Abel Lab identifies link between insulin resistance and diabetic heart failure

The greatest risks to long-term health in people with diabetes arise from diabetic complications, particularly cardiovascular disease. However the mechanisms by which the metabolic changes associated with type 2 diabetes like insulin resistance increases the risk of heart failure are less understood. In a recent publication in JCI Insight, E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and […]

M3 processes pandemic feelings through art

Medical students in the Carver College of Medicine have a unique perspective on the current pandemic. Participants in the Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine course last month were given the opportunity to reflect on their thoughts and feelings about COVID-19 and express them in whatever form they chose. This idea arose from a conversation between Sub-Internship […]

Our imperative to address health care disparities

We are data-driven. Although data will provide an accurate picture of a situation, it is empathy that motivates us to act on it. This week, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) began to report demographic breakdowns on which Iowans are being most affected by COVID-19. As has been reported for other parts of the […]

Online presentation: Neurological Complications of COVID-19 and COVID-19 and the Kidney – May 7, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 7, 2020, will be: Neurological Complications of COVID-19 and COVID-19 and the Kidney 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 7, 2020 Presented by: Christine Gill, MD, Clinical Assistant Ptofessor of Neurology Jonathan Nizar, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology The recorded presentation can be viewed here: […]

Sabharwal finds sexual differences in murine cardiomyopathies

Rasna Sabharwal, PhD, research assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $2.1M R01 from the NIH for her project “Stress-induced cardiovascular dysfunction in dilated cardiomyopathy.” With this funding, Sabharwal will investigate the central mechanisms and neural circuitry of emotional stress-mediated sudden death in dilated cardiomyopathy. With more than 200,000 cases a year in the […]

Current perspectives on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‐19) and cardiovascular disease: A white paper by the JAHA editors

Article: Current perspectives on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‐19) and cardiovascular disease: A white paper by the JAHA editors Authors: Ajay K. Gupta, Hani Jneid, Daniel Addison, Hossein Ardehali, Amelia K. Boehme, Sanket Borgaonkar, Romain Boulestreau, Kevin Clerkin, Nicolas Delarche, Holli A. DeVon, Isabella M. Grumbach, Jose Gutierrez, Daniel A. Jones, Vikas Kapil, Carmela Maniero, Amgad Mentias, […]