GI Fellows Represent at ACG

A team of fellows in our Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program took third place in “GI Jeopardy” last month at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) in Orlando. Each year, the ACG hosts a knowledge-bowl-type competition among the 135 national GI fellowship programs. After an initial online competition, the Iowa GI […]

Comellas Named ICTS CRU Director

The announcement below is from Dr. Pat Winokur, Executive Dean and Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. I am pleased to announce Dr. Alejandro Comellas’ appointment to Director of the ICTS Clinical Research Unit and Study Coordinator Core. In this role, Dr. Comellas will oversee all operational aspects of research within the […]

TNF-α receptor 1 knockdown in the subfornical organ ameliorates sympathetic excitation and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure rats

Article: TNF-α receptor 1 knockdown in the subfornical organ ameliorates sympathetic excitation and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure rats Authors: Yang Yu, Shun-Guang Wei, Robert M. Weiss, Robert B. Felder Journal: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Oct 1;313(4):H744-H756 Abstract: In systolic heart failure (HF), circulating proinflammatory cytokines upregulate inflammation and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) […]

Suneja and Rowat, CarlLee Awarded Innovation Funds

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja, Educational Director Jane Rowat, and Chief Resident Dr. Sheena CarlLee have received funding for new education-related projects from the Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund Committee. Dr. Suneja and Ms. Rowat’s proposal “Interdisciplinary Intern EPA-based OSCE with Automated Just-in-Time Feedback” will further refine the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, […]

Diekema Elected to ACCA

For the third year in a row, a member of Internal Medicine has been elected to join the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA). Dr. Dan Diekema, Division Director of Infectious Diseases, was one of this year’s 18 newly elected provisional members, announced at last month’s annual meeting. Inductees represent institutions as wide-ranging and reputable […]

Impaired utilization of membrane potential by complex II-energized mitochondria of obese, diabetic mice assessed using ADP recycling methodology

Article: Impaired utilization of membrane potential by complex II-energized mitochondria of obese, diabetic mice assessed using ADP recycling methodology Authors: Brian D. Fink, Fan Bai, Liping Yu, William I. Sivitz Journal: Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Oct 1;311(4):R756-R763. Abstract: Recently, we used an ADP recycling approach to examine mouse skeletal muscle (SkM) […]

Recognizing Some of Our Best

One of the challenges I was very motivated to tackle as Chair was increasing the sense of community among the members of such a large department. Keeping all of us informed of the many achievements (and challenges) in a large and diverse department as ours remains an ongoing effort, but one which I believe is […]

November 2017 – Nabeel Hamzeh

When someone graduates from the University of Iowa or pursues career opportunities elsewhere, each person is told, “You will always have a home here.” The Department of Internal Medicine has been delighted to prove that to Dr. Nabeel Hamzeh, former resident and Chief Resident of our program. Late last summer, Dr. Hamzeh returned to Iowa […]

Endoscopic grading of myochosis and its association with colonic obstructive symptoms

Article: Endoscopic grading of myochosis and its association with colonic obstructive symptoms Authors: Subash Chandra, Adrian N. Holm, Konrad S. Schulze Journal: Dig Endosc. 2017 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/den.12970. [Epub ahead of print] Excerpt: Prominent colonic mucosal folds are referred to as myochosis. Myochosis results from shortening of taeniae from elastosis, squashing together of the […]