Dayal to examine COVID-19 clotting

Sanjana Dayal, PhD, assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, received a $50,000 COVID-19 Pilot Grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. This funding will allow Dayal to examine the mechanisms of hypercoagulation in COVID-19 mouse models.  Hypercoagulation, also known as excessive blood clotting, tends to occur in COVID-19 patients and often […]

Online presentation: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Native American Community – January 21, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, January 21 will be: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Native American Community12:00-1:00pmThursday, January 21, 2021 Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Kevin Washburn, JD, N. William Hines Dean and Professor, College of Law Click this link on Thursday just before noon […]

Reflections on leadership

As many of us reflect on the significance of the present moment and the events of the past few weeks, I have been moved to think about courage and leadership and what that means for all of us. Many ask the question, what are the fundamental qualities of a good leader? Words such as honesty, […]

Goto receives K08 to develop a “smart antibiogram”

Bacterial infections that develop resistance to drugs affect at least 2.8 million Americans each year. Gram-negative rod (GNR) infections especially have high and emerging resistance rates and pose a large threat, considering the lack of new antimicrobial medicine. GNR pathogens can cause a wide variety of infections, such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, or intraabdominal […]

Online presentation: IBD Therapy Update: Biologics & Beyond – January 14, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, January 14, 2021, will be: IBD Therapy Update: Biologics & Beyond12:00-1:00pmThursday, January 14, 2021 Steven Polyak, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Jennifer Fever, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, UIHC Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97485320852 This Grand Rounds […]

Kobayashi finds, treats extremely rare fungal infection

Fungal periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) are essentially unheard of, contributing to only 1% of PJIs. Because they are so rare, fungal PJIs can be hard to identify and treat, leaving physicians without answers for their patients. However, fungal PJI is associated with significant cost and morbidity, especially among immunocompromised patients. Takaaki Kobayashi, MD, third-year fellow in […]

Wei receives $2.3M R01

Shunguang Wei, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $2.3M R01 grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Wei’s project will investigate the role of cytokine interleukin (IL-17A) in brain inflammation and sympathetic nervous system activation in a rat model of heart failure-induced by myocardial infarction. IL-17A is an […]

Exposure to Common Geographic COVID-19 Prevalence Maps and Public Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behavioral Intentions

Article: Exposure to Common Geographic COVID-19 Prevalence Maps and Public Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behavioral Intentions Authors: Alistair Thorpe, Aaron M Scherer, Paul K J Han, Nicole Burpo, Victoria Shaffer, Laura Scherer, Angela Fagerlin Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 4;4(1):e2033538 Excerpt:Several organizations have produced maps showing the prevalence of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […]

2021 Research Seminar Series Schedule Announced

The Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series, enters its fifth year providing a unique forum to showcase the broad array of discovery being conducted within the department, as well as invited presenters from across the country. The typical format is comprised of two presenters who will each describe their individual work for 20 minutes and reserve […]