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 […]

Novel functions of inactive rhomboid proteins in immunity and disease

Article: Novel functions of inactive rhomboid proteins in immunity and disease Authors: Ramasatyaveni Geesala, Priya D. Issuree, Thorsten Maretzky Journal: J Leukoc Biol 2019;1–13 Abstract: iRhoms are related to a family of intramembrane serine proteinases called rhomboids but lack proteolytic activity. In mammals, there are two iRhoms, iRhom1 and iRhom2, which have similar domain structures […]

Recruiting for our future

It seems like we barely get a new class of fellows situated here and it is time to begin the process of identifying the members of next year’s class. Toward the end of this month, we will enter Interview Season. Graduating residents from all over the country will visit Iowa City to meet with faculty […]

Five VA Merit Award applications granted

Once again, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has generously supported the research efforts of our faculty. This year, five Internal Medicine faculty members have received VA Merit grants. The awardees have shared details about their projects below. Mary E. Wilson Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases Professor of Epidemiology Extracellular vesicles from […]

New Faculty Additions – June-July 2019

The Department of Internal Medicine recently introduced our General Internal Medicine faculty who started in the first half of July.  We would now like to introduce our newest members from other divisions who joined us in the months of June and July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Sabarish Ayyappan, MBBS – […]

Panaich leads Iowa’s first surgery with percutaneous axillary Impella insertion

Sidakpal Panaich, MBBS, clinical assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, led the team of specialists who completed the state of Iowa’s first high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention while inserting an Impella device via a blood vessel close to the shoulder. An Impella is a mechanical support device often used to support heart function during high-risk percutaneous (minimally […]

August 2019 – Carol Everett

If University of Iowa Health Care was an organism, Carol Everett could be thought of as an essential part of its nervous system. As a member of the Chart Control team for Internal Medicine for more than 30 years, Everett has ensured critical patient information moved throughout the institution, ensuring providers have exactly what they […]

Embedding a longitudinal diagnostic reasoning curriculum in a residency program using a bolus/booster approach

Article: Embedding a longitudinal diagnostic reasoning curriculum in a residency program using a bolus/booster approach Authors: Katherine I. Harris, Jane S. Rowat, Manish Suneja Journal: Diagnosis (Berl). 2019 Jul 27. doi: 10.1515/dx-2019-0023. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Background Diagnostic reasoning skills are essential to the practice of medicine, yet longitudinal curricula to teach residents and […]

First day of QSS to focus on harm reduction

To kick off the Seventh Annual Quality and Safety Symposium (QSS), Daniel Runde, MD, MME, clinical associate professor of Emergency Medicine, and rising fourth-year medical student Sarah Ziegenhorn will discuss issues surrounding providing care to people with addictions. Runde and Ziegenhorn are the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director and Founder, […]

Threats to mitochondrial respiration in brown fat

The mitochondria are the hidden driver behind the cells that help all parts of the body function as a singular, comprehensive system. Brown fat, which regulates body temperature and total body fat, requires the metabolic mitochondria to burn energy in order to function properly. However, like any other part of the body, certain proteins can […]