Evaluating “virtual visit” effectiveness

Working on the front line of COVID-19 treatment, health care workers are at increased risk for contracting the virus. And providers treating the head and neck are at an even greater risk of exposure to saliva, mucus, and other fluids that hold a high concentration of the virus. To protect these workers, non-essential patient care […]

Koo explores links between liver disease and diabetes

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increasingly become a concern for people with diabetes and the providers who care for them. NAFLD causes insulin resistance in the liver, which plays a large role in the development of the diabetes. Young Do Koo, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Abel Lab, received a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship […]

Online presentation: “Lessons Learned from SARS” and a COVID-19 update – April 9, 2020

The recording from this presentation is available. Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 9, 2020, will be: Lessons Learned from SARS, and COVID-19 Update 12:00–1:00pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 Presented by: Loreen Herwaldt, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology (College of Public Health) Jorge Salinas, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor […]

Kumar adds color to fellows’ education

Nobody has ever said that ultrasonography is child’s play. But can channeling our inner child help physicians-in-training learn how to use such a complicated device? Bharat Kumar, MD MME FACP RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology and Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, has created a 150-page musculoskeletal sonoanatomy coloring book that substitutes long lists and bland […]

Hinton reaps reward for efforts

Since joining the Abel Lab, Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., PhD, has earned his fair share of mentorship and research awards. With three awards earned in just the past month, the postdoctoral research fellow proves he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Mayo Clinic Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship Hinton, who is currently a Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Ford […]

Presentations affected by ENDO cancellation

For at least three members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism (and of course many more around the world), this week is not going according to a plan set even just a month ago. Rhonda Souvenir, PhD, associate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and two fellows in Endocrinology, Adeyinka Taiwo, MBBS, and Julie Schommer, DO, […]

Stephens advances diabetes research with pair of grants

Sam Stephens, PhD, assistant professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently earned a $1.2M grant from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Additionally, Dr. Stephens received a three-year, $345,000 Innovative Basic Science Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The projects for each of these grants focus on understanding insulin packaging […]

Stoltz part of inaugural class of Distinguished Scholars

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, is one of six researchers named this week to the University of Iowa Health Care Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP). This program aims to support internationally recognized scientists who are leaders in their fields of research. Each of them will receive $200,000 grants per […]

Online presentation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – March 19, 2020

In accordance with safety guidelines to limit large group meetings, Internal Medicine is pleased to present our weekly Grand Rounds presentations live online. The presentation for Thursday, March 19, 2020, will be: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, March 19, 2020 Presented by: Jorge Salinas, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, Professor […]

Post-TAVR risks examined in large cohort analysis

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure replaces a narrow aortic valve that obstructs normal blood flow with a catheter. Three years ago an estimated 300,000 TAVRs had been performed. That number has climbed dramatically since and will continue with the recent FDA approval for expansion of TAVR procedures to even low-risk patients with severe […]