Stoltz elected to national PSTP development committee

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, was elected as a General Assembly Member to the American Society for Clinical Investigations (ASCI) Physician-Scientist Development Committee. During their monthly committee meetings, the Physician-Scientist Development Committee monitors, creates, and supports programming for early-career physician-scientists. “As co-director of both the Carver College of […]

Celebrating Heistad’s impact through mentorship

In his remarks, Michael Welsh, MD, chair of the committee for the Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award, joked that Donald Heistad, MD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was “the only two-time winner” of the award. First announced in February 2020, Heistad was originally set to be honored later that year, as […]

Women in Medicine in 2021

Earlier this year, for Women’s History Month, we asked faculty members to tell us about a woman in medicine who inspired them. With Women in Medicine month drawing to a close, we recognize several inspiring women faculty members within our own institution and their recent achievements. Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, […]

Grumbach named Daum Professor

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has been appointed to the Kate Daum Professorship, which recognizes outstanding women scientists at the University of Iowa. This position is endowed by the Carver College of Medicine in honor of Kate Daum, PhD, who directed the UI Nutrition Department for nearly thirty years and was a […]

Celebrating the many successes of Endocrinology’s members

In the most recent rankings released by US News & World Report, and for the first time, University of Iowa Health Care was listed among the “high performing” institutions in the nation and #1 in Iowa for its adult diabetes and endocrinology care. This was not why the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism gathered in […]

2021 Newly Promoted Professors and Associate Professors

Even as University of Iowa Health Care continues to weather a rise in COVID-19 infections, our faculty members continue to excel. Within the clinic and the classroom, from telemedicine visits to international research conferences, our faculty members manage a combination of research, education, and clinical responsibilities. In addition to all of that, these twenty faculty […]

Milestone anniversaries in Internal Medicine, 2020-21

In the absence of this year’s Employee Appreciation Day “Years of Service” banner, we are starting a new tradition. We wanted to recognize those faculty members who crossed milestone anniversaries (5n), which we are defining as ten years or more since joining the department, in the just completed academic year. Below their names, we list […]

Shibli-Rahhal promoted to associate dean

Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, MME, clinical professor in Endocrinology, has been promoted from Assistant Dean to Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, effective August 1, 2021. Shibli-Rahhal previously served as a course director in the preclinical curriculum and as the Associate Chief of Staff […]

Ait-Aissa to examine pathway for prevention of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction

Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD, assistant research professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). A member of the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Ait-Aissa plans to examine the mechanisms that lead to radiation-induced blood-brain barrier damage, a major contributor of cognitive dysfunction. “As a young investigator, […]

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: […]