University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

September 2013

UI Steps Up to Find Cause of Birth Defects
The University of Iowa has been selected to receive one of six grant awards to identify modifiable maternal exposures in early pregnancy that may increase the risk of major birth defects.
UI Cancer Chief Involved in National Cancer Progress Report
Significant progress has been made against cancer due to the dedicated work of researchers throughout the biomedical research enterprise, according to the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) Cancer Progress Report 2013, released today.
UI Will Help Test Vaccine for a Potentially Lethal Strain of Bird Flu
The UI team and researchers from the seven other National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units will test vaccines to protect against the illness in adults.
UI Researchers: Back Braces are Effective
A multi-center study led by University of Iowa researchers to determine whether wearing back braces would prevent the need for spinal correction surgery was cut short when early results were overwhelmingly in favor of bracing.
UI Vaccine Unit Wins Multimillion-Dollar Federal Contract
The University of Iowa is one of nine institutions nationwide to receive a multimillion-dollar contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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