Allergy / Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2019

As with last year the Divisions of Immunology and of Endocrinology and Metabolism combined their respective fellowship graduations into one event. A ballroom in the Coralville Marriott was carefully prepared to handle the influx of the two divisions’ worth of guests. But before attendees even entered they were greeted with displays honoring each of that […]

Tau interacts with SHP2 in neuronal systems and in Alzheimer’s disease

Article: Tau interacts with SHP2 in neuronal systems and in Alzheimer’s disease Authors: Yohan Kim, Guanghao Liu, Chad J. Leugers, Joseph D. Mueller, Meghan B. Francis, Marco M. Hefti, Julie A. Schneider, Gloria Lee Journal: J Cell Sci. 2019 Jun 14. pii: jcs.229054. doi: 10.1242/jcs.229054. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Microtubule-associated protein tau, an integral […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2019

Members of every division in Internal Medicine will rightly say that they view their colleagues like family. In the face of the kinds of challenges they face daily the development of these bonds are inevitable. But in the Division of Nephrology, it is not just co-workers who get treated like family. Their co-workers’ families get […]

Chief Resident Introductions, 2019-20

Mohammad Salman Ansari, MD I grew up in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Canada, where I received my Bachelors of Science from Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. At Ryerson, I was involved in teaching, leadership with the Students’ Union and medicinal chemistry research with my mentor creating small-molecule drugs for cystic fibrosis. These were my […]

Taking stock as the academic year ends

There have been many reviews and pulse-checks these last few months. We have completed our department’s five-year review and will soon receive formal feedback. Many members of the department contributed to this process. I hope that the information gleaned will assist our institutional leadership in understanding the breadth of our mission and our impact on […]

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellows Graduation, 2019

Sirens went off, but it was because of an impending severe thunderstorm, not because of the Elton John parody lyrics. Last weekend, the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine hosted its annual celebration of both its graduating fellows and division successes at Brown Deer Golf Club in neighboring Coralville. Faculty, staff, family, and […]

Bird House Hospice Home – Internal Medicine’s impact

Representatives from the Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County brought snacks, stories, and gratitude to the Department of Internal Medicine yesterday afternoon. Rebecca Carver, Sanjana Raghavan, and Carol Tippe have stayed in close contact with the department throughout our Spring Community Engagement project and helped us bring this campaign to a close in a […]

Cardiology Fellows Graduation, 2019

“In 10 years, in 20 years, when their names come up, when Iowa’s name comes up, I will always be proud to say I trained there, that I trained with my fellow graduates.” Oluwaseun Adeola, MB, ChB, MPH, said this during the formal recognition of that evening’s graduates in the ballroom of the Hilton Garden […]

Renal Denervation and CD161a Immune Ablation Prevent Cholinergic Hypertension and Renal Sodium Retention

Article: Renal Denervation and CD161a Immune Ablation Prevent Cholinergic Hypertension and Renal Sodium Retention Authors: Nandita S Raikwar, Cameron Braverman, Peter M. Snyder, Robert A. Fenton, David K. Meyerholz, Francois M. Abboud, and Sailesh C. Harwani Journal: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Jun 7. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00234.2019. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: RATIONALE: Cholinergic […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2019

During his opening remarks, Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, asked family members–moms, dads, spouses–of this year’s graduating class of residents to stand for recognition. Some of the loudest applause of the evening followed. It was, Suneja said, an acknowledgment that as much as the evening’s honorees deserved congratulations, they did […]