Honors UI graduate student wins International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Dissertation Award

Former University of Iowa graduate student Alex Tiriac has won a dissertation award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology. Tiriac’s dissertation is titled, “State-Dependent Processing of Reafference Arising from Self-Generated Movements in Infant Rats.” He studied under Mark Blumberg, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Kid Captain Nick

Pella boy, 12, to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Illinois for Homecoming

Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.
Maree Scholl

Mason City girl, 11, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Minnesota

Playground accident caused skull fractures, need for ear canal reconstruction
Maree Scholl, of Mason City, was playing at the playground when a 17-foot bar fell off of a piece of playground equipment and hit her in the head. Doctors at her hometown hospital sent her to UI Children’s Hospital, where a team of specialists could determine the extent of her injuries.
Emma Fox-Gatica, a two-time stroke survivor, volunteers at University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Health at Iowa Two-time stroke survivor now helps others

A rare two-time stroke survivor, Emma Fox-Gatica, now helps newly hospitalized stroke patients and their families cope with an illness that changes everything by volunteering at the University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center.

UI Children's Hospital nationally ranked by US News & World Report

Hospital is ranked in eight specialty areas
U.S. News and World Report has ranked University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in eight out of ten specialty areas in its 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals listings.
outline of human head in profile with broken music note centered over brain area

Name that song (title)

UI study pinpoints brain region associated with auditory memory
Researchers at the University of Iowa say that damage to a region of the brain, the left temporal pole, may be associated with difficulty recalling auditory stimuli, such as the title to a song. The finding supports the theory that the left temporal pole is important for naming unique items, from landmarks to song names. Results published in the journal Neuropsychology.

More than memory

UI study shows hippocampus is involved in language processing, may help treat Alzheimer's
University of Iowa researchers show that the hippocampus is involved in language processing, possibly providing additional insight into how to treat people with Alzheimer’s disease. Results appear in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
A driving simulator is used in a clinical trial of a sleep drug at NeuroTrials Research in Atlanta.

The New York Times Don't sleep and drive

Matthew Rizzo, a UI professor of neurology, comments on the difficulty of assessing various factors on driver safety, in a story on the impact of sleep aids and drowsy driving, which also mentions UI’s National Advanced Driving Simulator as a resource used by drug companies.

A woman sits up in her bed with her hand on her head, unable to sleep

ABC News UI's Dyken shares health hazards linked to lack of sleep

Dr. Mark Dyken, director of the UI’s Sleep Disorders Clinic, says people feel more anxious, restless, irritable, and less satisfied when they experience sleep deficiency, impacting everything from careers to relationships.