Alvarez, Hodgson-Zingman named to Heart and Vascular Center leadership

Paulino Alvarez, MD, has accepted the position of Interim Director of the Cardiomyopathy Section, effective July 1. Alvarez graduated from the Universidad René Favaloro Medical School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed an internal medicine residency at Instituto Universitario CEMIC in Buenos Aires, and a cardiology residency at Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martin, […]

Chromogranin B regulates early-stage insulin granule trafficking from the Golgi in pancreatic islet β-cells

Article: Chromogranin B regulates early-stage insulin granule trafficking from the Golgi in pancreatic islet β-cells Authors: Shelby C. Bearrows, Casey J. Bauchle, McKenzie Becker, Jonathan M. Haldeman, Svetha Swaminathan, Samuel B. Stephens Journal: J Cell Sci. 2019 Jul 1;132(13) Abstract: Chromogranin B (CgB, also known as CHGB) is abundantly expressed in dense core secretory granules […]

Welcome to our new trainees

Happy day after the Fourth of July. For many of us, holidays do not equate with time off, but on the contrary, might increase the amount of work on our plates. For those who had to work, I hope that yesterday and the next few days pass quietly and pleasantly. Many thanks to those of […]

OSCE gets national exposure, refines and expands again

Year Three of the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in the Internal Medicine Residency Program brings more than a few changes. The first, most important, is that this innovative exercise has now been given the stamp of peer-review. After presenting their poster at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine meeting last spring, Program Director Manish Suneja, […]

New Member Welcome Dinner, 2019

No formal ceremonies, no awards, no PowerPoint presentations, no speeches. Just cupcakes, bean bag toss games, and a residency program that cares as much about the comfort of its members as the skills they hope to impart. It was in that spirit that the program hosted a welcome dinner at North Liberty’s Tin Roost restaurant […]

From the Editor: Getting started getting published

I recently spoke at a residents’ noon conference about the basics of manuscript writing. Although residents are encouraged to write and submit papers, it may be a daunting task for those without a lot of writing experience. My goal was to provide tips for writing and organizing a paper, and to help with deciphering some […]

July 2019 – Emily Majerus

Emily Majerus was “super pumped” when she was first hired to work as a staff nurse in outreach clinics for University of Iowa Health Care in 2015. “As a nurse, we all want to work for the university. When you look at the ways that you can help and the things that you have access […]

Coronary Spasm and Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia One Year After Takotsubo

Article: Coronary Spasm and Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia One Year After Takotsubo Authors: Noah N. Williford MD, Alexander Mazur MD, Troy Rhodes MD, PhD, Elaine Demetroulis MD, Milena A. Gebska MD, PhD Journal: Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Jun; 3(2): 231–234. Abstract: Stress cardiomyopathy is typically considered to be a disease with a favorable […]

Moffett earns Latham fellowship

Madeline Moffett, an undergraduate Human Physiology major working in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has been accepted into the Latham Science Engagement Program as one of their fellows for the 2019–20 academic year. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Latham fellows will complete two courses in science-communication skills and outreach, […]

Allergy / Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2019

As with last year the Divisions of Immunology and of Endocrinology and Metabolism combined their respective fellowship graduations into one event. A ballroom in the Coralville Marriott was carefully prepared to handle the influx of the two divisions’ worth of guests. But before attendees even entered they were greeted with displays honoring each of that […]