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Dr. Chou-Long Huang, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Nephrology, and Dr. Curt Sigmund, Chair and Departmental Officer of the Department of Pharmacology and Roy J Carver Chair in Hypertension Research have received a 5-year, $1.7M training grant from the National Institute of Diabetes...
Timothy Nguyen, undergraduate in Dr. Songhai Chen's laboratory, and Shao Zhang, undergraduate in Dr. Justin Grobe's laboratory were both selected to represent the University of Iowa at the 13th Annual “Research in the Capitol” day on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Each year, just twenty students from each...
Pharmacology trainees were well represented among those receiving awards at the 2018 Research Day Scientific Poster Session of the Federal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Graduate students Sharon Idiga (Molecular Medicine, Potthoff laboratory) and Rachel Minerath (Pharmacology, Grueter...
Three graduate students training in Pharmacology are featured in the UI 2018 Dare to Discover banner campaign. The campaign gives recognition to undergraduate and graduate students from across the University of Iowa for their scholarly and creative activities. Pharmacology trainees Lucas Bon Durant...
Sheps King-McAlpin (MM Graduate Student - Matthew Potthoff) has received an Underrepresented Minority Pre-Comprehensive Mentored Summer Research Fellowship. This award is intended to facilitate my research progress. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is an endocrine hormone that regulates energy...
Dr. Kristin Claflin, a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Matt Potthoff's laboratory received an individual NIH Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for her project entitled, “Identification of a Novel Neural Circuit Regulating Energy Expenditure and Glucose Homeostasis”. The...
For the cover of its February issue, the journal Molecular Metabolism has selected the article by Balyssa Bell, a Pharmacology graduate student in the laboratory of Kamal Rahmouni, PhD. Ballyssa's article entitled "Differential Contribution of POMC and AgRP Neurons to the Regulation of Regional...
The Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology while an undergraduate at Iowa. In her junior year of study, Amanda’s life tragically ended after being struck by a motor...
Associate Professor Justin L. Grobe, PhD was selected in December 2017 to receive an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. As described by the AHA, this career development award “is designed to support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and established...
On Friday December 15, 2017, Jeremy A. Sandgren defended his thesis entitled “Vasopressin in Preeclampsia.” Jeremy is a combined MD+PhD graduate student enrolled in the MSTP program within the Carver College of Medicine, and has worked toward his PhD requirements within the Pharmacology graduate...