The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is the home for clinical and translational research at the University of Iowa (UI). The institute offers a wide variety of services and resources designed to support innovative research protocols and the ICTS’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is ideally suited to facilitate both inpatient and outpatient clinical and translational research.
Research shows that taking medication on time—every time—may be a particularly challenging issue for teens and young adults undergoing organ transplants, and poor adherence is associated with health complications.
Aliye Uc, associate professor of pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterologist, received $275,000 from the National Institutes of Health for the INSPPIRE Project (International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cure). INSPPIRE is the first multinational, multicenter effort to systematically characterize pediatric pancreatitis.
The ICTS Child Health Research Core (CHRC) brought together researchers from the University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University to meet with members of the ACE Central Iowa Steering Committee on March 26, 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to gain a better sense of how the ICTS may contribute to ACE-related research initiatives and foster innovative collaborations throughout the state.
Child health investigators, take note. There will be a designated research space in the new $270 million Children’s Hospital that is scheduled to open in 2016. The research space will facilitate child health research at the University of Iowa. It will be centrally located on a medical/surgical floor and will include:
In this month’s ICTS Newsletter we are pleased to feature and illustrate various ways that our Child Health Research Core supports T1 — T4 child health-related research throughout all colleges and programs within the University of Iowa.
Improving Child Health Across the T1 — T4 Spectrum
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is excited to announce the launch of its Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing Test. In a continuing effort to provide personalized genomic medicine to Iowans, the IIHG Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing Test can be ordered by a physician as a tool in the diagnosis and management of their patients, or to narrow a differential diagnosis for a patient with an undiagnosed genetic disorder. Ordering institutions will be billed $4,000 for a single patient and $5,500 for a trio.
The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), announces the availability of funds to support pilot projects. The mission of the Heartland Center is to serve Federal Region VII by providing graduate training, continuing education and outreach in occupational health and safety (OHS).
There has been an increase in available funds to $20,000!!!
This Daily Iowan article highlights clinical trials at UIHC's Heart and Vascular Center designed to help heart attack survivors who may be suffering from heart failure due to scarred or damaged tissue in the heart. Read it here.
Check out this KCRG news story highlighting Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a rare disease which is being studied in the ICTS clinical research unit by Doctor Ron Schey, Director of Neurogastroenterology & GI Motility Unit.