A day in the life of an Intern – Yana Zemkova, MD

Last year, we asked two interns in the Internal Medicine Residency Program to each provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Over the next couple weeks, we will post diaries from second- and third-year residents as well. We are grateful for their participation.  As the month of April comes to a close, […]

Fn-EDA in the Plasma, but Not Endothelial Cells, Exacerbates Stroke Outcome by Promoting Thrombo-Inflammation

Article: Fn-EDA (Fibronectin Containing Extra Domain A) in the Plasma, but Not Endothelial Cells, Exacerbates Stroke Outcome by Promoting Thrombo-Inflammation Authors: Nirav Dhanesha, Mehul R. Chorawala, Manish Jain, Abhinav Bhalla, Daniel Thedens, Manasa Nayak, Prakash Doddapattar, Anil K. Chauhan Journal: Stroke. 2019 May;50(5):1201-1209 Abstract: Background and Purpose- Cellular Fn-EDA (fibronectin containing extra domain A) is […]

Our history and our future

No greater reminder exists that we are brief stewards of this university and its work than an anniversary, and this month brings two of them. When the first clinical manifestations of HIV appeared nearly four decades ago, many were bewildered, and prior to our understanding of its pathogenesis and development of treatments, HIV infection often […]

Hodgson-Zingman reproduces benefits similar to exercise

Conditions such as heart attacks, low blood pressure or oxygen, and extreme heart rates can demand more resources than the heart’s usual metabolic rate can handle, causing severe heart injury. While medicine can improve protection of the cardiovascular system against these injuries, exercise serves as an additional cardioprotection method for people with severe heart failure […]

M4 Student Awards, 2018-19

The William R. Wilson Award The 2018-19 William R. Wilson Award goes to Claire Hannah and Grace Lau. These two have shown exceptional accomplishment in their clinical work in Internal Medicine. The Wilson Award was created in 1982 to honor the memory of an Internal Medicine faculty member who exemplified the finest in teaching, clinical […]

Small Split Pediatric Kidneys to Expand the Donor Pool: An analysis of Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) Data

Article: Small Split Pediatric Kidneys to Expand the Donor Pool: An analysis of Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) Data Authors: Manish Suneja, Sarat Kuppachi, Daniel Katz, Lawrence Hunsicker Journal: Transplantation. 2019 Mar 12. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002706. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: BACKGROUND: Increased use of pediatric deceased donor kidneys could enlarge the deceased donor kidney […]

Spring Community Engagement Project: Bird House – Hospice Home

After the success of the fall Community Engagement & Services (CES) project gathering supplies for students in the Iowa City Community School District, the CES turned its attention to a more mission-aligned organization that could benefit from the department’s philanthropy. The Hospice Home of Johnson County, more familiarly known as the Bird House, is a […]

6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy

One of many benefits of continuing medical education events, besides the opportunity to share and learn the latest information in one’s field, is the chance to renew old friendships and test out or strike up new collaborations. This was the case recently at the CME event hosted by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and organized […]

Zhan, Bishop receive Department of Defense and HCCC grants

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, MD, PhD, professor of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and partnering with Gail Bishop, PhD, professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Internal Medicine, earned a four-year, $1.52M grant from the US Department of Defense. Zhan also received a one-year, $20,000 grant from Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center for a similar project. Zhan and Bishop’s proposed research predicts that anti-CD24 […]

Recent faculty additions, January-April 2019

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our newest members who joined in the months of January-April 2019 (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Anjana Aggarwal, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor (4-15-19) Dr. Anjana Aggarwal joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a Clinical Assistant […]