Research News


Snyder Receives VA Merit Grant
February 20, 2018 - Dr. Peter Snyder has received a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit grant to further his research into the molecular mechanisms responsible for the connections between diabetes and hypertension.

Wilson Receives VA Merit Award
February 14, 2018

Iowa Joins Sarcoidosis Research Network
February 7, 2018 - In a collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and the College of Public Health, Drs. Nabeel Hamzeh and Alicia Gerke have secured Iowa’s spot as one of 12 US and European sites in the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Studies Network.

Chauhan Receives $5.3M R35 Award
February 2, 2018 - Dr. Anil Chauhan has received a seven-year, $5.3M R35 Emerging Investigator Award from the NHLBI to study metabolic reprogramming on platelet and leukocyte function in the search for a novel therapeutic target to inhibit thrombo-inflammation.


Grumbach Receives $1.74M R01
January 29, 2018 - Dr. Isabella Grumbach has received a four-year, $1.74M R01 NIH grant to study how the enzyme CaMKII regulates calcium uptake in mitochondria and how this regulation affects endothelial and smooth muscle cell movement and survival.

Wei Receives $1.91M NHLBI R01
January 24, 2018 - Dr. Shunguang Wei has been awarded a five-year, $1.91 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study a novel treatment of heart failure.

Allen Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
January 11, 2018 - Lee-Ann H. Allen, PhD, has been elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM).

Maretzky Receives ACS Seed Grant
January 10, 2018 - Dr. Thorsten Maretzky has been awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant.

Gurung Awarded K22 in Inflammation Study
January 8, 2018 - Prajwal Gurung, PhD, has received a two-year, $268,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

UI Study Finds Excess Fat Disrupts Heart Cell's Energy System
January 5, 2018 - Lipid overload in heart cells alters mitochondrial shape and disrupts the cardiac energy network.

Connecting the dots—helping cancer patients to quit smoking
January 3, 2018 - Researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center receive NCI grant to improve smoking cessation interventions.


Singh Receives ACS Seed Grant
December 20, 2017 - Dr. Namrata Singh has been awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant.

Schmidt Receives VA Merit Grant
December 12, 2017 - Dr. Warren Schmidt has been awarded a four-year, $625,000 VA Merit grant to study the influence of Hepatitis C virus on the cellular enzyme telomerase.



Boudreau awarded Iowa Neuroscience Institute Accelerator Grant
November 7, 2017


Schweizer Receives VA Merit Grant
October 31, 2017 - Dr. Marin Schweizer has been awarded a 3-year, $912,000 VA Merit grant through Health Services Research and Development

51st Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, Events and Award Winners
October 10, 2017

Vaughan-Sarrazin Awarded R01 Grant
October 5, 2017 - Dr. Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin has been awarded a three-year, $950,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health


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