Immunology Holiday Potluck, 12/20/17

It might seem strange to some to see turkey jalapeño sliders and veggie trays on the same table as samosas and ras malai next to sugar cookies in the shape of Christmas trees, but to the members of the Division of Immunology, it was another opportunity to celebrate their diversity and their strong community. Over […]

Chauhan Earns AHA Established Investigator Award

Dr. Anil Chauhan, Associate Professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has received the prestigious Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). This five-year, $400,000 award will fund his project entitled “Novel mechanisms linking thrombosis and inflammation.” Dr. Chauhan will use complementary genetic and pharmacological approaches to determine how integrin αβ91 […]

New Faculty Additions, October – December 2017

You may have seen some fresh faces around the department over the last few months. We are pleased to welcome these new faculty, who joined the department in October, November, and December 2017. Lawrence Horwitz, MD – Clinical Professor Cardiovascular Medicine Dr. Larry Horwitz joined the General Cardiology Section of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine […]

Virtual Hospitalists Get Governor’s Attention

The Virtual Hospitalist Program is finishing the year as strong as it began, with a visit from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds a few weeks ago, according to this report from KTVO. The Virtual Hospitalist Program, a telemedicine collaboration involving Internal Medicine’s Hospitalists, The Signal Center for Health Innovation, and Van Buren County Hospital, was launched […]

Singh Receives ACS Seed Grant

Dr. Namrata Singh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Immunology, has been awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant via the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Singh’s year-long project, “Trending lymphoma incidence in US veterans with autoimmune disease 2002-2017,” will examine and compare temporal trends in VA data of lymphoma incidence in veterans with rheumatoid […]

Iowa BMT “Over-performs” Again

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Adult and Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program has been rated an “over-performer” by the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) in their annual review and ranking of 174 national BMT programs performing allogeneic transplants. Only […]

Autonomic regulation of the immune system in cardiovascular diseases

Article: Autonomic regulation of the immune system in cardiovascular diseases Authors: François M. Abboud and Madhu V. Singh Journal: Adv in Physiol Ed 41(4):578-593, December 2017 Abstract: The autonomic nervous system is a powerful regulator of circulatory adjustments to acute hemodynamic stresses. Here we focus on new concepts that emphasize the chronic influence of the […]

Trainees and Graduates to Be Proud Of

The day before I delivered last week’s annual State of the Department address, we received some terrific news about our graduating residents, which I shared briefly during the presentation. We learned that every third-year resident who chose to pursue a fellowship next year matched into their first or second choice program. In previous years our […]

Clifton Center for Digestive Diseases to Get a New Name

To reflect the center’s emphasis on promoting health, the James A. Clifton Center for Digestive Diseases will be renamed the James A. Clifton Digestive Health Center (DHC), effective Friday, Dec. 15. “Much of our work is targeted toward maintaining and restoring the health of our patients, rather than simply treating a specific disease,” says Dr. […]

Rheum Runners

Members of the Division of Immunology took part in the 2017 Jingle Bell Run in Davenport last weekend. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, this yearly and long-standing event is a fun—though chilly!—way to raise money for arthritis research. Bettendorf rheumatologist and Visiting Clinical Professor Dr. David Staub was the medical honoree for the event. The […]