LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Highlights from the “First Annual” GI CME Event, 7/28/18

Though certainly not the first in the history of the division, Saturday’s Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy event was the first Continuing Medical Education event for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in more than a decade. That was more than enough time to merit the “First Annual” addition to the day-long conference’s title. […]

Stapleton VA Merit Funded

Dr. Jack Stapleton, Professor of Infectious Diseases, has just had his grant “Novel viral immune interference mechanisms: HCV as a model system” funded by a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit grant. Dr. Stapleton provided a detailed description of what specific avenues of research this will fund: Viruses have evolved mechanisms to evade recognition by the immune […]