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Paula Valino Ramos and Joshua Weiner

Student athletes flex mental muscle in UI research labs

Two University of Iowa students are discovering that the skills and training that made them elite athletes are a surprisingly good fit with another role on campus – a researcher.
Connie Henderson

State Hygienic Lab welcomes new ambassador

Connie Henderson, laboratory manager at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, will serve as the ambassador to the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) in 2019 and 2020. Eleven years ago, the SHL launched the ambassador program. The annual initiative seeks to raise awareness about lab-related issues and strengthen partnerships with people and organizations that share SHL’s commitment to improving public...

XIMBIO representative available at Oct. 10 Research Services Fair

A representative with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to broadening access to life science research tools, will be available at the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) table during the Research Services Fair Oct. 10. The fair starts at 1 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium and concludes with a Science on Tap presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ximbio was created by Cancer...
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UI spinout CartilaGen nets second place in entrepreneurial competition

A University of Iowa (UI) spin-out company developing a drug-delivering mechanism to prevent the onset of post-traumatic osteoarthritis recently earned second place—and $25,000—in the 2019 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. CartilaGen, which licensed university intellectual property through the UI Research Foundation (UIRF), focuses on preventative therapies for the onset of...
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Nominate students for Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign

Starting in early 2020, undergraduate and graduate student researchers will be featured on banners throughout downtown Iowa City. For campus visitors and locals alike, the Dare to Discover campaign seeks showcase the breadth of research, innovation, and creative works generated by student researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa. This is the third year for the student-focused campaign....
Dr. Richard Smith

With ArTara license UI hopes to translate 20 years of research into cyst treatment

As a young medical resident at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center in Houston in the 1980s, Richard Smith, M.D., saw a number of toddlers with large, disfiguring cysts on their face or necks. The cysts, called lymphatic malformations, or LMs, are gossamer thin veils of tissue filled up like water balloons. They’re usually benign but can have a profound impact on everything from...
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Sign up for Funding Focus to learn about the latest limited funding opportunities

University of Iowa researchers interested in learning about limited, but potentially lucrative, research funding opportunities have a sleek new tool at their disposal. Limited submission programs are competitive funding programs that restrict the number of proposals that may be submitted from one institution. Institutional applicants for programs with limited submission restrictions are determined...
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Second annual Research Services Fair Oct. 10 expected to be bigger, better

The second annual Research Services Fair Oct. 10 will offer University of Iowa faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students more experts, resources, and opportunities to succeed in research and scholarship—all under one roof. The event starts at 1 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium and concludes with a special edition of the Research Development Office’s (RDO) Science on Tap lecture series...
State Hygienic Lab

SHL employees earn award from FDA for 2018 incident involving tainted vegetables

Eight employees of the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) will be recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their collaborative work with state and federal agencies to protect public health in a 2018 incident involving frozen vegetable products manufactured under unsanitary conditions. The SHL awardees are Nancy Hall, Julie Wilson, Lucas Latimer, Rebecca Teske, Greg Gingerich, Cathy Lord...
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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...