The public is invited to a free screening of "The Lion's Mouth Opens," a documentary about a woman who bravely faces a daunting life-defining moment as finds out about her genetic testing results for Huntington disease (HD), Thursday, Jan. 29, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m and the screening beginning at 7 p.m., at the John Pappajohn Business Building, Room W10 (Buchanan Auditorium). The film is made possible by the UI Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence and the HDSA Iowa Chapter.
How do we best prepare the next generation of drivers? That topic will be the focus of the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event, as Corinne Peek-Asa presents “Steering Teens Safe: How Research Has Informed Best Practices for New Drivers.”
In the not-too-distant past, the distance between you and the vast collections at University of Iowa Libraries was dictated by geography. But changes in the ways information is discovered, shared, and used are transforming university research libraries and opening access to anyone with a computer.
Sraavya Undurty, a University of Iowa senior and biomedical engineering major from West Des Moines, has worked in two faculty research laboratories, helped teach an engineering class to her peers, and volunteers at UI Hospitals and Clinics, just to name a few of her many accomplishments and activities.
Families lead incredibly busy lives, especially with the advancement of technology and growing occurrence of both couples working full time.
An implant developed at the University of Iowa offers a better option for patients with ankle problems such as 69-year-old grandfather Billy Albritton of East Peoria, Illinois. Albritton shares how since his ankle replacement surgery at UI Hospitals and Clinics in April 2013, he's back to the active lifestyle he once enjoyed.
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday on Iowa Now.
The University recently completed negotiations with the federal government and received a new F&A rate agreement, effective August 29, 2014. With the new agreement, the current on-campus F&A rate of 51% of Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) will expire on June 30, 2016. Starting July 1, 2016, the F&A rate will be 52.5% MTDC.
Shortly after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989, David Cwiertny decided to focus his eighth grade science project on oil spills.
The repository is made up of four women’s health tissue banks: Well Woman Tissue Bank, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Tissue Bank, Maternal Fetal Tissue Bank, and the Gynecologic Malignancies Tissue Bank. Samples are donated from women who are already patients at UI Women's Health Center.