Perepu, Chambers lead trial of proper dosage for COVID-19 thrombosis

Thrombosis is commonly associated with COVID-19; however, the impact of enoxaparin, an anti-clotting drug, on COVID-19 remains uncertain.  Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, clinical associate professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Isaac Chambers, MD, former Hematology and Medical Oncology chief fellow, conducted a multi-center, open-label, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outcome of […]

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 […]

53rd Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, 10/15/19

Since the tradition began in the early 1960s, Research Day has seen a variety of formats. But what has always been at its core was the celebration of the diversity and depth of the work being done by a panoply of trainees, clinicians, and basic scientists. Better understanding a disease mechanism or testing a new […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nayak abstract featured in Best of ASH

For the second year in a row, Manasa Nayak, MsC, PhD, received an Abstract Achievement Award at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting for a presentation submission. However, at this year’s ASH meeting—its 60th—in San Diego earlier this month, Dr. Nayak’s abstract earned an additional prize. His abstract, “Manipulating Plasticity by Targeting Pyruvate […]

Dhanesha receives ASH fellow award

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, received an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Fellow Scholar Award. The ASH Fellow Scholar Award has financially supported hematologists in their early career for more than 30 years. Dr. Dhanesha, along with ten other fellows across the country, will receive $100,000 to support […]

Lentz delivers Sherry Lecture at AHA

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, Hamilton Chair in Hematology and Hematology Section Chief, presented the 2018 Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. In a lecture entitled “Vascular Stress Management: Oxidative Mechanisms in Thrombosis and Stroke,” Dr. Lentz presented an overview of his investigations of reduction oxidation, or […]

Nayak receives fifth AHA postdoc fellowship

Following the publication of our article about four postdoctoral researchers receiving fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA), we learned of an additional one awarded to an Iowa scientist. Dr. Manasa Nayak, a member of Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, raises the total number of AHA postdoctoral fellowships awarded to Internal Medicine researchers to five. Dr. […]

Dayal Receives AHA Award to Study Gut Microbiome

Sanjana Dayal, PhD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, has received a two-year, $200,000 Innovative Project Award (IPA) from the American Heart Association. Dr. Dayal and her research team will investigate how aging-related changes in the gut microbiome affect thrombosis. This novel study will also examine how the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase 1 (Gpx1) alters the gut […]