Links between type 2 diabetes and lipid mobilization point to new treatment target

Yumi Imai, MD, associate professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a four-year, $710,000 VA Merit Award. With this new grant, Imai will build on previous research to investigate type 2 diabetes treatment by identifying correlations between lipolysis and beta cell dysfunction.  “Type 2 diabetes is the major health problem with high prevalence in the US, inflicting […]

OSCE adapts to COVID-19 necessities

Last year, the third year for the Intern Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) was the most successful yet. Organizers Manish Suneja, MD, and Jane Rowat, MS, had received the stamp of peer review and had expanded to include interns from two other residency programs (Anesthesia and Family Medicine) within University of Iowa Health Care for evaluation. But just […]

Targeting Myeloid-Specific Integrin α9β1 Improves Short- and Long-Term Stroke Outcomes in Murine Models With Preexisting Comorbidities by Limiting Thrombosis and Inflammation

Article: Targeting Myeloid-Specific Integrin α9β1 Improves Short- and Long-Term Stroke Outcomes in Murine Models With Preexisting Comorbidities by Limiting Thrombosis and Inflammation Authors: Nirav Dhanesha, Manish Jain, Amit K. Tripathi, Prakash Doddapattar, Mehul Chorawala, Girish Bathla, Manasa K. Nayak, Madankumar Ghatge, Steven R. Lentz, Shigeyuki Kon, Anil K. Chauhan Journal: Circ Res. 2020 Jun 5;126(12):1779-1794. […]

Meaningful success

Though the issue may not be grabbing headlines the way it did a few weeks ago, make no mistake that our efforts within the institution to correct systemic injustices continue. In meetings and in conversations across all levels—faculty, students, trainees, and leadership—there is growing recognition of the challenges faced by faculty, trainees, and students of […]

Suneja, Szot continue tradition, streamline in DeGowin’s 11th

DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination, Eleventh Edition, the newest in a series of updates of the classical clinical manual, will hit the market this Friday. At one time, this well-known text was required reading in nearly every medical school in North America. It was conceived and first penned by Elmer DeGowin, MD, a member of the department’s […]

Online presentation: COVID-19: What It Is Like to Be the Patient – July 16, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 16, 2020, will be: COVID-19: What It Is Like to Be the Patient12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 16, 2020 Presented by:Jason Barker, MD, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases Elise Barlow, Administrative Services Coordinator, Residency Education, Department of Family Medicine Christopher Benson, MD, Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Patrick Hartley, MD, MPH, Clinical […]

Pereira investigates brown fat cell role in combating obesity

Obesity and obesity-related diabetes and heart disease affect nearly half of adults in the United States. One potential solution to alleviate its prevalence may lie in finding ways to increase metabolism. With a five-year $1.93M R01, Renata Pereira, PhD, research assistant professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a team of researchers plan to investigate methods […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2020

Medical Alumni Auditorium may not be as picturesque as the rolling hills and woods surrounding Rapid Creek Cidery and Wilson’s Orchard north of Iowa City where the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension celebrated its graduates last year. Program Director Lisa Antes, MD, and Program Coordinator Sara Murph still transformed the well with flowers and other […]

Online presentation: You Give Me Fever: Fever in the Morning, Fever all through the Night – July 9, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 9, 2020, will be: You Give Me Fever:  Fever in the Morning, Fever all through the Night12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 9, 2020 Loreen Herwaldt, MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93917697858 Please note that attendance is capped […]