Supporting Our Talent

As we enter the period of recruitment for our next class of fellows and residents, I am reminded of the talent of our trainees and the opportunity to bring the best talent into our ranks that our recruitment efforts provide. This reflection was completely validated earlier this week when I learned of the achievement of […]

Gurung Presentation Finalist for SLB Award

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases, will deliver a presentation in competition for the 2018 SLB Presidential Award at the Society for Leukocyte Biology annual meeting in Chandler, Arizona, in October. Dr. Gurung’s presentation, “TAK1 restricts spontaneous activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome,” was chosen as one of only two finalists for the award […]

DeZorzi, Girotra Earn Top Poster Prize in Munich

Third-year resident Dr. Chris DeZorzi will bring a best poster award back across the Atlantic Ocean this week. Dr. DeZorzi accompanied Dr. Saket Girotra, Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, to Munich, Germany, for the European Society of Cardiology meeting, the largest gathering of cardiologists in the world. As first author on their abstract, “Validity of […]

I’M IOWA – Your HR Newsletter – September 2018

Greetings!  We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are geared up for a new academic year. We are excited to launch our first I’M IOWA Newsletter. I’M IOWA’s goal is to provide YOU–our most essential resource–with important updates on HR policies and initiatives, reminders, best practices and events. You’ll hear from us throughout the year […]

Lee Wins Seed Grant in ISU Collaboration

Gloria Lee, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine in Immunology, and Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy, DVM, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University, have been awarded a two-year, $50,000 seed grant supported by the University of Iowa’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Iowa State […]

Light wine consumption is associated with a lower odd for cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease

Article: Light wine consumption is associated with a lower odd for cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease Authors: T. Jespersen, N. Kruseb, T. Mehta, M. Kuwabara, L. Noureddine, D. Jalal Journal: Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Aug 21. pii: S0939-4753(18)30221-7. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2018.06.018. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: AIMS: To examine the association between wine consumption […]

2018 Newly Promoted Professors

It is tradition in the Carver College of Medicine that faculty, friends, and family gather and celebrate the achievement of a significant career milestone, promotion to professor. Last week, on the seventh floor of the hospital, in the Atrium, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development Dr. Lois Geist presented 29 faculty members with their […]

Internal Medicine Scientific and Medical Editing Service

Regular readers of Noon News caught their link earlier this week to the Carver College of Medicine Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core. Did you know that Internal Medicine provides its members with our own medical and scientific editor? Kris Greiner joined Internal Medicine’s Design Center last summer as the department’s first medical and scientific […]

Wynes Named ACCP Fellow

Allison Wynes, ARNP, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), one of the largest and oldest professional organizations devoted to thoracic medicine and diseases of the chest and publisher of the peer-reviewed academic journal CHEST. The designation of Fellow, according to Dr. Kevin Doerschug, “distinguishes the individual as a […]

General Medicine faculty additions, June-July, 2018

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce the newest members of the Division of General Internal Medicine, joining in the months of June and July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Bashar Abuqayas, MD – Associate (7-1-18) Dr. Bashar Abuqayas joins the Division of General Internal Medicine having just completed […]