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Sen. Harkin visits UI researchers, is committed to finding more federal research dollars

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, visited the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to meet with faculty and administrators from the Carver College of Medicine and to discuss a variety of ongoing research projects that are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:10

New partnership announced

A new initiative through the UI Health Alliance, a relationship between UI Health Care and Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids was recently announced that offers enhanced care to Cedar Rapids-area patients. Beginning early next year, UI neonatologists will provide on-site patient care and medical leadership at Mercy’s neonatal intensive care unit. Additionally, UI maternal-fetal medicine experts will see patients on the Mercy CR campus, offering specialized prenatal obstetrics care for women with high-risk pregnancies.

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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:58

Supporting research protocols for community-based research

“I’m looking forward to working with Gretchen Cress (ICTS Child Health Navigator) and the child health research nurses as members of my team.

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:29

Working together to better understand the high rate of cavities among the Lakota Nation’s children

Nestled within the Badlands, aptly named for the area’s temperature extremes, limited water supply, and rugged landscape, lays the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. With an estimated population of 38,000, Pine Ridge (part of the Lakota Nation) is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and encompasses nearly 3,500 square miles of land in South Dakota.

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:15

ICTS PCORI Training: Summer 2014

Click here to view our short video featuring the 2014 Peeking into Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) training and ICTS Director Gary Rosenthal, MD.

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:35

From the director’s desk: Engaging the community in health research

Traditional models of conducting translational research studies are changing. Investigators are expected to incorporate bi-directional approaches that integrate the voices of the community in tangible ways so that research projects—from the formulation of questions to the report of findings – are relevant to community members and other key stakeholders. Our hope is that these promising approaches will improve healthcare delivery, create more effective health policies, and alleviate community members’ oft expressed frustration with researchers who are “here today but gone tomorrow”. 

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:28

Supporting partnerships to educate Iowans living with diabetes

“My work with Federally Qualified Health Clinics across Iowa would not have been possible without the relationships, infrastructure, and mentoring offered by the ICTS.

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:03

Supporting outreach and dissemination in rural and Hispanic populations throughout Iowa

"When Edith Parker (Associate Director of the ICTS Community-based Research Core) connected my team with leaders from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, it really stimulated us to think creatively about how we could collaborate to reach people in rural Iowa. I’m thankful to have had the chance to consult with Edith and benefit from her expertise and connections.

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:29

Journal showcases immunology research at the UI

Immunology research at the University of Iowa is showcased in the journal Immunologic Research, which devotes its August issue (http://link.springer.com/journal/12026/59/1/page/1) entirely to articles by UI researchers covering a wide range of studies on the immune system and its role in health and disease.

This is the third time in 14 years that the UI has been selected by editors of this journal as a featured center.

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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:30

Andreason article in the Atlantic: "Secrets of the Creative Brain"

Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa College of Medicine,  shares her research studying creativity, mental illness, and where genius comes from in an article published in The Atlantic.

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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:17

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