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UI researchers find genetic link between smoking, COPD

A study which looks at microRNA and gene expression in lung immune cells was published online recently in the journal PLoS ONE. Check out the IowaNow article about co-author Martha Monick, professor of internal medicine at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. She is an ICTS pilot grant recipient and also uses the Clinical Research Unit.

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Mon, 09/17/2012 - 14:57

Christopher P. Austin named National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences director

Christopher P. Austin, M.D., will serve as director of the NIH's newest center, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., made the announcement at the inaugural meetings of the NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board. Austin will succeed NCATS Acting Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D., on Sept. 23, 2012.

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:48

Lung researcher receives NIH award

David Stoltz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of mucus production in models of airway disease. Stoltz used the services of the ICTS Clinical Research Resources. Click here to read about his grant.

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:46

Nominations requested

The UI Carver College of Medicine (College) is now soliciting nominations for next year’s 2013 Distinguished Mentor Award. Candidates should be outstanding mentors whose mentees have gone on to distinguished careers of their own. Candidates should have spent a significant portion of their career at Iowa. Candidates may include: a) Mentors who have finished their active careers or achieved emeritus status, or b) Senior active faculty who have already made a substantial impact in the training of individuals who have gone on to success as independent faculty members.

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:30

Medical Education Celebration Poster Session

In conjunction with the Medical Education Celebration, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, there will be an education focused student and faculty poster session in MERF Atrium. To submit a poster for the Medical Education Celebration, go to Submissions are due by Nov. 1.

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:19

College of Nursing study aims to combat depression, inactivity in law enforcement officers

-Story by Luke Voelz

A University of Iowa College of Nursing study has targeted job-related physical inactivity as a key factor in cardiovascular disease among law enforcement agents.

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:12

Winning idea? Win an iPad from UCSF!

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is hosting a contest to improve research networking, collaboration, and efficiency. And you could win an iPad just for sharing your idea!

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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:14

UI Names New VP of Research and Economic Development

Daniel Reed, an executive at Microsoft Corp. and a longtime higher-education academic, has been named the next vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa, the university announced Tuesday. Reed will start on Oct. 15. Read the full story here.

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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:05

Better hygiene through technology

-Story by Luke Voelz

Hand hygiene is critically important among healthcare workers for preventing the spread of infections, but hectic worker schedules make manually tracking hygiene compliance difficult. A team of University of Iowa researchers funded by a $25,000 ICTS pilot grant in 2009 have aimed for more effective compliance observation through the development of a remote tracking system.Alberto Segre

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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 14:34

ICTS trainee Elkins wins prestigious D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize

Story by John Riehl, Writer/Editor University of Iowa Graduate College

For two years, Jacob Elkins worked as a surgical technician at the Reno (Nev.) Veterans Hospital. He witnessed many hip and knee replacement surgeries and quickly learned that these implants can fail.

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 12:59