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 is pleased to announce the results of its tenth round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigators who are entering the diabetes research field, or established investigators […]

Boudreau earns third active R01

Ryan Boudreau, PhD, associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $1.5M R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Boudreau will use this funding to further examine the role of mitoregulin, a protein his team recently discovered, in cardiac biology and disease. Boudreau now holds three R01s, all of which focus on […]

Pezzulo receives ICTS pilot grant

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occurs when chronic bronchitis and inflammation block the airways, causing irreversible damage to the lung’s air sacs. With a $25,000 grant from the University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, assistant professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, will examine the abnormal inflammatory […]

Furqan receives NCI leadership award

Muhammad Furqan, MD, associate professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation and leader of the Thoracic Multidisciplinary Oncology Group at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), has received a 2020 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) from the National Cancer Institute. This two-year, $119,982 award recognizes Furqan’s passion, advocacy, and hard work […]

Keeping our service members safe

In recent months, sexual harassment and assault in the military has regained the public’s attention. Reports beyond the headlines show sexual violence continues to be a threat to the well-being and health of service members in the U.S. armed forces. For nearly two decades, Michelle Mengeling, PhD, assistant professor in General Internal Medicine has published […]

Infectious Diseases T32 grant renewed for 6th time

A mark of a strong research institution is not just the discoveries it produces. It must also make investments into the sustainability of science across decades. In part this is accomplished through mentored, protected time for our subspecialty fellows through federal training grants. The Department of Internal Medicine is home to six different NIH-funded T32 […]

Scherer receives two grants to study, promote vaccine adoption

Although vaccines have played an essential role in infectious disease prevention in the United States, the acceptance and administration for many vaccines is still suboptimal. With the COVID-19 pandemic projected to overlap with this year’s flu season, the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine will be even more crucial as we continue to grapple with […]

Links between type 2 diabetes and lipid mobilization point to new treatment target

Yumi Imai, MD, associate professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a four-year, $710,000 VA Merit Award. With this new grant, Imai will build on previous research to investigate type 2 diabetes treatment by identifying correlations between lipolysis and beta cell dysfunction.  “Type 2 diabetes is the major health problem with high prevalence in the US, inflicting […]

Meaningful success

Though the issue may not be grabbing headlines the way it did a few weeks ago, make no mistake that our efforts within the institution to correct systemic injustices continue. In meetings and in conversations across all levels—faculty, students, trainees, and leadership—there is growing recognition of the challenges faced by faculty, trainees, and students of […]