Research News

November

Boudreau awarded Iowa Neuroscience Institute Accelerator Grant
November 7, 2017

October

Schweizer Receives VA Merit Grant
October 31, 2017 - Dr. Marin Schweizer has been awarded a 3-year, $912,000 VA Merit grant through Health Services Research and Development

51st Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, Events and Award Winners
October 10, 2017

Vaughan-Sarrazin Awarded R01 Grant
October 5, 2017 - Dr. Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin has been awarded a three-year, $950,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health

September

Allyn Mark honored with American Heart Association research award
September 28, 2017

National Cancer Institute awards $12.4 million lymphoma research grant renewal to UI, Mayo Clinic
September 19, 2017 - University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic have received a five-year, $12.4 million grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for lymphoma research.

COPDGene Receives Five-Year Renewal
September 18, 2017 - COPDGene, a nationwide study to discover the genetic underpinnings of smoking-induced COPD, will enter its second decade after being renewed by the NHLBI.

CADRE Researchers Find Link Between Staph Infection Treatments and Reduced Mortality
September 12, 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Michihiko Goto and his team of researchers in the VA’s CADRE

Jalal Awarded NHLBI R01
September 7, 2017 - Dr. Diana Jalal has been awarded a four-year, $2.3M grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute .

August

Dayal to Expand Dementia Research
August 29, 2017 - Dr. Sanjana Dayal has received supplemental funding through the NIH’s National Institute of Aging to expand her research into the area of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Gerke Awarded FDA R01
August 23, 2017

Inflammation Fellows Take 2 of 3 Top Spots
August 15, 2017 

Closing the cardiac arrest survival gap
August 9, 2017 - UI study examines racial differences in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Echocardiography Laboratory Earns Reaccreditation
August 8, 2017

Study identifies multiple roles of glucose metabolism in platelet activation and survival
August 3, 2017 - Platelets, the cells in blood that enable clotting, are highly reliant on their ability to metabolize glucose, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.

Adams Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant
August 1, 2017

July

Reducing fear memories in mice
July 28-2017 - Dr. Welsh discusses his lab's investigation of a method for increasing the instability of a recalled fear memory.

UI licenses discovery that could provide OTC treatment option for wasting syndrome
July 25, 2017

Reducing fear memories in mice
July 19, 2017 - New findings may have implications for treating PTSD. 

Imai Named to NIH Study Section
July 17, 2017

Zhan Receives LLS Translational Research Grant
July 13, 2017

Tweaking muscle metabolism prevents obesity and diabetes in mice
July 5, 2017 - Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at in Dr. Abel's lab.

June

Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways
June 30, 2017 - Study may help explain mucus clearance problems for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Livorsi Earns Career Development Award
June 7, 2017 - Dr. Dan Livorsi, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, has successfully obtained a five-year Career Development Award from the Veterans Health Administration.

May

Can fat “feel” fat?
May 31, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose.

Highlights from the 28th Annual Iowa Rheumatology Symposium
May 23, 2017 - The 28th Annual Iowa Rheumatology Symposium was held at the Coralville Mariott Hotel and Conference Center on Friday May 19, 2017.

FOEDRC Receives $2.02M Training Grant
May 19, 2017 - The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) is the recipient of a $2.02M training grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases from the National Institutes of Health.

CF Research Team Awarded $3.63M Grant
May 17, 2017 - Internal Medicine investigators have received a $3.63M/five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Highlights from the 19th Annual Update in Infectious Diseases
May 15, 2017 - The 19th Annual Update in Infectious Diseases was held at the hotelVetro in Iowa City on Friday May 5, 2017.

Highlights from the 39th Annual John B. Stokes Kidney Day
May 12, 2017 - The 39th Annual John B. Stokes Kidney Day was held on May 4, 2017.

April

UI Clinician Spearheading Promising Melanoma Immunotherapy Treatment
April 5, 2017 - Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Yousef Zakharia, MD, has presented promising data at a national meeting about combining a new investigational immunotherapy drug with an FDA-approved immunotherapy drug to treat patients with advanced melanoma.

March

Abou Alaiwa Wins K08 Grant
March 29, 2017 - Dr. Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has recently begun work on an early-career grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

ACRC Researchers Find New Link to Hypertension
March 28, 2017 - One of the benefits of working in the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center (ACRC) is that researchers have ready access to collaborators. A publication earlier this year in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows the results of one such collaboration within the ACRC.

Bacterium-Induced Alteration in Neutrophils Identified
March 10, 2017 - Dr. Lee-Ann Allen, Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology, is the senior author on a recent publication appearing in the prestigious Journal of Immunology.

February

Imai Receives R01 and ADA Grants
February 27, 2017 - Associate Professor Yumi Imai has received a renewal of an R01, as well as a new ADA grant.

Two Publications Identify “Longevity” Enzyme Interactions
February 15, 2017 - Researchers in Internal Medicine publish works regarding the Sirtuin1 enzyme.

January

Grumbach VA Merit Grant Funded
January 27, 2017 - Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has just had her VA Merit proposal funded with a four-year, $650,000 grant.

Stapleton VA Merit Funded
January 25, 2017 - Dr. Jack Stapleton, Professor of Infectious Diseases, has just had his grant “Novel viral immune interference mechanisms: HCV as a model system” funded by a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit grant.

Adams named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair
January 19, 2017 - Christopher Adams, MD, PhD, has been named the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair.

Perencevich Elected to ASCI
January 18, 2107 - Dr. Eli Perencevich, Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research and Professor of General Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

Michael Welsh receives 2017 Steven C. Beering Award
December 22, 2016 Michael Welsh, University of Iowa professor of internal medicine, molecular physiology, and biophysics and neurosurgery, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Steven C. Beering Award.

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