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HSO employee wins Certificate of Distinction as student supervisor

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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...

UI recognizes researchers, scholars, innovators, and mentors

Monday, March 22, 2021
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

Monday, March 15, 2021
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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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...

SHL exceeds 1 million COVID-19 tests since start of pandemic in Iowa

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
March 8 will mark one year since the State Hygienic Laboratory detected the first case of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the lab has processed more than one million samples since that fateful day. As vaccines for COVID-19 work their way across the country, SHL isn’t slowing down. In fact, it’s continuing to work around the clock to improve testing and expanding the tools available...

Jumpstarting Tomorrow offers up to $150K for collaborative research proposals

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The Research Development Office (RDO) in the University of Iowa Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR) is seeking proposals from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams to conduct innovative research, creative activities, and scholarship with grants of up to $150,000. Jumpstarting Tomorrow, a hybrid pilot grant/community-building program, is supported through $2 million in funding to...

UI startup Cardio Diagnostics launches new heart disease risk assessment for home

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Cardio Diagnostics, a University of Iowa faculty startup, has commercially launched a new home clinical test for assessing patients’ heart disease risk. The product, the Epi+Gen CHD at-home sampling kit, was made possible through a license held by the UI Research Foundation. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States, respectively and are...
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UI student researchers persevere despite pandemic challenges

Thursday, January 21, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and reshaped many aspects of our lives, but it hasn’t stopped University of Iowa (UI) students from exploring some of life’s most interesting questions through research, scholarship, and creative activity.
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Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI) proposals are due March 2

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The Office of the Vice President for Research is now accepting applications for the spring 2021 Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) program. This program encourages leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Eligibility At the time of application, all UI personnel in the arts and humanities disciplines who are...