UI Hospitals and Clinics

October 2012

Potential New Class of Drug Blocks Nerve Cell Death
Protect nerve cells in models of Parkinson's disease, ALS
Distinguished Mentor Award Ceremony
Mike Apicella, MD, senior associate dean for scientific affairs and professor of microbiology, will be honored as the 2012 recipient of the UI Carver College of Medicine's Distinguished Mentor Award at a celebration Thursday, Oct. 4.
UI Hospitals and Clinics Celebrates New Clinic
Dedication, ribbon-cutting for new Iowa River Landing clinic Oct. 5.
Enzyme Triggers Heart Failure
Inhibiting CaMKII activity could lead to new heart disease therapies.
Physicians Honored
Annual awards honor UI physicians for clinical excellence.
UI Researchers Receive $1.12 Million Grant to Study Glaucoma
Markus Kuehn, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and his colleagues were awarded the National Eye Institute grant to investigate whether cellular stress within a certain group of eye cells leads to the increased eye-fluid pressure that is associated with glaucoma.
Grant to Help Lower-Urinary Tract Sufferers
Karl Kreder, MD, professor and head of urology with University of Iowa Health Care, and colleagues received a $1.8 million, five-year grant aiming to better match diagnosis and treatment of lower-urinary tract dysfunction and patient outcomes.
Fast Action to Save Stroke Patient Leaves Medical Student Inspired, Humbled
While the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has invested heavily in tools and technologies to provide medical students with as close to a "real-life" experience as possible, there’s still no substitute for the real thing.
Gerdin family commits $12 million to new UI Children’s Hospital
The gift, from the Gerdin Family Foundation, is the largest to date for the UI Children's Hospital $50 million building campaign.
Fall Open Enrollment Going on Now for UI Employees
Faculty and staff: now is the time to select your health plan for the coming year. This year, there are more reasons than ever to choose UI Health Care providers and services.

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