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University of Iowa researchers, led by Daniel Tranel, professor of Neurology, show evidence that damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex may lead to inconsistency between one's thoughts and actions in real-world decision-making, such as choosing spouses or houses.
Glaucoma and cataract surgeon Daniel Bettis, MD, works with eye-care providers in several countries—mostly Haiti, but also Nepal, Mexico, and Honduras—in an effort to “prevent and eradicate unnecessary blindness through a perpetual, sustainable model.”
Each year, UI Carver College of Medicine physicians travel outside the United States to provide care in a host of educational and clinical settings, and in the past several years, more of their students and trainees are joining them.
When Hans House, MD, took a two-week medical trip to Niger in February 2017 he measured his success in two ways: He taught local physicians in Niger how to use an ultrasound, and he rediscovered his appreciation for the level of care Americans take for granted.
Emergency medicine physician Chris Buresh, MD, MPH, helps to lead teams of health care providers and laypeople on trips to Haiti each year, having a hand with five medical trips and two surgical trips annually.
University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced April 3 that the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science will receive a $21 million renewal of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
Patricia Winokur, MD (88R, 91F), executive dean of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and co-director—with Jeff Murray, MD, professor of pediatrics—of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the UI, is widening the understanding at both ends of the bench-to-bedside continuum.
Working with University of Texas biologists, UI physiologists investigate how the South American ghost knifefish generates high frequency electrical charges. Their study findings may lead to better understanding how genetic mutations can lead to epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmia.
Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, will receive this year’s coveted Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award given by the international Arnold P. Gold Foundation to one faculty member and student at the nation’s select medical schools. This year’s student award winner for the UI Carver College of Medicine is senior Aaron Lacy.
Students from UI Carver College of Medicine are once again sponsoring the Doc Dash 5K Run and Walk April 7, aiming to raise more than $18,000 for the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic and the UI Mobile Clinic.