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CLAS professors receive funding for community engaged scholarship

Two faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Julia Kleinschmit, clinical professor in the School of Social Work, and Hayley O’Malley, assistant professor in the Department of Cinematic Arts, received OVPR Community Engaged Scholars grants for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The funding program, a collaboration with the Obermann Center, provides grants up to $5,000...
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Interdisciplinary team secures $500K to address climate, environment, and health

With $500,000 in funding from the OVPR Interdisciplinary Scholars awards program, an interdisciplinary team will start work on a new project at the intersection of climate, the environment, and health. The award is sponsored by the Research Development Office within the Office of the Vice President for Research. The project team includes researchers from the College of Public Health, Carver...
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UI researchers secure support to address mental health care, human disease, and more

UI researchers secured funding for 2,400 projects in fiscal year 2022 to advance treatments for disease, address the opioid epidemic, improve mental health care for Iowa’s youth, tackle resource challenges for renewable energy in the state, and much more. Related story: UI earns record $867M in external funding during FY2022 This funding supports the university’s diverse portfolio of leading-edge...
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2 UI start-ups secure $62M in funding to advance therapies

Two companies co-founded by UI researchers have secured a combined $62 million in financing to advance disease therapies. The companies, Carbon Biosciences and hC Bioscience, are based on foundational research by University of Iowa (UI) professors John Engelhardt, Ziying Yan, Chris Ahern, and colleagues at other institutions. “The investments secured by these companies are among the largest...
Expansion of the State Hygienic Lab would allow for improved efficiency for employees and better reach for Iowans.

State Hygienic Lab named healthiest lab in the nation

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) named the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa as the healthiest lab in the nation at the association's annual meeting in May. Created in 2009, the APHL Healthiest Laboratory Award is part of its Healthiest Laboratory Initiative. Sponsored by HDR, Inc., an architectural firm specializing in laboratory design, the award recognizes...
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Welsh wins 2022 Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine

University of Iowa professor Michael J. Welsh, MD, has won the 2022 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine together with Paul A. Negulescu, senior vice president and site head for San Diego research with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Nominations are open for downtown banner campaign

It’s not too early to nominate a University of Iowa (UI) student or postdoctoral researcher who is on campus this summer for the next downtown banner campaign.

Registration is open for Writing Winning Grant Proposals seminar

A long-respected program that helps faculty and research team members develop competitive grant proposals, the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar (Phase I), will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The seminar is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or...