Chemist group wins NSF award to access supercomputer network
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2016.10.12 | 11:36 am
UI chemist Sara Mason has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Mason’s group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of various nanoparticles, hoping to learn more about the particles’ effects on energy, the environment, and human health.
External Media | 2016.06.22 | 10:45 am
Join liveWELL for a walking scavenger hunt—a self-paced, summer-long (May 1–August 31) walking program that will take you to landmarks all around the University of Iowa campus. Explore the UI, stay active, and earn points toward prizes!
University of Iowa researchers reveal how cancer cells form tumors
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2016.01.25 | 02:55 pm
Using real-time recording of cellular movement, biologists at the University of Iowa have discovered how tumors form. Cancer cells reach out and grab other cells, and as little as 5 percent cancerous cells are needed for tumor formation. Findings could lead to more precise cancer testing.
The University of Iowa has been recognized with a Healthy Iowa Award
By: Mikael A. Mulugeta | 2015.06.22 | 11:59 am
The University of Iowa was among nine recipients June 18 of the Healthy Iowa Award given each year by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Healthiest State Initiative.
Study of California’s program found trips to the emergency room increased
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.05.27 | 11:32 am
An UI study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. California spent $2.9 million each year, 68 percent more before eliminating the benefit. Results in the journal Health Affairs.
First Regents institution with undergraduate public health major
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.04.23 | 11:31 am
Beginning fall 2016, the University of Iowa will offer bachelor’s degrees in public health, the first Board of Regents institution to offer an undergraduate major in the field. The degree program is expected to help meet Iowa’s need for public health trained professionals who can directly support citizens’ health.
'Live Well' report shows employee health gains help manage costs
By: Office of Strategic Communications | 2015.03.06 | 03:11 pm
University of Iowa employees who participated in university-sponsored health initiatives last year report healthier eating, lower work absenteeism and greater productivity on the job, factors that have helped keep health-insurance premiums at the same level for a third consecutive year, according to the UI's "liveWell” 2014 annual report.
Sandra Ramey proposes nationwide initiative to improve police health and wellness
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.02.24 | 11:43 am
Sandra Ramey, a police health expert in the UI College of Nursing, proposed a national intervention program to improve police officer health, before President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which met in Washington on Monday.
John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building houses research from diabetes to heart and lung diseases
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2014.10.15 | 04:03 pm
The University of Iowa ushered in a new age of accelerated research in biomedicine with the formal opening on Wednesday of the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. The 256,000-square-foot building on the UI health sciences campus will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs.