High blood pressure affects one in every three adults in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. In 2009, 44.8 percent of male deaths and 55.2 percent of female deaths resulted from high blood pressure.
Despite these high morbidity rates, the underlying cause of high blood pressure, or hypertension, is unknown in most patients.
One way our bodies regulate blood pressure is through balancing the amount of sodium retained at the cellular level. Daniel Collier’s research at the University of Iowa focuses on understanding how a protein called the...
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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 1:18pm
High blood pressure affects one in every three adults in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. In 2009, 44.8 percent of male deaths and 55.2 percent of female deaths resulted from high blood pressure.More...
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 2:02pm
In these times of fiscal constraint, the State of Iowa is charged with finding new revenue sources to help fund its school districts.
Historically, property tax has been the primary source of locally-generated revenue for public schools. However, school district income tax appears to be growing in popularity as a source of local financing.
In the Summer 2013 issue of Public Budgeting & Finance, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, investigates the...More...
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:18am
Each work day brings a variety of projects to Washington’s Chamber of Commerce director Michelle Peiffer and Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library.
This fall will be no exception.
The UI's Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and the community of Washington...More...
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:10am
A memorial celebration for the late Kim Merker, founding director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book and former emeritus professor of English at the UI, will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., in Iowa City.
A service is hosted by the UI Center for the Book from noon-2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
After the service, a reception will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St. Pizza provided by the UI Center for the Book. Afterward, a memorial poker game will be...More...
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:27pm
The UI’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and the City of Muscatine are launching a partnership focusing on key projects for the city’s long-term sustainability.
UI students in art, business, engineering, public health, rhetoric, and urban planning will work under the direction of UI faculty and Muscatine business and community leaders. The collaborative projects will address economic, health, cultural, social, and environmental priorities in Muscatine.
As the City of Muscatine completes a new...More...
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 9:38am
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities.
This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:
- types of funding for graduate education
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 9:26am
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Looking for tools to launch your career? Attend the free Time Management workshop.
At this workshop, you will learn to:
- Minimize distraction
- Analyze your workload
- Implement expert time management strategies
- Maximize your productivity
- Extend your professional network across campus
Presented by: Dr. Susan Johnson, MD/MS
Register by Monday, September 9, 2013.
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 8:54am
Attend this hands-on workshop to learn about this fellowship program, which supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.
- Three years of support
- $32,000 annual stipend
- $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution
- International research and professional development opportunities
- XSEDE Supercomputer access. More information about the fellowship can be found...
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:02pm
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 10:17am
The Scientist ranks the University of Iowa among the top 25 institutions in the United States for postdocs for a second straight year in its 2013 “Best Places to work for Postdocs” survey.
The UI is ranked No. 23—fourth-highest among public universities—in a poll that is dominated by research institutes. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, located in Cambridge, Mass., received the No. 1 ranking for the second straight year.
The survey results appeared in the article “Best Places to Work for Postdocs: 2012,” in The Scientist’s April issue and online at...More...
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