CCOM Office of Research Newsletter, December 13, 2021

Date: Monday, December 13, 2021


Internal Search: Associate Vice Presidents for Research (two positions):  The 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. View the job description for the AVP for biomedicine, science, engineering, mathematics.

Biorender License Available for Checkout: The Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core has an available license for faculty to checkout for brief loan periods.  Contact for more information.  

Undergraduate Research Award:  Do you have an outstanding undergraduate researcher in your lab?  Encourage them to apply for the ICRU Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award.  Applications are due by noon on February 1st.  More information


Addressing Health Disparities:  University of Iowa (UI) Health Care is seeking applications for a new research pilot grant program that will support research that addresses health disparities within our community and patient populations. This funding is supported by the Office of Health Parity and the Vice President of Medical Affairs. More information. 

2022 Hawk-IDDRC Pilot Grants:  Iowa's Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (Hawk-IDDRC) is seeking applications for a new research pilot grant program that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities. More information.

CTSA Inter-Institutional Pilot Grants:  The Consortium of Rural States (CORES) invites all faculty to apply for inter-institutional pilot awards that promote inter-institutional collaboration by funding innovative, translational research projects that involve three or more of the six consortium members.  More information.


CENTRAL MICROSCOPY RESEARCH FACILITY:  CMRF has added two instruments to the facility.  The Hitachi HT7800 Transmission Electron Microscope and Zeiss LSM 980 AiryScan 2 Confocal Microscope. Contact for a demonstration.

IIHG GENOMICS:  A Spatial Transcriptomics Service using the 10x Genomics Visium Platform is now available. The Iowa NeuroBank Core at the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI), and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Divisions at the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) work seamlessly to offer the Visium Spatial Transcriptomics service at the University of Iowa. The service includes experimental design, sequencing, and data analysis. Contact or for more information.

IOWA NEUROBANK CORE: Qiagen will be giving a presentation on "Quantitative Sequencing by Synthesis: Introduction to the Pyromark Q48 Autoprep" on Dec 16 to introduce Qiagen's Pyrosequencing, which enables the immune quantification of mutations, SNP, CpG and CpN methylation, and more. 10:00am via Zoom.

PROTEIN & CRYSTALLOGRAPHY FACILITY:  The P&CF is housing 2 new instrument additions. The first one is an optical tweezers instrument (C-Trap) from Lumicks. The second one measures molecular mass of single-molecules in solution (Mass photometry) and is from Refyn. Contact to find out more. 

SCIENTIFIC EDITING & RESEARCH COMMUNICATION CORE:  In October, the SERCC sent out its first monthly newsletter.  Issues will highlight resources the SERCC has developed for writing grants and research articles, and tips and resources for writing abstracts for research articles.  Subscribe to the SERCC newsletter at this link and visit the Resources page of the SERCC website for helpful information, such as Strategies for Addressing Scientific Premise and Rigor.


Dec. 13:

3:00pm: "Rare cells, big effects: tuft cells in pulmonary inflammation" by Huachoa Huang, PhD // Microbiology and Immunology speaker. Watzke Aud (BSB) / Zoom.  

Dec. 14:

11:00am: "I Hope This Presentation Doesn't Put You to (obstructive) Sleep (apnea). OR Thinks Psychiatrists should Know about OSA and Why?" by Vicotira Tann, MD // Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Ziffren Aud (1502 JCP) / Zoom

1:00pm: "Supranormal Expiratory Airflow after Lung Transplantation" by Michael Eberlein, MD, PhD and "Preventing Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infections" by Loreen Herwaldt, MD // Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series. Contact for the zoom link.

1:00pm: "Exploring FGF21's Mechanism of Acute Insulin Sensitization" by Sheps King-McAlpin // Molecular Medicine Thesis Seminar & Defense. 1459 PBDB / Zoom

Dec. 15:

12:00pm: "Cognitive divergence: understanding autism in individuals with exceptional ability" by Jake Michaelson, PhD // Hawk-IDDRC Seminar. Zoom

1:00pm: "Roles of TRAF3 in regulation of T lymphocyte biology" by Tina Arkee // Immunology Seminar and Thesis Defense. 2189 MERF / Zoom

Dec. 16:

2:30pm: "HawkIRB Submissions for the Single IRB Model - Form submission for Lead and Relying Sites" by the Human Subjects Office. Register here

Dec. 17:

12:00pm: "The Role of Rural Health Clinics in Cancer Care Across the Continuum" by Whitney Zeland, PhD // HCCC Grand Rounds. Zoom

Dec. 21: 

10:00am: "Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators" by the OVPR Research Development Office.  Register here

4:00pm: "Bipolar Disorder and the Cerebellum" by Vincent Magnotta, PhD // MR Research Facility Seminar Series. Zoom