Transcriptional Basis for Rhythmic Control of Hunger and Metabolism within the AgRP Neuron

Article: Transcriptional Basis for Rhythmic Control of Hunger and Metabolism within the AgRP Neuron Authors: Jonathan Cedernaes, Wenyu Huang, Kathryn Moynihan Ramsey, Nathan Waldeck, Lei Cheng, Biliana Marcheva, Chiaki Omura, Yumiko Kobayashi, Clara Bien Peek, Daniel C. Levine, Ravindra Dhir, Raj Awatramani, Christopher A. Bradfield, Xiaozhong A. Wang, Joseph S. Takahashi, Mohamad Mokadem, Rexford S. […]

Grumbach receives HCCC pilot grant

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a one-year $20,000 pilot grant from the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). The HCCC’s funding will support Grumbach’s proposed investigation to identify FDA-approved drugs used for other treatments that could also prevent damage to the cells lining blood vessels following radiation treatment. By […]

International and national recognition

For the second year in a row, U. S. News & World Report has ranked us among the nation’s best. You can read the full report of where our medical school stands in addition to other subspecialties within the Carver College of Medicine that were nationally ranked here. Last year our department’s training program was […]

Incoming Intern Class: 2019–20

“I am really pleased and excited to share the list of our incoming interns (2019–2020). Please welcome them to our Iowa family. Go Hawks!” — Manish Suneja, MD, Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Potential new focus for MODS treatment

Although a definitive explanation for why multiple organ dysfunction system (MODS) occurs has yet to be found, solutions for treating it are beginning to emerge. Paloma Giangrande, PhD, associate professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, is senior author on a study published last month in Nature Communications investigating the treatment of MODS […]

Angiotensin II-induced Hypertension and Cardiac Hypertrophy are Differentially Mediated by TLR3- and TLR4-Dependent Pathways

Article: Angiotensin II-induced Hypertension and Cardiac Hypertrophy are Differentially Mediated by TLR3- and TLR4-Dependent Pathways Authors: Madhu V. Singh, Michael Z. Cicha, Sarah Nunez, David K. Meyerholz, Mark W. Chapleau, Francois M. Abboud Journal: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Feb 22. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00697.2018. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Toll-like receptors (TLR) are key […]

Upcoming Conferences – Spring 2019

Take a look at our upcoming CME conferences. There’s something for everyone! 6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy 2019 Thursday, April 11, 2019 Time: 7:45 AM – 4:15 PM Location: Radisson Hotel, Coralville, IA Registration Link Cardiovascular Medicine is rapidly evolving to new evidence on medical, interventional, and surgical therapies. This conference will […]

Internal Medicine takes its place on the wall

In recognition of scholarship that has had wide-ranging impact, the Carver College of Medicine created the Wall of Scholarship in the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building. That wall was formally dedicated earlier this week by UI President Bruce Harreld, Provost and UI Interim Executive Vice President Sue Curry, and Brooks Jackson, dean of […]

March 2019 – Emily Chasco

“A former classmate who was working for the VA out in California sent me the job announcement. She said, ‘I know this research group, I think very highly of them, and I think you should really consider reaching out to them and seeing if this job would be a good fit for you.’” The research […]

Mungai wins research award

Margaret Mungai has received a 2019 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards (EURA) given by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). Each year the ICRU awards five EURAs, which includes a $1,000 travel scholarship to a professional development program or event, an ICRU Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year, and recognition at a dinner […]