News Archive

June 2013

A summer research program with a twist

Every summer, thousands of budding scientists reap the benefits of a hands-on, intensive research experience through summer undergraduate research programs. But an unusual program at the University of...

Alumni awards ceremony still planned for June 8

High waters on the Iowa River may make navigation to the Levitt Center for University Advancement a little trickier, but the university building remains open for business—and the 2013 University of Io...

Be gone, bacteria

Staph infections in hospitals are a serious concern, so much so that the term Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is as commonly known as MRI. Far less known is that in many of these ca...

Brain circuit links obsessive-compulsive behavior and obesity

What started as an experiment to probe brain circuits involved in compulsive behavior has revealed a surprising connection with obesity.

Carver College of Medicine to honor seven with Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will honor seven individuals at its Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and luncheon Friday, June 7.

Kids to help break ground on new UI Children's Hospital

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Living With Brain Trauma

Recently, President Obama unveiled an expansive research initiative intended to redefine how we understand the human brain. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks brain science with Daniel Tr...

Mahajan discusses gene isolation for rare genetic blindness

Vinit Majahn, MD has recently been featured by CBS This Morning discussing gene isolation for autosomal dominant neovascular inflammatory vitreoretinopathy (ADNIV).

New drug could help AMD sufferers

There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans. Last year, the National Institutes of Health reported t...

States show large racial disparities in drug treatment success rates

A University of Iowa study reveals significant disparities between minority and white clients in success rates for completing substance abuse treatment programs. Moreover, these disparities vary widel...

Supplements don't slow AMD progression: NEI study

Some dietary supplements once thought to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been proven to either show no effect or may even be harmful to some segments of the populat...

UI biomedical researcher named a 2013 Pew Scholar

Qi Wu, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as a 2013 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

UI Children's Hospital nationally ranked

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital has been ranked in seven specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

UI Hospital and Clinics begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is recruiting volunteers to participate in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin,...

UI Medical student receives 2013 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship

Marc Polacco, a third-year medical student at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, was recently awarded the 2013 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship pres...

UI study to evaluate how footwear might affect foot changes during pregnancy

Women ages 18 to 40 who are in the first trimester of pregnancy may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to examine changes in the feet during pregnancy.