Clinical trials in cancer at Iowa barely lose a step

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a special report titled “A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” It details an approach for oncologists and other care providers to ensure their own safety and that of those they treat, given the higher likelihood of a patient’s immuno-compromised status.  For […]

Grumbach collaboration to examine impact of radiation on blood vessels

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, and Randy Kardon, MD, PhD, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received a five-year, R01 grant for $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health. The duo will study the effects of radiation therapy on small blood vessels, also known as microvessels, in cancer survivors. Every year, […]

Honoring and celebrating our learners

Many things feel simultaneously familiar and foreign these days. The middle of May kicks off our annual graduation season, and although we have had to replace processionals across a stage with drive-through diploma pick-ups and celebratory banquets with Zoom links, that strong feeling of pride and excitement for our graduates cannot be suppressed. This year’s […]

Online presentation: Cardiac Abnormalities and COVID-19 – May 21, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 21, 2020, will be: Cardiac Abnormalities and COVID-19 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 Presented by: Barry London, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Saket Girotra, MBBS, SM, Assistant Professor of […]

Targeting myeloid-cell specific integrin α9β1 inhibits arterial thrombosis in mice

Article: Targeting myeloid-cell specific integrin α9β1 inhibits arterial thrombosis in mice. Authors: Nirav Dhanesha, Manasa K. Nayak, Prakash Doddapattar, Manish Jain, Gagan D. Flora, Shigeyuki Kon, Anil K. Chauhan Journal: Blood. 2020 Mar 12;135(11):857-861. doi: 10.1182/blood.2019002846. Abstract:Evidence suggests that neutrophils contribute to thrombosis via several mechanisms, including neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) formation. Integrin α9β1 is […]

Seven Internal Medicine members nominated for inaugural teaching award

The Carver College of Medicine announced nominees and winners for their new Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards, and seven of the 28 nominees are members of Internal Medicine training programs. Named by medical students, peer residents, peer fellows and faculty, these nominations represent the dynamic and skilled approach to clinical teaching, a deep appreciation for […]

Dhanesha presents in AHA finals competition

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, qualified as a finalist for the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Kenneth M. Brinkhous Early Career Investigator Prize in Thrombosis. As one of the four finalists, the AHA recognized Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, as one of the young investigators […]

Soles 4 Souls community engagement extends deadline

In the middle of February, the department’s Community Engagement and Services (CES) committee launched its partnership with Soles 4 Souls, a global non-profit providing funds, footwear, and entrepreneurial support for people launching their own businesses. People around the world lifted out of poverty in part by the offering of gently used shoes dropped off into […]

Online presentation: Back to the Basics: Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 – May 14, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 14, 2020, will be: Back to the Basics: Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 Presented by: Josalyn Cho, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: […]