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University of Iowa researchers adjust to damage at Bowen Science Building

<p><a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/12/university-iowa-science-lab-damaged-fire/388657001/">Sunday’s fire in Bowen Science Building</a>&nbsp;has left Paul Heidger wishing he had cleared out a lot more stuff from his campus office during the five years since he became an emeritus professor.<a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/13/university-iowa-researchers-adjust-damage-bowen-science-building/392840001/">http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/13/university-iowa-researchers-adjust-damage-bowen-science-building/392840001/</a></p>

Nopoulos named interim leader of Psychiatry

Peggy Nopoulos, MD, professor of psychiatry and vice chair of research, Department of Psychiatry, has accepted the role of interim chair and department executive officer of the Department of Psychiatry, effective July 1. Nopoulos, who has additional appointments as professor of neurology and pediatrics, joined the UI Carver College of Medicine faculty in 1994. She received her medical degree from...

NIH funding boost in spending deal

Widespread news reports claim a bipartisan government spending deal has been reached to keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year (September 30). The agreement includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase consistent with what we anticipated in our note, “NIH under Trump.”This $2 billion increase builds on the $2 billion increase the...

Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems

Cerebellar stimulation restores missing brain wave in rats and corrects timing deficit“A beautiful, lobular structure,” is how Krystal Parker describes the cerebellum—a brain region located at the base of the skull just above the spinal column. The cerebellum is most commonly associated with movement control, but work from Parker’s lab and others is gradually revealing a much more complex role in...

Dedication of Iowa Neuroscience Institute marks new era of brain research at the UI

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld joined UI Health Care leaders, officials from the UI Foundation, and representatives from the Roy J. Carver Trust at a Feb. 3 dedication ceremony celebrating the opening of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the $45 million Carver Trust grant that helped make the establishment of the institute possible.“This is a wonderfully important time in the life of...

Pushing ahead with STEM education

The UI hosted its annual Girls Go STEM event featuring interactive exploration in the science and medical fields.For Kristie Durham, a weekend trip to the University of Iowa goes along way for her sixth-grade daughter.Like many other parents, Durham attended the Girls Go STEM event with her daughter, who, Durham said, is really interested in science, to show her that there are women who succeed in...

Abel to lead Iowa Neuroscience Institute

University of Iowa leaders Aug. 4 announced the appointment of Ted Abel as director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, effective Jan. 1, 2017.Abel comes to the UI from the University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as the Brush Family Professor of Biology in the Penn School of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Biological Basis of Behavior Program. He also directs a graduate training...

Carver Trust giving $45 million to support new neuroscience institute

Gift is the largest to the For Iowa. Forever More. campaignThe Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a transformational $45 million grant to the University of Iowa that will allow for the creation of a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center within the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The new Iowa neuroscience institute will conduct...

HONOR: Michael Welsh receives 2017 Steven C. Beering Award

Michael Welsh receives 2017 Steven C. Beering AwardBy: Office of Strategic Communication | 2016.12.21 | 11:02 am Michael Welsh, University of Iowa professor of internal medicine, molecular physiology, and biophysics and neurosurgery, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Steven C. Beering Award. The Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally...

Timing may be key to understanding cognitive problems in Parkinson's disease

Brain stimulation replaces missing brain wave and improves cognitive process in mice that lack dopamineBy: Jennifer Brown | 2016.12.15 | 11:00 am When a cheetah chases a gazelle, it’s not raw speed that predicts the outcome of the contest. Instead, it’s the animal that times its movements better that has the advantage. That ability to consciously guide movements over a timeframe of a few seconds...