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Collaborate with your fellow researcher by joining Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) has a message for all members of the University of Iowa research community: join us.

The ICTS—home to the National Institutes of Health–funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at The University of Iowa, and one of only 46 facilities of its kind in the nation—is providing UI researchers and scientists with a multidisciplinary research and training environment, all in the name of improving the health and well-being of Iowans and people worldwide.

“Translational science programs grew out of concerns in Congress that although there were many basic science discoveries, few moved forward to improve the care of people,” says Gary Hunninghake, director of the ICTS. “Translational really implies the movement of findings—from basic science to initial patient studies to large clinical trials, and then implementation in practice.”

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Eligible employees have a new option to consider when applying for retirement

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved a new retirement program, the Early Retirement Program II, to complement the existing regular retirement plan at The University of Iowa. Eligible UI employees can apply for consideration until May 15, 2010.

fyi spoke with Richard Saunders, senior associate director and assistant vice president of UI Human Resources, about what’s included in the new plan, who is eligible, and how the plan differs from the regular programs.

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Photo feature: Key shop makes the cut

University of Iowa Key & Access Services is the key/card control center. It issues keys and electronic access to buildings and rooms, manages the University's access control and alarm monitoring system harware and software, and maintains a database of key and card holders.

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