Metabolic enzyme pyruvate kinase M2 regulates platelet function and arterial thrombosis

Article: Metabolic enzyme pyruvate kinase M2 regulates platelet function and arterial thrombosis Authors: Manasa K Nayak, Madankumar Ghatge, Gagan D Flora, Nirav Dhanesha, Manish Jain, Kathleen R Markan, Matthew J Potthoff, Steven R Lentz, Anil K Chauhan Journal: Blood. 2020 Oct 7;blood.2020007140. doi: 10.1182/blood.2020007140. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Very little is known about the role […]

Multiple facets of our educational mission

Our fellowship programs have been the test subjects for a new way of recruiting in the COVID-19 era. It is hard to predict whether this year will have been just a one-off driven by the pandemic or whether these virtual interviews will become the norm even after travel restrictions are no longer necessary. It is important, not […]

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 […]

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Like many of you, I was concerned and alarmed when I learned for the first time on Monday that a decision had been made, but not widely communicated, to “pause” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training in response to Executive Order 13905 pending internal review. Since then, I have heard from many members of our […]

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:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91448970894 […]

Where Are They Now: Alexis Wickersham, MD, FACP

Alexis Wickersham, MD, FACP. Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director, Internal MedicineDirector of Wellness Initiatives, Department of MedicineSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA What were some of the projects you worked on while you were at Iowa and how did this work prepare you for your career? At Iowa, I worked on […]

Viral eradication restores normal iron status in chronic hepatitis C patients with abnormal iron studies

Article: Viral eradication restores normal iron status in chronic hepatitis C patients with abnormal iron studies Authors: Yazan Hasan, Kyle Brown Journal: Ann Hepatol. Jul-Aug 2020;19(4):422-426. Abstract:Introduction and objectives: Abnormal serum iron studies are seen in a third or more of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV), where they have been linked to accelerated […]

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Learners in the Carver College of Medicine are invited to provide examples of effective teaching at the end of each rotation. Read what our trainees recently had to say about Internal Medicine educators below. Dr. Peter Kaboli, Professor of Internal MedicineSubmitted by: Tong Yu Dr. Kaboli provided all the residents and med students on his […]

Dokun brings PAD research to Iowa

Before he joined the University of Iowa and became Division Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Associate Professor Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, was principal investigator on a five-year, $1.93M R01 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. That NIH grant has traveled with him from Tennessee to Iowa where his work continues investigating possible […]

Online presentation: Addressing Clinical Inertia in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes – October 1, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, October 1, 2020, will be: Addressing Clinical Inertia in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes12:00-1:00pmThursday, October 1, 2020 Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91978299583?pwd=ZEtNVEJ1K0UwU0xQektqVFQ5YUhudz09 This Grand Rounds […]