Articles from December 2015

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UI Research Foundation appoints new Associate Director of Licensing

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) has named Jane Garrity, previously Senior Licensing Associate for the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships at the University of Delaware, as Associate Director of Licensing effective Dec. 7. In her new position, Garrity will lead the UIRF licensing team, developing new strategies and initiatives to increase collaboration with researchers...
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MyCarDoesWhat partners tour NADS

Representatives of the National Safety Council (NSC), which has partnered with the University of Iowa Public Policy Center on a national campaign to raise awareness about life-saving vehicle safety technologies, met with UI officials at the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) in the UI Research Park Wednesday, Dec. 15.

MomMoodBooster helps veteran mothers fight depression

Each year, about 300,000 new mothers in the United States suffer from postpartum depression, experiencing low moods, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, insomnia, appetite disturbances, difficulty concentrating, and suicidal thoughts—and this is a low estimate, according to Michael O’Hara, professor and Starch Faculty Fellow in the department of psychological and brain sciences.
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Marilynne Robinson speaks on ‘The American Scholar Today’

“The American university is a huge banquet,” Marilynne Robinson said after her lecture at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City Wednesday, Dec. 9. “You come in and taste things, and then you find out what you actually want to devote your life to.”
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UI professor receives $50,000 for NSF I-Corps training

Zhendong Jin, founder of InnoBioPharma and associate professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry at the University of Iowa, has been awarded $50,000 for completing the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program at a national I-Corps training center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Nominations sought for annual research, scholarship awards

Nominations are being sought for University of Iowa faculty, staff and student researchers, creators, mentors, and entrepreneurs for the UI’s annual Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony, which will be held in April. The UI Office of Research and Economic Development, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Graduate College, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and...
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Medical Technology Symposium features Villafaña as keynote speaker

UI Ventures hosted Manny Villafaña as the keynote speaker for the Iowa Connect Medical Technology Symposium last month at hotelVetro in downtown Iowa City.
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UI Partners hosts logo contest for downtown creative factory MERGE

UI Partners, part of the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development, is hosting a logo contest for MERGE, the new creative factory in downtown Iowa City, scheduled to open next spring.