The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named University of Iowa cystic fibrosis and gene therapy researcher John Engelhardt, PhD, a 2019 Fellow. Engelhardt, who is professor and head of anatomy and cell biology in the UI Carver College of Medicine and director of the UI Center for Gene Therapy, is recognized for his work in developing gene therapies to treat cystic fibrosis (CF).
The Office of the Provost is accepting proposals from campus units interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow as part of the new Provost’s Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship Program.
Leslie Flynn, clinical associate professor in the Tippie College of Business, testified recently that encouraging more women and people of color to apply for patents is critical for America’s continued economic growth.
A study from Corinne Peek-Asa, a researcher in the College of Public Health, finds the number of work-related farm injuries is underreported because of gaps in the workers compensation reporting system.
Allexis Mahanna, a UI senior majoring in global health studies, won the inaugural Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) offered by the University of Iowa Libraries. Mahanna was selected from a competitive pool of undergraduate researchers who applied for the award and presented their work at the UI’s Fall Undergraduate Research Festival held Nov. 13, 2019.
Peg Nopoulos, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $18 million grant to continue and expand a decade-long study on brain development in children at risk for developing Huntington’s disease.