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September 2020

Boudreau earns third active R01
September 15, 2020 - In less than two years, Dr. Ryan Boudreau has received a third NIH grant bringing the total awarded to just over $4.9M. These funds allow Dr. Boudreau to further investigate mitroregulin, a protein he and his research team discovered, and its role in the genetic and molecular underpinnings of heart failure.

August 2020

July 2020

Scherer to study, promote vaccine uptake
July 31, 2020 - On two consecutive days, Dr. Aaron Scherer received a K01 from the National Institute on Aging and a U01 to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both grants will enable him to better understand what motivates individuals to choose to take vaccines. In the setting of our current pandemic, his discoveries may prove critical in the coming months.

June 2020

Grumbach collaboration to examine impact of radiation on blood vessels
June 11, 2020 - Dr. Isabella Grumbach will collaborate with investigators from Radiation Oncology, the Tippie College of Business, and the College of Engineering to examine the impact of radiation therapy on the small vessels of the eye after treatment for eye melanoma.

May 2020

Sabharwal finds sexual differences in murine cardiomyopathies
May 6, 2020 - Dr. Rasna Sabharwal will investigate the central mechanisms and neural circuitry of emotional stress-mediated sudden death in dilated cardiomyopathy, which seems to affect male mice more consistently than female mice.

April 2020

Cho focuses on keeping influenza immune response safe
April 30, 2020 - Dr. Josalyn Cho has received an NIH grant to investigate Tim3, an immune regulatory protein, and its impact on influenza infection in the lungs.

London leads team studying cancer treatment’s cardiac impact
April 28, 2020 - Dr. Barry London will lead a team of researchers examining the cardiac impact of radiation treatment for lung and esophageal cancers.

Kumar examines SUMOs’ role in endothelial dysfunction
April 21, 2020 - Continuing his work with the gene SUMO2 and the protein p66shc, Dr. Santosh Kumar will use his first R01 to further explore the correlation between “SUMOylation” andatherosclerotic development, as well as the mechanism behind SUMO2lyation’s effect on arterial oxidative stress.

February 2020

UI professor studies muscular atrophy through biotechnology firm Emmyon
February 19, 2020 - Chris Adams, MD, PhD, and Scott Ebert, assistant research scientist, are researching how diabetes and obesity affect muscular atrophy and have removed a specific gene in mice to affect the disease.

January 2020

Rahmouni and Abel named co-directors of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative
January 31, 2020 - The UI Carver College of Medicine has announced the appointment of Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, and Dale Abel, MD, PhD, as co-directors of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative.

December 2019

November 2019

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.

September 2019

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.

August 2019

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.

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