ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2019

“I always learn something at these,” Scott Vogelgesang, MD, said as residents, medical students, and faculty took their seats in the Bean Conference Room last week. Heads within earshot of this observation nodded in agreement. A collection of often obscure, usually surprising, and always well-researched presentations were about to be delivered. Every year, the American […]

Gehlbach, Richerson to investigate carbon dioxide role in SUDEP

Brian Gehlbach, MD, clinical professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, and George Richerson, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, received a five-year, $3.0 million R01 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The funding will support research into Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) […]

Dokun hosts US Surgeon General at NMA

For more than five years, Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, has been the chair of the Endocrine Section of the National Medical Association (NMA), the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients. Among his many responsibilities in this professional society is organizing the annual continuing medical education program in diabetes at […]

Kaboli projects look at patient and provider behavior

The Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) renewed its five-year status as a Center of Innovation (COIN) within the VA Health Services Research & Development (HSRD) in late 2018. A multidisciplinary and nimble band of researchers, educators, and clinicians, CADRE investigators are transforming the way health care is delivered, improving quality and […]

Link between systems leading to hypertension described

Previous studies have found that manipulating renal nerves could serve as a hypertension therapeutic in cases where pharmacological treatment is ineffective. Sailesh Harwani, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has conducted the first study that suggests the integration of adrenegic, cholingeric, and renal systems affects the development of premature hypertension. His study also is […]

An Investigation of p53 in Skeletal Muscle Aging

Article: An Investigation of p53 in Skeletal Muscle Aging Authors: Scott M. Ebert, Jason M. Dierdorff, David K. Meyerholz, Steven A. Bullard, Asma Al-Zougbi, Austin D. DeLau, Kristin C. Tomcheck, Zachary P. Skopec, George R. Marcotte, Sue C. Bodine, and Christopher M. Adams Journal: J Appl Physiol (1985). 2019 Aug 29. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00363.2019. [Epub ahead […]

2019 Newly Promoted Associate Professors

Out of a consideration for time, Lois Geist, MD, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, said that she would keep her descriptions of member successes brief. But, she made clear, that brevity in no way should diminish the hard work and tremendous achievements of those being honored that afternoon. Unlike the celebration of the […]

September 2019 – Dylan Mittauer

Dylan Mittauer had mentally prepared himself for a rough first day on the job in the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD. With only the knowledge he gained from his freshman Foundations of Biology course and no previous lab experience, Mittauer felt underprepared for what awaited him in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. But with […]

Iyer case published by digital CME team

Priyanka Iyer, MD, MPH, associate in Immunology, had her case study, “A Real Pain in the Neck,” published by Healio, a collaborative, interactive information and education site for health care specialists, as part of their Ace the Case series. This past May, Iyer presented the same case study at the 30th annual Iowa Rheumatology Symposium […]