Transient acidosis while retrieving a fear-related memory enhances its lability

Article: Transient acidosis while retrieving a fear-related memory enhances its lability Authors: Du J, Price MP, Taugher RJ, Grigsby D, Ash JJ, Stark AC, Hossain Saad MZ, Singh K, Mandal J, Wemmie JA, Welsh MJ Journal: 2017 Jun 26;6. pii: e22564. doi: 10.7554/eLife.22564 Abstract: Attenuating the strength of fearful memories could benefit people disabled by […]

New faculty additions, July 2017

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our newest members who joined us in the month of July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Paulino Alvarez, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Medicine Dr. Paulino Alvarez comes to the Division of Cardiology after completing a Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure […]

Adams Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant

Dr. Christopher Adams, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has received a five-year, $2.4M grant from the National Institutes of Health to study skeletal muscle atrophy. In preliminary studies, performed in mouse models, Dr. Adams and members of his lab have identified the first example of a protein that is required for the loss of skeletal […]

Endocrinology Fellows’ Welcome, 7/24

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism had a number of reasons to gather in celebration but it began as an opportunity to introduce two new fellows to the tight-knit group: Dr. Muhammad Ansar and Dr. Rea Nagy. Dr. Muhammad Ansar has begun his first year of fellowship at Iowa, but he joins with a significant […]

Glucose Transporter 3 Potentiates Degranulation and Is Required for Platelet Activation

Article: Glucose Transporter 3 Potentiates Degranulation and Is Required for Platelet Activation Authors: Fidler TP, Middleton E, Rowley JW, Boudreau LH, Campbell RA, Souvenir R, Funari T, Tessandier N, Boilard E, Weyrich AS, Abel ED Journal: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017 Jun 29. pii: ATVBAHA.117.309184. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.309184. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Objective On activation, […]

Nephrology Fellows’ Graduation, 6/22

Although the event was last month, we are still pleased to share this report and photographs from the celebration held by the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension in honor of their four graduating fellows. Over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Celebration Farm just north of Iowa City, division members, friends, and family joined to […]

The Research Engine

We continue to show the larger scientific community just what the University of Iowa can do when it comes to our research mission. A report from the UI Office of Research & Economic Development found that while most institutions have seen reductions in their total external funding portfolios for research and scholarship, Iowa’s funding totals […]

General Medicine faculty additions, July 2017

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce the newest members of the Division of General Internal Medicine, joining in the month of July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Zabu Aung, MD – Associate Dr. Zabu Aung joins the Division of General Internal Medicine having just completed her residency at […]

Not Just Another PowerPoint: Internal Medicine’s Research Seminar Series

Presenters at the newly initiated Research Seminar Series are preparing for the second half of the series, which resumes on Tuesday, August 1. Department leadership and members of the Research Committee remain as committed to its concept as ever: a presentation of breakthrough discoveries in ongoing research that could either benefit from outside collaboration or […]

Imai Named to NIH Study Section

Dr. Yumi Imai, Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has accepted an invitation to join the Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology study section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review. During her four-year term, Dr. Imai will review and make recommendations on grant applications submitted to the NIH, as well as continuously survey the status of […]