Articles from January 2019

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OVPR publishes memo about foreign interests

Monday, January 28, 2019
The following memo was distributed from John Keller, Interim Vice President for Research, to the University of Iowa campus on December 12, 2018. "We want to remind University of Iowa researchers of their professional responsibility to completely and accurately disclose all external financial interests, affiliations, activities, and relationships, including with any foreign entities that could...

New funding and collaboration database is now available to campus

Friday, January 25, 2019
The new Pivot database, launched in January 2019, serves as a one-stop-shop for University of Iowa researchers who want to search for potential collaborators and external funding opportunities. University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students may now use the database to identify funding opportunities from governments, corporations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and other private sources...

Annual disclosures of outside professional activities and interests are due April 30

Friday, January 18, 2019
To help ensure that University of Iowa endeavors are free of potential or actual conflicts of interest, all key UI faculty and staff members are required to complete an Annual Disclosure of Outside Professional Activities and Interests by April 30 of each year. In addition to this annual disclosure period, the University of Iowa requires all University employees to disclose any potential or actual...

VP for Research Office creates information page about shutdown

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has launched a Web page with information for University of Iowa researchers and scholars wondering how the partial shutdown of the federal government, which took effect Dec. 22, might impact their work in the labs and in the field. The page, at, will be updated as new information becomes available. Most of the...

Research Services Fair will bring together campus resources for researchers

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Research Development Office, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research, will host a Research Services Fair on April 11, 3:00-6:00pm, in the Mediacom Outdoor Room of the Kinnick Press Box. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about the wide variety of services available to support researchers, including funding support, instrumentation...

Undergraduate research center to join VP for Research office Feb. 1

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The University of Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) will become part of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), effective Feb. 1. Currently part of the UI Honors Program and led by Director Bob Kirby, ICRU promotes undergraduate involvement in mentored research and creative projects at the UI. It coordinates and supports mentorship of undergraduate students in...

Seed grants available to fuel UI-ISU research collaboration

Monday, January 7, 2019
Applications are being accepted until March 8 for seed funding to support collaborative research and scholarship between University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU) faculty. The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and ISU’s Office of the Vice President for Research will provide seed funds to support UI and ISU researchers in developing innovative, ambitious, interdisciplinary...

Student research and discovery on display in downtown Iowa City

Thursday, January 3, 2019
When Ryan Reis isn’t in class pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, you might find him conducting research on tumors in Dr. David Soll’s lab in the Department of Biology, volunteering in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, job shadowing an oncology doctor, or engaging with one of two student organizations, Medicus and Best Buddies. “Ryan is extremely passionate about helping...