UI Hospitals and Clinics

February 2011

Regents Approve Plans for New UI Children's Hospital
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved plans presented by University of Iowa Health Care leaders to build a new, $270 million University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
UI Study Ties Drugs to Brain Tissue Loss in Schizophrenia
UI researchers have found that antipsychotic medications commonly used to treat schizophrenia appear to contribute to the loss of brain tissue that sometimes occurs in patients with schizophrenia.
Health Care Heroes
UI Health Care congratulates the 2011 Health Care Heroes named by the Corridor Business Journal: Patrick Brophy, MD; Volunteer Kris Westphal; and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.
Test Your Home for Radon
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Iowa has the nation’s highest average radon concentration.
Davidson Presents Presidential Lecture, Feb. 27
The UI's Beverly Davidson, an internationally recognized expert on inherited brain diseases and gene therapies, will deliver the 2011 University of Iowa Presidential Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, in the 4th Floor Assembly Halls at the Levitt Center for University Advancement.
Study Warns: Parents Should Monitor High-Energy Drinks
High-caffeine beverages should sound a note of caution for parents and health care providers.
UI Team Investigates Function of 'Junk DNA' in Human Genes
A new study by researchers at the UI Carver College of Medicine finds that when a particular type of repetitive DNA segment, known as a Alu element, is inserted into existing genes, it can alter the rate at which proteins are produced--a mechanism that could contribute to the evolution of different biological characteristics in different species.
Cancer Care Tip: Cancer in the Hispanic/Latino Community
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Hispanic/Latino population.