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Mackenzie Spicer , PhD student, Molecular Medicine Graduate Program, Rory Fisher Laboratory Uncovers causes of Parkinson's Mackenzie is one of 52 outstanding University of Iowa scholars, researchers, and creators featured in the Dare to Discover banner campaign, throught downtown Iowa City. The...
Ashok Kumar Datusalia, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Kamal Rahmouni's laboratory, was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for his project titled “Neurogenic Mechanisms of Obesity-Induced Hypertension”. This project is aimed to uncover the...
E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in...
Congratulations to Catherine Marcinkiewcz who was just elected as an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). ACNP is a leading organization in the field of biological and molecular psychiatry. Election as an Associate Member is a recognition of Catherine’s...
Two teams of researchers have won Accelerator Grants from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI). These grants support high-impact neuroscience research in areas that are new or add value to existing research by branching in a new direction. “These projects represent exciting and creative new...
Mackenzie Spicer , a graduate student in Dr. Rory Fisher's laboratory won the People's Choice Award and Honorable Mention at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition of the UI Graduate College. One of thirteen finalists, she competed in the final round on Friday, November 15 in the Art Building West,...
From climbing an active volcano in Chile to taking in a fireworks display in Iowa City to spotting a cow in an otherwise urban scene in India, University of Iowa students creatively captured moments from around the world for the 2019 International Programs Annual Photo Contest. Link: https://now...
The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, formerly only pharmacology, changed its name to demonstrate more clearly the work it’s doing — and Ted Abel will lead the department as its new chair. Just in time for its recent name change from the Department of Pharmacology to the Department of...
Ted Abel, PhD , professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the UI, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the...
What is your hometown? Rockford, Illinois How/when did you become interested in science and/or medicine? Growing up as a child, my interest in nature and science was kindled by my mother, who gave me Life Science and Life Nature books and encouraged me to watch shows about these topics, including...