Articles from June 2019

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Register now for Oct. 25 Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar

It’s never too early to start strategizing about how to write a winning grant proposal that will get attention and bring in research funding. A long-respected program that helps faculty and other research team members do just that, the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar, will be offered on the University of Iowa campus Oct. 25. The event will be presented by John D. Robertson, Ph.D., a managing...

CHEEC leads partnership on new Iowa drinking water well information system

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC), in collaboration with the UI Hydroinformatics Lab (UIHI Lab) and the Iowa Geological Survey (IGS), has developed an information system to assist the management of private wells in Iowa. The Iowa Well Forecasting System (IWFoS) is a publicly accessible web platform that allows users to view spatial information...
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Dental device could light the way to better root canal treatments

A root canal can be challenging under the best of circumstances, for the patient and the dentist. While the patient may be happily oblivious to the experience thanks to the miracle of modern-day anesthetics, the endodontist faces twin challenges while rooting around in your mouth: thoroughly and quickly cleaning and disinfecting the area being treated, and promoting rapid healing. A new instrument...

Journal article underscores importance of university tech transfer activities

A new journal article by a senior licensing associate in the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) argues that academic tech transfer activities contribute enormously to society and the economy, and that diminishing funding of those efforts jeopardize U.S. dominance in research-based discovery and innovation. Writing in the June 2019 issue of les Nouvelles, the journal of the Licensing...
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Crooks named Pentacrest Museums director

Liz Crooks has been named University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums director, effective June 1, after a year in the role on an interim basis. Pentacrest Museums includes the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History. “I feel honored to be chosen as the permanent director for the museums and I’m eager to continue the work undertaken over the last year,” Crooks said. “I am grateful to the...