Becker receives G.E.R.M. grant

Greta Becker, a second-year medical student, received a Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinical Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association. Under the supervision of Robert Blount, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Becker will use the funds from this grant to examine the […]

Collegiate celebration honors faculty excellence

Earlier this week, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine recognized three categories of excellence among its faculty in a small event. The Celebration of Research, Scholarship, Teaching, and Service presented awards to Impact Scholars, new additions to the Wall of Scholarship, and the winners of the CCOM Faculty Awards. Since the […]

Magnetic diabetes treatment attracts NIH funding

“The more we look, the more the transfer of electrons seems to underlie diabetes,” postdoctoral research Calvin Carter, PhD, said in a Q&A with the American Diabetes Association (ADA). That search was borne out last fall, when Carter and MD/PhD student Sunny Huang, PhD, published ground-breaking findings in Cell Metabolism, showing that static electric and […]

Resident teams present ongoing QI work

Through the months of February and March, residents provided preliminary answers to some good questions at each Monday’s noon conference. Can we convince more Veterans to get their pneumococcal vaccinations? Or improve lung cancer screening in the primary care setting? Can we increase infection prevention by getting providers to go “bare below the elbow”? How […]

Polgreen receives $3.7M R01

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common autosomal recessive genetic disorders in the United States, and it results from deleterious mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Because the disease is autosomal recessive, patients with CF must have two defective copies of the gene. CF heterozygotes, individuals carrying only one […]

Gurung focuses on new preventative target in leishmaniasis

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, received a five-year, $2.64M NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Gurung will use this funding to investigate possible infection prevention for leishmaniasis, a disease affecting more than a billion people in Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Asia, and South America. Leishmaniasis […]

Strong mentoring nets Rytlewski pair of pubs, career guidance

With a median overall survival rate of one year, metastatic sarcomas pose a substantial threat to patient wellbeing. Although current treatment plans include traditional therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy, sarcomas’ multiple subtypes require more specific treatment. Third-year resident Jeff Rytlewski, MD, is first author on two articles reviewing the barriers and prospects of sarcoma therapies. […]

FOEDRC Diabetes Research Day(s): March 8 and 15, 2021

The University of Iowa Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism invite you to this year’s Annual Diabetes Research Day. The 2021 virtual Diabetes Research Day will be spread across two days, March 8 and March 15, from noon to 4 pm. […]

Telehospitalists address rural hospital staffing shortages

In the past year, e-consults, virtual diagnosis, and virtual postoperative care have become the new normal. By limiting in-person exposure to COVID-19, telemedicine offers a safe way to deliver care for both patients and medical providers. Although the end of the pandemic is in sight, a recent publication found that telemedicine is a cost-effective and […]

Phase I clinical trial group finds efficiencies, increases

Opening any clinical trial requires the satisfaction of many regulatory requirements for very good reasons. Scores of people review applications, confer in committees, weigh risks and benefits, all to make sure that the investigator has patient safety as their guide. This process is important, but it can also be lengthy and overlong delays can doom a trial before it can even […]