Pereira investigates brown fat cell role in combating obesity

Obesity and obesity-related diabetes and heart disease affect nearly half of adults in the United States. One potential solution to alleviate its prevalence may lie in finding ways to increase metabolism. With a five-year $1.93M R01, Renata Pereira, PhD, research assistant professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a team of researchers plan to investigate methods […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2020

Medical Alumni Auditorium may not be as picturesque as the rolling hills and woods surrounding Rapid Creek Cidery and Wilson’s Orchard north of Iowa City where the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension celebrated its graduates last year. Program Director Lisa Antes, MD, and Program Coordinator Sara Murph still transformed the well with flowers and other […]

Online presentation: You Give Me Fever: Fever in the Morning, Fever all through the Night

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 9, 2020, will be: You Give Me Fever:  Fever in the Morning, Fever all through the Night12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 9, 2020 Loreen Herwaldt, MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93917697858 Please note that attendance is capped […]

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellows Graduation, 2020

If there is any group that can “roll with it” and come through smiling, laughing, and having grown closer as a team, it is the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine. The celebration of their graduating fellows recently showed that affection and adaptability.  Like all other graduation events this season, only a handful […]

Inhibition of Protein Kinase C Beta Phosphorylation Activates Nuclear Factor-Kappa B and Improves Postischemic Recovery in Type 1 Diabetes

Article: Inhibition of Protein Kinase C Beta Phosphorylation Activates Nuclear Factor-Kappa B and Improves Postischemic Recovery in Type 1 Diabetes Authors: Satyanarayana Alleboina, Thomas Wong, Madhu V Singh, Ayotunde O Dokun Journal: Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2020 May;245(9):785-796. doi: 10.1177/1535370220920832. Epub 2020 Apr 23. Abstract:Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a major health problem and is […]

Adipose Triglyceride Lipase Is a Key Lipase for the Mobilization of Lipid Droplets in Human Beta Cells and Critical for the Maintenance of Syntaxin1a Level in Beta Cells

Article: Adipose Triglyceride Lipase Is a Key Lipase for the Mobilization of Lipid Droplets in Human Beta Cells and Critical for the Maintenance of Syntaxin1a Level in Beta Cells Authors: Siming Liu, Joseph A Promes, Mikako Harata, Akansha Mishra, Samuel B Stephens, Eric B Taylor, Anthony J Burand, William I Sivitz, Brian D Fink, James […]

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Graduation, 2020

One of the strengths of University of Iowa Health Care’s Supportive and Palliative Care program is its multidisciplinary structure, touching every area of the system. Chaplains, music therapists, pharmacists, physicians of many specialties, social workers, nurses, and more all combine their expertise to offer treatment. This structure also makes the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship […]

Clinicians develop model to calculate patient risk for NAFLD decompensation

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide and is associated with conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Although common, identifying people who could be at risk for NAFLD decompensation can be challenging for physicians. “We needed a way […]

Gastroenterology Fellowship Graduation, 2020

The need to maintain social distancing balanced against the need to celebrate graduates has inspired creativity from each of our fellowship programs. The members of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology were inspired when they ditched the views above Kinnick Stadium in favor of their computers and cameras. Only the graduates themselves, Program Director Adrian […]

Online presentation: Always a “Hot Spot”: African American Health in the time of COVID-19 – June 25, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 25, 2020, will be: Always a “Hot Spot”: African American Health in the time of COVID-1912:00-1:00pmThursday, June 25, 2020 Janette Taylor, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing Lama Noureddine, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious […]