Hinton reaps reward for efforts

Since joining the Abel Lab, Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., PhD, has earned his fair share of mentorship and research awards. With three awards earned in just the past month, the postdoctoral research fellow proves he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Mayo Clinic Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship Hinton, who is currently a Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Ford […]

Presentations affected by ENDO cancellation

For at least three members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism (and of course many more around the world), this week is not going according to a plan set even just a month ago. Rhonda Souvenir, PhD, associate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and two fellows in Endocrinology, Adeyinka Taiwo, MBBS, and Julie Schommer, DO, […]

Stoltz part of inaugural class of Distinguished Scholars

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, is one of six researchers named this week to the University of Iowa Health Care Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP). This program aims to support internationally recognized scientists who are leaders in their fields of research. Each of them will receive $200,000 grants per […]

Abel named APM president-elect

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, chair and department executive officer, was selected as the 2020–21 president-elect of the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) Council. As a part of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the APM works to aid professional development and research in internal medicine. For nearly 60 years, this organization of […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Internal Medicine has an “impact”

In its effort to recognize our superlative scholarship, the Carver College of Medicine has launched a new category of honor, similar to its Wall of Scholarship. The Impact Scholars will be selected based on their h-index score, a calculation that measures scholarly productivity and the number of citations that work receives. In May, the college will […]

Abboud, Yorek land on the wall

After last year’s inaugural inductees were added to the Wall of Scholarship, with 10 of the 32 publications within the Carver College of Medicine coming from Internal Medicine faculty, it was no surprise that a year later fewer total would be added to the Wall.  Still, the department’s ratio to the rest of the college […]

The fruits of mentorship

What a month for seeing the fruits of strong mentorship. Once you start to look around for it, the examples are everywhere to be found. Regular readers of these posts know how deeply I value strong and effective mentoring and, more important, how fundamental I believe it is to shaping the future of our department. […]

Kirk receives research award

Since the publication of our interview with him last year, undergraduate researcher Benjamin Kirk has continued to work ahead of the curve, attending, presenting, and winning poster awards at the 2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and at the 2019 American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization Meeting. Most recently, Kirk received […]

Heistad earns Distinguished Mentor Award

From his first day as a cardiovascular fellow at the University of Iowa, Donald Heistad, MD, now a professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, hit the ground running, immersing himself in the research community and absorbing the opportunities Iowa offered him. Over the next 40 years as a faculty member, he used those lessons […]