Nayak receives fifth AHA postdoc fellowship

Following the publication of our article about four postdoctoral researchers receiving fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA), we learned of an additional one awarded to an Iowa scientist. Dr. Manasa Nayak, a member of Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, raises the total number of AHA postdoctoral fellowships awarded to Internal Medicine researchers to five. Dr. […]

Early coronary angiography and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Article: Early coronary angiography and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis Authors: Rohan Khera, Sheena CarlLee, Amy Blevins, Marin Schweizer, and Saket Girotra Journal: Open Heart. 2018 Oct 19;5(2):e000809. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2018-000809. eCollection 2018. Abstract: Background:Although acute myocardial infarction is a common cause of out-of-hospitalcardiac arrest (OHCA), the role of early coronary […]

Four postdocs receive AHA fellowships

Post-doctoral fellows Drs. Rahul Kumar, Ravinder Reddy Gaddam, Helena Kenny, and Jared McLendon each received American Heart Association (AHA) Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards in the past month. According to the AHA, this award provides funding which allows “applicants to develop academic careers in research alongside fulfilling clinical services commitments.” The fellows who apply for this award […]

Stapleton, Ryan White Team recognized with Human Rights Award

On October 24, crowds of people filed into a Hilton Garden Inn ballroom to celebrate the City of Iowa City’s 35th Annual Human Rights Awards recipients. Among the six awards, University of Iowa’s Dr. Jack Stapleton, Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the members of the Ryan White Team received the Rick Graf […]

OSCE broadens its scope

Internal Medicine Residency Educational Director Jane Rowat, Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Sheena CarlLee, and Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja have received funding for an expansion of an education-related project from the Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund Committee. Over the past two years, the residency program has organized Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) to assess the proficiency of incoming […]

Developing an Inclusive and Welcoming LGBTQ Clinic

Article: Developing an Inclusive and Welcoming LGBTQ Clinic Authors: Nicole L. Nisly; Katherine L. Imborek; Michelle L. Miller; Nancy Dole; Jacob B. Priest; Leonard Sandler; Matthew D. Krasowski; Maia Hightower Journal: Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Dec;61(4):646-662 Abstract: People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) are underserved and face barriers to […]

Iowa Inflammation Program members at SLB

In October, the Society of Leukocyte Biology (SLB) hosted its annual meeting in Chandler, Arizona, and a number of members of the Iowa Inflammation Program made the trip. In addition to the scientific sessions at which new work was presented and discussed, conferees met at the Business Meeting to recognize SLB members for exceptional work, […]

An environment in which our trainees shine

We recently concluded our annual Progress CME conference. This well-established partnership between our department and the College of Pharmacy continues to deliver high-quality educational content. Judging by the consistently high attendance numbers, area providers view this conference as critical for their continuing medical education needs. Organizers work throughout the year to identify speakers and topics […]

Iowa at ACG 2018

In early October, a complement of Internal Medicine faculty, fellows, and residents traveled to Philadelphia for the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Like most society meetings, the ACG featured a number of presentations, networking events, and even a photo op with an inflatable colon that would go on to be semi-famous later in […]

Faraci Receives $2.54M R01

Frank Faraci, PhD, Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and of Pharmacology, received a five-year, $2.54M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Faraci plans to use these funds to study small vessel disease (SVD) in the brain to gain insight into mechanisms and potential therapies that could prevent this group […]