Submitted by pattersonj on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:44
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:
Submitted by pattersonj on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:09
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.
Submitted by pattersonj on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:03
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.
Submitted by pattersonj on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:48
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.
Submitted by pattersonj on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:52
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.
Submitted by pattersonj on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:30
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
Submitted by pattersonj on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:02
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.
Submitted by pattersonj on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:47
Scientists in the United States have made many discoveries in biomedical research and increased our understanding of the causes, treatment, and prevention of many diseases. Yet scientific advances in research are often slow or fail to fulfill their promise and potential for improving community health. It is the ICTS’s mission to speed this process of translating basic research findings into clinical and community practice to reach individual patients and communities.