Iowa Inflammation Program members at SLB

In October, the Society of Leukocyte Biology (SLB) hosted its annual meeting in Chandler, Arizona, and a number of members of the Iowa Inflammation Program made the trip. In addition to the scientific sessions at which new work was presented and discussed, conferees met at the Business Meeting to recognize SLB members for exceptional work, […]

Allen Named Daum Professor

Lee-Ann Allen, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases, and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been appointed to the Kate Daum Professorship, which recognizes outstanding women scientists at the University of Iowa. This position is endowed by the Carver College of Medicine in honor of Kate Daum, PhD, who directed the UI Nutrition Department […]

Four VA Merit Award Applications Granted

A number of Internal Medicine members have received favorable responses to VA Merit Award applications. We would like to congratulate four of those researchers, who describe the work these grants will fund below. Lee-Ann Allen, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Dysregulation of the inflammatory response by Francisella tularensis […]

Allen Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Lee-Ann H. Allen, PhD, Professor in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). The AAM is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest life science organization. Fellows are nominated by existing members and elected based on […]

Bacterium-Induced Alteration in Neutrophils Identified

Dr. Lee-Ann Allen, Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology, is the senior author on a recent publication appearing in the prestigious Journal of Immunology. This paper shows for the first time that Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that infects the stomach of humans and can cause gastric ulcers and gastric cancer, can induce subtype differentiation of human neutrophils, […]