News Archive

May 2013

A blind man's daily journey

Jerry Jackson’s eyes started hemorrhaging when he was 21. Despite numerous attempts to stop the bleeding, he gradually lost his sight and is now blind.

Achievements

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Alumni Association honors 12 for achievement, service

One University of Iowa graduate wrote a moving multimedia piece for ESPN that inspired thousands to become organ donors. Another took his UI engineering research back to his home country of Chile to i...

E. Dale Abel named Director of Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

We are pleased to announce the appointment of E. Dale Abel, MBBS, DPhil ( MD, PhD) , as Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Diabetes Research Center and the John B. Stokes III, Endowed Cha...

Habitat for Humanity builds more than homes

The state chapter of Habitat for Humanity contributed $24 million to Iowa’s economy and accounted for hundreds of jobs, according to a study by the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center of the cha...

Music as medicine

At just 10 years old, little Pammie Quintero-Rodriguez has already spent much of her life in and out of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. She’s had more than 13 surgeries, mostly for heart and l...

Ponseti International sets June 3 as World Clubfoot Day

Ponseti International Association (PIA) has designated June 3 as World Clubfoot Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, (1914-2009) the developer of the Ponseti M...

Postdoc Shepherd researches factors affecting cell life and death

Andrew Shepherd sees basic scientific research as something special on the path toward scientific discovery.

Research team receives $10.6 million to study obesity and hypertension

Researchers at the University of Iowa and colleagues at Cornell University have received a five-year, $10.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Insti...

Spring 2013 commencements begin next week

Nearly 5,200 University of Iowa students will receive their degrees during spring 2013 commencement ceremonies. The events start with College of Pharmacy commencement on May 16 and conclude with the C...

UI faculty honored for excellence

Six University of Iowa faculty members have won the 2013 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.

UI Stroke Center named Iowa's first Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Primary Stroke Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently achieved Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/Am...

UI students receive 2013 Stanley Awards

Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in internati...

UI VP for Research addresses next-generation supercomputers at congressional hearing

The University of Iowa’s vice president for research and economic development will urge congressional lawmakers to support exascale computing, the next generation of supercomputers designed to tackle ...