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VPMA Voice: Research Insight

Current protocols for matching donor hearts to recipients foster sex mismatching and heart size disparities, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Iowa. Matching instead by donor heart size may provide better outcomes for recipients, who already face a scarcity of resources as they await a transplant. The analysis was published in “JACC: Heart Failure” by the American College of Cardiology.

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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:08

New certificate enhances skills for undergraduates pursuing careers in clinical and translational science

The new Undergraduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science broadly exposes University of Iowa students to important scientific research issues and interdisciplinary academic opportunities that reach above and beyond the ordinary undergraduate degree.  The certificate demonstrates a student has completed a vigorous academic program, and is both prepared and motivated to successfully contribute to advancing the field of clinical and translational science.

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 16:23

University of Iowa child health research featured in podcast

ICTS Child Health Core Director Jack Widness, M.D., is currently featured in a Pediapod interview. The 12-minute podcast highlights a safer alternative to radioactive blood transfusion practices traditionally used in anemic infants. Click here to access the podcast. Jack Widness

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 09:49

2015 HHMI Investigator Competition

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced that it seeks to appoint up to 25 new biomedical researchers through a national open competition. The initiative represents an investment of approximately $150 million in basic biomedical research over the next five years.

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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:55

IowaNow: Ozbolat's 3D printing featured in new ASME video

ICTS pilot grant recipient Ibrahim Ozbolat, University of Iowa assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group, is featured in a new video produced by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:59

The Gazette: Iowa leaders and health coalition seek to raise awareness of clinical research

ICTS Director Gary Rosenthal, along with other members of the Iowa Coalition of Clinical Researchers, met with Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds yesterday to talk about the medical and economic importance of clinical trials within the state of Iowa. Read the article here.

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds


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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 08:11

Science Cafe: PCBs - A Hidden Threat

While most coffee houses offer cookies or biscotti to enjoy with your cappuccino, Fuel in Mt.

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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:13

New academic portal at the UI connects researchers, projects

The UI announced it has made an academic expertise portal available called KNODE. The platform provides automated, searchable expertise methods and a range of integration options for connecting life-sciences faculty and experts in industry and academia. KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, allowing individual researchers, academic institutions, and companies to instantly find and share leading scientific knowledge. Read more.

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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:42

Social networking helps UI graduate student raise money for research

Music has been part of Amy Belfi's life for as long as she can remember. Now, she's using her other passion—for science—to explore the neurological basis of humans' deep connection with music. And, she's hoping that enough people will share her excitement to actually help finance her research.

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Mon, 10/07/2013 - 09:35