August 2, 2016 Dr. Hilary Mosher has been appointed Program Director of the Iowa City VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship Program. The VAQS program consists of eight sites across the United States, with an affiliate site in Toronto, Canada.
Muscle wasting, or atrophy, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. Aging is the most common cause, but muscle atrophy also happens as a result of muscle disuse—after injury or spinal cord damage, for example—malnutrition, critical illness, or advanced chronic diseases like...
July 22, 2016 Dr. Margo Schilling has been named to the John McMaster Ristine M.D. Professorship in Geriatrics Education.
July 20, 2016 Drs. Michihiko Goto and Eli Perencevich have published new findings in the most recent issue of Clinical Infectious Disease that reveal the VA’s nationwide and successfully aggressive effort to decrease drug-resistant staph infections had the added benefit of dramatically reducing infection rates of even more difficult-to-fight bacteria.
July 7, 2016 Dr. Milena Gebska, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, is assuming the role of Sub-Internship Course Director.
July 6, 2016 Dr. François Abboud has received a 5-year renewal of the T-32 grant that has funded the Cardiovascular Institutional Research Fellowship, a postdoctoral program providing mentorship, guidance, and support to physicians and basic scientists in cardiovascular medicine.
July 5, 2016 Dr. Steven Lentz has recently been elected Chair of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB), one of the largest and most active councils of the American Heart Association.
July 5, 2016 Introducing the Chief Residents for 2016-2017!
June 27, 2016 Open-heart surgery to repair or replace valves can often be too great a risk for many patients despite the necessity of the procedure. Instead, these high-risk patients undergo a less-invasive valve-replacement procedure.
June 24, 2016 Half a million people are infected with staph bacteria each year, leading to skin infections, as well as more dangerous and deadly diseases, especially when the infection enters the bloodstream.