Longevity Studies Program’s (ALSP) certificate program, housed in the School of Social Work, has earned the Program of Merit designation from the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), a national membership organization of colleges and universities that offers education, training, and research programs in the field of aging.

Making Iowa the next step from Harvard

Thursday, June 20, 2019
It’s no coincidence that several researchers from Harvard recently migrated to the UI. Drawn by the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Aaron Boes, Tracey Cho, Joel Geerling, and Joseph Glykys cite the collaborative environment, support for young investigators, and the opportunity to launch independent labs among the reasons they chose UI.

Students use compounding talents to help animals

Thursday, June 20, 2019
The UI College of Pharmacy's student chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists is an active group of animal lovers and fans of compounding pharmacy that uses its compounding skills to advance veterinary medicine.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital ranks in 6 specialties in ‘US News & World Report’ 2019–20 Best Children’s Hospitals

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is listed among the nation’s best in six specialties, according to the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online by “U.S. News & World Report,” the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice.

University of Iowa prototyping hub aims to change hearts and minds—by 3D printing them

Thursday, June 6, 2019
ProtoStudios, the University of Iowa's 3D printing organization, can help health care providers see what's happening inside their patients before they make their first incision.

Farmers face a complex set of mental health issues

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Brandi Janssen, director of the Iowa Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (I-CASH) in the College of Public Health, says farmers and farm workers with mental health issues face a complex set of cultural and economic factors that make it more difficult to get treatment.

Micropreemie who survived risky birth 18 years ago graduates from high school

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Eighteen years ago, Courtney Jackson was born at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics weighing less than a pound. Doctors said she had a 50-50 chance of survival, but against all odds, she’s now celebrating a major milestone—graduating from high school.

Infectious disease expert believe more steps needed to control spread of canine brucellosis

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, says more steps are needed to better control the spread of canine brucellosis, a disease that can cause serious health issues in dogs and spread to humans.

UI research highlights synergies between indoor, outdoor air pollution and increased asthma

Monday, June 3, 2019
New University of Iowa research demonstrates that interactions between indoor and outdoor air pollution contribute to increased emergency room visits for asthma in both children and adults. The research is the first nationwide study to examine children and adults co-exposed to house dust endotoxin and outdoor air pollutants.