A University of Iowa spinout company that invented a device allowing physically impaired patients to communicate with health care providers expects to launch its product this summer after receiving significant investor interest during clinical trials.
From vehicle safety and environmental policy to housing needs assessments, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) seeks to make academic research widely accessible to policy makers and the general public. The center hosts symposiums, brings in speakers, and supports interdisciplinary research and education across campus.
“We do applied research—research that’s happening in the real world on real questions—and try to share that with publicpolicy makers so they can make better decisions,” said Director Peter Damiano.
John F. Doershuk, Ph.D., is the State Archaeologist and Director of the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. In this Q&A he offers a glimpse into OSA, part of the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development—what it is, what it does, and why it matters.
Tell us a little about the Office of the State Archaeologist
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development held its “Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony” on Wednesday, April 13.
West Branch native Conor Paulsen founded and runs a company that sells men’s leather goods and encourages gentleman-like behavior. It’s going rather well.