Graduate College News

Jacob Elkins
June 21, 2013

Calculating a better hip

For two years, Jacob Elkins worked as a surgical technician at the Reno (Nev.) Veterans Hospital. He witnessed many hip and knee replacement surgeries and quickly learned that these implants can fail.

May 08, 2013

PCBs are everywhere

Since polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are produced through industrial processes or activities, it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural communities.

Erin Robinson
April 20, 2013

Helping an aging population learn about HIV risks

Erin Robinson, a doctoral student in the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, believes health care providers can play a key role in communicating with older adults about AIDs transmission and its risk factors.

Mark Pooley
March 20, 2013

The Winter Warrior Bike Challenge

Mark Pooley, a 2013 Obermann Graduate Fellow, is committed to thinking about how to make bicycle commuting more accessible.

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March 11, 2013

UI postdoc researches addiction and pain

Barbara St. Marie’s study subject had a history of heroin abuse and broke his neck in a motor vehicle accident. During his lengthy rehabilitation, his medical team treated his acute pain perfectly.

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March 11, 2013

Reinforcing a commitment to the public

Nick Benson serves in a number of roles these days, but his favorite is probably matchmaker. As coordinator of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC), Benson is making new connections between the University of Iowa and Iowa communities.

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February 20, 2013

Hometown Hawkeye - Graduate College

Meredith Scherb, MA ’11, believes that collaboration and change are hallmarks of librarianship. Thanks to her University of Iowa Graduate education, Scherb exhibits this mindset as Director of the Atlantic Public Library in Atlantic, Iowa.

Medora Kealy
February 14, 2013

Urban and Regional Planning graduate students earn national honor

Graduate students in the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning have received national recognition for their groundbreaking sustainability project in the city of Dubuque.

Justin Feinstein
February 04, 2013

Human brain is divided on fear and panic

When doctors at the University of Iowa prepared a patient to inhale a panic-inducing dose of carbon dioxide, she was fearless.

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January 31, 2013

Bringing books to the people

A group of children mills about the Iowa City Public Library, all with books in their hands and eager smiles on their faces. For most, this is a common scene experienced a handful of times per month. But for the children living in southeastern Iowa City, this occurs far less often.


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