Dr. Abboud turns 90!

On this day, in 1931, François M. Abboud, MD, MACP, was born. Although the pandemic prevents us from celebrating this legend properly today, we wanted to offer the below as a reminder of his impact on medicine, on this department, college, and institution, and the rest of the world by gathering as many encomia and […]

Abboud, Yorek land on the wall

After last year’s inaugural inductees were added to the Wall of Scholarship, with 10 of the 32 publications within the Carver College of Medicine coming from Internal Medicine faculty, it was no surprise that a year later fewer total would be added to the Wall.  Still, the department’s ratio to the rest of the college […]

Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2018-19

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 16. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Chris DeZorzi, Tyler Rasmussen Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most meritorious research work […]

Internal Medicine takes its place on the wall

In recognition of scholarship that has had wide-ranging impact, the Carver College of Medicine created the Wall of Scholarship in the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building. That wall was formally dedicated earlier this week by UI President Bruce Harreld, Provost and UI Interim Executive Vice President Sue Curry, and Brooks Jackson, dean of […]

Abboud Profile in European Heart Journal

Did you know that the death of a United States senator almost changed the course of Dr. François Abboud’s life? Or that a cardiovascular fellowship training grant he first applied for in the early 1970s has been funding fellows at the University of Iowa ever since? Members of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) now […]

ACRC Researchers Find New Link to Hypertension

One of the benefits of working in the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center (ACRC) is that researchers have ready access to collaborators. A publication earlier this year in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows the results of one such collaboration within the ACRC. The article both identifies a specific immune cell cytokine in hypertensive rats that […]

Dr. Paul Seebohm Eulogy

Last week, Dr. Paul Seebohm passed away at age 100. Few had as large an impact on the shape of today’s Department of Internal Medicine and primary care in the state of Iowa. At his funeral service on January 12, Dr. François Abboud, former Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, delivered the following moving […]

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 […]

Abboud Receives Training Grant Renewal

Dr. François Abboud has received a 5-year renewal of the T-32 grant that has funded the Cardiovascular Institutional Research Fellowship, a postdoctoral program providing mentorship, guidance, and support to physicians and basic scientists in cardiovascular medicine. Graduates of this fellowship are distinguished investigators and leaders at the University of Iowa and around the world. Their […]

Milestones and Innovation

This time of year is significant as we welcome new trainees and faculty. Because so many begin their time with us in July each year, many also celebrate milestones this month. Of particular note are four faculty members who have dedicated their careers to the Department, the College, and the University. Dr. François Abboud marks […]