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MedMinder: A unique Facebook friend

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.Facebook Thumbs Up

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:41

INSPPIRED to find a cure for pediatric pancreatitis

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.

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:35

An ACE in the hole: ICTS Child Health Research Core and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

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.  ACES

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:27

A Place for Us: ICTS Child Health Research Core and the New UI Children’s Hospital

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 floorRendering of new hospital and will include:

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:09

From the Director’s Desk: ICTS Child Health Research Core

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 Gary RosenthalIowa.

Improving Child Health Across the T1 — T4 Spectrum

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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:42

Clinical Whole Exome Sequence Test announced

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.

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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 07:57

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety increases pilot grant funds

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!!!

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Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:34

Daily Iowan: Heart parachutes at UI

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.
 

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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:49

CRU research featured in KCRG news story

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.

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:07

ICTS pilot grant recipient Sandra Ramey featured in IowaNow

UI study, partially funded by an ICTS pilot grant, finds that police work, like many other jobs, is mostly sedentary.

Workers, get up and move!

Are you active at your job? If you’re like most workers, you probably aren't. And the consequences could be deadly.

A team of researchers at the University of Iowa measured physical activity in police, whose jobs are presumably predicated on movement. Yet the group found that police officers burn as much energy on the job as someone sitting while holding a baby or washing dishes.

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Tue, 02/25/2014 - 15:59

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