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2016 July Symposium: Speakers

Patient Engagement: A New Frontier in Clinical Research

Monday, July 25 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Urmila Sahai Conference Room (MERF 2117)

Keynote Speakers

Bray Patrick-Lake, MFS
Director of Patient Engagement, Duke Translational Medicine Institute
Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative
Duke University

Community Engagement Pilot Grant Recipients Receive New Grant

Congratulations to University of Iowa College of Education Assistant Professor Armeda Wojciak, PhD, LMFT and Clinical Associate Professor Carol Smith, PhD, LPC, NCC for receiving an external implementation grant ($87,718) from the Center for Educational Transformation from the University of Northern Iowa. Armed Wojciak photo

Central Lee High School Students Visit ICTS

Brooke Finney and Brooklyn Pardall, freshmen from Central Lee High School in Donnellson, IA, recently visited the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa to meet with UI pulmonary researchers and visit some of our facilities.

2016 Research Week Poster Winners

winners and photosCongrats to the winners in the ICTS poster competitions that took place during the 2016 Health Sciences Research Week.  Each winner received $350.

Winners in the Graduate, Medical, & PharmD poster session are:

Luis Vargas Buonfiglio (Postdoc, Pulmonary Dept.) for his poster entitled, "Smoking Increases Bacterial Growth and Biofilm Formations".

Congrats to 2016 Goldwater Scholar Nicolas McCarty

Congrats to 2016 Goldwater Scholar Nicolas McCarty, a third-year biochemistry student working in Dale Abel's lab. Niko primarily studies the role of insulin signaling in regulating the cardiovascular system. He's currently pursing an ICTS Certificate in Clinical and Translational Studies, a program designed for undergraduates who are interested in connecting their research to the translational spectrum. Niko has received over 20 awards and recognitions since 2013.

Congratulations, Ann, on being named one of the top recruiters in the world for SONAR

Ann Rhomberg, RN/MSN, is a Clinical/Health Care Research Associate who has worked at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for three years.  Ann, a valued member of the ICTS Research Coordinator Core, was recently recognized as one of the top recruiters in the world for the North American arm of the Study Of Diabetic Nephropathy With Atrasentan (SONAR study).

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates 'sweet tooth'

We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible.

Iowa Public Radio River to River The pros and cons of sharing a bed

Dr. Eric Dyken of the UI Sleep Disorders Center fields questions about the benefits and drawbacks of sharing a room with a sleeping partner. He also discusses how gene changes in an aging brain affect circadian rhythm, and new research on the dangers of giving melatonin to young children. Click here to listen to the story.

KCRG TV Cutting-edge robot designed with brain surgeons in mind

Three University of Iowa computer engineering students created a cutting-edge robot, made for when patients are under the knife. The idea came from a UI doctor who said for years brain surgeons have faced a major annoyance in the operating room. Click here to view the KCRG story.


Boosting mothers' moods

UI-VA project aims to help rural female veterans tackle postpartum depression

A University of Iowa researcher is working with the Veterans Administration on a pilot program to help female veterans suffering from postpartum depression.

MomMoodBooster is an online intervention tool that helps mothers who live in rural areas cope with their depression.

UI team receives grant from Children's Tumor Foundation to study rare genetic disorder

A University of Iowa research team will develop an innovative pig model to better understand a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) thanks to a $931,395 grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). The funding is part of a three-year, $1.7 million grant that the CTF has awarded to the UI team and their collaborators from Sanford Health and University of Arizona.

Patricia Winokur, MD, named Executive Dean

Patricia L. Winokur, MD, has been named Executive Dean, UI Carver College of Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2016. As Executive Dean, Dr. Winokur will work closely with Debra Schwinn, MD, Dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine, and the Dean’s office leadership in overseeing our missions of research, education, clinical, and academic affairs. A reception to congratulate Dr. Winokur will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB).

New test panel will improve diagnosis of genetic kidney diseases

Iowa Institute of Human Genetics launches KidneySeq™: A Comprehensive Genetic Kidney Disease Panel

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) has launched a new, comprehensive genetic testing panel to help physicians in the care and management of patients with genetic kidney (renal) diseases.

Keeping older muscles strong

University of Iowa scientists discover cause of and potential treatment for muscle weakness and loss due to aging

As we grow older, we lose strength and muscle mass.  However, the cause of age-related muscle weakness and atrophy has remained a mystery.

ICTS receives $7M CTSA award from NIH

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) received a $7 million renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The new award will support a wide range of activities to strengthen clinical research at the University of Iowa, engage communities and other stakeholders in Iowa research to improve health, and promote a robust and diverse translational workforce.  

ICTS Research Coordinator Ann Rhomberg named top recruiter

Ann Rhomberg, RN/MSN, is a Clinical/Health Care Research Associate who has worked at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for almost three years.  Ann, a valued member of the ICTS Research Coordinator Core, was recently recognized as the top recruiter for the North American arm of the Study Of Diabetic Nephropathy With Atrasentan (SONAR study).  

Child Health and Development Award recipients announced

The ICTS is proud to announce the 2014-2015 recipients of the Child Health and Development grants to support community engaged research and community programs targeting childhood trauma and other negative experiences.

Welcome new Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design Patrick Ten Eyck

We're very pleased to announce that Patrick Ten Eyck, MS, has joined the ICTS as Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design. 

Patrick is available to UI investigators to provide the following services:

New Design of Intervention and Clinical Trials course offered Fall 2015

The Department of Epidemiology is offering a new introductory course dedicated to the rational, design, conduct, analysis, and presentation of clinical trials.  Designed for clinicians, clinical and intervention researchers, clinical trial coordinators, and graduate students, it will provide the basics of clinical trial design and will use examples from previous and current clinical trials. Students will be exposed to a variety of trial designs. 

The course's overall objectives include increasing students' understanding of:

GAP Funding Program

The GAP Funding Program helps bridge the cost of translating research discoveries into life-changing products, procedures, services, and companies.