Jonsdottir earns PhD midway through Hem/Onc fellowship

As she neared the end of her second year in the University of Iowa Health Care’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, Gudbjorg Jonsdottir, MD, earned a PhD from the University of Iceland. In May, Jonsdottir, who now serves as the Chief Fellow, virtually and successfully defended her dissertation, “Second Malignancies in Patients with Multiple Myeloma: […]

Using AI to predict lung disease progression

Last month, the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) approved six pilot grant proposals submitted by members of the Carver College of Medicine. These projects will provide subsidized and collaborative time for researchers to work with IIAI members on new ideas incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into clinical processes and patient care. […]

Social determinants of health, burnout and self-care

If you attended or watched last week’s Grand Rounds given by Dr. Robert Wallace from the College of Public Health, you would have learned that we had been losing ground in the United States when it comes to life expectancy even before COVID-19 appeared. The reason for this comes back again and again to social […]

Grueter looks for heart failure treatment target in cardiomyocyte behavior

Chad Grueter, PhD, associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a one-year, $154,500 grant from the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to understand the role of protein coding gene, Cdk-19, in heart disease. Grueter’s new R03 project, “Cdk-19 Dependent Transcriptional Mechanisms in Cardiac Hypertrophy,” will examine the ways in which Cdk-19/Cdk-8 activity regulates cardiac […]

Online presentation: Immunotherapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer – July 15, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 15 will be: Immunotherapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 15, 2021 Praveen Vikas, MBBS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and […]

The Personal Statement for Promotion Dossiers

Hopefully you found some helpful tips for updating your CV after the last few posts, whether for promotion or just for general updating. For those faculty currently working on promotion materials, let’s take a look at the personal statement. Peter Snyder, MD, associate dean for faculty affairs and development, advises that “the personal statement is the most […]

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship Graduation, 2021

“The highest compliment I can pay is this: I know that if I were in need, I would want Elizabeth taking care of me,” Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, said during her remarks extolling the many qualities of this year’s fellowship graduate, Elizabeth Bowen, MD. Though her comments were not overlong, they were lengthier than other […]

Sabharwal to explore mechanisms of cardiovascular and cognitive comorbidities with aging

Rasna Sabharwal, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received a new two-year $250,000, R21 grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her project “RAS-Driven Central Inflammation and Cognitive Decline with Aging.” This Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant will support Sabharwal’s research to study age-associated mechanisms that contribute to autonomic dysfunction and cognitive decline in […]

Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Track and Liver

Article: Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Track and Liver Authors: Annie L Braseth, David E Elliott, M Nedim Ince Journal: Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2021 Jun;50(2):361-381 Abstract:Parasites have coevolved with humans. Several of them colonize the human body and establish a symbiotic relationship. Other parasites cause severe and lethal diseases. Prevalence of parasitic infections is […]