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: […]

Streit named Interim Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases

I am pleased to announce that Judy Streit, MD, clinical professor of internal medicine, has accepted the role of Interim Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Streit takes the role as Daniel Diekema, MD, MS, is stepping down after eleven years and returning to the faculty. Effective June 28, Dr. Streit will direct the division while […]

Hughes receives K01 to study proteins’ role in skeletal muscle atrophy

David Hughes, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, was awarded a five-year, $600,000 K01 award from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award will allow Hughes to determine the role of the proteins E3 ligase, F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 22 (Fbxl22) […]

Hassan’s heart disease interest leads to European competition

Adil Hassan, MD, second-year Internal Medicine resident, was selected to present at the European Society of Cardiology Congress’s 2021 Best Clinical Case Awards Session on Aug 28, 2021. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Hassan joined Internal Medicine’s residency program in 2019. Under the mentorship of Prashob Porayette, MBBS, […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2021

Preparation for an event as important as celebrating the graduation of our Internal Medicine residents starts months in advance. Because the department anticipated an event under pandemic precautions in which everyone—despite their vaccinations—would still need to remain socially distant and masked, the planning committee commissioned a series of pre-recorded videos that everyone could watch together. […]

Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2021

At last week’s Internal Medicine Residency Graduation, the final two resident-chosen awards for the year were announced. The bulk of the awards had been announced the day before at Grand Rounds. Outstanding Intern of the Year – Christian Anderson, MD, PhDOutstanding Junior Resident of the Year – Ian Kidder, MDOutstanding Fellow of the Year – […]

Kobayashi receives SHEA award, reflecting remarkable scholarly work

Takaaki Kobayashi, MD, a third-year Infectious Disease (ID) fellow, received a Jonathan Freeman Scholarship from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The Jonathan Freeman Scholarship nationally recognizes eight ID fellows who demonstrate a passion for hospital epidemiology and health care improvement. After publishing more than 30 epidemiologic research articles and case studies, Kobayashi […]

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 […]

Gaddam receives AHA postdoctoral fellowship

Ravinder Reddy Gaddam, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Vikram Lab, received his second American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Gaddam plans to determine the role of microRNA-122 in the development of endothelial dysfunction and non-dipping hypertension—blood pressure that does not “dip” during sleep—during diabetes. Gaddam’s primary sponsor, Ajit Vikram, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, […]

Collegiate celebration honors faculty excellence

Earlier this week, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine recognized three categories of excellence among its faculty in a small event. The Celebration of Research, Scholarship, Teaching, and Service presented awards to Impact Scholars, new additions to the Wall of Scholarship, and the winners of the CCOM Faculty Awards. Since the […]