Articles from May 2018

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Search committee named for new VP for research

A search committee made up of University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students has begun work to find a replacement for Daniel Reed, former vice president for research and economic development, who stepped down last fall and recently was named senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Utah, effective July 1, 2018.

CHEEC funds study of links between environmental exposures, breast and thyroid cancers

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) has awarded $40,000 in cooperative funding to a team of researchers from the UI, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences that is exploring links between certain cancers and environmental factors. The awarded study, led by Paul Romitti from the...

CHEEC awards $159,000 in seed grants for environmental research

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) has awarded $159,929 in seed grants to researchers at the UI and Luther College. Awarded studies will focus on the identification and measurement of harmful algal blooms, viral and bacterial pathogens, and lead. CHEEC supports and conducts environmental health research relating to environmental toxins. Its...
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UI HR gives Loney Distinguished Strategic Business Partner Award

University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) Director Wendy Loney was recently given the 2018 recipient of the UI Human Resources (UIHR) Distinguished Strategic Business Partner Award. One of two major awards given annually by UIHR (the other being the Emerging HR Business Partner Award), it recognizes HR leaders across campus who function as...

Keller participates in D.C. panel discussion on federal science funding

John Keller, University of Iowa interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Dean of the Graduate College, recently joined a panel of experts to discuss “Investing in the Nation’s Future – A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding.” The event was held May 8 at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C. and was a response to recent Congressional action to increase...

New leadership named for UI Pentacrest Museums

Liz Crooks, communications coordinator for the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums (UIPM), will become the museums’ interim director, effective June 5. Crooks will take over the role from Trina Roberts, who is stepping down to take a position as Associate Vice President for Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. John Keller, interim Vice President for Research and...
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New leadership named at UI Pentacrest Museums

Liz Crooks, communications coordinator for the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums (UIPM), will become the museums’ interim director, effective June 5.
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New website devoted to Humanities at Iowa

The University of Iowa Humanities Advisory Board, established by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has launched a new website for Humanities at the University of Iowa: https://clas.uiowa.edu/humanities. The website highlights upcoming events, achievements, and resources for faculty, graduate students, and...