Tamplin featured in Dare to Discover campaign

Michelle Tamplin, a Free Radical and Radiation Biology graduate student research assistant in the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, earned a spot among 45 other graduate and undergraduate students in the Office of the Vice President of Research’s (OVPR) Dare to Discover banner campaign. Tamplin’s banner will be on display in downtown Iowa City on […]

Gurung receives developmental grant to explore mechanisms in rare skin disorders

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, has received a $250,000 two-year R21 from the National Institutes of Health. Gurung will study a spectrum of rare skin disorders known as neutrophilic dermatosis, which are visually diagnosed by skin lesions filled with neutrophils. “The treatment options for these rare diseases are limited to the use […]

Hinton earns NIDDK presentation award

Antentor O. Hinton Jr., PhD, Burroughs Wellcome and Ford Fellow postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, received a Basic Science Research Award during the NIDDK’s Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMHRI) Midwest Regional Workshop. Hinton’s presentation aims to identify the insulin signals that regulate the gene OPA1 in […]

Mungai featured in city banner campaign

To ring in the new year, the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) is once again highlighting research across campus with its Dare to Discover banner campaign. Internal Medicine offers more than 100 undergraduate students access to groundbreaking research, and for the past three years undergraduates working in the lab of E. Dale […]

Big data and big discoveries

Happy New Year, Happy 2020! I hope the past couple weeks have been restorative, whether you were able to take a lot or even a little time away from work and for yourself. The turning of the calendar to a new year and a new decade may be an arbitrary time for the establishment of […]

2020 Research Seminar Series Schedule Announced

The Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series, which heads into its fourth year in 2020, provides a unique forum to showcase the broad array of discovery being conducted within the department. Aside from the first presentation, which will feature a single speaker for the hour, the sessions will follow the traditional format, in which two presenters […]

Rasmussen receives AHA seed grant

Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Cardiology fellow, received the American Heart Association’s Young Investigator Database Seed Grant to research in-hospital cardiac arrests in Medicare recipients. This grant provides Rasmussen access to the Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) database, a cardiovascular health database partially focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) data. While in-hospital cardiac arrests are common and […]

Review of a momentous year by any measure

It seemed like much of our spare time in 2019 in Internal Medicine was devoted to self-assessment and review. These can be essential and worthwhile activities, without question. They confirmed our strengths, clarified opportunities, and collectively revealed paths we might not have considered otherwise. My profound gratitude goes out to all the administrative personnel, faculty, […]

Abel to lead one of four AHA research networks

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts […]