Research News


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.


Song Receives AHA Grant to Study Contradictory Protein
June 28, 2018 - Dr. Long-Sheng Song has received a three-year, $300,000 Transformational Project Award (TPA) from the AHA.


Vargas Receives ATS Scholarship
May 30, 2018 - Dr. Luis Vargas Buonfiglio received a Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) from the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

Kassan, Vikram Receive Career Development Awards
May 15, 2018 - Drs. Modar Kassan and Ajit Vikram will each receive a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association.

2018 Midwest Cystic Fibrosis Consortium
May 10, 2018 - The University of Iowa recently hosted the annual conference of the Midwest Cystic Fibrosis Consortium.


Nephrology Training Grant Renewed
April 26, 2018 - The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension has successfully renewed its NIH T32 training grant for the fifth time.

Abel to Study Estrogen and Platelet Mitochondria
April 23, 2018 - Dr. Dale Abel has received a two-year, $1.4M NIH grant to explore potential links between estrogen, platelet mitochondria, and increased incidence of thrombosis in females particularly following estrogen exposure.

Meier Maps CMV Protein Transcription
April 20, 2018 - Dr. Jeff Meier has received a two-year, $356,000 grant from the NIH’s Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to better understand the transcription mechanisms in cytomegalovirus.

Tomasson Receives NCI Seed Grant
April 18, 2018 - Dr. Michael Tomasson has received a one-year, $60,000 seed grant from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) to examine determinants responsible for the transition of certain neoplasms into myelomas.

Mosher to Implement Inpatient Opioid-Use Recommendations
April 12, 2018 - Dr. Hilary Mosher has been awarded a 1-year, $100,000 VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) pilot grant to study effective implementation of opioid-management guidelines for veterans.

Grumbach Named to NIH Study Section
April 2, 2018 - Dr. Isabella Grumbach has accepted an invitation to join the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology study section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review for a six-year term.


Bin Abdulhak Finds Broad VA Adherence to Statin-Use Guidelines
March 26, 2018 - Dr. Aref Bin Abdhulhak studied how well 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines regarding high-intensity statin use in post-PCI were followed at the VA.

Gurung Wins Travel Grant and Publishes in JEM
March 22, 2016 - Dr. Prajwal Gurung has just been awarded an Early Career Faculty Travel Grant from the American Association of Immunologists to attend the organization’s annual meeting Immunology 2018 in Austin, Texas, in May.

Dodd Receives DOD New Investigator Award
March 8, 2018 - Dr. Rebecca Dodd has received the Neurofibromatosis New Investigator Award from the US Department of Defense.


FOEDRC Research Day, 2/26/18
A day set aside for the dozens and dozens of investigators and their scores of lab members is beneficial for a few reasons. It gives everyone a sense of just how broad the project they are involved with is, seeing the scope and variety of research being performed. It helps break down barriers...

Nauseef Receives $2.6M R01
February 27, 2018 - Dr. William Nauseef has been awarded a five-year, $2.6M NIH grant to interrogate signaling pathways responsible for neutrophil survival and cell death.

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.


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