One last look at 2018

We may not still be writing 2018 on our checks, but we are still proud of everything we accomplished last year and so we assembled this brief video from some of our favorite moments. Whether the photos are of a graduation or a dedication, a concert or a conference, resident or emeritus, a promotion or […]

Cardiovascular Medicine holiday party, 1/18/19

Scheduling holiday events in December pose logistical challenges, but any winter date in Iowa poses a risk. By Saturday morning Iowa City would be under six inches of snow, but the first few flakes did not stop dozens of members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine from gathering at the Iowa River Power Restaurant to […]

Nayak abstract featured in Best of ASH

For the second year in a row, Manasa Nayak, MsC, PhD, received an Abstract Achievement Award at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting for a presentation submission. However, at this year’s ASH meeting—its 60th—in San Diego earlier this month, Dr. Nayak’s abstract earned an additional prize. His abstract, “Manipulating Plasticity by Targeting Pyruvate […]

Dhanesha receives ASH fellow award

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, received an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Fellow Scholar Award. The ASH Fellow Scholar Award has financially supported hematologists in their early career for more than 30 years. Dr. Dhanesha, along with ten other fellows across the country, will receive $100,000 to support […]

Nayak receives fifth AHA postdoc fellowship

Following the publication of our article about four postdoctoral researchers receiving fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA), we learned of an additional one awarded to an Iowa scientist. Dr. Manasa Nayak, a member of Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, raises the total number of AHA postdoctoral fellowships awarded to Internal Medicine researchers to five. Dr. […]

Four postdocs receive AHA fellowships

Post-doctoral fellows Drs. Rahul Kumar, Ravinder Reddy Gaddam, Helena Kenny, and Jared McLendon each received American Heart Association (AHA) Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards in the past month. According to the AHA, this award provides funding which allows “applicants to develop academic careers in research alongside fulfilling clinical services commitments.” The fellows who apply for this award […]

Stapleton, Ryan White Team recognized with Human Rights Award

On October 24, crowds of people filed into a Hilton Garden Inn ballroom to celebrate the City of Iowa City’s 35th Annual Human Rights Awards recipients. Among the six awards, University of Iowa’s Dr. Jack Stapleton, Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the members of the Ryan White Team received the Rick Graf […]

Knott wins AMP vignette competition

Olivia Knott, MD, received the First Place Award for Outstanding Presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry’s Clinical Case Vignette Competition in Chicago. Dr. Knott presented her case titled “Relatively Rare Drug Related Skin Rashes” against 7 other finalists out of the many abstracts submitted. She described the case: […]

Diekema Inducted into ACCA

At the 2018 meeting of the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA) in Sarasota, Florida, Daniel Diekema, MD, MS Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was inducted as one of its newest members. The ACCA has existed since 1884 and was first organized by physicians and scientists to combat tuberculosis. Since then, this 250-member-body’s interests have […]

Celebrating the Alpert Prize

Michael Welsh, MD, described the day in 1990 he went to then-Chair of Internal Medicine Dr. Frank Abboud to ask for a sabbatical. “He said, ‘OK, when are you gonna go?’ I said, ‘Next week.’” After Dr. Abboud absorbed that, he asked Dr. Welsh where he was going. “And I said, ‘Nowhere, I’m going into […]