With gratitude, the future is bright

For many of us, this is a time of year to take stock of what has gone before and to reflect on what lies ahead. I hope that most of you have had the opportunity to spend quality time with your families and your loved ones during this year-end holiday season. I also want to […]

Endocrinology finds opportunity to say farewell

Originally planned as a holiday party, members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism saw rising COVID-19 infection rates in Johnson County and decided that their planned maskless meal together should be adapted. Not wanting to waste the reservation at the Iowa Memorial Union Sun Room, organizers requested the meals be prepared in individualized to-go […]

Urban particulate matter impairs airway-surface-liquid-mediated coronavirus inactivation

Article: Urban particulate matter impairs airway-surface-liquid-mediated coronavirus inactivation Authors: Emma M Stapleton, Jennifer L Welch, Erika A Ubeda, Jinhua Xiang, Joseph Zabner, Ian M Thornell, Matthew W Nonnenmann, Jack T Stapleton, Alejandro P Comellas Journal: J Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 3;jiab545 Abstract: Air pollution particulate matter (PM) is associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and severity, although […]

Internal Medicine Research Day, 2021

When last year’s Research Day was held in late October 2020, vaccines for the COVID-19 virus were still in clinical trials and still unapproved for the general public. Organizers were forced to hold that year’s celebration entirely online and did so effectively, splitting it across two days to reduce Zoom fatigue. Nonetheless, the department’s ingenuity […]

Residents’ Holiday Party, 2021

Sponsored by the Humanities and Wellness Committee, the residency program prepared a special holiday lunch during noon conference on Tuesday. Colleagues had time to unwind and enjoyed hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. They also opened letters of encouragement from friends and family, which the committee members had privately solicited beforehand. These were a welcome surprise […]

Phillip Schmid, MD, 1935-2021

The below message was sent to the department last week from E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. It is with deep sadness that I must share this news of the passing of another one of our own, Dr. Phil Schmid. In the history of this department, its reputation as a center for cardiovascular research and care […]

Flora awarded AHA postdoc fellowship

Gagan Flora, PhD, a postdoctoral research scholar in the lab of Anil Chauhan, PhD, received a two-year, $140,952 American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Role of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases in regulating platelet function and thrombosis.” This is the latest in a string of postdoctoral fellowships and career development awards received by researchers […]

What Makes a Great Mentor: Interviews With Recipients of the ATVB Mentor of Women Award

Article: What Makes a Great Mentor: Interviews With Recipients of the ATVB Mentor of Women Award Authors: Hanrui Zhang, Zhen Bouman Chen, Gabrielle Fredman, Delphine Gomez, Isabella M Grumbach, Ngan F Huang, Patricia Kim Phuong Nguyen, Mireille Ouimet, Nadia R Sutton, Elena Aikawa Journal: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2021 Nov;41(11):2641-2647. Highlights: To celebrate the 20th […]

State of the Department, 2021

The following is an abridged and edited transcript of yesterday’s State of the Department address. To view the entire presentation, click here (hawkid login required). Thank you to those of you who braved the pandemic to come and sit in the auditorium as well as those of you who are joining online. So it’s a […]

The University of Iowa says Good-Bye to Dr. Abel

A few weeks ago the department put out a call to current and former members throughout University of Iowa Health Care, the Carver College of Medicine, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. We asked them to send text, photos, or videos to let outgoing Chair and DEO E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, […]