Health Care

dental student attending to patient

UI College of Dentistry promotes geriatric dental care in the classroom and community

Mobile dental unit serves nursing homes while dental clinic nurse practitioner connects health care services
The UI College of Dentistry’s Geriatric and Special Needs Certificate Program trains dental students to attend to the unique needs of elderly patients. The college has also partnered with the College of Nursing to improve care for seniors by adding a social worker and nurse practitioner to its geriatric team.
scenes from match day 2017

Med students have their Match Day moment

Soon-to-be graduates learn where they will spend their residencies
On Match Day (March 17), soon-to-be graduates of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine learned where they will spend their residencies.

Briefing on ‘Cancer in Iowa: 2017’ report

The annual “Cancer in Iowa” report issued by the State Health Registry of Iowa, based at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, will be released March 22 at a 10 a.m. presentation. After formal remarks and a Q&A session, the presenters will be available for one-on-one interviews.
university of iowa seal

Search firm selected in search for new VP of medical affairs

Isaacson, Miller, Inc. will provide search committee with candidates
The search committee to name a new University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has hired a search firm.
women standing before bulletin board with children's photos

Iowa KidSight: Helping kids see, one screening at a time

Iowa KidSight, a partnership between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Lions Club volunteers across the state, screens young children for vision issues including farsightedness, nearsightedness, differences in refractive errors, astigmatism, things inside the eye (such as cataracts), and muscle imbalances.

Saving brain cells from stroke

P7C3 compound protects mature and newborn neurons in rats, improves physical and cognitive outcomes, following stroke
University of Iowa and University of Miami researchers have a identified a compound that may help protect brain cells during a stroke and help the brain heal after the event.

Vitamin B3 prevents nerve pain caused by cancer drugs

Findings in female rats may eventually help patients receiving chemotherapy
A new UI study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs.