Articles from March 2021

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HSO employee wins Certificate of Distinction as student supervisor

Gabrielle “Gabby” Chelette, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) application analyst in the University of Iowa’s Human Subjects Office (HSO), recently placed second in the Pomerantz Career Center’s 6th annual Student Supervisor of the Year Award, winning a Certificate of Distinction. The certificate means Chelette was voted among the Top 7 overall student supervisors on the UI campus. The Pomerantz...

Get to know the UI Research Foundation post-doc fellows

Sarah Sapouckey and Hozhabr Mozafari barely had time to break in their office chairs as the University of Iowa Research Foundation’s first-ever post-doctoral fellows when COVID-19 sent them—and most everyone else on campus—home to work remotely. But that hasn’t slowed down their work to have faculty translate their research into commercial inventions and applications. Sapouckey joined the...
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UI recognizes researchers, scholars, innovators, and mentors

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students continued making great strides in research, scholarship, and innovation this past year—despite the pandemic—as standout investigators, inventors, and mentors. While the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) had to forego a public ceremony recognizing their work, Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz said it’s just as valued and...
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Two new REU grants broaden UI capacity to train future scientists

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs bring students to the University of Iowa (UI) to have active and meaningful participation in ongoing research projects. The two new REU programs, which are funded by the National Science Foundation, bring the total number of funded REU programs on the UI campus up to six, a threefold increase over four years. “With the addition of two new...

Reminder to disclose instances of international collaboration

University of Iowa researchers and scholars are reminded that they are required to disclose any activities involving foreign governments and institutions of higher education, including research collaborations, appointments, presenting or teaching. For sponsored research, those activities are reported directly to the funding agency. In other cases, faculty and staff can use the UI’s eCOI portal to...