Chauhan named Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantatin, will bring his record of discovery in the field of hematology and his strength as a mentor both to bear in his new role as Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Division Director Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, said, “Dr. Chauhan has an impressive […]

Milhem named HOBMT Division Director

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, will become the next Director of the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, after serving as Interim Division Director for the past 3 months. Our decision to defer plans to launch a national search for a permanent Division Director […]

Tvedte joins Internal Medicine as Division Administrator

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Tvedte, MBA, to the position of Division Administrator in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation (HOBMT). She assumes responsibility for the division’s clinical and financial activities from Patty Hession, who is retiring in December from the University of […]

Steven Lentz, MD, PhD, steps down as Hematology Section Chief

After three years as Section Chief of Hematology in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Steven Lentz, MD, PhD, Henry Hamilton Chair in Hematology, is stepping down. For an impressive 13 years before the division’s reorganization in 2018, Dr. Lentz served as Director for the Division of Hematology and Oncology. We […]

Jonsdottir earns PhD midway through Hem/Onc fellowship

As she neared the end of her second year in the University of Iowa Health Care’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, Gudbjorg Jonsdottir, MD, earned a PhD from the University of Iceland. In May, Jonsdottir, who now serves as the Chief Fellow, virtually and successfully defended her dissertation, “Second Malignancies in Patients with Multiple Myeloma: […]

Dodd to delve deeply into MPNST metastasis

Rebecca Dodd, PhD, assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded a four-year, $792,000 American Cancer Society Research Scholar grant. Dodd will examine events driving the metastasis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), a group of aggressive sarcomas. Connective tissue sarcomas account for 15% of all pediatric cancers. However, […]

Phadke leads pilot study into “chemo brain”

Sneha Phadke, DO, assistant clinical professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation and a breast medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), is investigating the cognitive deficits that occur following chemotherapy, which has often been called “chemo brain.” Last month, Phadke and associate research scientist Kanchna Ramchandran, MS, PhD, were awarded […]

Updates in Hematology Conference, 2/2/19

One of the greatest strengths of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the University of Iowa is its ability to tap experts from a variety of disciplines to collaborate in new ways. At the tail end of the inaugural Updates in Hematology CME conference, some of those innovative collaborations were featured. Melissa Bates, PhD, […]

HOBMT Leadership Change

I am pleased to announce that we have implemented a new leadership structure for the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation (HOBMT). The missions of the division have been divided operationally into a Section of Oncology led by Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, and a Section of Hematology led by Steven Lentz, MD, PhD. […]