Faraci leads international network of researchers on cerebral small vessel disease

Frank Faraci, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, has been tapped to co-lead an international research network by the Leducq Foundation. Each year since 2003, the organization has named four or five new “Networks of Excellence” composed of researchers from around the world. The seven labs that comprise Faraci’s International Network of Excellence on […]

Dhanesha presents in AHA finals competition

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, qualified as a finalist for the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Kenneth M. Brinkhous Early Career Investigator Prize in Thrombosis. As one of the four finalists, the AHA recognized Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, as one of the young investigators […]

Chauhan, Leira to lead stroke research site at Iowa

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, and Enrique Leira, MD, MS, professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Epidemiology, have received a three-year, $1.1M Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to support translational studies for acute neuroprotection. Currently, there […]

Potential new focus for MODS treatment

Although a definitive explanation for why multiple organ dysfunction system (MODS) occurs has yet to be found, solutions for treating it are beginning to emerge. Paloma Giangrande, PhD, associate professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, is senior author on a study published last month in Nature Communications investigating the treatment of MODS […]

Chauhan receives NINDS R01

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, Professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, received a five-year, $1.75M R01 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). These funds will help Dr. Chauhan’s team understand the mechanistic role of integrin α9β1 in the pathophysiology of stroke. If someone has had an ischemic […]

Faraci Receives $2.54M R01

Frank Faraci, PhD, Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and of Pharmacology, received a five-year, $2.54M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Faraci plans to use these funds to study small vessel disease (SVD) in the brain to gain insight into mechanisms and potential therapies that could prevent this group […]

Cardiology Fellows Contribute to New Textbook

Two fellows in Cardiovascular Medicine each co-authored a chapter in a new title forthcoming from Elsevier. Writing with Dr. Michael Giudici, Drs. Chad Ward and Bria Giacomino will see the publication of their work in the first edition of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation. The textbook, edited by Greg Flaker, MD, Professor of Medicine at […]

Vaughan-Sarrazin Awarded R01 Grant

Dr. Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine, has been awarded a three-year, $950,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the use of four FDA-approved anticoagulants for stroke prevention in individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). Since 2010, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxoban, which are collectively known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), have […]

First Lead-Author Publication for Sánchez-Luna

We try to spread the word about a publication from Internal Medicine each week, though in a Department this size, many still slip past us. But when one of our residents publishes his first lead-author article, we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to offer congratulations. A case report by Dr. Sergio Sánchez-Luna, […]