Perepu, Chambers lead trial of proper dosage for COVID-19 thrombosis

Thrombosis is commonly associated with COVID-19; however, the impact of enoxaparin, an anti-clotting drug, on COVID-19 remains uncertain.  Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, clinical associate professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Isaac Chambers, MD, former Hematology and Medical Oncology chief fellow, conducted a multi-center, open-label, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outcome of […]

Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19

Article: Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19 Authors: Michael E Ohl, Donald R Miller, Brian C Lund, Takaaki Kobayashi, Kelly Richardson Miell, Brice F Beck, Bruce Alexander, Kristina Crothers, Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2114741 Abstract:Objective: To examine associations […]

POCUS symposium makes up for lost time

“I think the sense I’ve been getting,” Greg Schmidt, MD, said, “is one of immense relief to be back.” Schmidt, the director of the Midwest Fellows Critical Care Ultrasound Symposium, was discussing the mood of the attendees at the eighth gathering of faculty and fellows and the fifth time that the University of Iowa has […]

Online presentation: Exploring psoriatic arthritis and reproductive health – July 22, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 22 will be: Exploring psoriatic arthritis and reproductive health12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 22, 2021 Brittany Bettendorf, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Immunology Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:|https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99599645312 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for viewing after, as with […]

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. […]

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:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/92668307700 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and […]

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 […]