PREP@Iowa offers research mentorship, career boost

Luis Miguel Garcia Pena says that even though he had experience working in a genetics laboratory as an undergraduate and doing epidemiological and clinical research for Harvard’s school of public health, his “bench skill set was limited.” Before applying to graduate schools, he began looking for research opportunities on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

Online presentation: Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Tumors: What Happens when the Conductor of the Endocrine Orchestra goes Awry? – June 3, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 3 will be: Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Tumors: What Happens when the Conductor of the Endocrine Orchestra goes Awry?12:00-1:00pmThursday, June 3, 2021 Beverly MK Biller, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97656030751 […]

Chaurasia receives ADA development grant

Bhagirath Chaurasia, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has recieved a four-year, $545,100 Junior Faculty Development Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The grant will fund Chaurasia’s exploration of the mechanisms by which ceramides regulate adipocyte overload. Chaurasia described his current research: Ceramides are fat molecules that accumulate in individuals […]

June 2021 – Henning Gerke

Before his days in medicine, Henning Gerke, MD, clinical professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, would spend hours digging around in the garden, making compost, and planting potatoes. As a young man, he enjoyed gardening and was fascinated by the botanical life cycle. Gerke’s interest in biology was always present, but he was more interested in […]

Risk-Standardized Home Time as a Novel Hospital Performance Metric for Pneumonia Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries: a Retrospective Cohort Study

Article: Risk-Standardized Home Time as a Novel Hospital Performance Metric for Pneumonia Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries: a Retrospective Cohort Study Authors: Rajeshwari Nair, Yubo Gao, Mary S Vaughan-Sarrazin, Eli Perencevich, Saket Girotra, Ambarish Pandey Journal: J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr 26. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06712-w. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Background: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2021

Just days before the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension gathered in a conference room to celebrate the graduation of five of its fellows, University of Iowa Health Care released updated guidelines for vaccinated employees. Though most of their event plans could not be revised quickly in response, organizers still could be assured that group photos […]

Online presentation: The Importance of Minding the Difference Between Race and Ancestry in the Medical School Curriculum – May 27, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 27 will be: The Importance of Minding the Difference Between Race and Ancestry in the Medical School Curriculum12:00-1:00pmThursday, May 27, 2021 Jason Barker, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/92989037851 This Grand Rounds presentation […]

Celebrating Zabner’s career achievements

When the American Thoracic Society (ATS) chose Joseph Zabner, MD, to receive the 2021 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment, they invited him to deliver a lecture as well. Zabner, the Sterba Professor of Internal Medicine and Division Director of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, recorded that presentation and sent it off to ATS for […]

Online presentation: Immunotherapy in Lymphoma – Promise and challenges – May 20, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 20 will be: Immunotherapy in Lymphoma – Promise and challenges12:00-1:00pmThursday, May 20, 2021 Sabarish Ayyappan, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/92282860607 This Grand Rounds presentation will be […]