16 UI researchers receive ICTS pilot grant awards

Sixteen University of Iowa researchers from 13 departments have received one-year pilot grant awards of up to $50,000 each through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS).

ICTS pilot grants are awarded each spring to junior investigators and established scientists to enable preliminary and proof-of-concept studies and to encourage the expansion of clinical and translational research into new areas. The ICTS pilot grant program is directed by Joseph Zabner, internal medicine vice chair of translational research.

The pilot grant awards will go into effect June 1.

This year’s recipients are investigating a variety of areas ranging from enhancing patients’ understanding of informed consent information for clinical trials to the identification and development of novel treatments for various diseases, including lymphoma, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, bone erosion, and inflammation of the brain, as well as renal dysfunction in newborns.

This year’s group of grant recipients has nearly doubled due to several new collaborations with department heads, center directors, and deans across the spectrum of UI colleges, Zabner said.

To see a list of this year’s pilot grant recipients, visit icts.uiowa.edu/content/ui-researchers-receive-icts-pilot-grant-awards.