Hinton earns NIDDK presentation award

Antentor O. Hinton Jr., PhD, Burroughs Wellcome and Ford Fellow postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, received a Basic Science Research Award during the NIDDK’s Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMHRI) Midwest Regional Workshop. Hinton’s presentation aims to identify the insulin signals that regulate the gene OPA1 in […]

A look back at 2019

We are proud of everything we accomplished this year and so we assembled this brief video from some of our favorite moments. Whether the photos are of a fellows’  graduation or an investiture, a concert or a conference, resident or emeritus, a promotion or retirement, some commonalities emerge. We may be busy–and we are busy–but […]

Longtime department housekeeper Putnam retires

Chris Putnam is celebrating his retirement from the University of Iowa after 34 years of service, including 26 years in the Business Office as a patient account representative and 8 years with Environmental Services as a housekeeper. On Monday evening, before Putnam’s final shift, the department hosted a small celebration of his time with us. […]

Update from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The following is a guest post from Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. It is the final installment of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism continues to excel as leaders in the field of endocrinology, in research, educational and clinical practice. Leadership […]

Thornell receives Gilead grant

Ian Thornell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, received a two-year, $120,370 grant from the Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis to examine chloride secretion in cells directly and indirectly affected by the disease. Genetic mutations in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), an anion channel in the membrane of the airway epithelia, causes cystic […]

LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Gerke, Sekar earn clinical recognition

Since expanding in 2011 to cover the entire Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards has honored providers in six categories. This year, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud to have claimed a third of the prizes. Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, received this year’s Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

Chapleau to receive lifetime achievement award

When the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meets on November 1 and 2, the chapter of the American Physiological Society promises a pair of days packed with sessions on a variety of topics including asthma, seizures, cardiovascular issues in infants, cannabis as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, and how the #MeToo movement impacts STEM fields. But […]

SHM Poster Session and Iowa Chapter Meeting, 2019

The Iowa ACP Chapter meeting was one of two professional society meetings that coincided with the annual Progress event. Compared to the ACP group, what the Iowa Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) lacks in longevity they more than make up in enthusiasm. As Progress in the Graduate Hotel broke for lunch, attendees […]