The Office of the Vice President for Research has secured institutional access to UIDPConnect 2020, which will offer an array of programming from Sept. 21-25 to help research faculty and staff develop and enhance partnerships with industry.
University of Iowa spinoff Cardio Diagnostics Inc., a company that assesses genetic and epigenetic DNA markers to monitor a patient's risk for heart disease, was recently selected a “one to watch” in this year’s inaugural Spinoff Prize, organized by Nature Research and Merck KGaA.
Given its dramatic impact on daily life at the University of Iowa, the global spread of COVID-19 makes it tempting to feel pessimistic.
In a joint venture with the Graduate College, the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF), which helps campus inventors and creators protect and commercially license intellectual property (IP), has hired its first-ever post-doctoral student to support the office while acquiring first-hand experience of a potential and unique career path for new scientists.
A representative with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to broadening access to life science research tools, will be available at the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) table during the Research Services Fair Oct. 10.
A root canal can be challenging under the best of circumstances, for the patient and the dentist.
While the patient may be happily oblivious to the experience thanks to the miracle of modern-day anesthetics, the endodontist faces twin challenges while rooting around in your mouth: thoroughly and quickly cleaning and disinfecting the area being treated, and promoting rapid healing.
A new journal article by a senior licensing associate in the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) argues that academic tech transfer activities contribute enormously to society and the economy, and that diminishing funding of those efforts jeopardize U.S. dominance in research-based discovery and innovation.
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to sees it, did it happen? And if researchers make discoveries with commercial potential but don’t protect and license their inventions, will they ever reach the market?
Unlikely, says University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) Executive Director Marie Kerbeshian, who is also an assistant vice president in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
In 2001, University of Iowa Professor Jerald Moon wanted to show students in his phonetics class how the sounds of different languages are produced.
Moon knew his students could one day work with people who have speech disorders, so a deep understanding of how the tongue, lips, voice box, and other organs work together to make sounds was important.