Communications expert Melissa Marshall will visit the University of Iowa to lead three workshops for faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, on February 12, 2020.
An op-ed co-authored by a researcher in the College of Public Health says recent changes in state laws now give local communities and organizations new tools they can use to fight the opioid crisis.
The University of Iowa Office of the Provost is launching a new initiative to celebrate exceptional faculty. The prestigious new UI Distinguished Professorship program will recognize tenured scholars with $100,000 to support professional activities over five years.
The Developmental Sciences Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) Awards provide support annually to tenured CLAS faculty for an approved research project within the humanities. This year’s recipients are Christopher Harris, Watraud Maierhofer, and Leslie Schwalm.
Daniel Newton, a professor of management and entrepreneurship in the Tippie College of Business, works with NASA to study methods of keeping astronauts more engaged in their work during long-duration space missions. The lessons could be used to help earthbound workers stay focused on their jobs.
New research from University of Iowa biologists about a potential hearing protection drug has become a hit on a SciShow episode on YouTube, with more than 140,000 views to date.
The University of Iowa has again been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2019–20 (with a record number of 19 recipients), marking the fifth consecutive year the university achieved the elite ranking. Out of 19 awards offered to UI students, 18 have accepted and become grantees.
A study by Paul Romitti, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, finds that babies whose mothers smoked marijuana while pregnant are more apt to have low birth weight and slow early childhood development.
A team including University of Iowa biologists has identified the molecular receptors that cause hearing loss. In experiments with mice, the team successfully used a drug that prevented hearing damage while still allowing the mice to hear.
Increased understanding of the underlying causes of violence syndemics—clusters of related epidemics that can include experiences such as childhood trauma—raises questions about how health can improve if such traumas are prevented.