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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...
Sabarish Ayyappan, MD, and Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MBBS, both medical oncologists in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, have each taken on a leadership role in two of the multidisciplinary oncology groups (MOGs) within the Holden Comprehensive Cancer...
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has named Mohamad Mokadem, MD, associate professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Medical Cannabidiol Board (MCB). The nine-member advisory body is composed of eight physicians of different specialties and one law...
Ethan Kuperman, MD, MSc, has been appointed associate chief quality officer for Adult Inpatient Services effective Friday, July 1. Kuperman is a clinical associate professor of internal medicine and a member of the academic hospitalist group. His tenure at UI Health Care has included medical...
The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine from Interim Chair and DEO Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD. I am pleased to announce that Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of internal medicine in immunology and of pediatrics, has accepted the role of Interim...
Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantatin, will bring his record of discovery in the field of hematology and his strength as a mentor both to bear in his new role as Director of Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Division Director Mohammed...
Second-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Disease fellow Luis Vargas Buonfiglio, MD, has received a one-year, $100,000 clinical fellowship from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to expand his research into identifying clear biomarkers of bronchiectasis resulting from cystic fibrosis (CF). Bronchiectasis...
Alejandro A Pezzulo, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and Alejandro Comellas, MD, clinical professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, received a five-year, $2.8M R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. With...
Milena Gebska, MD, PhD, MME, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received one of the first round of Educational Innovation and Scholarship Grants from the college’s Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education. Gebska is the director of the internal medicine sub...
A publication earlier this month in Scientific Reports demonstrates that a key lipid metabolite may be a useful target in preventing or even reversing diabetes and many of its comorbidities. Ceramides are a characteristic of obesity, and increased accumulation of these metabolites contributes to...