Abel to lead one of four AHA research networks

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts […]

Class of 2020 matches across the country and at Iowa

With last week’s Fellowship Match Day, many of our graduating residents can breathe a sigh of relief as their next couple years become much clearer. The Department is proud to announce that every one of our residents who entered the fellowship match met with success. This year’s 100% placement rate raises our five-year rolling average […]

Kumar highlights role of hyper-SUMOylation in vascular endothelial function impairment

Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins are a family of small proteins that modify the function of other proteins in cells. SUMOylation refers to posttranslational modifications by these proteins. Previous studies have revealed excessive SUMOylation can cause dysfunction in the endothelium lining of the heart and heart vessels, causing stroke, sudden cardiac death and other vascular […]

Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study

Article: Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study Authors: Mireia Puig-Asensio MD PhD, Daniel J. Diekema MD,  MS, Linda Boyken, BA, Gosia S. Clore, MPH, Jorge L. Salinas, MD, Eli N. Perencevich MD, MS Journal: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S1198-743X(19)30602-0. […]

State of the Department, 2019

The following is an abridged and edited transcript of yesterday’s State of the Department address. To view the entire presentation, click here (hawkid login required). It’s always fun to put this stuff together. And to share with you my perspectives on where the department is and where the department is going. My hope is that […]

Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund

Earlier this fall, our department lost a very talented, vivacious, and driven young physician, Dr. Amarachi Anukam, who suffered with sickle cell disease. After discussions with her parents, internal medicine residents and faculty, and our sickle cell care team, we are pleased to announce the newly established Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund. This memorial fund via the […]

Longtime department housekeeper Putnam retires

Chris Putnam is celebrating his retirement from the University of Iowa after 34 years of service, including 26 years in the Business Office as a patient account representative and 8 years with Environmental Services as a housekeeper. On Monday evening, before Putnam’s final shift, the department hosted a small celebration of his time with us. […]

7th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium – 11/20-21/19

For seven years now, multiple units within University of Iowa Health Care have supported a yearly celebration and presentation of its culture of patient safety and quality improvement into a day-long symposium. In recent years, Quality and Safety Symposium (QSS) organizers have worked to reach beyond the borders of the hospital toward other colleges at […]

7th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium – Poster Session

The poster session is a linchpin component of every Quality and Safety Symposium, unique among most at the University of Iowa because organizers welcome works in progress. The spirit of collaboration is threaded throughout the rest of the conference and there is no reason that by presenting one’s work to a group of like-minded peers, […]