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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...

Boston Scientific acquires UI startup Farapulse

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Boston Scientific Corp. has exercised its option to acquire the remaining shares of University of Iowa startup Farapulse Inc., which has developed a method for precisely and safely treating abnormal heart rhythms. Last September, Boston Scientific signed an investment agreement with an option to acquire Farapulse (originally Iowa Approach), a company founded by UI Assistant Professor of Internal...
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Andrews named university research integrity officer

Thursday, June 24, 2021
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has named Mike Andrews its research integrity officer to coordinate and investigate allegations of research misconduct. Research misconduct is narrowly defined by the law as the falsification, fabrication, or plagiarism of research data and information used in peer review articles and grant submissions. Andrews will also handle allegations and...

Weaver’s duties in research office expanded

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Mike Weaver, assistant to the University of Iowa vice president for research and manager of office operations, has been promoted to executive assistant to the vice president and manager of unit operations and strategic initiatives. Working with Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz and Provost Kevin Kregel, Weaver will assist in administering the UI Strategic Initiatives Fund (P3), ensuring...

Register now to learn about fall Ideas Lab exploring mental health and children

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Researchers interested in collaboratively exploring children’s mental health development are invited to learn more about a virtual Neuroscience, Development, and Mental Well-Being Ideas Lab kicking off this fall by registering for one of two upcoming information sessions. The lab will run for eight weeks, requiring two hours of time per week, from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8 and will consist of...

National report features UI startups that generate jobs and boost Iowa economy

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
A growing number of Iowa-based companies trace their roots to federally funded University of Iowa research that helps them create jobs, generate wages, boost the local and state economy, and produce new knowledge, inventions, and services, according to a recent report by The Science Coalition (TSC). The report, “Sparking Economic Growth: How Fundamental Research Drives Economic Growth and...

IT group efforts made remote working easier for research faculty and administrators

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Not too long ago, when someone in the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP)—which helps researchers with funding and grant compliance—needed to find information about a project they’d have to walk over to a Lektriever, a kind of Ferris wheel for organizing file folders. If the folder was missing, they’d email a message to everyone in the office to locate the file. This was complicated by the fact...

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...