News Archive

December 2013

New hypertension guidelines could mean fewer medications for some

A nationally recognized expert panel on which a University of Iowa physician and researcher serves as co-chairman is releasing new guidelines for the management of high blood pressure that would raise...

New vaccine protects against lethal pneumonia caused by staph bacteria

University of Iowa researchers have developed a new vaccine that protects against lethal pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, including drug-resistant strains like MRSA.

Regents approve request to re-name center in honor of founder

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today approved a request from the University of Iowa to re-name the UI Cardiovascular Research Center in honor of its founder, Francois Abboud, M.D.

Relationship-building key to Tracy's success

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is known for many things—its research enterprise, its curriculum and learning opportunities, and its faculty—but one of the hall...

The Examined Life: Not an ordinary medical conference

When the keynote speaker is the U.S. Poet Laureate or the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, you realize this isn’t your typical medical conference.

Tweaking energy consumption to combat muscle wasting and obesity

By evaluating working muscles in mice, University of Iowa researchers have uncovered physiological mechanisms that could lead to new strategies for combating metabolism-related disorders like muscle w...

UI Health Alliance to help fund rural physicians program

The UI Health Alliance announced today, Friday, Dec. 6, that it will make a $1 million commitment over several years to help fund the Iowa Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program during an event on the...

UI selected for nationwide stroke research network

The University of Iowa has been selected to participate in a national research network funded by the National Institutes of Health that aims to improve care for people affected by stroke in Iowa and a...