Congratulations to Dr. Lyndsay Harshman (Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation) on being invited to join the Editorial Board for the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics (Nephrology section) as a review editor.
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.
Congratulations to Neonatology providers Drs. Tim Elgin, Melanie Reyes-Hernandez (PL-3), Brady Thomas, and Patrick McNamara for their recent article published in the Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine on SARS-CoV-2.
Congratulations to Dr. Janice Staber in the Division of Hematology/Oncology for her recent NIH R01 grant. The grant is entitled “Understanding of a neurophenotype in hemophilia A” and provides just over $1.7 million over 5 years.
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.
Ian Law, MD (Cardiology) and Hannah Bombei, MS, CGC (Genetics) were guests on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowapodcast to discuss their years of testing and research to stop a disease plaguing an Iowa Mennonite family of eight.
Congratulations to Drs. John Dagle and Jeff Murray (Neonatology), and Dr. Aaron Boes (Neurology) on each receiving a CCOM Innovation Research Grant in the amount of $10,000. Their individual projects are listed below:
Dr. Dagle – Identifying novel metabolic predictors of persistent neonatal hypoglycemia.
Dr. Murray – Fetal transcripts isolated from maternal serum as biomarkers for birth defects.
Dr. Boes – Precision intracranial brain stimulation to treat severe depression: Developing a novel strategy to target symptom-specific causal circuitry.