Nauseef Receives $2.6M R01

William Nauseef, MD, Professor in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been awarded a five-year, $2.6M grant from the National Institutes of Health. This R01 will fund his lab’s continuing research into neutrophil-mediated responses to inflammation and host responses to infection. Dr. Nauseef explains more specifically: The work proposes studies using Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria gonorrhoeae as […]

Abel Presidential Lecture Video

If you were unable to attend the 35th Annual Presidential Lecture on Sunday, the video is below. It includes the performance of Liszt’s “Spanish Rhapsody, S. 254” by Chun-Ya Pien of the UI School of Music (0:00 to 13:25). The video also includes UI President Bruce Harreld’s introduction (13:50 to 22:20). The lecture itself runs […]

Winter Recognition, 2/16/18

As a thank-you and a welcome-back, the Internal Medicine Residency Program invites its members to join them for an evening near the beginning of each spring semester. This gives everyone a chance to step away from the normal routine, meet the family and friends of colleagues, and enjoy each other’s company. Last Friday evening, everyone […]

Kumar Joins Rheumatology Fellowship Leadership

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME FACP RhMSUS, Clinical Assistant Professor in Immunology, has been named Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship. Dr. Kumar will work with Program Director Rebecca Tuetken, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor in Immunology, to manage the recruitment of new fellows as well as the design and implementation of curriculum for the […]

Lewis to Present at Transplant Conference

Amanda Lewis, MD, second-year fellow in allergy/immunology, has been invited to present her abstract in June at the 2018 American Transplant Congress in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Lewis performed a retrospective chart review of pediatric renal transplant patients comparing rates of infection-related hospital admissions among patients treated with subcutaneous immune globulin therapy (SCIG) and those given […]

February 2018 – Marcus Barlow

Most career decisions are made for a variety of reasons, some consciously, others clarifying only in retrospect. We consider our interests, the potential for financial security, how much good our labor can produce in the world. These factors and others get weighed in different degrees, even shifting over time. For Marcus Barlow, physician assistant in […]

Snyder Receives VA Merit Grant

Peter Snyder, MD, Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has received a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit grant to study a link between diabetes and hypertension. Incidences of hypertension is found twice as often in people with diabetes than in the general population and dramatically increases the risk for cardiovascular complications. Dr. […]

Expressions of Our Culture of Education

As members of a leading academic medical center, preparing the next generation to carry on our work permeates all our activities. As role models, we seek to ensure that what we do is not only reproduced by our trainees but that they understand why we do what we do. Our goal as medical educators is […]