Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2018-19

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 16. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Chris DeZorzi, Tyler Rasmussen Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most meritorious research work […]

Singh, Iyer examine RA treatment on heart

Namrata Singh, MBBS, MSCI, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a two-year, $200,000 American Heart Association Innovative Grant. Singh and her colleagues will study whether hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) leads to a decrease in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Second-year rheumatology fellow Priyanka Iyer, MBBS; Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, PhD; and Diana Jalal, MD, aided in the […]

Departures and arrivals

One week from today, a newly minted cohort of medical students will walk across the stage in Hancher Auditorium and receive a diploma that represents the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, not only their own but those made by family members, partners and even children! Achieving a Doctor of Medicine degree does […]

Reisinger named ICTS Associate Director

Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD, has been named Associate Director of Engagement, Integration and Implementation for the University of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). Reisinger is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Director and Core Investigator for the Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa […]

Schweizer receives $2.5M AHRQ R01

Marin Schweizer, PhD, associate professor in General Internal Medicine, received a five-year, $2.5M R01 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Schweizer’s proposed research will help prevent Staphylococcus aureus and other high-risk infections from spreading to people using dialysis. “We are calling this the PAINTS […]

Fortis receives ATS Foundation grant

Spyridon Fortis, MD, clinical assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation in partnership with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Fortis will use these funds, pending IRB approval, to research the effect of prolonged heated, humidified high-flow air on people with chronic […]

Our history and our future

No greater reminder exists that we are brief stewards of this university and its work than an anniversary, and this month brings two of them. When the first clinical manifestations of HIV appeared nearly four decades ago, many were bewildered, and prior to our understanding of its pathogenesis and development of treatments, HIV infection often […]

Hodgson-Zingman reproduces benefits similar to exercise

Conditions such as heart attacks, low blood pressure or oxygen, and extreme heart rates can demand more resources than the heart’s usual metabolic rate can handle, causing severe heart injury. While medicine can improve protection of the cardiovascular system against these injuries, exercise serves as an additional cardioprotection method for people with severe heart failure […]

6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy

One of many benefits of continuing medical education events, besides the opportunity to share and learn the latest information in one’s field, is the chance to renew old friendships and test out or strike up new collaborations. This was the case recently at the CME event hosted by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and organized […]

Zhan, Bishop receive Department of Defense and HCCC grants

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, MD, PhD, professor of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and partnering with Gail Bishop, PhD, professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Internal Medicine, earned a four-year, $1.52M grant from the US Department of Defense. Zhan also received a one-year, $20,000 grant from Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center for a similar project. Zhan and Bishop’s proposed research predicts that anti-CD24 […]