This pilot grant will work is to improve the efficiency and data quality of physical performance outcomes assessment in multi-site clinical trials and clinical care, in individuals with lower limb musculoskeletal injury and disease.
Across the United States approximately 27% of the 52 million school-age children attending grades K-12 experience at least one chronic medical condition requiring them to receive medication during the school day. Due to budgetary cuts, 18% of schools have no designated school nurse, leaving the majority of medication administration to unlicensed assisted personnel (UAP).
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease affecting nearly one million Americans. PD patients suffer from debilitating motor symptoms affecting their ability to function, communicate, and care for themselves. PD patients can also suffer from non-motor symptoms including dementia, depression, sleep disorders, and more.
Twice exceptional (2e) individuals are gifted and talented, high cognitive ability and/or academic achievement, while also having a diagnosed disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They are an underserved group because their abilities often mask the debilitating aspects of their disability. 2e individuals also offer a unique scientific opportunity to understand autism more broadly.
Physical inactivity is a risk factor for several chronic diseases, especially among older adults. Conversely, engaging in regular physical activity reduces the risk for these chronic diseases and has been known to improve cognitive function, physical function and quality of life among older adults.
KL2 scholar Jordan Schultz and his research team receive an Accelerator Grant from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute to support high-impact neuroscience research.
Using the UI’s Human Performance and Clinical Outcomes Laboratory, researchers are studying devices that could help military veterans and civilians who have suffered limb trauma.
Boyd Knosp, MS, has been awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Science on Tap is an informal forum for University of Iowa researchers to engage the campus and the local community in a discussion of science in a fun and inviting atmosphere, while recognizing the great research and scholarship taking place at Iowa. Check out the schedule of speakers for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.
The University of Iowa honors faculty and staff each year for their dedication, service, and excellence at the University of Iowa’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards celebration. This year, eighteen faculty and staff members were selected. Two of those honorees are members of the Institute for...