University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

January 2012

Suarez to Present at UI
Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS's The NewsHour and best-selling author, will deliver the 2012 UI Health Care Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture on January 18.
Research Shows Progress Toward a Genital Herpes Vaccine
A study co-authored by a University of Iowa professor found an investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes.
Glaucoma Awareness in January
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness. Learn more about the disease and what you can do to take control of your eye health.
29 Days of Heart Health
As part of American Heart Month, UI Heart and Vascular Center is offering daily tips and expertise to help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Enzyme Function Could Help Find Muscular Dystrophy Therapies
Researchers at the University of Iowa have worked out the exact function of an enzyme that is critical for normal muscle structure and is involved in several muscular dystrophies.
UI Ophthalmologist Named Chair of American Board of Ophthalmology
Wallace Lee Alward, MD, professor and vice chair of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will serve as chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2012.
Jump Start the New Year
Now that the holiday season is over, it is time to get serious about your New Year resolution.
Ronald McDonald House Grant to Promote UI's Ponseti Clubfoot Efforts
A two-year, $302,400 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to the Ponseti International Association at the University of Iowa will help advance the treatment of clubfoot worldwide.
Essentials of Prostate Cancer Surgery
Join us for a free community seminar February 8 and hear Chad Tracy, MD, share the essentials of prostate cancer surgery.
UI Awarded $100,000 Grant for Vision Research
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has been awarded a $100,000 grant for ongoing vision research.
Tour the New Cancer Center
Join the staff of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and experience the new cancer center at its open house on February 4.
Iowa Ladies Football Academy Commits $1 Million to UI Children's Hospital
Event organizers for the Iowa Ladies Football Academy announced a five-year, $1 million pledge toward the construction of the new UI Children's Hospital.
Dance Marathon Successes
University of Iowa, Iowa State, and Augustana College Dance Marathons raised more than $1,761,000 for UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.
Congratulations to the 2012 Health Care Heroes
UI Health Care is delighted that once again many of our people and programs were recognized as “Health Care Heroes” by the Corridor Business Journal.

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