News Archive

February 2013

Caring for rural Iowa

Andrea Venteicher (M.D. ’03, residency ’06) practices in the rural northeast Iowa community of Waukon, just a couple hours away from the town where she was raised.

CCOM student government hosts annual Crista Gala

The Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) student government will be hosting the annual medical school prom, Crista Gala, Saturday, February 23 at the Riverside Casino and Hotel. The event is open to all ...

College classes on genetics get personal

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Bakir Hajdarevic didn’t have to study for the most important test in a class last fall. He just had to spit — a lot.

Human brain is divided on fear and panic

 When doctors at the University of Iowa prepared a patient to inhale a panic-inducing dose of carbon dioxide, she was fearless. But within seconds of breathing in the mixture, she cried for help, over...

New Carver College of Medicine dean brings diverse talents, energy to Iowa

It’s not listed among the more than 180 journal articles and book chapters authored or co-authored by Debra Schwinn, but one of her earliest works might be the record she cut as a fiddle player with a...

New liver center will improve patient care

A new partnership between the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center, Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and the Iowa Digestive Disease Center is helping improve care for the growing number of patien...

Paulsen Named Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience

 Jane Paulsen, PhD, professor of psychiatry, neurology, psychology and neurosciences, has been named the Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience.The $2 million fund endowing the chair is a gift from the R...

Press out domestic violence

The McCowen Community will be hosting the 11th annual Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) Bench Press Competition March 5 in the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) Atrium from 5:...

Price for hip replacement highly variable, hard to obtain

A "secret shopper" study conducted by researchers with University of Iowa Health Care and Iowa City VA Medical Center reveals the difficulty consumers face when attempting to obtain prices for a commo...

Project HOPE helps students explore the health sciences

Employment opportunities in the health science fields will be the topic of discussion when students from two eastern Iowa middle schools visit the University of Iowa Department of Biology during the n...

Study finds possible link between diabetes, increased heart attack death risk

Having diabetes doubles a person’s risk of dying after a heart attack, but the reason for the increased risk is not clear. A new University of Iowa study suggests the link may lie in the over-activati...

Study reveals medical schools' impact

Medical schools and their teaching hospitals have a significant economic impact in the United States, according to an analysis compiled by the firm of Tripp-Umbach.

Study suggests cystic fibrosis affects nervous system

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited life-shortening disease that is known to affect the lungs and digestive organs. A new study by University of Iowa researchers suggests that the CF mutation also af...

UI College of Medicine looks to fill the state's need for rural doctors

Rural Iowa, although plentiful in crops and livestock, has lacked a vital need in recent years — family physicians.

UI partners on centralized liver center

The University of Iowa is joining forces with two health-care organizations in a partnership to improve care for patients with liver disease. Several health-care officials say the collaboration would ...

UI study suggests flu vaccine protects against heart attacks

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa suggests that the flu vaccine may provide protection against heart attacks in older adults, particularly those over age 80.

UI team to study alcohol's effects on unborn babies

A University of Iowa research team has been awarded nearly $2 million to study the effects on unborn babies from mothers who abuse alcohol during pregnancy.

Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Have Brain Abnormalities

Mild traumatic brain injury, including concussion, is one of the most common types of neurological disorder, affecting approximately 1.3 million Americans annually. It has received more attention rece...