News Archive

March 2013

Bargmann to speak at CCOM

The Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) together with the Obesity Research and Education Initiative will host Cori Bargmann, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Torsten N. Wiesel Professo...

Brain Power

In 1848, railway construction foreman Phineas Gage survived a freak accident that put an iron bar right through his skull, but the damage to his frontal lobes led to dramatic alterations in his person...

Cancer care may be closer than you think

Research from the University of Iowa suggests that cancer care is more accessible in rural areas than thought, and this increased accessibility should be considered as changes are made in the health c...

Cancer in Iowa

The latest annual report on cancer in Iowa estimates 6,400 Iowans will die from cancer in 2013, 17 times the number of deaths caused by auto fatalities. In addition, an estimated 17,300 new cancers wi...

Children of deployed military parents more at risk for alcohol, drug use

 In 2010, almost 2 million American children had at least one parent in active military duty. A new University of Iowa study suggests that deployment of a parent puts these children at an increased ri...

Dean Schwinn to Deliver inaugural State of the College Address

Everyone working, learning, or volunteering with UI Health Care is invited to the State of the College Address, "Vision for the Future of the Carver College of Medicine," by Dean Debra A. Schwinn. To ...

Doc Dash 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 Doc Dash a 5k run/walk hosted by the UI Carver College of Medicine and the Rubin Flocks Learning Community in support of the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic and the Uni...

Doctor with MS suggests caveman diet

Terry Wahls is a doctor but was like anybody who learns they have a chronic disease. She went online for answers. The prognosis stunk: A third of those with multiple sclerosis require assistance walki...

Foot Facts

A University of Iowa study confirms what many women have long suspected—that pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of their feet.

Health Professional Profile: Researcher's talk will focus on brain health

Brain health is the focus of an upcoming presentation by Dr. Steven Anderson, director of the neuropsychological rehabilitation laboratory at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Health science research week call for posters

Registration is open for the annual UI Health Sciences Research Week poster sessions. The 2013 Health Sciences Research Week, which is sponsored by the Carver College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy,...

Missing the woods for the trees

Women and children from northwest India spend more than 20 hours a week walking to existing stands of trees, cutting down wood, and carrying as much as 70 pounds home to use as cooking fuel.

Ride 4 Youth

The Boulware Learning Community and the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) will be a hosting the first annual Ride 4 Youth charity bike ride on April 21st to benefit the United Action for Youth (UAY). ...

Scheetz receives $1.1 million grant to study optic nerve head structure

A team of researchers led by Todd Scheetz, associate professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering, was awarded a three-year grant of $1.1 million from the National Eye Institute/National Inst...

State of the College Address now available online

The 2013 State of the College Address by Dean Debra Schwinn, MD is now available for viewing online.

Strack receives $1.3 million grant to study neuroprotective proteins

A University of Iowa research team led by Stefan Strack, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in the UI Carver College of Medicine, will use a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of...

Medical students receive residency assignments on Match Day

Fourth-year students in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine today took part in Match Day, the annual event where medical students nationwide learn where they will b...

U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report Graduate School rankings released this week recognize the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine as one of the top graduate schools in the country, with several p...

UI Children's Hospital opens Kid Captain 2013 nominations

Parents and guardians of current or former pediatric patients of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are invited to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes’ 2013 football season. Nom...

UI Hospitals and Clinics award recognizes patient safety week

As part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of patient safety, leaders of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City today announced the winner of the hospital’s ...

UI pediatrician receives March of Dimes grant for preterm birth research

University of Iowa pediatrician Jeff Murray, M.D., is one of five researchers from four states investigating how genetics and infections interact to cause preterm birth as well as how proteins and hor...

UI researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs

Experts agree that rising Chinese labor costs and improving U.S. technology will gradually cause significant manufacturing activity to return to the United States.

What happens in the lab

Join us to celebrate National Laboratory Professionals Week 2013. UIHC and IRL Department of Pathology Laboratory Tours are available on Monday, April 22nd. All UIHC/CCOM employees are invited to part...

Where we matched

As medical students receive their match day assignments March 15, learn more about four Carver College of Medicine student journeys.