The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has launched a pilot seed grant program to encourage researchers to use the Central Microscopy Research Facility (CMRF) to help secure further external funding.
A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically.
The latest annual report on cancer in Iowa estimates 16,900 new cancers will be diagnosed among Iowa residents in 2015. In addition, an estimated 6,400 Iowans will die from cancer, according to the “Cancer in Iowa: 2015” report released Friday, March 13, by the State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
R. William “Bill” Van Sant and Marilyn J. Van Sant, of Bayfield, Wisconsin, have established a $3 million bequest for the University of Iowa College of Engineering that will have an impact across the college, supporting scholarships, faculty and innovation.
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Following are highlights from the Iowa Board of Regents Wednesday, March 11, meeting on the University of Iowa campus.
When Grant Young came to the University of Iowa four years ago, it was an easy choice to major in biochemistry and pre-med. His urge to volunteer kicked in, leading to work in the Burn Treatment Center and as a research assistant studying the genetic mutations that cause muscular dystrophy.
The future of cancer treatment will be nothing like it is today, and a new company started by University of Iowa cancer researchers is hoping to be at the forefront of the changes with help from UI's economic development resources.
Twenty-five graduate colleges and programs at the University of Iowa are listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the UI has 52 graduate colleges and programs ranked by U.S. News, which published the graduate rankings on Tuesday.
The University of Iowa has created an online curriculum to help nurse graduates make a smoother transition into the profession. The online nurse residency program is the first online-only curriculum of its kind offered in the nation, and addresses concerns from registered nurses about moving from the classroom to an often stressful medical setting.