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UI strikes agreement with Pfizer Inc. to develop potential cystic fibrosis gene therapy

Thursday, February 4, 2016
The University of Iowa Research Foundation recently finalized a license and sponsored research agreement with Pfizer Inc. to support the development of potential gene therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF) by the laboratories of the University of Iowa (UI) professors John Engelhardt and Ziying Yan.

UI asks North Liberty residents to be on lookout for loose goat

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The University of Iowa is encouraging North Liberty residents to report any sightings of a male, cream-and-white goat that escaped a portable carrier during a transfer operation in the UI Research Park Friday, Jan. 29. The goat, property of the university, has been spotted several times since Friday mostly north of the research park and as far east as the Dubuque Street NE neighborhoods near the...

UI biochemistry professor receives $1.1 Million NSF Award

Monday, February 1, 2016
University of Iowa assistant professor of biochemistry Miles Pufall recently received a National Science Foundation award for $1,162,416.
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UI Partners employees develop portable tradeshow display

Monday, February 1, 2016
Tradeshow marketing can be a hassle. Traditional banners are common, boring, and can’t be easily updated; projectors require space and have poor image quality; and large screens are expensive and difficult to transport.

UI physics professor receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Program award

Monday, February 1, 2016
Scott Baalrud, University of Iowa assistant professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received an Air Force FY 2016 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award, for his project titled “Theory of Magnetized Ultracold Neutral Plasmas.”

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting receives fourth consecutive SBIR

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Pharmaceutical startup company Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC, has received its fourth consecutive collaborative Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, for $300,000.

McGehee to present at National Press Club in Washington, DC

Monday, January 25, 2016
Daniel McGehee, director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program at the UI Public Policy Center, will deliver a lunch presentation at the Washington Press Club as part of the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) meeting on Jan. 27.

Reed featured in WorldCanvass discussion on research Jan. 26

Thursday, January 21, 2016
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, University of Iowa International Programs will host “Research to Real Life,” a WorldCanvass event seeking to explore what it means to be a research university and how basic research impacts the world. UI Vice President for Research and Economic Development Daniel A. Reed will open the discussion with examples of academic research that led to discoveries and technological...

New Informatics Cluster seeks proposals for faculty cluster

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) is currently soliciting proposals for a new Informatics Faculty Cluster.
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Office of Research launches Dare to Discover campaign

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Did you know that University of Iowa faculty member Jennifer Fiegel is working to help cystic fibrosis patients breathe easier, Rebekah Kowal is exploring the politics of dance throughout history, and Michael O’Hara has developed a program to help military veterans cope with postpartum depression? Their stories, and the stories of more than 40 other researchers, scholars, and creators from across...