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 […]

Reisinger enters prestigious leadership training course

“It is a huge honor. I’m still in a bit of a shock that I have the opportunity to attend.” Next month, Heather Reisinger, PhD, associate professor in General Internal Medicine, will begin the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) at Drexel University’s College of Medicine. The intensive, one-year fellowship for women […]

Gebska receives innovation in education grant

Milena Gebska, MD, PhD, MME, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received one of the first round of Educational Innovation and Scholarship Grants from the college’s Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education. Gebska is the director of the internal medicine sub-internship, in which senior medical students gain advanced clinical skills in the […]

Abel elected to National Academy of Sciences

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, was named as one of the 120 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences last week. Abel is the William S. Adams Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chair, and executive medical director of the Department of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Health, Los Angeles. […]