Articles from February 2018

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Deadline extended for Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Graduate Research Excellence Awards in the arts and humanities category has been extended to February 19 at 11:59pm. Nomination instructions and award criteria are available at Contact Cheryl Ridgeway ( or Marta Gomez (

Science on Tap series to explore mussels, metabolism and artificial intelligence

Thursday, February 8, 2018
What do mussels, metabolism, and artificial intelligence have in common? They’re topics in a series of free talks scheduled for this semester’s edition of Science on Tap, lectures presented by the University of Iowa Research Development Office and Hancher. All the events take place on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Hancher’s Stanley Café. Attendees are invited to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a...
Creative Matches

Creative Matches grant proposals due April 15

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Office of Research & Economic Development is now accepting proposals to Creative Matches funding program, which supports collaborative projects that bring together scientific and artistic modes of inquiry, experimentation, and expression.

FDA to expedite review of IDx AI diagnostic system

Monday, February 5, 2018
IDx, a privately held AI diagnostics company built on University of Iowa research, announced today that it has filed its De Novo submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for IDx-DR, an AI-based system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy — a leading cause of blindness. The FDA has granted IDx-DR with a “Breakthrough Device” designation, which means the submission will...

February forums invite stakeholder input on research office, VP search

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The chairs of a search for a new Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) are seeking input from University of Iowa stakeholders regarding the organization’s structure and ideal qualifications for the next person who leads it. David Gier, director of the School of Music, and Aliasger Salem, division head for Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics and professor in the...

University of Iowa lays groundwork for Iowa opioid initiative

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Opioid deaths in Iowa have increased by 250 percent in the past decade, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control predicts the state will see even greater increases over the next five years if current trends hold. Rural areas are being hit hardest, with the drugs impacting the lives and livelihoods of individuals, families, and entire communities. Barring decisive, coordinated, and creative...