Campbell elected President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC, clinical associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been elected 2024 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). In 2023, she will serve as President-Elect, and then Past President in 2025. Campbell completed her term as Secretary/Treasurer for the NSGC at the end of December 2021. […]

Kumar named Physician Editor of The Rheumatologist

The Rheumatologist, official scientific newsmagazine of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), has named Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Immunology, Kelting Family Scholar in Rheumatology, and associate director of the rheumatology fellowship program, as its next Physician Editor for the 2023–2027 term. In this role, Kumar will work with […]

Endocrinology Fellowship Graduation, 2022

Three graduating fellows in Endocrinology were celebrated recently. Members of the division, colleagues, and loved ones gathered at the new Courtyard Marriott in University Heights, just across the street from Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium. After a cocktail hour, newly appointed Fellowship Program Director Brian O’Neill, MD, PhD, welcomed guests and graduates before dinner. […]

Vogelgesang to step down as Immunology Division Director

After eight years as Director of the Division of Immunology and nearly three decades of service to the University of Iowa, Scott Vogelgesang, MD, has announced his intention to retire. Effective July 1, Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, will serve as Interim Division Director while a nationwide search is conducted for Vogelgesang’s permanent replacement. Our thanks to […]

Chauhan named Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantatin, will bring his record of discovery in the field of hematology and his strength as a mentor both to bear in his new role as Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Division Director Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, said, “Dr. Chauhan has an impressive […]

Westlawn Open Wellness (WOW) Room Open House

All are invited to an open house for the Westlawn Open Wellness (WOW) Room (2116 Westlawn), being held on Thursday, July 14, from 6:30 am to 6 pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and attendees will be able to tour the space. Attendees can also obtain a raffle ticket in which the winner […]

Pulmonary division recognizes contributions of four colleagues

Four departing faculty members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine were sent off in style at an event held in the Jean and Renée Robillard Atrium of the Medical Education Research Facility earlier this week. Fellow researchers and clinicians, faculty colleagues, trainees, and staff all came to bid farewell to Michael […]

Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2022

At last evening’s Internal Medicine Residency Graduation, the final two resident-chosen awards for the year were announced, and a third’s inauguration was celebrated. The bulk of the awards had been announced last week at the Chief Residents’ Grand Rounds. Outstanding Intern of the Year – Marie Finkbeiner, MD Outstanding Junior Resident of the Year – […]

Fraternal Order of Eagles Investiture Ceremony

“It’s a funny feeling to have an endowed chair named after you when you are still alive.” E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, most-recent director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) was present for the investiture of Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, as the the E. Dale Abel Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research […]

Vargas to test automated diagnoses of CF bronchiectasis

Second-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Disease fellow Luis Vargas Buonfiglio, MD, has received a one-year, $100,000 clinical fellowship from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to expand his research into identifying clear biomarkers of bronchiectasis resulting from cystic fibrosis (CF). Bronchiectasis is distinguished by scarred and dilated airways in the lungs and can occur in as many […]