Polgreen, Miller’s work named among ‘Best Research Papers’

Senior author Phil Polgreen, MD, MPH, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has received a “Best Research Paper Award” from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as part of its new initiative to highlight innovative biomedical research. Aaron Miller, PhD, research assistant professor of Infectious Diseases, is the paper’s lead author. The […]

58th Annual Medical Student Research Conference Award Winners

The Carver College of Medicine has sponsored a Research Week for nearly six decades, the most recent of which took place on September 15 and 16. With 64 oral presentations, 141 poster presentations, and a keynote, the college celebrates the research that our medical students conduct and refine in a multitude of ways. Recognizing excellence among the […]

Breast cancer’s impact on quality of life for adolescents, young adults

Sneha Phadke, DO, clinical assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Ellen van der Plas, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry received a grant from the Breast Cancer Research Group within the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). Phadke and van der Plas’s project aims to identify factors influencing the quality of […]

Machine learning, AI distinguish between two easily mistaken cardiomyopathies

The most acute type of heart attack is the ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), requiring emergency care to clear a blocked coronary artery. Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) often mimics the clinical and imaging characteristics of STEMI on presentation. Although highly specialized cardiovascular imaging can provide instant details of cardiovascular dysfunction, interpretation of the finer points […]

“Like riding a bike”: Bates, Tomasson manage multiple collaborations

Marie and Pierre Curie. Carl and Gerty Cori. Successful partnerships in science are not entirely novel. However, Michael Tomasson, MD, sees his relationship with his wife and primary collaborator, Melissa Bates, PhD, closer to the one betweenfictional detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Watson, the talented battlefield physician, spent his days dissecting Sherlock’s complex […]

Rehman publication, career development award advance CF research

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-shortening inherited disorders. Previous research, some of which was conducted at the University of Iowa, found that mutations in the gene CFTR cause CF. The protein encoded by this gene forms apical membrane chloride and bicarbonate channels in human airway epithelia. Building off of this research, […]

Dai receives career development from Internal Medicine mentors

Dao-Fu Dai, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology and Radiation Oncology, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. Dai will investigate how cystic fibrosis (CF) affects heart rhythm disorder. Although his primary appointment is in a different department, Dai will work under the mentorship of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD; […]

Zhang focuses on oncometabolite’s role in heart failure

Yuan Zhang, PhD, associate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. Zhang’s project, “2-Hydroxyglutate mediates cardiac remodeling induced by mitochondrial stress,” seeks to understand how cardiac metabolism affects heart function. Zhang is a member of the Abel Laboratory. This is the second of three AHA CDAs […]