Articles from July 2019

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State Hygienic Lab receives CDC funding for new statewide biomonitoring program

A new project led by the State Hygienic Lab will analyze the presence of environmental hazards in well water and households across the state. The award, which includes $728,016 in funding for the first year of the project, is one of six projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for statewide biomonitoring programs. Biomonitoring is the direct measurement of environmental chemicals...

CHEEC announces grant program to test for lead in school drinking water

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) is offering free lead testing for up to five Iowa elementary schools with older drinking water infrastructure, thanks to Grants to School Program funding that will provide up to $10,000 per school to cover the cost of the work. CHEEC is working with the Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) to offer the testing...

Record funding used to aid veterans, improve STEM education

The record-setting $588.8 million in external funding to the University of Iowa in FY19, which includes $467 million for research and scholarship, is helping faculty improve treatments for military veterans wounded in battle and develop better ways to teach K–12 students science and math, as well as fueling other areas of innovation and discovery. The UI saw particularly large increases in funding...
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Research and external funding reach highest levels in UI history

Grants and other funding that support University of Iowa research and scholarship reached an all-time high in FY19, bolstered in part by increased support from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). [Related: Record funding used to aid veterans, improve STEM education] Research funding from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, rose 7%, or $32.4 million, to $467...
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UI-ISU researchers team up to advance state bioscience priorities

Researchers from the University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU) are building joint teams that will work to use gut bacteria to treat chronic diseases, improve weather forecasts for precision agriculture, and produce better vaccines against swine and avian flu. The three teams have each won two-year, $50,000 seed grants to help them develop their bioscience projects. This is the second...