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Archive: July 2017


Grant writing consultants available to help faculty develop proposals

By Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University has established new contracts with six grant writing consultants through 2020. Grant writing consultants help faculty write and develop their proposals and ensure that proposals follow the sponsors’ guidelines. Iowa State contracted with three current grant writing consultants – Engineering Science Editors, Maberry Consulting & Evaluation, and Partners for Educational Development Inc….

Mochel, Jonathan

Research of intestinal stem cells in dogs will help develop innovative therapies

By Chelsea Davis, Office of the Vice President for Research

In a first-of-its-kind study, Iowa State researchers will focus on the intestinal stem cells of dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers in order to develop improved treatments for the millions of people suffering from these diseases. Jonathan Paul Mochel, associate professor of biomedical sciences, received a two-year $150,000 Miller Research Award,…

Welk, Gregory

Presidential initiative award will advance translational research focused on public health

By Chelsea Davis, Office of the Vice President for Research

Public health challenges such as obesity, substance abuse and depression have been hard to solve because evidence-based interventions are rarely implemented in our communities. The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced a $750,000 three-year Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) award to advance “translational” research – the practice of translating research findings into…

Nusser, Sarah

Winning support for Iowa State research, discoveries

By Sarah Nusser, vice president for research

Iowa State University received its second-highest level of research funding in fiscal year 2017. Researchers landed $243.7 million from external sponsors to support groundbreaking research. Iowa State received $168.7 million in research support from federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Research…