December 2011

  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Announces Research Seed Grants

    Two University of Iowa cancer researchers have each received a one-year, $30,000 American Cancer Society seed grant through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Society at the UI.

  • Cedar Rapids Couple Commits $1 Million for UI PKD Research

    University of Iowa graduates Jared S. and Carol Tangen Hills of Cedar Rapids have made a $1 million gift commitment to advance the university's research efforts on polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an inherited disorder affecting nearly one in 1,000 Americans.


  • New Leadership Announced

    UI Health Care leaders announced the selection of Raphael Hirsch, MD, as the new head of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UI Children's Hospital.

  • New Heart Valve Treatment Offered

    The heart valve team at the UI Heart and Vascular Center will soon be the first in the state to offer a new, cutting-edge treatment for seriously ill patients affected by severe heart valve problems.

  • Practice Mindfulness in Your Life

    A new round of mindfulness programs are about to begin for those interested in learning to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and to promote healthy living.

  • New Finding Clears Malaria

    University of Iowa researchers have discovered how malaria manipulates the immune system to allow the parasite to persist in the bloodstream. Using this information, the research team was able to cure mice of bloodstream malaria infections.

  • Aspirin Use Linked to Reduced Aneurysm Rupture Risk

    A new study led by the University of Iowa and the Mayo Clinic suggests that regular use of aspirin may reduce the risk for rupture of intracranial aneurysms.

  • 'Tis the Season of Giving

    Help save a life. Schedule a blood or platelet donation at the UI DeGowin Blood Center today.

  • Healthy Game Plan for Bowl Season

    Whether you’re hosting a party or heading to one, kick off bowl game season with healthier versions of your favorite party snacks.

  • Beckham Scadlock

    Kid Captain Beckham Scadlock, 4, of North Liberty, Iowa, represents the Hawkeyes for the Insight Bowl Dec. 30.

  • Advancing Pediatric Research and Patient Care

    Patients treated at UI Children's Hospital will be the beneficiaries of two grants totaling nearly $150,000 from Peregrine Charities.