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 […]

FOEDRC announces new pilot grant recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center released the following announcement today. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, is pleased to announce the results of its ninth round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early […]

2019 Newly Promoted Professors

In the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building, in front of the newly christened Wall of Scholarship, 19 faculty members in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine received their due recognition for a career excelling in service of academic medicine. Two of those 19 are members of Internal Medicine, Krista […]

Chauhan, Leira to lead stroke research site at Iowa

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, and Enrique Leira, MD, MS, professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Epidemiology, have received a three-year, $1.1M Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to support translational studies for acute neuroprotection. Currently, there […]

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 […]

Hinton receives NIH loan repayment grant

Antentor Hinton, Jr., PhD, received a two-year student loan repayment (LRP) grant from the NIH’s National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities while he trains and conducts health disparities research like his latest project exploring how insulin stimulation alters endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites during OPA1-induced mitochondrial stress. “One of the most significant benefits […]

Five VA Merit Award applications granted

Once again, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has generously supported the research efforts of our faculty. This year, five Internal Medicine faculty members have received VA Merit grants. The awardees have shared details about their projects below. Mary E. Wilson Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases Professor of Epidemiology Extracellular vesicles from […]

New Faculty Additions – June-July 2019

The Department of Internal Medicine recently introduced our General Internal Medicine faculty who started in the first half of July.  We would now like to introduce our newest members from other divisions who joined us in the months of June and July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Sabarish Ayyappan, MBBS – […]

First day of QSS to focus on harm reduction

To kick off the Seventh Annual Quality and Safety Symposium (QSS), Daniel Runde, MD, MME, clinical associate professor of Emergency Medicine, and rising fourth-year medical student Sarah Ziegenhorn will discuss issues surrounding providing care to people with addictions. Runde and Ziegenhorn are the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director and Founder, […]

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 […]