January 2018 – Jennifer Streeter

Jennifer Streeter, MD, PhD, keeps finding good reasons to stay at the University of Iowa. For more than 15 years, the first-year fellow in cardiovascular medicine has completed one degree after another, all as a Hawkeye. “What’s kept me here,” Dr. Streeter says, “is the feel and the environment. I don’t think you’ll find the […]

Wilson Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

Mary E. Wilson, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and Microbiology & Immunology, has won the 2018 Distinguished Mentor Award. This award honors faculty members whose abilities as an educator and mentor have shaped students into remarkable careers of their own. Mentoring can include training in the lab and in the clinic, direct classroom instruction, […]

Allen Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Lee-Ann H. Allen, PhD, Professor in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). The AAM is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest life science organization. Fellows are nominated by existing members and elected based on […]

Maretzky Receives ACS Seed Grant

Thorsten Maretzky, PhD, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, has been awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant via the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Maretzky’s year-long project, “The role of ADAM17 in FGFR2-mediated activation of EGFR/MAPK signaling in endometrial carcinomas (EC),” may result in identifying new target molecules for the design of more […]

Gurung Awarded K22 in Inflammation Study

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, has received a two-year, $268,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The K22 is a Career Transition Award intended to propel investigators early in their careers. Dr. Gurung will use these funds to investigate the roles and regulation of the cytokine interleukin-1 […]

New Insights into the Mechanism of Action of Soluble Klotho

Article: New Insights into the Mechanism of Action of Soluble Klotho Authors: George D. Dalton, Jian Xie, Sung-Wan An, and Chou-Long Huang Journal: Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017 Nov 17;8:323. Abstract: The klotho gene encodes a type I single-pass transmembrane protein that contains a large extracellular domain, a membrane spanning segment, and a short intracellular domain. […]

A New Year off to a strong start

Happy 2018 to all. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy some restorative time over the holidays, and a sincere thank-you to our faculty, house staff, fellows, and staff who sacrificed time with family and friends these last weeks to continue providing high-quality compassionate care to those in need. Many of us use the […]