FOEDRC announces new pilot grant recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center released the following announcement today. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, is pleased to announce the results of its ninth round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early […]

Building a diverse community of scholars

Summer is winding down, fall is knocking at the door, and the academic year across campus is getting into full gear. We welcome undergraduates, both the returning ones as well as those just finishing their first full-week of college ever, and of course our new medical students. This yearly cycle of transitions reminds me of […]

Undergrads in research: Margaret Mungai

As part of our ongoing series on the role undergraduate students play in Internal Medicine research, we are pleased to feature a few individual students’ stories. For one Iowa high school senior, research was always a part of her future plans. To achieve this aspiration, undergraduate Margaret Mungai began her journey toward that goal of […]

Hospital responses to Ebola reviewed

From 2014 to 2016, more than 28,000 cases of Ebola were reported in West African countries Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This highly infectious disease became an international health emergency, with seven other countries also becoming affected. With eleven cases treated in the United States, analyzing the quality of responsiveness among hospitals across the nation […]

Trastuzumab and pertuzumab in circulating tumor DNA ERBB2-amplified HER2-positive refractory cholangiocarcinoma

Article: Trastuzumab and pertuzumab in circulating tumor DNA ERBB2-amplified HER2-positive refractory cholangiocarcinoma Authors: Bhavya Yarlagadda, Vaishnavi Kamatham, Ashton Ritter, Faisal Shahjehan & Pashtoon M. Kasi Journal: npj Precision Oncologyvolume 3, Article number: 19 (2019) Abstract: Cholangiocarcinoma is a heterogeneous and target-rich disease with differences in actionable targets. Intrahepatic and extrahepatic types of cholangiocarcinoma differ significantly […]

2019 Newly Promoted Professors

In the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building, in front of the newly christened Wall of Scholarship, 19 faculty members in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine received their due recognition for a career excelling in service of academic medicine. Two of those 19 are members of Internal Medicine, Krista […]

Chauhan, Leira to lead stroke research site at Iowa

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, and Enrique Leira, MD, MS, professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Epidemiology, have received a three-year, $1.1M Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to support translational studies for acute neuroprotection. Currently, there […]

Klesney-Tait, Stoltz named to two new professorships

Surrounded by friends, colleagues, former mentors, and loved ones, two members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine each received formal recognition of their appointment to two newly formed professorships. Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD, in addition to being the Medical Director of the Lung Transplantation program within University of Iowa Health Care […]

Hinton receives NIH loan repayment grant

Antentor Hinton, Jr., PhD, received a two-year student loan repayment (LRP) grant from the NIH’s National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities while he trains and conducts health disparities research like his latest project exploring how insulin stimulation alters endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites during OPA1-induced mitochondrial stress. “One of the most significant benefits […]