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University of Iowa News Release


Sept. 30, 2009

Note: This release was updated on Oct. 6, 2009

UI nets 103 of 113 NIH grants to Iowa under federal stimulus funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded 113 grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to Iowa institutions, 103 of the grants to researchers at the University of Iowa.

President Barack Obama this morning pointed to the NIH's online report of ARRA grants nationwide. The complete list of grants is available at

All told, UI faculty, staff, and students have received 128 ARRA-funded grants for scientific research from the NIH and other federal agencies, totaling almost $52 million over the next three fiscal years. The Office of the Vice President for Research posts a breakdown of grants, as well as abstracts describing all funded projects, on a special web site at

“University of Iowa investigators have been very competitive in securing ARRA funding, and these totals speak to their talent and dedication,” said Jordan Cohen, interim vice president for research and economic development. "These grants are not only valuable for stimulating the local, state and national economy, but have also spawned exciting new interdisciplinary science and enhanced some of our strongest programs."

To view a White House link of NIH Director Francis Collins explaining the nationwide impact of ARRA biomedical research funding – including how it works and why it’s important – visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jordan Cohen, interim vice president for research and economic development, 319-335-2132,; Tom Moore, UI interim spokesperson, 319-356-3945,