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February 2020

UI professor studies muscular atrophy through biotechnology firm Emmyon
February 19, 2020 - Chris Adams, MD, PhD, and Scott Ebert, assistant research scientist, are researching how diabetes and obesity affect muscular atrophy and have removed a specific gene in mice to affect the disease.

January 2020

Rahmouni and Abel named co-directors of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative
January 31, 2020 - The UI Carver College of Medicine has announced the appointment of Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, and Dale Abel, MD, PhD, as co-directors of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative.

December 2019

November 2019

Wahls research gets $2M gift
November 5, 2019 - Dr. Terry Wahls and her team have received a $2M gift from Dr. Howard Urnovitz, co-founder of a company that monitors the dynamics of messaging in the blood for health status and a pioneer of liquid biopsies.

September 2019

Basic research and big data combine to identify potential new use for prostate drug in treating Parkinson’s disease
September 16, 2019 - A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

CF research program extended with grant renewal
September 12, 2019 - The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded a $2.4 million grant to a University of Iowa research team to continue its participation in a national network of research centers bringing multidisciplinary expertise to the challenges of treating cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease.

August 2019

Chauhan, Leira to lead stroke research site at Iowa
August 22, 2019 - Drs. Anil Chauhan and Enrique Leira will serve as co-PIs on a three-year, $1.1M grant from the NINDS to establish the University of Iowa as one of six locations conducting stroke prevention research under the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network grant.

UI to lead clinical trial testing seasonal flu vaccines with experimental adjuvants
August 9, 2019

Iowa researchers identify commonalities among effective rapid response teams
August 1, 2019 - Senior author Dr. Saket Girotra and Dr. Kimberly Dukes have collaborated with Dr. Jacinda Bunch (College of Nursing) and researchers at other institutions to compare best practices among multiple hospitals to identify the most effective qualities of rapid response teams.

June 2019

Undergrads gain exposure to Internal Medicine research
June 5, 2019

May 2019

UI cardiologist authors AHA recommendations for treating inherited heart conditions
May 28, 2019

Cho examines allergy and asthma link
May 28, 2019 - Dr. Josalyn Cho has received a two-year, $275K R21 grant to understand how dendritic cells contribute to asthma.

Song receives AHA Innovation Grant
May 21, 2019 - Dr. Long-Sheng Song has received a two-year, $200,000 Innovative Project Award (IPA) from the American Heart Association.

Schweizer receives $2.5M AHRQ R01
May 6, 2019 - Dr. Marin Schweizer has received a grant to study the effectiveness of an S. aureus prevention in dialysis patients.

April 2019

Huang receives $2.6M R01
April 1, 2019

March 2019

Better measurements for better predictions
March 4, 2019 - In her first first-author publication, Dr. Asma Al Zougbi details a new approach for determining bone-fracture risk in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in Muscle & Nerve.

February 2019

Burning question takes big step closer to answers
February 18, 2019 - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine team spent a week in India, preparing to research the effects of indoor biomass fires on the lungs of women.

January 2019

Chauhan receives NINDS R01
January 4, 2019 - Dr. Anil Chauhan received a five-year, $1.75M R01 from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

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