We are closer than we have ever been to unlocking cancer’s secrets. And researchers at the UI’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC)—named in honor of visionary support from the Holden family—are at the forefront of the epic battle against this complex and multifaceted foe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the single leading cause of death in the U.S. Approximately 80 million Americans suffer from some form of heart disease. Yet many forms of this disease are preventable and treatable, if found in time.
Imagine a child from rural Iowa who, inspired by the wisdom and devotion of her family physician, decides to become a doctor when she grows up. Years later, scholarship support provided by UI Carver College of Medicine alumni and friends may help make her dream come true.
UI Health Care has been at the forefront of children’s health since the University of Iowa’s first Children’s Hospital was built in 1919. That legacy of leadership continues today: University of Iowa Children’s Hospital has been ranked as the 20th best pediatric hospital in the nation by Parents magazine.
Blinding Eye Disease
Consistently ranked among the top 10 programs in the country, the University of Iowa’s Eye Program has become a research powerhouse, generating hope for patients from the very young—those with vision problems in infancy or childhood—to the elderly, about 10 percent of whom will develop age-related macular degeneration between the ages of 75 and 85.
The search for better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent neurological disorders and other diseases requires the inspiration and perseverance of individual researchers—but also increasingly hinges on collaboration between scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
Today The University of Iowa stands at the threshold of unimaginable breakthroughs.
Aging and related Disease
Aging and aging-related diseases can impact virtually every aspect of human physiology, which in turn affects seniors’ ability to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
May 13, 2013
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$2 million USAID grant to Ponseti International Association will improve access to clubfoot treatment
January 15, 2013
December 7, 2012