Articles from July 2021

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OVPR sponsors free registration for virtual conference on university-industry collaborations

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The Office of the Vice President for Research has secured institutional access to UIDPConnect 2021, which will offer 50 sessions presented by hundreds of subject matter experts on September 13-17, 2021. The virtual conference is designed to help research faculty and staff develop and enhance partnerships with industry. UIDPConnect 2021 will include online sessions applicable to professionals...
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Jumpstarting Tomorrow grant winners announced

Monday, July 19, 2021
Five University of Iowa research teams were awarded funds in round one of the Jumpstarting Tomorrow initiative. The new pilot grant and community-building program supports innovative and collaborative research teams. Each of the research teams received $150,000 to explore potential future strategic research investments by the university. The funding was made possible through $2 million in funding...

FY2021 funding supports COVID-19 research and much more

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Research related to COVID-19 continued to receive significant external funding in FY2021, but public and private support also spurred fresh explorations in the areas of medicine, the environment, math, history, the arts, and the humanities. Funding also allowed UI experts from a variety of disciplines to apply their knowledge in exciting and novel ways to support Iowa communities. [UI research...

UI research funding sets new record in FY2021

Monday, July 12, 2021
Despite the enormous hurdles presented by the pandemic, the University of Iowa secured its highest-ever level of external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activities last year—including research contributing to the development of effective COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. The UI saw a 31% increase in public and private research dollars compared to the previous year, and a 24%...

Iowa cousins pursue similar paths as researchers at Iowa and ISU

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Brian Hornbuckle has an old photo of himself as a boy, talking—mouth wide—while cousin Keri Hornbuckle’s brother rests his chin on his fists, elbows on the table, looking exasperated. Brian grew up in Shenandoah, in the southwest corner of Iowa, while Keri, a decade his senior, grew up 260 miles away in Cedar Rapids. Because their fathers were close, their families often saw one another at their...