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Posted April 16, 2015

New Genetic Test

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is offering a new test that will ensure that patients who may require specific pain medications, or need blood-thinning drugs to prevent heart attack or stroke, will receive medicine that is safe and effective, based on the patient's own genetic make-up.

STEM in Dubuque

UI Carver College of Medicine students will participate in the Dubuque STEM Festival on Saturday, April 18, to assist kids in "scrubbing up" for surgery and testing their visual-spatial skills on the laparoscopic surgical trainer to see what it is like to perform a minimally invasive surgery.

Transplant Transformations

Transplant specialists at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will honor patients whose lives have been transformed by transplants on Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22), during a tree planting event beginning at 1 p.m. in the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building.

Allergy Season

Specialists at UI Hospitals and Clinics advise anyone diagnosed with allergies to discuss the latest treatment options with a physician.

Depression Genetics Study

UI Health Care researchers are currently inviting volunteers with Major Depressive Disorder to participate in a study evaluating genetic testing in the treatment of depression.

Thank You,

Tom Moore
Media Coordinator
319-356-3945
Fax: 319-384-7099
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu