Kline’s media campaign for vaccinating pregnant women

Many of our faculty and staff in the department and at University of Iowa Health Care have been quick to add another role, public advocate, to their educator-researcher-clinician roles over the course of the pandemic. We have always responded to requests for interviews, serving as experts on everything from updated colonoscopy screening guidelines to the […]

Perepu, Chambers lead trial of proper dosage for COVID-19 thrombosis

Thrombosis is commonly associated with COVID-19; however, the impact of enoxaparin, an anti-clotting drug, on COVID-19 remains uncertain.  Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, clinical associate professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Isaac Chambers, MD, former Hematology and Medical Oncology chief fellow, conducted a multi-center, open-label, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outcome of […]

Carvour launches health equity projects with P3 funds

Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, has received a three-year, $758K grant from the University of Iowa’s Strategic Initiatives Fund (UISIF) to begin a series of campus- and community-wide projects aimed at improving equity in health science and practice (E-HSP). Funds in the UISIF are generated from the public-private partnership Iowa established in 2019 and are to […]

Protecting Iowa’s vulnerable farmworkers expands to include vaccinations

While COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway in Iowa, Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and associate medical director of University of Iowa Health Care’s Employee Health Clinic, has been working to help ensure one critical sector of the population is not overlooked — Iowa’s migrant and seasonal agricultural […]

Dayal to examine COVID-19 clotting

Sanjana Dayal, PhD, assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, received a $50,000 COVID-19 Pilot Grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. This funding will allow Dayal to examine the mechanisms of hypercoagulation in COVID-19 mouse models.  Hypercoagulation, also known as excessive blood clotting, tends to occur in COVID-19 patients and often […]

Online presentation: Update on COVID-19 vaccination – January 7, 2021

UPDATE: Thursday’s presentation is available for viewing. Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, January 7, 2021, will be: Update on COVID-19 vaccination12:00-1:00pmThursday, January 7, 2021 Patricia Winokur, MD Executive Dean, Carver College of Medicine, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Mary Beth Fasano, MD, MSPH, Clinical Professor, Division of Immunology Jorge Salinas, MD, Hospital […]

Shielding our pulmonary fellows

“Among the aerosol-generating procedures,” an April 27 JAMA editorial cautioned, “performing endotracheal intubation is especially hazardous.” At University of Iowa Health Care, over the last ten months of caring for those individuals with COVID-19 admitted to our Medical Intensive Care Unit and needing intubation, it is safe to say that nearly every one of those […]

Online presentation: Patients’ Experiences with COVID-19 – September 24, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, September 24, 2020, will be: Patients’ Experiences with COVID-1912:00-1:00pmThursday, September 24, 2020 Presented by:Loreen Herwaldt, MD, Professor, Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95251872923 Please note that attendance is capped at 1,000. This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded […]

Education and Independence

Happy July Fourth, a day early. Tomorrow marks 244 years since 56 men dipped a sharpened quill in ink and signed the Declaration of Independence, risking their lives to resist the largest empire in the world at the time. Although many have recognized and commented on flaws that accompanied the courage of the signers, their […]