Gurung focuses on new preventative target in leishmaniasis

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, received a five-year, $2.64M NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Gurung will use this funding to investigate possible infection prevention for leishmaniasis, a disease affecting more than a billion people in Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Asia, and South America. Leishmaniasis […]

Grumbach elected to prestigious cardiology group

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and Vice Chair for Research, was nominated and elected to the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), a national organization for the country’s leaders in academic cardiology. As a member of the AUC, Grumbach will meet once a year in January for a two-day scientific discussion with other […]

Strong mentoring nets Rytlewski pair of pubs, career guidance

With a median overall survival rate of one year, metastatic sarcomas pose a substantial threat to patient wellbeing. Although current treatment plans include traditional therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy, sarcomas’ multiple subtypes require more specific treatment. Third-year resident Jeff Rytlewski, MD, is first author on two articles reviewing the barriers and prospects of sarcoma therapies. […]

Smooth Muscle Cell-Specific PKM (Pyruvate Kinase M) 2 Promotes Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Neointimal Hyperplasia

Article: Smooth Muscle Cell-Specific PKM (Pyruvate Kinase M) 2 Promotes Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Neointimal Hyperplasia Authors: Manish Jain, Nirav Dhanesha, Prakash Doddapattar, Manasa K Nayak, Liang Guo, Anne Cornelissen, Steven R Lentz, Aloke V Finn, Anil K Chauhan Journal: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2021 Mar 11;ATVBAHA121316021. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Objective: The […]

We support our Asian community

It is a disheartening reality that I must write to you again about racism. The Department of Internal Medicine affirms our full support and concern for members of our Asian and Asian American community, including those of Pacific Islander and Pan Asian descent (AAPI). The shocking killings in Atlanta targeting women and Asians have shaken […]

Match Day 2021

The following is a joint statement from E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Manish Suneja, MD, Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Department of Internal Medicine is proud to introduce our incoming class of interns for the 2021–22 academic year. Once […]

Hoffman JAMA Viewpoint assesses new lung cancer screening guidelines

Randomized clinical trials, including the National Lung Screening Trial that enrolled patients at the University of Iowa, showed that lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) reduced lung cancer mortality. In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave a Grade B recommendation for LDCT screening of adults aged 55 to 80 with […]

Manuscript Tips: Submission Process

The following is the final installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. For those who are fairly new to manuscript writing, or for those needing a refresher, I thought a review of what happens to papers after submission might be helpful. While I have […]

Protecting Iowa’s vulnerable farmworkers expands to include vaccinations

While COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway in Iowa, Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and associate medical director of University of Iowa Health Care’s Employee Health Clinic, has been working to help ensure one critical sector of the population is not overlooked — Iowa’s migrant and seasonal agricultural […]