Flora awarded AHA postdoc fellowship

Gagan Flora, PhD, a postdoctoral research scholar in the lab of Anil Chauhan, PhD, received a two-year, $140,952 American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Role of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases in regulating platelet function and thrombosis.” This is the latest in a string of postdoctoral fellowships and career development awards received by researchers […]

Gaddam receives AHA postdoctoral fellowship

Ravinder Reddy Gaddam, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Vikram Lab, received his second American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Gaddam plans to determine the role of microRNA-122 in the development of endothelial dysfunction and non-dipping hypertension—blood pressure that does not “dip” during sleep—during diabetes. Gaddam’s primary sponsor, Ajit Vikram, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, […]

Dhanesha presents in AHA finals competition

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, qualified as a finalist for the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Kenneth M. Brinkhous Early Career Investigator Prize in Thrombosis. As one of the four finalists, the AHA recognized Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, as one of the young investigators […]

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 […]