Commitment to community

Being a member of a community comes with a lot of benefits. You have people around you who give you encouragement, who invest in your growth, who value your wellbeing, who celebrate your successes and commiserate with you over your setbacks. But membership in a community places certain obligations on you as well. First, you […]

Pezzulo, Comellas examine airway cell “memory” with new NIH grant

Alejandro A Pezzulo, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and Alejandro Comellas, MD, clinical professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, received a five-year, $2.8M R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. With this funding, Pezzulo and Comellas will determine the mechanisms by which transient lung inflammation […]

Reisinger enters prestigious leadership training course

“It is a huge honor. I’m still in a bit of a shock that I have the opportunity to attend.” Next month, Heather Reisinger, PhD, associate professor in General Internal Medicine, will begin Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM). The intensive, one-year fellowship for women physicians, researchers, and educators in academic medicine offers […]

Online presentation: DiBona Award Lecture: The Hepatitis C that was. Reflections of a worker bee

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 19 will be: DiBona Award Lecture The Hepatitis C that was. Reflections of a worker bee 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 19, 2022 Warren Schmidt, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93804622284 This Grand Rounds […]

Gebska receives innovation in education grant

Milena Gebska, MD, PhD, MME, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received one of the first round of Educational Innovation and Scholarship Grants from the college’s Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education. Gebska is the director of the internal medicine sub-internship, in which senior medical students gain advanced clinical skills in the […]

Meet Our APPs: Allison Wynes, ACNP-BC, DNP

We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read […]

Blocking ceramides with fungi extract reverses diabetes, obesity, in mice

A publication earlier this month in Scientific Reports demonstrates that a key lipid metabolite may be a useful targeting in preventing or even reversing diabetes and many of its comorbidities. Ceramides are a characteristic of obesity, and increased accumulation of these metabolites contributes to glucose and metabolism impairments. In rodents, ceramide degradation prevented and reversed […]

Myeloid Cell PKM2 Deletion Enhances Efferocytosis and Reduces Atherosclerosis

Article: Myeloid Cell PKM2 Deletion Enhances Efferocytosis and Reduces Atherosclerosis Authors: Prakash Doddapattar, Rishabh Dev, Madankumar Ghatge, Rakesh B Patel, Manish Jain, Nirav Dhanesha, Steven R Lentz, Anil K Chauhan Journal: Circ Res. 2022 Apr 29;130(9):1289-1305 Abstract: Background: The glycolytic enzyme PKM2 (pyruvate kinase muscle 2) is upregulated in monocytes/macrophages of patients with atherosclerotic coronary […]

Meet Our APPs: Jessie Alex, ARNP, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read […]