IDx, LLC, a diagnostic algorithm company founded by University of Iowa retina physician Michael D. Abramoff, took an important step forward by joining the IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative.
The Venture School program operated statewide by the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has been honored as a Partner of the Year by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa.
Whether in the form of orange juice or a little tangy tasting pill, vitamin C is what you’re told to take when you’re feeling under the weather. University of Iowa researchers in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Multiple Myeloma Program recently found evidence that mega doses of vitamin C delivered intravenously may offer new hope to people diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The results of their study were recently published in the international journal EBioMedicine.
University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is accepting applications for the academic year 2017-2018 Arts and Humanities Initiative program. This program encourages leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research.
The deadline is Monday, March 27.
The Iowa City Area Development Group submitted an application to be considered one of the sites for testing automated vehicles. Its director of strategic growth, Tom Banta, says the presence of the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa helped the application stand out.
Every year, UI faculty member Bob Walker takes a group of entrepreneurial students to consult with small-business owners in San Pedro Columbia, Belize. Last fall, UI student Mackenzie Phillips visited on her own as part of a research assignment and found that Walker’s efforts have made a big difference.
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.
Over the past three years, the Lincoln Project has traveled to campuses across the country to meet with leaders in higher education, government, and business to examine the challenges facing public research universities and begin formulating solutions.
A medical device developed at the University of Iowa that assists impaired hospital patients communicate with health care providers recently received regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device, called the noddle, was developed by UI Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Emeritus Richard Hurtig, now Chief Scientific Officer of the parent company Voxello.