Khan named to ACC diversity leadership team

Arooj Khan, MBBS, second-year fellow in cardiovascular disease and rising chief fellow, was selected for the Women in Cardiology Section Leadership of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Khan credits mentorship from Mahi Ashwath, MD, MBA, FACC, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, and plans to continue to help women resolve the gender gap in […]

Flora awarded AHA postdoc fellowship

Gagan Flora, PhD, a postdoctoral research scholar in the lab of Anil Chauhan, PhD, received a two-year, $140,952 American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Role of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases in regulating platelet function and thrombosis.” This is the latest in a string of postdoctoral fellowships and career development awards received by researchers […]

Lakshmanan wins prestigious global award

Suvasini Lakshmanan, MBBS, a first-year fellow in Cardiovascular Disease, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2022 Women as One Escalator Awards Mentor Match Award in the mentee category. Lakshmanan is one of four recipients out of 71 applicants from 25 different countries. As a winner, she will receive several important benefits, including an […]

Weber receives ACP Laureate Award

Joining a long list of her Internal Medicine colleagues, Andrea N. Weber, MD, MME, FACP, clinical assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, received the Laureate Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The Laureate Award honors ACP Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical […]

Simmering examines Parkinson’s diagnoses, treatment with KL2 Scholar Award

Jacob Simmering, PhD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, received a KL2 Scholar Award from the University of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). With this support, Simmering aims to improve the timeliness of the diagnosis and responsiveness of treatment for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). “Management of the […]

GI fellows clinch top spot in quiz bowl

Maybe it was being back in person. Or maybe because the program came so close the previous year our team was just a little more fired up. Whatever the cause or combination of causes, Annie Braseth, MD, and Asad Ali, MBBS, took first place at the 2021 American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG’s) Jeopardy!, a knowledge-bowl style […]

Internal Medicine recognized in four UIP Clinical Award categories

Since expanding in 2011 to cover the entire Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards has honored providers in six categories. This year, just as we did last year, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud of our recognition in four of those categories. Earlier this week at a special […]

Stoltz elected to national PSTP development committee

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, was elected as a General Assembly Member to the American Society for Clinical Investigations (ASCI) Physician-Scientist Development Committee. During their monthly committee meetings, the Physician-Scientist Development Committee monitors, creates, and supports programming for early-career physician-scientists. “As co-director of both the Carver College of […]

Celebrating Heistad’s impact through mentorship

In his remarks, Michael Welsh, MD, chair of the committee for the Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award, joked that Donald Heistad, MD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was “the only two-time winner” of the award. First announced in February 2020, Heistad was originally set to be honored later that year, as […]

Women in Medicine in 2021

Earlier this year, for Women’s History Month, we asked faculty members to tell us about a woman in medicine who inspired them. With Women in Medicine month drawing to a close, we recognize several inspiring women faculty members within our own institution and their recent achievements. Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, […]