Undergrads in research: Margaret Mungai

As part of our ongoing series on the role undergraduate students play in Internal Medicine research, we are pleased to feature a few individual students’ stories. For one Iowa high school senior, research was always a part of her future plans. To achieve this aspiration, undergraduate Margaret Mungai began her journey toward that goal of […]

Hinton receives NIH loan repayment grant

Antentor Hinton, Jr., PhD, received a two-year student loan repayment (LRP) grant from the NIH’s National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities while he trains and conducts health disparities research like his latest project exploring how insulin stimulation alters endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites during OPA1-induced mitochondrial stress. “One of the most significant benefits […]

Undergrads in research: Rana Hewezi

As part of our ongoing series on the role undergraduate students play in Internal Medicine research, we are pleased to feature a few individual students’ stories. With more than 20 current undergraduate researchers, one of the best on-campus research opportunities for an aspiring physician scientist is in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. […]

Undergrads in research: Benjamin Kirk

As part of our ongoing series on the role undergraduate students play in Internal Medicine research, we are pleased to feature a few individual students’ stories. While his fellow classmates sleep in, undergraduate Benjamin Kirk begins his day at 7:30 a.m., sitting in five hours of classes before making his way to the fourth floor […]

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, […]

Undergrads gain exposure to Internal Medicine research

The University of Iowa has several resources that connect undergraduate students to unique experiences, including participation in the groundbreaking, influential research conducted in the Internal Medicine labs. The Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU), a unit of the Office for the Vice President of Research (OVPR), reports that 30% of senior undergraduates are involved […]

April 2019 – Antentor Hinton, Jr

As he neared completion of his PhD in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Antentor “AJ” Hinton, Jr, was considering nine different offers for employment, three of them from faculty at the University of Iowa. One of those Iowans was E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. Almost all of the other recruiters, […]

Mungai wins research award

Margaret Mungai has received a 2019 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards (EURA) given by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). Each year the ICRU awards five EURAs, which includes a $1,000 travel scholarship to a professional development program or event, an ICRU Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year, and recognition at a dinner […]

Abel Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

Dr. Dale Abel, Chair and DEO of Internal Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, has received a 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). This award recognizes outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in research and creative projects and entitles recipients to funding for […]