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Biology professor wins NIH funding to study organism's response to stress

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
An assistant professor in the Department of Biology has been awarded an Early Stage Investigator grant from the National Institutes of Health. Bin He will use the funding to investigate how gene regulatory networks evolve as an organism reacts to external perturbations—such as a change in temperature or source of food— how they may contribute to a species’ adaptation to its environment. His lab...

Reassigned employees help State Hygienic Lab near milestones

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A number of University of Iowa employees temporarily reassigned have helped the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) near some milestones related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The employees helped fill critical roles in the testing process over the summer as the SHL expanded its capabilities to meet explosive demand for testing. The lab is fast approaching having conducted half a million COVID-19 tests...

UI museums and libraries win $200,000 grant to expand senior programming in Iowa

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
A $222,327 grant to the University of Iowa will allow an expansion of the Stanley Museum of Art's Senior Living Communities Program, which brings art programming and interactive activities to seniors in long-term care facilities in Iowa. The grant is part of $13.8 million in funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grants for Museums and Libraries announced Sept...

University of Iowa team wins $1M NSF grant to lead a multi-university consortium to advance medical AI

Thursday, September 24, 2020
To address concerns around patient privacy and data security in medical artificial intelligence, Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, along with UI investigators Xiaodong Wu, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Nick Street, professor of business analytics, has received a $1 million phase one grant from the National...

UI employees step up to help State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 testing

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Meet the small army of temporarily reassigned University of Iowa employees who helped fill critical roles in the COVID-19 testing process over the summer at the State Hygienic Laboratory.

Mary Lou Emery explores paradoxical cultural history of the bungalow in new book

Friday, September 18, 2020
In her new book, Bungalow Modernity: A Study of Twentieth Century Fictions of Home, Mary Lou Emery, professor emerita in the Department of English at the University of Iowa, explores this global house design, which has been adopted by populations on every continent across four centuries, through the lens of literature.

NADS provides national leadership on COVID-19 research protocols

Thursday, September 17, 2020
National Advanced Driving Simulator Director Daniel McGehee made recommendations for human subjects testing in driving research for the COVID-19 era to the Transportation Research Board during its mid-year meeting earlier this month. How to keep people safe in driving research—in both simulators and on-road vehicles—is not something that has been widely shared or standardized in the research...

Eight UI Students Awarded 2020 Gilman Scholarships

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Chosen from thousands of applicants from colleges and universities across the U.S., eight University of Iowa undergraduates were awarded the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Buckwalter Recognized as ‘Living Legend’

Thursday, September 17, 2020
The American Academy of Nursing officially designated five prominent nurse leaders as Living Legends—the Academy's highest honor. Among the five honorees is UI College of Nursing Professor Emeritus Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter.

St. Marie, Dawson Selected as Academy Fellows

Thursday, September 17, 2020
The American Academy of Nursing recently announced its selection of 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of its 2020 Class of Academy Fellows. Among this extraordinary group of new fellows are University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty member Barbara St. Marie and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Chief Nursing Officer Cindy Dawson.