2017 Newly Promoted Professors

The first of two events recognizing the achievements of members of the Carver College of Medicine was held last week. On the seventh floor, in the Atrium, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Dean of the College Dr. Jean Robillard and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development Dr. Lois Geist presented those faculty members […]

Dayal to Expand Dementia Research

Dr. Sanjana Dayal, Assistant Professor of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has received supplemental funding through the NIH’s National Institute of Aging to expand her research into the area of Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s-related dementias. In 2015, she received a 5-year, $1.5M R01 to study age-associated thrombosis. This most recent grant is a […]

Milhem Offers Expertise to Indian Hospitals

In Internal Medicine, almost all of our providers are valued around the region for their expertise. But some members are even valued around the world. Last month, Dr. Mo Milhem was invited to join an international delegation of twelve experts tasked with surveying and counseling five hospitals across India. Each hospital is looking to add […]

Collaborative Counseling Considerations for Pharmacogenomic Tests

Article: Collaborative Counseling Considerations for Pharmacogenomic Tests Authors: Zierhut HA, Campbell CA, Mitchell AG, Lemke AA, Mills R, Bishop JR Journal: Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Jul 3. doi: 10.1002/phar.1980 Abstract: Increased use of pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing in the clinical setting has revealed a number of challenges to providing this service. PGx is an important component of precision […]

New Faculty Additions, July-August 2017

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our newest members who joined us in July and August. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Sue Bodine, PhD – Professor Endocrinology Dr. Sue Bodine joined the Division of Endocrinology on July 31 as a Tenured Professor, coming from her previous position as […]

Progress, 10/5-6: Call for Abstracts and Registration

Progress 2017: Learning Together in the 21st Century will be back in Iowa City this year at the Sheraton Hotel on October 5 and 6, the same weekend as the University of Iowa’s Homecoming celebration. Last year, this decades-old CME conference featured a newly established collaboration between the Carver College of Medicine and the College […]

Gerke Awarded FDA R01

Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, assistant professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Food and Drug Administration. Gerke will continue her research into sarcoidosis, a multi-system inflammatory disease with significant morbidity, including organ dysfunction and even death. Though it is relatively rare–affecting fewer than 185,000 people […]

Effects of Coal Fly Ash Particulate Matter on the Antimicrobial Activity of Airway Surface Liquid

Article: Effects of Coal Fly Ash Particulate Matter on the Antimicrobial Activity of Airway Surface Liquid Authors: Vargas Buonfiglio LG, Mudunkotuwa IA, Abou Alaiwa MH, Vanegas Calderón OG, Borcherding JA, Gerke AK, Zabner J, Grassian VH, Comellas AP Journal: Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Jul 5;125(7):077003 Abstract: BACKGROUND: Sustained exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is […]

Service and Influence Beyond Our Walls

During a week when many are returning to Iowa City, I think about the many ways we may impact those who do not live here. It might be as simple as introducing ourselves to them, letting them know who we are and what we can do. In this spirit, I am pleased to introduce to […]

August 2017 – Shobha Chitneni

“This community has been really good to me. I wanted to give something back for the way they have always supported me.” Dr. Shobha Chitneni, Clinical Assistant Professor of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has lived and worked in the Quad Cities-area for more than twenty years, providing cancer treatment and care to […]