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 […]

TMEM16B determines cholecystokinin sensitivity of intestinal vagal afferents of nodose neurons

Article: TMEM16B determines cholecystokinin sensitivity of intestinal vagal afferents of nodose neurons Authors: Runping Wang, Yongjun Lu, Michael Z. Cicha, Madhu V. Singh, Christopher J. Benson, Christopher J. Madden, Mark W. Chapleau, and François M. Abboud Journal: JCI Insight. 2019 Mar 7;4(5). pii: 122058 Abstract: The satiety effects and metabolic actions of cholecystokinin (CCK) have […]

Boudreau receives $1.9M R01

Ryan Boudreau, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, was awarded a five-year, $1.9M NIH R01. This funding will support Boudreau’s further investigation of the cardiovascular effects of a genetic variant in SCN5A, the gene that encodes the Nav1.5 sodium channel that provides the required electrical activity to initiate each heartbeat. In a former study, Boudreau’s […]

Updates from the Division of Infectious Diseases

The below is a post written by Daniel Diekema, MD, MS, director, Division of Infectious Diseases. In our division, we prize cross-disciplinary collaborations and work closely with internists, health services researchers, microbiologists, endocrinologists, epidemiologists, surgeons, and a variety of other specialists in the cause of better understanding infectious diseases and preventing their spread. We do […]

Maintaining a robust pipeline

The choice to pursue a career in academic medicine is not an easy one. Last weekend, I participated in the annual joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Physician Scientist Association. All of the keynote and presidential addresses independently, but passionately, spoke to the importance […]

Residents deliver Grand Rounds

On April 4, two Internal Medicine residents blazed a trail into a new arena when they delivered an entire session of Grand Rounds on their own. Often, a resident will present the initial facts of a case during a clinical pathology conference, followed by a pathologist who may or may not be a trainee, but […]