University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

May 2011

Study Finds Avastin, Lucentis Equally Effective for Age-related Macular Degeneration
Researchers are reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD.
UI-led Research Team Identifies Receptor for Ebola Virus
A team of researchers has identified a cellular protein that acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus. Furthermore, the team showed that an antibody, which binds to the receptor protein, is able to block infection by both viruses.
A Gift for Children's Medicine
A $10 million gift from Jerre and Mary Joy Stead will advance children’s medicine at the University of Iowa.
UI Launches $500 Million Fundraising Campaign for UI Health Care
The University of Iowa publicly launched "Iowa First: Our Campaign for Breakthrough Medicine," a $500 million fundraising campaign for UI Health Care, and announced that donors have given more than $314 million for the campaign so far.
NIH Awards $4 Million Training Grant for Cardiovascular Research Center
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has granted the Carver College of Medicine a five-year, $4 million Institutional National Research Service Award renewal.
World-Class Report
Explore breakthrough discoveries, educational advances and innovative patient care in UI Health Care's Annual Report.
Nationally Ranked Children’s Care
UI Children's Hospital ranks among the nation's top children's hospitals, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2011-2012 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals."
UI Researchers Recognized by JDRF
Researchers from the UI Carver College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics were honored in May for their work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group.
Addressing Feeding Disorders
The Pediatric Feeding Disorders Service at UI Children’s Hospital is the only one of its kind in Iowa and one of just a handful in the Midwest.
UI Program Builds Research, Education Ties Across Iowa
The FUTURE in Biomedicine program aims to strengthen science education and research across the state by developing partnerships between faculty from the UI and professors and students from Iowa undergraduate colleges.

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