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 […]

Coronavirus Resources for UI Health Care Employees

The safety of our patients, faculty, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for University of Iowa Health Care. This page will continue to have up-to-date information and resources for health care employees regarding our preparation and response to COVID-19. Conorovirus Reources for UI Health Care Employees

Internal Medicine Has Soul!

For its 2020 campaign, Internal Medicine has partnered with international non-profit Soles4Souls, a top-rated international organization with the goal of alleviating the impact of poverty around the world. Thanks to Soles4Souls, more than 40M pairs of shoes have been kept out of landfills and put to good use. Their belief is that one pair of […]

How to obtain MOC credit for Update in Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2020

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits are available for attendance at the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentations held on February 6 and 13, 2020. Attendees can earn 10 MOC credits; participants need to log in to the ABIM portal, order the module, and submit their answers. Here are instructions on how to do so: Log in […]

Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund

Earlier this fall, our department lost a very talented, vivacious, and driven young physician, Dr. Amarachi Anukam, who suffered with sickle cell disease. After discussions with her parents, internal medicine residents and faculty, and our sickle cell care team, we are pleased to announce the newly established Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund. This memorial fund via the […]

Diabetes research enters “the matrix”

Coming soon to a public television stations across the country! Hosted by the television and film actor Laurence Fishburne, the program Information Matrix profiles innovative and exceptional organizations and individuals. An episode titled “Reversing Diabetes” brought a film crew to Iowa City in order to document the work being done within the Fraternal Order of […]