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Steads commit $10 million to further children's medicine at Iowa

A second $10 million gift commitment from Jerre and Mary Joy Stead of Scottsdale, Ariz., will advance children's medicine at the University of Iowa by creating four new faculty chairs and establishing...

Law named director of cardiology

Ian Law, MD has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective July 1. Law is a professor of pediatrics and has served as clinical director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiol...

Brophy named vice chair for clinical innovation

Patrick Brophy, MD, PhD has been named vice chair for clinical innovation within the Department of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2013. In this role, he will lead the effort to develop innovative healt...

Yatin M. Vyas, MD named chair of pediatric hematology oncology

Yatin M. Vyas, MD has been named chair of the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. Vyas will assume the role effective July 1, 2013. 

Murray 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...

Iowa Institute of Human Genetics awards pilot funding to Wasskink, Bassuk projects

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics has awarded research grants to fund two innovative pilot projects. These funds are intended for investigators with a career interest in human genetics research. Th...

Newly identified gene network restores function of cystic fibrosis protein

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have discovered a genetic process that can restore function to a defective protein, which is the most common cause of cystic fibrosis (...

UI creates first patient registry for childhood pancreatic disease

The University of Iowa has created the first patient registry to study a rare disease in children affecting the pancreas.

Connecting for a cure

Maggie Wiederholt of Walcott, Iowa, battled debilitating illness for most of her young life. But she was determined to make a difference, and her death at age 12 marked the beginning of an effort to h...

UI researchers identify genes that contribute to cleft palate

Investigators at the University of Iowa have identified the genes that contribute to cleft palate as one focal point of ongoing research that has remained active for more than 20 years. Advances in DN...

Simulation prepares teams

At UI Children’s Hospital, Chloe Marie Newborn helps ensure that members of any emergency team are prepared, organized, and ready to take care of thevery young pediatric patient whose life may rest in...

Iowans participate in National Children's Study

Learning more about the causes of autism, asthma, cerebral palsy, diabetes, learning disabilities, preterm birth, and obesity is at the heart of the nation’s largest long-term study on children’s heal...