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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.

"French fry hypothesis" busted

High salt prevents weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet

In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, University of Iowa scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice.

UI teams up with NSF to turn inventions into businesses

The University of Iowa has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a program for accelerating the commercialization of technologies developed by student and faculty inventors and entrepreneurs.

The program, called I-Corps, also includes an initiative to increase the number of woman entrepreneurs in particular.

UI researchers find ending Medicaid dental benefit costly

Study of California’s program found trips to the emergency room increased

A new study suggests that states may not save as much money as anticipated by eliminating adult dental coverage under Medicaid.
The study from University of Iowa researchers looked at California, which decided to end adult dental coverage under Medicaid in mid-2009. Some 3.5 million low-income adults in the Golden State lost dental benefits.

Bacteria may cause Type 2 diabetes

Findings suggest anti-bacterial therapy or vaccines may be able to prevent or treat Type 2 diabetes

Bacteria and viruses have an obvious role in causing infectious diseases, but microbes have also been identified as the surprising cause of other illnesses, including cervical cancer (Human papilloma virus) and stomach ulcers (H. pylori bacteria).

A new study by University of Iowa microbiologists now suggests that bacteria may even be a cause of one of the most prevalent diseases of our time: Type 2 diabetes.

Chrischilles named fellow in national leadership program

Elizabeth Chrischilles,  professor of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been selected as a 2015-2016 Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

NIH Opportunities: Lasker Scholars & Nemmers Prize

2015-16 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program


Three UI trainees heading to Bethesda for in-depth Clinical and Translational Research Course

ICTS is proud to announce three University of Iowa trainees will be attending a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center July 6-17 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. ICTS is covering housing/lodging, food and transportation for 

2015 Research Week: ICTS poster winners

2015 Graduate, Medical and PharmD Translational Poster Winners

Viral Shah 

Graduate Program: Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsViral Shah photo

Poster Title: Blocking Airway Surface Acidification Improves Host Defense Defects in Cystic Fibrosis

Mentor: Michael Welsh

Community Guidelines

Children’s Development and Health Research

Community-initiated Implementation Projects

The purpose of Children’s Development and Health grants is to facilitate research and speed the process of translation of evidence-based strategies for preventing and reducing the downstream effects of adverse childhood experiences. This component of the program focuses on strengthening the community’s capacity to address the pressing physical and mental health needs of Iowa children and families.


Children’s Development and Health Research

Investigator-initiated Research Projects