A forest of innovation

This week has been the hottest week of the year in Iowa. As you read this, an estimated 10,000 cyclists are riding the 64 miles from Anamosa to DeWitt. Tomorrow, they will dip their front tires in the Mississippi River after crossing the final 32 miles to the riverside town of Clinton, Iowa. This will […]

Shibli-Rahhal promoted to associate dean

Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, MME, clinical professor in Endocrinology, has been promoted from Assistant Dean to Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, effective August 1, 2021. Shibli-Rahhal previously served as a course director in the preclinical curriculum and as the Associate Chief of Staff […]

Online presentation: Genetic Testing in Cystic Renal Diseases – July 29, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 29 will be: Genetic Testing in Cystic Renal Diseases12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 22, 2021 Christie P. Thomas, MBBS, Professor, Division of Nephrology Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:|https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98604443072 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for viewing after, as with past […]

Ait-Aissa to examine pathway for prevention of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction

Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD, assistant research professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). A member of the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Ait-Aissa plans to examine the mechanisms that lead to radiation-induced blood-brain barrier damage, a major contributor of cognitive dysfunction. “As a young investigator, […]

Miscellaneous and Common Errors in Writing

There are a few errors that I see consistently in the manuscripts and other projects I review. Sometimes an error gets reused so often that it’s not really clear what is and isn’t correct. This post covers a few of the more common errors that I see in the writing I review. The Apostrophe. I […]

Perepu, Chambers lead trial of proper dosage for COVID-19 thrombosis

Thrombosis is commonly associated with COVID-19; however, the impact of enoxaparin, an anti-clotting drug, on COVID-19 remains uncertain.  Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, clinical associate professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Isaac Chambers, MD, former Hematology and Medical Oncology chief fellow, conducted a multi-center, open-label, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outcome of […]

Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19

Article: Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19 Authors: Michael E Ohl, Donald R Miller, Brian C Lund, Takaaki Kobayashi, Kelly Richardson Miell, Brice F Beck, Bruce Alexander, Kristina Crothers, Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2114741 Abstract:Objective: To examine associations […]

POCUS symposium makes up for lost time

“I think the sense I’ve been getting,” Greg Schmidt, MD, said, “is one of immense relief to be back.” Schmidt, the director of the Midwest Fellows Critical Care Ultrasound Symposium, was discussing the mood of the attendees at the eighth gathering of faculty and fellows and the fifth time that the University of Iowa has […]

Online presentation: Exploring psoriatic arthritis and reproductive health – July 22, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 22 will be: Exploring psoriatic arthritis and reproductive health12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 22, 2021 Brittany Bettendorf, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Immunology Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:|https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99599645312 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for viewing after, as with […]

Jonsdottir earns PhD midway through Hem/Onc fellowship

As she neared the end of her second year in the University of Iowa Health Care’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, Gudbjorg Jonsdottir, MD, earned a PhD from the University of Iceland. In May, Jonsdottir, who now serves as the Chief Fellow, virtually and successfully defended her dissertation, “Second Malignancies in Patients with Multiple Myeloma: […]