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Eight years ago, through some innovative thinking on the part of UI Carver College of Medicine staff, the idea of producing a podcast with topics to entertain and inspire current and prospective medical students was born.
Bradley Haws, MBA, chief executive officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, has been named associate vice president and chief financial officer for University of Iowa Health Care. He will begin Aug. 20.
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has awarded a $65,000 research grant to UI postdoctoral research scholar Ravi Yadev, PhD, to study a mechanism involved in a leading cause of childhood blindness.
Using health insurance data involving more than 1 million cases nationally, UI researchers found that many patients with knee osteoarthritis continued to receive either corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections for pain relief, even after published clinical practice guidelines cited evidence questioning those injections’ effectiveness.
Over the next few weeks, graduating medical students will recite their medical oath at commencement ceremonies across the country. Most people might assume that this oath is universal; even people within the medical profession, who know there is some variation, might think the oaths are essentially similar in terms of the values expressed. But a new study by a University of Iowa bioethicist and medical student finds that not only are there many different oaths, but only a few ethical values are held in common among these oaths.
The average medical student at the Carver College of Medicine has an average of 65 encounters with a simulated patient over the course of four years, preparing them for patient care. As graduation nears, take a look at the valuable role of simulated patients in medical education.
The first lecture in a new annual series honoring Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD, features guest speaker Beth Stevens, PhD, a Harvard neuroscientist and MacArthur Fellow, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 24 in the Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF). Stevens will present “Immune mechanisms of synapse loss: Implications for psychiatric illness.”
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to save thousands of additional lives when used in people with higher levels of LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol, according to a new study from the UI, Iowa Now reports.
The clinical trial treatment combined a powerful immune system activator with an immunotherapy agent and suggests it could be effective against advanced melanoma that has either not responded to or has progressed during therapy with the immunotherapy agent alone.
University of Iowa research indicates newly identified stem cells may hold key to regenerative therapies for lung disease.