Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the creation of a new venue for advancing our research mission and to invite you to its inaugural session. The Research Seminar Series will meet on the first Tuesday of every month (except July) and offer scientists the opportunity to present their latest discoveries to a […]

Imai Receives R01 and ADA Grants

Dr. Yumi Imai, Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has recently learned that her NIH R01 grant with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has been renewed. This $1,036,608 grant will continue to fuel Dr. Imai’s research into the role of the lipid droplet protein in obesity and diabetes. Unregulated accumulation […]

Ince, Livorsi Recognized for Innovation

Dr. Dilek Ince, Clinical Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Dan Livorsi, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, were recently awarded Improving Our Workplace Awards (IOWA) for their role on a multidisciplinary team to build what the team dubbed Microguide. This electronic resource allows healthcare providers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to […]

Pezzulo Wins PBF Fellowship

Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo, Fellow in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, has won a prestigious Parker B. Francis (PBF) Fellowship in Pulmonary Research. Under the guidance of a formally identified mentor—in this case, Division Director Dr. Joe Zabner—Dr. Pezzulo will use this 3-year, $156,000 award to pursue research into the role of two enzymes, HDAC6 […]

The Amazing Power of Teamwork

Collaboration, especially when it allows us to push the envelope in terms of innovation, will often reap impressive dividends. This is true across all of our missions. In research, a collaboration that began between the labs of Dr. Kaikobad Irani and Dr. Barry London more than six years ago has now resulted in a groundbreaking […]

Welcome Dr. Chou-Long Huang, Incoming Division Director of Nephrology

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that, effective April 24, 2017, Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD, will become Director of the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Huang joins the University of Iowa from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), where he held the Jacob Lemman, MD, Professorship in Calcium Transport and the […]

Teamwork Proves the Difference

Schwartz Center Rounds is a monthly panel discussion at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and many other institutions around the country, during which issues surrounding the delivery of compassionate care are addressed. It can be an important venue for providers to unburden themselves and to help one another hone their skills at making personal […]

Two Publications Identify “Longevity” Enzyme Interactions

For the last couple decades, a particular enzyme has been the focus of intense study. Sirtuin1 was found to be a key protein affecting the longevity of some organisms such as yeast. Decrease in caloric intake, which could lengthen cell life, became ineffective in the absence of sirtuin1. At the time of its discovery it […]

Fasano Receives Special Recognition

Dr. Mary Beth Fasano, Clinical Professor of Immunology and of Pediatrics and the Director of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program, has been recognized by the subspecialty’s national organization for her work. The Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has announced its 2017 Honorary Award recipients. The AAAAI’s […]

Upcoming Internal Medicine CME Conferences

Our commitment to education runs just as deeply for practicing providers as it does for our medical students. This is why so many of our faculty regularly participate in Continuing Medical Education conferences. Later this month, the 4th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy will take place at the Clarion Highlander Hotel in Iowa […]