News Archive

October 2013

100 years of care, research, teaching for UI Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

University of Iowa Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation marks its centennial with a celebration in Iowa City Oct. 10-13.

A baby's journey into the hearing world

Madison Van Winkle celebrated her first birthday with something new—bilateral cochlear implants.

A mentor at heart, Allyn Mark enjoys his work with trainees, young faculty

Allyn Mark will be honored as the 2013 recipient of the UI Carver College of Medicine’s Distinguished Mentor Award in a celebration beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Prem Sahai Auditorium, 11...

A visit with the Lacks family

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Carver College of Medicine Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives will present, A Visit With The Henrietta Lacks Family, a free ev...

Annual Holiday Feast seeks to bring students together

The Carver College of Medicine Student Government is hosting their Annual Holiday Feast on November 4th from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MERF atrium. The event is reserved for medical and physician assis...

Anseth to present as part of Distinguished Lecture Series

The Carver College of Medicine’s 2013-2014 Distinguished Biomedical Lecture Series continues Thursday, October 17 with Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Kristi Anseth. An...

Bacteria and fat: a 'perfect storm' for inflammation

Making fat cells immortal might seem like a bad idea to most people, but for a team of University of Iowa scientists it was the ideal way to study how the interaction between bacteria and fat cells mi...

Celebrate 'Medicine Alumni Homecoming Weekend'

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will celebrate homecoming with Medicine Alumni Homecoming Weekend, October 4-5, 2013. The MD Classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003 will reunite w...

Events introduce students to human genetics careers

As the field of human genetics rapidly grows and new, personalized genomic medicine becomes a reality, trained personnel are increasingly in demand. Personalized genomic medicine (PGM) is a way to imp...

Flocks Community fundraises for DocDash

The 2013 Taste of Flocks potluck will take place October 7, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MERF atrium. Members of the Rubin Flocks Community at the Carver College of Medicine will host the ...

Gonzalo presents as part of Breast Cancer Symposium Seminar Series

As part of the Fall 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Seminar Series, Susana Gonzalo, PhD will present her talk “Common pathways in laminopathies and breast cancer provide new opportunities for therapy,” o...

IIHG offers pharmacogenetic testing

A key area of clinical importance in the field of human genetics is that of gene-drug interactions, commonly called Pharmacogenomics (PGx). Several gene-drug pairs affecting drug metabolism and transp...

Improving colon cancer screening rates in Iowa

A study by University of Iowa researchers found that patients who received mailed educational information about colon cancer screening plus a testing kit they could use at home were more than three ti...

Johnson receives Brody Award for Faculty Excellence

The University of Iowa has named Susan Johnson as a recipient of this year's Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.

Medical Education Celebration welcomes Dhaliwal's extraordinary diagnoses

All UI Health Care students, faculty, and staff are invited to this year’s Medical Education Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The event will feature a special speaker and an education-focused st...

Mini Medical School examines genetic testing and human reproduction

Today it’s possible to perform genetic tests in embryos conceived by in vitro fertilization before a woman becomes pregnant. That’s good news for a parent with a known genetic condition looking to pre...

New academic portal at the UI connects researchers, projects

There’s a new way for University of Iowa researchers to connect with colleagues and potential collaborators worldwide.

Policy experts to discuss impact of Affordable Care Act at UI-sponsored forum

As policy debates continue over implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the roll-out of new health insurance marketplaces, the University of Iowa will host a statewide forum in Des Moines ...

Saving residual hearing

Jack Bickel was born with moderate to severe hearing loss and was fitted with hearing aids when he was 6 months old. At age 3, he moved on to a more powerful hearing aid. At age 9, what was left of Ja...

Sound science: UI at the forefront of auditory advancements

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, as Sony Walkmans were revolutionizing the portable music-listening experience, another personal sound system transformation was just getting started. Scientists were e...

Students and faculty recognized at Academic Emergency Medicine Research Meeting

Representatives from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine were recognized with a number research awards at the Fourth Annual Great Plains Society for Acad...

The decision, the surgery, the result

Shelby Rheinschmidt is your typical teenager, except she just got a cochlear implant. Not just any cochlear implant—a hybrid cochlear implant, as part of a trial pioneered at the University of Iowa.Fo...

Two genes linked to increased risk for eating disorders

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but identifying specific genes that increase a person's risk for these complex disorders has proved difficult.

UI commemorates naming of Wynn Institute for Vision Research

University of Iowa President Sally Mason presided over the Oct. 18 naming ceremony for the UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research on the campus of the UI, one of the nation’s top public rese...

UI researcher beneficiary of 'Lemonade Stand' funding

Sue O’Dorisio, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics is one of five researchers nationwide to receive a $100,000 grant from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. O’Dorisio’s proposal to resea...

UI spin-off IDT featured in report on American innovation

A University of Iowa spin-off company, Integrated DNA Technologies, is one of 100 businesses highlighted in a new national report by The Science Coalition demonstrating how federally funded research f...

UI to commemorate the naming of the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research

This Friday, October 18, University of Iowa President Sally Mason will commemorate the naming of the UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research on the campus of the UI. The Institute is named in...

UI to host Mini Medical School in Davenport on lung health

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will host a Mini Medical School program on lung health on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Adler Health Education Center at Genesis Medical Center East located...

VA uses web-based approach to reach UI veterans

The Iowa City VA Health Care System (HCS) and the University of Iowa have collaborated on a project to improve veterans' access to VA mental health care and awareness of UI resources available to vete...

Youth football and concussions: Worth the risk?

Youth football and the National Football League are light years apart, yet both face a growing public concern: What are the risks of concussions?