Iowa trainees swarm the sessions

By this point in the pandemic, regional and national conferences have managed to find the creative solutions necessary to still host their annual meetings. Trainees in Internal Medicine have been no less creative in their adaptations and certainly no less successful in their abstract submissions and presentation competitions. There have been more winners and accepted […]

Internal Medicine Research Day(s), 2020

A central part of every Internal Medicine Research Day celebration is the poster competition. Although this year’s abstract presentations took some reorganizing, the quality and creativity was still on display. So, first, this year’s winners of the 54th Annual Research Day. In announcing these winners, Research Day Co-Chairs Ryan Boudreau, PhD, and Saket Girotra, MBBS, […]

Celebrating even in the midst of uncertainty

Record-breaking and unprecedented seems to start every sentence these days and for good reason. This week we witnessed record-breaking turnout in our general elections in the country, our state, and even in Johnson County. Yesterday the United States also broke records for new COVID-19 infections (exceeding 120,000 in one day), and sadly our own state […]

Li earns AHA career development award

Qiuxia (Lisa) Li, PhD, associate in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000, Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Li will use this funding to investigate how Sirtuin1 in endothelium affects peripheral insulin-sensitive tissues. “Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and co-exists with insulin resistance,” Li said. “Sirtuin1 […]

Counseling as chronic opioid use prevention

Hilary Mosher, MFA, MD, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, and Katherine Hadlandsmyth, PhD, clinical assistant professor of Anesthesia, received a four-year, $1,400,000 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) grant from the VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D). For this interdisciplinary research project, Mosher and Handlandsmyth will test a preventative program for chronic post-surgical […]

Faro receives global health pilot grant

Elissa Faro, PhD, research assistant professor in General Internal Medicine, has been with the department for only four months and has already received a University of Iowa Global Research Partnership Award (GRPA). The medical anthropologist will use the $10,000 in starter funds to assess the use of mHealth (mobile health) for mothers and children in […]

Dhanesha earns AHA career development award

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has earned a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, will use the funds to investigate the mechanisms for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in obesity. “Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a […]

Research runs through our veins

Earlier this week, Internal Medicine celebrated its 54th annual Research Day. For more than five decades we have paused one day a year to recognize many of our very talented colleagues who contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Our investigative scope spans a wide swath of academic medicine from health services research, health economics, clinical […]

VA’s CADRE refines critical illness scoring system

The team at the Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) continues to place novel and validated patient care at the forefront of its research. A group of Internal Medicine researchers within the Iowa City VA’s Center of Innovation have developed a new critical illness severity scoring system (CISSS), which helps physicians predict […]