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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

Gary Rosenthal's editorial about clinical research in Iowa

Click here to read Gary Rosenthal's recent editorial featured in the Press Citizen about clinical research in Iowa.

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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:12

ICTS Upgrades Master of Translational Biomedicine Degree


Beginning in April 2014, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ITCS) will offer a new and improved master’s degree program in translational biomedicine. The curriculum has expanded to meet the broad needs of basic, clinical, and human studies scientists who are working in labs, clinics, or in the community to transform research into improved clinical care and public health.

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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:04

Presentation Slides: ICTS Campus Update

Click on the files below to access presentation slides from the 2/7/14 ICTS Campus Update Meeting. Please note that slides have been separated by presenter.

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Wed, 02/12/2014 - 14:29

Advancing community engaged research and practice-based learning through PCORnet

The Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $93.5 million to various medical centers across the US, including The University of Iowa, to support the creation of 11 large clinical research networks during the next 18 months.

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Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:17

From the Director’s Desk: ICTS Offers Various Tools for Improving Subject Recruitment

Subject recruitment for clinical trials is one of the biggest challenges facing the US clinical research enterprise.  On average, clinical trials enrollment rates dropped from 75% in 2000 to less than 60% a decade later, while subject retention rates fell from 69% to 48%.  Moreover, 80% of clinical trials are delayed at least one month because of unfulfilled enrollment.  Low subject recruitment in the US is one of the major reasons that the pharmaceutical industry has moved much of its clinical trials efforts overseas.

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Mon, 02/10/2014 - 07:54

ICTS pilot grant recipient leading 3D 'bioprinting' efforts lands major award

A prestigious award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help a University of Iowa engineering professor to create 3D-printed pancreatic endocrine tissues to effectively manage diabetes.

Ibrahim Ozbolat, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the UI College of Engineering, has been selected by the NSF to receive a 2014 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. As an award recipient, over the next five years Ozbolat will receive $400,005, effective July 1.

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Tue, 01/28/2014 - 14:18

VPMA Voice: Research Insight

Current protocols for matching donor hearts to recipients foster sex mismatching and heart size disparities, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Iowa. Matching instead by donor heart size may provide better outcomes for recipients, who already face a scarcity of resources as they await a transplant. The analysis was published in “JACC: Heart Failure” by the American College of Cardiology.

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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:08

New certificate enhances skills for undergraduates pursuing careers in clinical and translational science

The new Undergraduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science broadly exposes University of Iowa students to important scientific research issues and interdisciplinary academic opportunities that reach above and beyond the ordinary undergraduate degree.  The certificate demonstrates a student has completed a vigorous academic program, and is both prepared and motivated to successfully contribute to advancing the field of clinical and translational science.

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 16:23