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Registration is open for Communicating Ideas media training workshop

Friday, February 11, 2022
The Communicating Ideas program, now in its tenth year, is a half-day, intensive media and communications training workshop scheduled for July 15, 2022. Registration for workshop is open to faculty researchers, creators, and scholars from any department. “Our goal is to offer participants practical tools for crafting and honing their messages for various public and non-academic audiences,” said...

As Omicron surge peaks in Iowa, SHL staff deliver a systematic and coordinated response

Friday, February 11, 2022
On a frigid morning in mid-January, tiny flurries swirled outside the University of Iowa State Hygienic Lab building as an unusual sight, an eighteen-wheeler UPS semi-truck, slowly backed up to the loading dock with a daily delivery of samples. Inside the truck was a record-breaking haul: fifty-five 4’ x 4’ bags containing COVID-19 test kits from Iowans across the state. Each bag contained...
smartphone app for cystomanometer

UI Professor earns prize for device that improves bladder monitoring at home

Friday, January 28, 2022
Christopher Cooper, professor of urology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was awarded the Pediatric Urology Device Prize from the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium for a home-based pediatric cystomanometer. The device allows for more accessible and frequent bladder pressure monitoring at home.

Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) grant applications are due March 1

Thursday, January 13, 2022
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 1, 2022. Eligibility At the time of application, all UI personnel in the arts and humanities disciplines who are...

UIRF and Ximbio will host webinar about research tool commercialization

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) is partnering with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to life science research reagents, to offer a webinar for the UI community about commercializing research tools. The free webinar will be held January 25, 4:00pm. Register via Zoom. Research tools are valuable assets to the global scientific community. As a result, University of...

OVPR will host a series of research communications workshops in spring 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring five research communications training opportunities during the spring 2022 semester led by nationally recognized experts in the field of research communication. “Effective communication about science, research, and scholarship, and the significance of this work, is critically important to sustaining funding, attracting collaborators, and...

Eighty-two of the University of Iowa’s rising stars are showcased on banners downtown

Monday, January 3, 2022
The University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars in the Dare to Discover banner campaign are making waves in fields ranging from astronomy to medicine, public health, education and art.

OVPR seeking faculty to serve as part-time associate vice presidents

Monday, December 13, 2021
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has formed a search committee to recruit part-time associate vice presidents for research who will oversee OVPR’s work on behalf of the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as the biomedical, mathematical, and physical sciences. These positions will divide many of the current responsibilities of former Associate Vice President for...

OVPR seeks director for Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication Facility

Monday, December 13, 2021
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking a director for its Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility. The current director, UI professor of chemistry Chris Cheatum, will step down from MATFab after his appointment as associate dean for the natural, mathematical, and social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes effect Jan...

Nominate an exceptional colleague or student for the Discovery and Innovation awards

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking award nominations of faculty, staff, and students engaged in outstanding research and scholarship, safety, communication, and mentorship.