Articles from July 2020

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UI spinoff Cardio Diagnostics recognized for development of heart disease prevention tools

University of Iowa spinoff Cardio Diagnostics Inc., a company that assesses genetic and epigenetic DNA markers to monitor a patient's risk for heart disease, was recently selected a “one to watch” in this year’s inaugural Spinoff Prize, organized by Nature Research and Merck KGaA. The prize is intended to showcase and celebrate global excellence in the commercialization of research through the...

New two-step login required for UI research systems

Starting on August 1, 2020, a two-step login process will be required to access several electronic research administration services, including: UIRIS, eIACUC, eCOI, HawkIRB, eIBC, eDSP, and myPortal. This change is a part of an ongoing effort to enhance security on campus. Two-step login uses two-factor authentication to help verify the identity of the individual who logs in to a UI system. ITS...

External funding supports a wide range of research and scholarship

Research funding at the University of Iowa in Fiscal Year 2020 is helping power a wide array of investigations into everything from COVID-19 and diabetes treatments, to depression, papermaking, and the poetry of Walt Whitman. [Related: Record funding fuels research into COVID-19, writing and other areas of UI strengths] Nicholas Mohr, professor of emergency medicine, anesthesia, and epidemiology...
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Record funding fuels research into COVID-19, writing and other areas of UI strengths

In a twist on the saying about life and lemons, University of Iowa researchers have trained their collective expertise on understanding and neutralizing the dangers COVID-19 poses to human health and society even as the pandemic has kept many of them away from campus for months in the interest of health and safety. From testing novel treatments in a clinical setting, to creating unique mouse...
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State Hygienic Lab staff show exceptional commitment to serving Iowans during COVID-19

The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa (SHL) is cross-training staff and operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet testing demands. Since March, the scientists and administrators at the SHL have overcome numerous challenges to provide rapid, high-volume testing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. The lab needed to rapidly ramp up its staffing, navigate shifting...

SHL helps Test Iowa reach 100,000 milestone

Test Iowa reached a milestone today: 100,000 tests have been conducted, all by the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) at the University of Iowa, since the program began on April 25. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement to announce the test numbers. “In the face of a global pandemic, we had to be bold, ambitious, and move quickly to launch a comprehensive initiative to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa...