Singh, Iyer examine RA treatment on heart

Namrata Singh, MBBS, MSCI, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a two-year, $200,000 American Heart Association Innovative Grant. Singh and her colleagues will study whether hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) leads to a decrease in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Second-year rheumatology fellow Priyanka Iyer, MBBS; Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, PhD; and Diana Jalal, MD, aided in the […]

Singh receives ACR career development award

Namrata Singh, MBBS, MSCI, Clinical Assistant Professor in Immunology and of Epidemiology, recently earned an Investigator Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The three-year, $375,000 career development award recognizes junior faculty with innovative research projects. Dr. Singh is the first rheumatologist at the University of Iowa, in […]

Singh Receives ACS Seed Grant

Dr. Namrata Singh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Immunology, has been awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant via the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Singh’s year-long project, “Trending lymphoma incidence in US veterans with autoimmune disease 2002-2017,” will examine and compare temporal trends in VA data of lymphoma incidence in veterans with rheumatoid […]

Iowa Rheumatologists Bag Record-Breaking Three-peat

Iowa stuns again! Our football team may have surprised many last weekend with their win over the University of Michigan, but at least there was precedent. At this year’s annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology / Association of Rheumatology Professionals in Washington, D.C., the Knowledge Bowl trophy was carried away again by Drs. […]

Singh’s VARA Site Top Enroller

Dr. Namrata Singh has been the PI of the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis (VARA) registry since May 2015. She took over this role from Dr. Elizabeth Field, who is still actively involved in the registry. Under Dr. Singh’s leadership and with the instrumental support of research coordinator Munazza Fatima, Iowa City’s contribution to […]

On the Cutting Edge of Compassionate Care and Innovation

Providing compassionate care that is tailored to the unique needs of all that we serve is woven into our DNA in Iowa. Few of our clinicians embody this as well as Dr. Nicole Nisly, Professor of General Internal Medicine. When she and Dr. Katie Imborek of Family Medicine established the LGBTQ clinic in 2012, they […]

Singh employs growing registries to pave the way for risk research and more

Using data from the Veterans Administration rheumatoid arthritis (VARA) registry, which draws enrollment from twelve sites across the country, a research team including Dr. Namrata Singh, Assistant Professor of Immunology, recently published findings linking high disease activity of RA in men to an increased risk of lung cancer mortality, independent of other risk factors such […]