Schmidt Receives VA Merit Grant

Dr. Warren Schmidt, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been awarded a four-year, $625,000 VA Merit grant to study the connections between Hepatitis C virus (HCV), cirrhosis, and liver cancer. HCV is a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and has been shown to influence telomerase, a cellular enzyme that promotes immortal cellular growth […]

Outcomes among US patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma are independent of tumor Epstein Barr virus positivity or immunosuppression

Article: Outcomes among US patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma are independent of tumor Epstein Barr virus positivity or immunosuppression Authors: Sean I. Tracy, Thomas M. Habermann, Andrew L. Feldman, Matthew J. Maurer, Ahmet Dogan, Usha S. Perepu, Sergei Syrbu, Stephen M. Ansell, Carrie A. Thompson, George J. Weiner, Grzegorz S. Nowakowski, Cristine Allmer, […]

Residents Ready for Next Step

We regularly think of our medical school and residency program graduates as becoming ambassadors of Iowa when they leave. Their intelligence, skill, and refined talent stand as testament to what training in Iowa City can produce. We are excited by the results of this year’s fellowship match; our graduating residents will become Hawkeye Ambassadors to […]

Administration Holiday Party, 12/4/17

Given the size of the Department of Internal Medicine and the scope of our work, one would think a small army of administrators was required to manage the scheduling, accounting, documenting, tracking, classifying, writing, coding, forecasting, supplying, designing, hiring, all and more to keep the operation’s gears oiled and turning. “Yet Internal Medicine is one […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. In the last four months, five members of our department were nominated by colleagues and patients for a variety […]

GI Doctors Build a New Bridge to China

It started with an idea in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and became an international collaboration, when two branches of interventional GI—from different corners of the world—converged. In July 2016, Dr. Mingyan Cai—a visiting surgeon from Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University in Shanghai, China—completed a three-month training rotation in endoscopic ultrasonography at University of Iowa […]

Macrophages under pressure: the role of macrophage polarization in hypertension

Article: Macrophages under pressure: the role of macrophage polarization in hypertension Author: Sailesh C. Harwani Journal: Translational Research (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trsl.2017.10.011) Abstract: Hypertension is a multifactorial disease involving the nervous, renal, and cardiovascular systems. Macrophages are the most abundant and ubiquitous immune cells, placing them in a unique position to serve as key mediators between these […]

Advancing Our Missions Behind the Scenes

It is difficult to believe that 2017 is nearly over. Yet when I look back at how the year began, and everything we have accomplished together in the intervening months, it is impressive that we did all this in just one year. A reflection on our achievements is worthwhile, and I will go into more […]