Articles from July 2017

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UI WINS is now UI Limited Submissions Opportunities

As part of the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development’s new Research Development Office (RDO), the UI WINS (Winning Institutional Nomination System) program has been rebranded as UI Limited Submission Opportunities. The rebranding is in response to the fact that many faculty and staff on campus, especially those new to Iowa, are not aware that UI WINS...
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UI external, research funding sees uptick despite challenges

Fiscal year 2017 saw an estimated 1 percent increase in both total external funding and funding that supports research and scholarship at the University of Iowa. Total external funding (which includes gift commitments and charitable grants supporting research through the UI Foundation) rose from $551.9 million in FY16 to $557.7 million in FY17. Grants and contracts that support discovery at the UI...

American Pain Society/Pfizer Independent Grants Partnership funds UI research on opioid addiction

Two University of Iowa researchers are proposing a new avenue for treating pain that may have a significant impact on the U.S. opioid epidemic. Kathleen Sluka, professor of Physical Therapy, and Barbara Rakel, professor of Nursing, are piloting a program encouraging the “prescribing” of targeted exercises and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to patients suffering from chronic...
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UI licenses discovery that could provide OTC treatment option for wasting syndrome

Fresh thyme and oregano usually offer a savory touch to a tasty dish, but a University of Iowa researcher recently discovered natural compounds in the herbs that may offer a treatment for cachexia or “wasting syndrome” as it is more commonly known. Wasting syndrome is characterized by a loss of weight and muscle atrophy, and largely found in patients who suffer from cancer, kidney disease, chronic...
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UI makes progress on revising, streamlining intellectual property policies

Having clear and up-to-date protocols and policies around intellectual property (IP) is critically important for moving discovery at the University of Iowa forward. It ensures that inventions by faculty and staff are clearly identified, adequately protected, and leveraged in a way that benefits the inventor, the university, and the public—should the IP eventually translate into a commercial...