Thornell receives Gilead grant

Ian Thornell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, received a two-year, $120,370 grant from the Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis to examine chloride secretion in cells directly and indirectly affected by the disease. Genetic mutations in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), an anion channel in the membrane of the airway epithelia, causes cystic […]

LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Gerke, Sekar earn clinical recognition

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, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud to have claimed a third of the prizes. Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, received this year’s Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

Chapleau to receive lifetime achievement award

When the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meets on November 1 and 2, the chapter of the American Physiological Society promises a pair of days packed with sessions on a variety of topics including asthma, seizures, cardiovascular issues in infants, cannabis as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, and how the #MeToo movement impacts STEM fields. But […]

SHM Poster Session and Iowa Chapter Meeting, 2019

The Iowa ACP Chapter meeting was one of two professional society meetings that coincided with the annual Progress event. Compared to the ACP group, what the Iowa Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) lacks in longevity they more than make up in enthusiasm. As Progress in the Graduate Hotel broke for lunch, attendees […]

Qazi wins case presentation award at cardiology symposium

For his presentation “Transcatheter Repair of Anterior Mitral Leaflet Perforation: Deploy, Retrieve, Redeploy,” interventional cardiology fellow Dr. Abdul Haseeb Qazi received the “Best Structural Case of 2019” award at the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in San Francisco late last month. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the 31st annual TCT2019 brought researchers […]

2019 Newly Promoted Associate Professors

Out of a consideration for time, Lois Geist, MD, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, said that she would keep her descriptions of member successes brief. But, she made clear, that brevity in no way should diminish the hard work and tremendous achievements of those being honored that afternoon. Unlike the celebration of the […]

Klesney-Tait, Stoltz named to two new professorships

Surrounded by friends, colleagues, former mentors, and loved ones, two members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine each received formal recognition of their appointment to two newly formed professorships. Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD, in addition to being the Medical Director of the Lung Transplantation program within University of Iowa Health Care […]

Bjarnason completes doctorate during residency

Third-year resident Thorarinn Bjarnason, MD, has another set of initials to add behind his name, PhD. A couple months ago, Bjarnason returned home to Reykjavik, Iceland, to successfully defend his dissertation “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, effect on atherosclerotic burden and prognosis” at the University of Iceland. The work represents […]