Rasmussen receives AHA seed grant

Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Cardiology fellow, received the American Heart Association’s Young Investigator Database Seed Grant to research in-hospital cardiac arrests in Medicare recipients. This grant provides Rasmussen access to the Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) database, a cardiovascular health database partially focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) data. While in-hospital cardiac arrests are common and […]

Abel to lead one of four AHA research networks

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts […]

Lentz delivers Sherry Lecture at AHA

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, Hamilton Chair in Hematology and Hematology Section Chief, presented the 2018 Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. In a lecture entitled “Vascular Stress Management: Oxidative Mechanisms in Thrombosis and Stroke,” Dr. Lentz presented an overview of his investigations of reduction oxidation, or […]

Nayak receives fifth AHA postdoc fellowship

Following the publication of our article about four postdoctoral researchers receiving fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA), we learned of an additional one awarded to an Iowa scientist. Dr. Manasa Nayak, a member of Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, raises the total number of AHA postdoctoral fellowships awarded to Internal Medicine researchers to five. Dr. […]

Four postdocs receive AHA fellowships

Post-doctoral fellows Drs. Rahul Kumar, Ravinder Reddy Gaddam, Helena Kenny, and Jared McLendon each received American Heart Association (AHA) Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards in the past month. According to the AHA, this award provides funding which allows “applicants to develop academic careers in research alongside fulfilling clinical services commitments.” The fellows who apply for this award […]

AHA Grants to Internal Medicine

The American Heart Association has recently approved a round of funding for multiple members of the Department. Two Winter 2017 Grant-in-Aid awards each totaling $154,000 are set to begin July 1 and will continue through the end of June 2019. In her project, Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Vice Chair for Research, will focus on how mitochondria […]

AHA Predoctoral Fellowships Awarded

The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded two predoctoral students, Kevin Urak and Dan Matasic, fellowships allowing them to continue their mentored cardiovascular research. Each of these students are pursuing PhDs while working in labs directed by members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Paloma Giangrande and Division Director Dr. Barry London. Kevin Urak […]

Continuing Our Legacy

This week, I had the pleasure to attend a portion of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 89th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. For five days, leaders in cardiovascular clinical practice and research surveyed the latest breakthroughs that are occurring in the field. More than 18,000 medical professionals from more than 100 countries attended, with […]

Recognizing Our Impact

Every member of a department with as long and storied a history as ours will appreciate the ways in which their actions could have a profound and lasting impact on the institution they serve. Few of our members have had more of an impact than Dr. François Abboud. The recent news of the renewal of […]

Lentz Named Chair of ATVB Council

Dr. Steven Lentz has recently been elected Chair of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB), one of the largest and most active councils of the American Heart Association. This global organization engages members working in a variety of capacities from discovery science to clinical research. The council also organizes a yearly conference […]