Dedication of the Dr. Richard E. Kerber Echocardiography Laboratory

“He wasn’t trying to be tough, he just loved to teach,” sonographer Shelly Gilbert said. Ms. Gilbert was describing the intimidation she felt when she first started working with the late Dr. Richard Kerber. Quickly, though, she said, she came to appreciate his deep wells of knowledge, good humor, and his “genuine love for Echo.” […]

Dedication of the Richard E. Kerber Cardiology Fellows Room

The late Dr. Richard E. Kerber mentored class after class of cardiology fellows for decades. To honor that devotion, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine remodeled and dedicated their fellows’ lounge in Dr. Kerber’s memory. Donations to fund the project came from colleagues and former trainees. Besides new furniture, work stations, and other comforts, the Richard […]

ACRC Symposium Panel Planned in Memory of Kerber

Next week, the François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center will host its 4th Annual Symposium. Each year, experts in cardiovascular medicine from around the country come together to exchange ideas and reveal the latest on a variety of topics. You can read more about the presentations, lectures, and seminars scheduled across the two-day event here. […]

Continuing Our Legacy

This week, I had the pleasure to attend a portion of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 89th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. For five days, leaders in cardiovascular clinical practice and research surveyed the latest breakthroughs that are occurring in the field. More than 18,000 medical professionals from more than 100 countries attended, with […]

Dr. Richard Kerber, 1939 – 2016

It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Dr. Richard Kerber, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine. After a short illness, he died at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on Tuesday, November 8. He was 77. For more than 45 years, Dr. Kerber dedicated himself to the University of Iowa, […]

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 […]