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 […]

Weighing risks in a COVID era

As novel coronavirus infections cycle through spikes and plateaus and states and communities around the nation implement ever-shifting levels of restrictions, it can be difficult for the public to make informed and sensible choices, especially ones based on their own potential for a severe case of COVID-19. Mixed messaging can blur the lines between a […]

Online presentation: Can I change the lactulose? The Role of Non Hepatologist in the Management of Cirrhosis – October 8, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, October 8, 2020, will be: Can I change the lactulose? The Role of Non Hepatologist in the Management of Cirrhosis12:00-1:00pmThursday, October 8, 2020 Yolanda Villalvazo, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: […]

“See you soon” to Rebecca Hegeman, MD

How does a team say good-bye to someone who has served as its center and one of its strongest advocates for decades? The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension had to give it a try last week before Rebecca Hegeman, MD, retired from a career spent at the University of Iowa, building and maintaining one of […]

Progress, 10/22-23: Call for Abstracts and Registration

Nothing can stop Progress! For forty years, this CME conference has brought health care providers from all over the state to learn about the latest in treatments, devices, and discoveries. More recently, physicians and pharmacists have combined their expertise to present a broader perspective on some of the most pressing issues in health care. This […]

Doddapattar earns AHA career development award

Prakash Doddapattar, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the Chauhan Lab, earned a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Doddapattar’s application was ranked below 1 percentile, indicating it was among the very best. Doddapattar will use the funds to investigate the mechanisms by which myeloid cell-specific metabolic enzyme, Pyruvate kinase M2 […]

Chief Resident Introductions, 2020–21

Nicholas Arnold, MD While growing up in a rural Missouri farming community, my enthusiasm for science and history were surpassed only by my love of Mizzou football (M-I-Z). During my time at the University of Missouri I received my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition while researching the interface between diabetes and female genetics on cardiovascular […]

Online presentation: Chief Resident Presentations – June 11, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 11, 2020, will be: Chief Resident Presentations 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, June 11, 2020 A mess o’trexate  – Salman Ansari, MD Improving “Code Blues” Using Interprofessional Simulation Training – Brenden Boyle, MD Approach to eosinophilia – Andrei Schwartz, MD “Because he is old” – Jenny Strouse, MD Click […]

Abel Lab identifies link between insulin resistance and diabetic heart failure

The greatest risks to long-term health in people with diabetes arise from diabetic complications, particularly cardiovascular disease. However the mechanisms by which the metabolic changes associated with type 2 diabetes like insulin resistance increases the risk of heart failure are less understood. In a recent publication in JCI Insight, E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and […]

Mungai wins rare Spain Fulbright as undergrad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program usually prioritizes graduate students and doctoral candidates for their Spain open study and research awards. However, among the 112 applicants from across the country, Margaret Mungai, an undergraduate in the laboratory of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, was one of the 24 finalists to receive a Spain Fulbright award. Mungai […]