Research News



Wahls research gets $2M gift
November 5, 2019 - Dr. Terry Wahls and her team have received a $2M gift from Dr. Howard Urnovitz, co-founder of a company that monitors the dynamics of messaging in the blood for health status and a pioneer of liquid biopsies.


Basic research and big data combine to identify potential new use for prostate drug in treating Parkinson’s disease
September 16, 2019 - A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

CF research program extended with grant renewal
September 12, 2019 - The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded a $2.4 million grant to a University of Iowa research team to continue its participation in a national network of research centers bringing multidisciplinary expertise to the challenges of treating cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease.


Chauhan, Leira to lead stroke research site at Iowa
August 22, 2019 - Drs. Anil Chauhan and Enrique Leira will serve as co-PIs on a three-year, $1.1M grant from the NINDS to establish the University of Iowa as one of six locations conducting stroke prevention research under the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network grant.

UI to lead clinical trial testing seasonal flu vaccines with experimental adjuvants
August 9, 2019

Iowa researchers identify commonalities among effective rapid response teams
August 1, 2019 - Senior author Dr. Saket Girotra and Dr. Kimberly Dukes have collaborated with Dr. Jacinda Bunch (College of Nursing) and researchers at other institutions to compare best practices among multiple hospitals to identify the most effective qualities of rapid response teams.


Undergrads gain exposure to Internal Medicine research
June 5, 2019


UI cardiologist authors AHA recommendations for treating inherited heart conditions
May 28, 2019

Cho examines allergy and asthma link
May 28, 2019 - Dr. Josalyn Cho has received a two-year, $275K R21 grant to understand how dendritic cells contribute to asthma.

Song receives AHA Innovation Grant
May 21, 2019 - Dr. Long-Sheng Song has received a two-year, $200,000 Innovative Project Award (IPA) from the American Heart Association.

Schweizer receives $2.5M AHRQ R01
May 6, 2019 - Dr. Marin Schweizer has received a grant to study the effectiveness of an S. aureus prevention in dialysis patients.


Huang receives $2.6M R01
April 1, 2019


Better measurements for better predictions
March 4, 2019 - In her first first-author publication, Dr. Asma Al Zougbi details a new approach for determining bone-fracture risk in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in Muscle & Nerve.


Burning question takes big step closer to answers
February 18, 2019 - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine team spent a week in India, preparing to research the effects of indoor biomass fires on the lungs of women.


Chauhan receives NINDS R01
January 4, 2019 - Dr. Anil Chauhan received a five-year, $1.75M R01 from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).


Failing Heart Cells Trigger Self-Protection Mechanism
November 12, 2018 - A University of Iowa study finds that cardiac stress transforms an important structural protein into a gene regulator that protects against heart failure.

Faraci Receives $2.54M R01
November 7, 2018 - Dr. Frank Faraci received a five-year, $2.54M NIH grant.


Weiss Receives $2.3M R01
October 24, 2018 - Dr. Robert Weiss has been awarded a five-year, $2.3M R01.

Blount to examine impact of air pollution on TB risk
October 19, 2018 - Dr. Robert Blount has received a one-year, $40,000 pilot grant from the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center.


Rosen Named KL2 Scholar
September 18, 2018 - Dr. Brad Rosen will join the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science’s KL2 Scholars program.

FOEDRC Pilot & Feasibility Grants Announced
September 6, 2018 - The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, is pleased to announce the results of its eighth round of pilot and feasibility research grants.


DeZorzi, Girotra Earn Top Poster Prize in Munich
August 30, 2018 - PGY-3 resident Dr. Chris DeZorzi and Dr. Saket Girotra won Best Poster at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich.

Lee Wins Seed Grant in ISU Collaboration
August 28, 2018 - Dr. Gloria Lee has been awarded a two-year, $50,000 seed grant sponsored by the University of Iowa and Iowa State University to examine the connections between epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

TelePrEP Receives $2M CDC Grant
August 1, 2018 - Dr. Michael Ohl, Director of the TelePrEP program, has received a four-year, $2M grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand the program and document its practice for potential replication.


Providing results in context may produce better results
July 12, 2018 - Dr. Aaron Scherer and colleagues publish report in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Thiel Awarded Two New Grants
July 5, 2018 - Dr. William Thiel has been awarded a 5-year, $1.9M NIH grant, as well as a 2-year, $200K Innovative Project Award from the American Heart Association.


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