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 […]

Retreat to advance

In a little lodge beside a peaceful pond in Coralville’s North Park on a sunny Saturday, a couple dozen clinicians and researchers in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine gathered to listen to presentations from first- and second-year cardiovascular fellows and one second-year internal medicine resident. As associate program director of the cardiology fellowship program, Kaiko […]

Combined FEV1 and FVC Bronchodilator Response, Exacerbations, and Mortality in COPD

Article: Combined FEV1 and FVC Bronchodilator Response, Exacerbations, and Mortality in COPD Authors: Spyridon Fortis, Alejandro Comellas, Barry J Make, Craig P Hersh, Sandeep Bodduluri, Dimitris Georgopoulos, Victor Kim, Gerard J Criner, Mark T Dransfield, and Surya P Bhatt Journal: Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Mar 25. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201809-601OC. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: RATIONALE: […]

2020-21 Chief Residents Announced

The following is a statement from Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja. It is with great pride that I announce the 2020-21 Chief Residents for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills, moral integrity, and clinical acumen and are the most representative faces of the Internal Medicine Residency […]

Qazi wins SIF2019 fellows’ competition

The following was written by Haseeb Qazi, MBBS, a third-year fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine. We appreciate his willingness to share and his reporting skills! Scottsdale Interventional Forum (SIF) 2019 was held in Scottsdale, AZ, from March 27–30, 2019. Interventional cardiologists from all over the United States, along with around 81 cardiology fellows-in-training attended this conference. A […]

Donald Zavala: a giant in chest medicine, or Scoping Hannibal

In a just-published piece in Chest as part of the journal’s “Giants in Chest Medicine” series, Joel Kline, MD, and Joseph Zabner, MD, offer an incredible anecdote about Donald C. Zavala, MD, FCCP, Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and the department’s first fellow in pulmonary medicine, “at a time,” they write, “when chest physicians primarily focused on [tuberculosis].” […]