Cheng to expand understanding of renal tubular disorders

Chih-Jen Cheng, MD, associate professor in Nephrology and Hypertension, has received a five-year, $1.55M R01 from the US Department of Health and Human Services. With these funds, Cheng will produce greater insight into the pathogenesis of Bartter syndrome (BS), a rare genetic disorder resulting in kidney dysfunction. Children diagnosed with BS have difficulty reabsorbing salt […]

Trainees present at national ACAAI Meeting

Two residents—one in her second-year, the other a recent graduate and now allergy/immunology fellow—recently presented work in a poster session at the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (ACAAI) in Louisville, Kentucky. Madalyn Walsh, MD, and John Salomone, MD, were both on hand to discuss and take questions […]

Internal Medicine Research Day, 2022

In announcing the results of this year’s poster session at the 56th Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, Prajwal Gurung, PhD, and Michihiko Goto, MD, MSCI, wrote, “As in past years, the competition was very tough for the abstract awards. Congratulations to the award winners listed below.” With 65 posters presented in person, this year’s session […]

Holden Investigator Spotlight: Karima Ait-Aissa

The following is reprinted from the October 10 issue of the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Holden Highlights newsletter. Investigator Spotlight: Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD Research Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine Program Affiliation: Free Radical Metabolism and Imaging Karima Ait-Aissa is originally from Bejaia, Algeria, in North Africa. She is the oldest of […]

56th Internal Medicine Research Day Schedule of Events – October 11, 2022

The 56th Internal Medicine Research Day will take place with afternoon sessions on Tuesday, October 11.  [add to Outlook calendar] The in-person event will feature a Keynote Lecture, invited short talks, and poster session. Schedule: 12:00-1:00pm Keynote Presentation – Prem Sahai Auditorium, MERF Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus:  From Body Colonization to Global […]

Faraci leads international network of researchers on cerebral small vessel disease

Frank Faraci, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, has been tapped to co-lead an international research network by the Leducq Foundation. Each year since 2003, the organization has named four or five new “Networks of Excellence” composed of researchers from around the world. The seven labs that comprise Faraci’s International Network of Excellence on […]

McLendon to examine protein protectiveness against Alzheimer’s

Jared McLendon, PhD, associate in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has received a three-year, $175,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Association examining the molecular significance of Sorbs2 in Alzheimer’s disease. Higher levels of this protein have been associated with delayed onset of the disease by more than 11 years and, conversely, decreased levels of Sorbs2 have been observed in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “This […]

Hem/Onc fellow, faculty granted access to international database for retrospective study

Two Iowa researchers—third-year hematology and oncology fellow Kittika Poonsombudlert, MD, and Christopher Strouse, MD, clinical assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation—will examine potential cardiovascular risks from a drug in a recently approved study. The proposal, “Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide Related Cardiomyopathy; incidence, risk factors, and outcome,” was approved by the Center for International […]

Chauhan named Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantatin, will bring his record of discovery in the field of hematology and his strength as a mentor both to bear in his new role as Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Division Director Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, said, “Dr. Chauhan has an impressive […]

Fraternal Order of Eagles Investiture Ceremony

“It’s a funny feeling to have an endowed chair named after you when you are still alive.” E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, most-recent director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) was present for the investiture of Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, as the the E. Dale Abel Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research […]