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NIH releases a new policy for data management and sharing

The new policy announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) places a strong emphasis on the sharing of scientific data in an effort to expedite the translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures to improve human health. It will go into effect in January 2023. The new guidelines apply to all awards that generate scientific data regardless of funding mechanism. This...

Six researchers and scholars receive AHI grants from OVPR

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected the winners of the 2022 Arts and Humanities (AHI) grants, which support humanities scholarship and work in the creative, visual, and performing arts. “The AHI program has been supported by OVPR for almost 25 years,” said Marty Scholtz, vice president for research. “It is an important investment in individual and collaborative...
State Hygienic Lab limnology staff in river

Earth Month feature: The State Hygienic Laboratory partners with IDNR to serve the environmental needs of the state

From the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the soil that we walk on, staff at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, have a hand in monitoring the health of Iowa’s precious natural resources. “Our staff scientists are very hands-on in our mission to collect and analyze samples,” said Michael Schueller...

Winners of OVPR DEI Team and Supplemental Awards announced

The Research Development Office (RDO) within the Office of the Vice President for Research has selected four winners of DEI Team Awards and seven winners of DEI Supplemental Awards. The seed grants are $25,000 each. The DEI Team Awards are intended to support research teams working with groups of undergraduates to introduce them to research, build community among students and investigators, and...

Public forums announced for associate vice presidents for research

The University of Iowa campus community is invited to attend open forums for finalists for the associate vice president for research positions in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The OVPR plans to fill two part-time positions. One position will support the arts, humanities, and social sciences and one position will work with the biomedical, mathematical, and physical sciences...
Discovery & Innovation awardees

UI announces recipients of Discovery and Innovation awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected the winners of fourteen awards that recognize exceptional researchers, scholars, innovators, students, and administrators, as a part of the annual Discovery and Innovation awards program. “It is an honor to celebrate our faculty, staff, postdocs, and students who are conducting high-impact research and scholarship, from labs and...

Registration is open for Communicating Ideas media training workshop

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

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

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

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...