Stoltz part of inaugural class of Distinguished Scholars

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, is one of six researchers named this week to the University of Iowa Health Care Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP). This program aims to support internationally recognized scientists who are leaders in their fields of research. Each of them will receive $200,000 grants per […]

Big data and big discoveries

Happy New Year, Happy 2020! I hope the past couple weeks have been restorative, whether you were able to take a lot or even a little time away from work and for yourself. The turning of the calendar to a new year and a new decade may be an arbitrary time for the establishment of […]

CF research lights up Nashville

Sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 33rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) was held in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month. A number of members of the research program at the University of Iowa made the trip. This included faculty in the adult and pediatric pulmonary divisions, a pediatric endocrinologist, study nurses, pathologists, microbiologists, […]

Thornell receives Gilead grant

Ian Thornell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, received a two-year, $120,370 grant from the Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis to examine chloride secretion in cells directly and indirectly affected by the disease. Genetic mutations in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), an anion channel in the membrane of the airway epithelia, causes cystic […]

PBI Convergence Grant Awarded to CF Researchers

A major component of research in the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and to expose researchers to new ways of looking at problems. This spirit is built into the architecture and layout of each floor of laboratories in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, which can find basic scientists working alongside computer […]

Teamwork Advances All of Our Missions

The recent visit to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by the Joint Commission has afforded the Department of Internal Medicine a unique and important opportunity to focus on specific areas of quality improvement. To everyone who made extra effort during the week of the JC’s review, you have my thanks and my congratulations […]

Research Innovations: CF Mice and Biobanking Consent

We are now nearly a month into the new semester and well into the second month of this new year. I hope that new routines or new resolutions are settling into comfortable habits for you. In my previous post, I promised to discuss interesting advances in research, and I am pleased to highlight a groundbreaking […]

A cystic fibrosis mystery solved (IowaNow)

New research from the University of Iowa answers a question that has vexed cystic fibrosis (CF) researchers for almost 25 years: Why don’t mice with CF gene mutations develop the life-threatening lung disease that affects most people with CF? The research team, led by Michael Welsh, discovered an answer to this long-standing scientific puzzle, and […]