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A generous gift from Dr. Gary G. Buterbaugh (Pharmacology, M.S. ‘67, Ph.D. ’69), now of Lakewood, Colorado, enabled the establishment in May of a new travel award for Pharmacology trainees to be given in the honor of Dr. James L. Spratt, M.D. Ph.D. (1932-2011). Spratt mentored Buterbaugh throughout...
Katherine Perschbacher has been selected to receive a 2017-2019 predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. Katie is a graduate student in the Molecular & Cellular Biology program, performing her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Justin Grobe. Her project is focused on the...
Dr. Christopher Benson has been named the Clinical Chief of Cardiology for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Benson is a Professor of Internal Medicine and of Pharmacology and Chief of Cardiology at the VA Medical Center. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota School of...
Curt D. Sigmund, PhD , the Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research, and professor and DEO of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Leadership in Research Award by the Vice-President for Research and Economic Development...
Dr. Stefan Strack, John P. Long Professor of Pharmacology, was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) entitled “PP2A in neurodevelopmental disorders”. The project seeks to identify mechanisms by which recurrent de novo mutations in the protein phosphatase 2A...
Curt D. Sigmund, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology was selected to receive the Carl J. Wiggers Award given by the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society. The Carl J. Wiggers Award is presented in honor of the section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers. Dr. Wiggers’ research...
Stephanie Alberico, B.S., a graduate student in the Narayanan Lab , received the Graduate Research Excellence Award in biology, life, mathematical and physical sciences and was awarded third place at teh Jakobsen Memorial Conference. The Graduate Research Excellence Awards honor students in...
Dr. Songhai Chen, Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has been awarded a 5-year 2.3 million National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) research grant entitled: "Role of Gi/o-coupled receptor signaling in breast cancer progression"...
Drs. Stefan Strack and Yuriy Usachev, John P Long Professors of Pharmacology, were awarded a 5-year Iowa Neuroscience Institute Research Program of Excellence grant supported by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust entitled “Mitochondrial dynamics and calcium cycling in neuronal injury, excitability...
Charles A. Warwick successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on the 20th of April, 2017. His dissertation work was titled “The Role of Complement Component C5a in Nociceptive Sensitization” and focused on the mechanisms of neuro-immune interaction in development of chronic pain. Members of his thesis...