Seven Internal Medicine members nominated for inaugural teaching award

The Carver College of Medicine announced nominees and winners for their new Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards, and seven of the 28 nominees are members of Internal Medicine training programs. Named by medical students, peer residents, peer fellows and faculty, these nominations represent the dynamic and skilled approach to clinical teaching, a deep appreciation for […]

Dhanesha presents in AHA finals competition

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, qualified as a finalist for the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Kenneth M. Brinkhous Early Career Investigator Prize in Thrombosis. As one of the four finalists, the AHA recognized Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, as one of the young investigators […]

Soles 4 Souls community engagement extends deadline

In the middle of February, the department’s Community Engagement and Services (CES) committee launched its partnership with Soles 4 Souls, a global non-profit providing funds, footwear, and entrepreneurial support for people launching their own businesses. People around the world lifted out of poverty in part by the offering of gently used shoes dropped off into […]

Online presentation: Back to the Basics: Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 – May 14, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 14, 2020, will be: Back to the Basics: Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 Presented by: Josalyn Cho, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: […]

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 […]

M3 processes pandemic feelings through art

Medical students in the Carver College of Medicine have a unique perspective on the current pandemic. Participants in the Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine course last month were given the opportunity to reflect on their thoughts and feelings about COVID-19 and express them in whatever form they chose. This idea arose from a conversation between Sub-Internship […]

Our imperative to address health care disparities

We are data-driven. Although data will provide an accurate picture of a situation, it is empathy that motivates us to act on it. This week, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) began to report demographic breakdowns on which Iowans are being most affected by COVID-19. As has been reported for other parts of the […]

Online presentation: Neurological Complications of COVID-19 and COVID-19 and the Kidney – May 7, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 7, 2020, will be: Neurological Complications of COVID-19 and COVID-19 and the Kidney 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 7, 2020 Presented by: Christine Gill, MD, Clinical Assistant Ptofessor of Neurology Jonathan Nizar, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology The recorded presentation can be viewed here: […]

Sabharwal finds sexual differences in murine cardiomyopathies

Rasna Sabharwal, PhD, research assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $2.1M R01 from the NIH for her project “Stress-induced cardiovascular dysfunction in dilated cardiomyopathy.” With this funding, Sabharwal will investigate the central mechanisms and neural circuitry of emotional stress-mediated sudden death in dilated cardiomyopathy. With more than 200,000 cases a year in the […]