News and updates for faculty and staff


Search committee members announced for VPMA, Carver College of Medicine dean

The University of Iowa has announced the search committee for the next vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Click the link to view the entire committee.

Kelly receives National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

UI faculty member Donika Kelly is one of 36 recipients of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship for 2023, which awards $25,000. Kelly’s most recent poetry collection titled, The Renunciations, won a 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry. Read more about Kelly and this prestigious fellowship.


UI researchers finding more genes directly associated with cleft lip, palate

In a new study led by John Manak, professor in the Department of Biology, three genes were identified that, when deleted, cause cleft lip or palate. This facial deformation occurs in 1 in every 1,600 babies born in the United States. The team identified the genes by searching through the genomes of more than 1,000 patients with cleft lip/palate.

UI Health Care helps lead CDC-funded study on vaccine, booster effectiveness

Co-coordinated by David Tanlan and Nicholas Mohr, the PREVENT II study aims to track the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters as well as the long-term impact of infection among U.S. health care workers.


UI receives grant to improve inclusion in STEM courses

The University of Iowa has been awarded a six-year, $377,800 grant as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence 3 initiative. The grant will support the development of inclusive teaching and educational practices in introductory STEM courses and aligns with the "Excellence in Teaching and Learning" priority outlined in the Strategic Plan for 2022-2027.

Take part in MLK’s Celebration of Human Rights

Jan. 16 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the university’s annual Celebration of Human rights. The university holiday allows faculty, staff, and students to engage in celebrations and events within the community. Check out the upcoming community-based service projects and downloadable materials to celebrate the week ahead. All events are free and open to the public.


Familiarize yourself with new 2023 Iowa tax withholdings

On March 1, 2022, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a tax reform bill that establishes a 3.9% flat income tax rate that will be phased in over four years. Beginning in tax year 2023, Iowa will have four tax brackets ranging from 4.4% to 6.0%. Read more about these changes.

Reminder: HawkID passwords need at least 15 characters

Need to reset your HawkID or HealthcareID password? New passwords need at least 15 letters, numbers, and special characters. Learn why this change matters and what you can do to manage longer passwords.


‘Stay healthy’ signs available for download

New signs are available for download on the website to remind Hawkeyes how to help stay healthy during the upcoming semester by washing your hands frequently, covering your cough and sneeze, and staying home if you are sick.

Researchers, scholars, creators highlight the 2023 Dare to Discover campaign

If you look around downtown Iowa City, you’ll see banners for the 2023 Dare to Discover campaign. The 2023 campaign showcases 70 daring students who are creating, innovating, exploring, and imagining. Read more about the students and their discoveries.


Nominate a true Hawkeye for a Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominations for the University of Iowa’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards are now open. If you know someone who embodies the UI’s core values—excellence, learning, community, diversity, integrity, respect, and responsibility—nominate them for the award by Jan. 31.

Progress continues on North Liberty medical campus as planning begins for adult patient tower

Construction of the new academic medical campus in North Liberty is on schedule as planning begins for an adult patient tower on the main hospital campus—two major projects that will transform UI Health Care’s capabilities in providing medical care and services for Iowans in future decades and generations.

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