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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

Improving Upon a Classic

Funding opportunity for child health


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.

Heath Davis receives Internet2 Gender Diversity Award

Congratulations Heath Davis​Internet2, a prominent national consortium of universities working together on technology initiatives, has selected the University of Iowa’s Heath Davis for a Gender Diversity Award.  

UI is now home to 7 Tesla scanner

Did you know that the UI is now home to one of only 20 7 Tesla scanners in the U.S.? Learn more at

Early predictor for preeclampsia

"The researchers believe this discovery will majorly impact obstetric care in rural and underserved communities.

UI translational biomedicine student interviewed by CBS

MS Translational Biomedicine student Dr. Nandakumar Nagaraja was recently highlighted in a CBS news story for helping to save an Iowa City man's life.