New U01 Competitive Renewal for Dr. Uc

Congratulations to Dr. Aliye Uc in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pancreatology, and Nutrition on her new U01 competitive renewal from the NIH for “INSPIRE: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis to Predict Clinical Course and Identify Disease Modifiers”.

The new grant provides just over $2.3 million over 5 years. Congratulations, Dr. Uc!

Dance Marathon Allocations Non-Research Applications for Fall 2020

The Dance Marathon Allocations non-research applications for Fall 2020 are now available!  

The UI Dance Marathon Allocations NEW Application can be found here. If you currently have a project funded through this committee, please submit this renewal application by September 30th.

The UI Dance Marathon Allocations RENEWAL Application can be found here. If you have not been funded by Dance Marathon in the past year, please submit this new application by September 30th.   

If your project has been completed, please notify Anna Soergel in writing and submit your Final Report within 30 days of the project completion. This short report outlines the impact of your project and ways in which you recognized the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. The Dance Marathon Allocations Final Report can be found  here.  Please contact Anna Soergel at if you have any questions. 

Consistent with our departmental internal grant submission policy, All Peds Grant research applications need to be reviewed and signed off on by Dr. Tsalikian. Please complete and return the grant submission checklist with attachments, signed by your Division Director, to

Haskell Receives New Grant from NIH

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Haskell in the Division of Critical Care on her new NIH grant titled “SSRI Exposure and Ventricular Development from Bench to Bedside: A Prospective study to Determine if Maternal Depression Treatment Impacts Offspring Cardiac Development”.

The grant provides almost $1.8 million over the next 5 years.

New K23 Grant for Dr. Rios in Neonatology

Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Rios in the Division of Neonatology for receiving her recent K23 transfer grant from Baylor. The grant is titled “Real Time Predictive Analytics of Hemodynamic Clinical Deterioration during the Pretern Transition to Extra Uterine Life“. The grant, from the NIH, provides just over $342,000 over 2 years.

Congratulations Dr. Rios!

Funding Opportunity for Early Investigators

Check out this funding opportunity for tenure track faculty in years 1-4 of faculty position (and with no R01 funding). It’s a really simple internal application initially. The internal application includes the following: (but, heads up, if you’re selected the formal application is due Aug 1st to the sponsor, so be prepared but I think only 1-2 get selected to apply from U Iowa).

  • An NIH biosketch
  • A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
    • A cover sheet with the project title, your name and department, and the title of the program you are responding to.
    • A lay summary of the proposed research (no more than two pages in length).
    • A one-two page budget with a breakdown of how the funds will be used. Justify how the award funds will be used to advance the unique problem under study in a way that cannot be done with existing funds. Include detail on the levels of support of any grants already available or pending.
  • Additional pages may be used for references.

The above materials must be submitted no later than Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The selected applicants will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor’s Saturday, August 1, deadline.

More information is available at the Iowa site or the Mallinckrodt Foundation site

Cifra Receives New K08

Congratulations to Dr. Christina Cifra (Critical Care) on her new K08 award from the Department of Health and Human Services/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The award is for her project “Understanding Referral Community, the Diagnostic Process, and Diagnostic Error in Pediatric Critical Care“. The grant provides $439,588 over 3 years.