Online presentation: Chief Resident Presentations – May 6, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 6, 2021, will be: Chief Resident Presentations12:00-1:00pmThursday, May 6, 2021 Fine Line Between Air and Water – Amanda Heuszel, MDDyspnea, Edema & the Fight Against Clinical Inertia – Nicholas Arnold, MDImproving Goal Concordant Care at a VA Medical Center – Matthew Soltys, MDSurviving Fluids – Roger […]

Becker receives G.E.R.M. grant

Greta Becker, a second-year medical student, received a Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinical Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association. Under the supervision of Robert Blount, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Becker will use the funds from this grant to examine the […]

May 2021 – Alpana Garg

For Alpana Garg, MD, clinical assistant professor in General Internal Medicine, it all began with a medical school graduation announcement. As a high school student living in Chandigarh, India, Garg saw the photo of the Government Medical College’s graduating class in the newspaper every year. As she began to consider her own career options, she […]

Perilipin2 down-regulation in β cells impairs insulin secretion under nutritional stress and damages mitochondria

Article: Perilipin2 down-regulation in β cells impairs insulin secretion under nutritional stress and damages mitochondria Authors: Akansha Mishra, Siming Liu, Joseph Promes, Mikako Harata, William I. Sivitz, Brian D. Fink, Gourav Bhardwaj, Brian T. O’Neill, Chen Kang, Rajan Sah, Stefan Strack, Samuel B. Stephens, Timothy H. King, Laura Jackson, Andrew S. Greenberg, Frederick Anokye-Danso, Rexford […]

Collegiate celebration honors faculty excellence

Earlier this week, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine recognized three categories of excellence among its faculty in a small event. The Celebration of Research, Scholarship, Teaching, and Service presented awards to Impact Scholars, new additions to the Wall of Scholarship, and the winners of the CCOM Faculty Awards. Since the […]

Magnetic diabetes treatment attracts NIH funding

“The more we look, the more the transfer of electrons seems to underlie diabetes,” postdoctoral research Calvin Carter, PhD, said in a Q&A with the American Diabetes Association (ADA). That search was borne out last fall, when Carter and MD/PhD student Sunny Huang, PhD, published ground-breaking findings in Cell Metabolism, showing that static electric and […]

Online presentation: The Inaugural Gerald DiBona Award – Viruses are Elegant: From influencing immunity to evolving coronavirus variants – April 29, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 29 will be: The Inaugural Gerald DiBona AwardViruses are Elegant: From influencing immunity to evolving coronavirus variants12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 29, 2021 Jack Stapleton, MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96339351361 This Grand Rounds presentation will be […]

Hand hygiene and the sequence of patient care

Article: Hand hygiene and the sequence of patient care Authors: Nai-Chung Chang, Michael Jones, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Marin L Schweizer, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Margaret Chorazy, W Charles Huskins, Loreen Herwaldt Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 6;1-6. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.82. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Objective: To determine whether the order in which healthcare workers perform patient […]

2021 Newly Promoted Professors and Associate Professors

Congratulations to all of our faculty on this tremendous achievement! Professors Joseph Dillon, MB, BCh, BAO Professor Endocrinology and Metabolism Amy Dowden, MD Clinical Professor Immunology Dilek Ince, MD Clinical Professor Infectious Diseases Kan Liu, MD, PhD Clinical Professor Cardiovascular Medicine Associate Professors Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC Clinical Associate Professor Cardiovascular Medicine Ben Davis, […]

Resident teams present ongoing QI work

Through the months of February and March, residents provided preliminary answers to some good questions at each Monday’s noon conference. Can we convince more Veterans to get their pneumococcal vaccinations? Or improve lung cancer screening in the primary care setting? Can we increase infection prevention by getting providers to go “bare below the elbow”? How […]