Investing in our future

Although we are still waiting on the National Resident Matching Program’s data, which we will share when it is released, all indications convince us that our incoming class of interns represents some of this year’s very best medical school graduates. First, our residency program filled all its spots, a common achievement that should still not […]

Huang receives $2.6M R01

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for people on dialysis and affects nearly 95% of people with kidney disease. The cardiac system and the kidneys are highly dependent upon each other. When the heart fails, the blood cannot reach the kidney for filtering. When the kidney fails, damaged kidneys may lose the […]

Updates from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

The below is a post from Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD, director of the division of Nephrology and Hypertension. With approximately 140 transplants a year, our transplant team continues to deliver first-rate kidney and combined kidney-pancreas transplants both at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.  The […]

Iowa represents at every level at ENDO 2019

New Orleans seems to be the place this year. Just a couple weeks ago, the nation’s cardiologists gathered in a convention center just south of the French Quarter. And the last few days it has been the endocrinologists turn in the Big Easy. ENDO 2019 is finishing today, but has already featured some fairly monumental […]

Nutrient Composition Comparison between the Low Saturated Fat Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis and Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern

Article: Nutrient Composition Comparison between the Low Saturated Fat Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis and Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern Authors: Catherine A. Chenard, Linda M. Rubenstein, Linda G. Snetselaar, and Terry L. Wahls Journal: Nutrients. 2019 Mar 13;11(3). pii: E616 Abstract: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system. […]

Matches on the map

A yearly tradition that comes fast on the heels of Match Day is updating the map that shows where our residents over the last five years attended medical school. The Carver College of Medicine produces a map showing where its graduates go, and we also produce a map showing where our residents go to fellowship. […]

Cardiologists in the Quarter

An important element in academic medicine is the communication of ideas and discoveries to peers outside the institution. Some of the best venues for that communication are national meetings of professional organizations. In addition to communication, each division within the department sees the educational opportunities these conferences represent and makes it a priority to support […]

Demystifying scholarship for residents

In an effort to help residents get a better idea of the department’s research scope and who they might want to work with, last year, Associate Director of the Residency Program Brian Gehlbach, MD, organized a “speed-dating” session during the residents’ noon conference with the aid of that year’s Chief Resident Dr. Josiah Zubairu. Over […]

Ashwath to lead Iowa ACC

Mahi Ashwath, MD, FACC, FASE, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, was elected President of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). During her term, which begins in 2020, Dr. Ashwath will ensure that there is bi-directional communication between grassroots members and the rest of the ACC leadership. She will also recruit […]

Internal Medicine holds strong in expanded rankings

In each of the two years that specialty training programs have been ranked, Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa stands as one of the best in the country. The recent list published by U. S. News & World Report of the “Best Graduate Schools” for medicine in the United States put us in a […]