Awards

2023

Yaha Almodalla. Yahya has been selected by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to receive the 2023 Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award as one of 30 medical students and residents.  The ASH HONORS Award aims to support talented medical students and residents who are interested in hematology but have not yet entered a hematology-related training program. Recipients receive $5,000 to conduct hematology research projects. Yahya will be working with Dr. Janice Staber in pediatric hematology-oncology.  
Karen Cyndari. Karen was selected as a Tinsley Harrison Scholar for the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.  The program provides Scholars with an opportunity to attend career development programming with division chiefs and leaders in academic medicine across subspecialties, present their original research, and be paired 1:1 with a mentor to help establish connections outside the scholar’s home institution. Background about Dr. Tinsley Harrison,, editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinsley_R._Harrison).
Jon Day. Education Center Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2023.  Jon received the Francois M. Abboud Award.  This award is presented annually to recognize and support a resident in the Department of Internal Medicine who has carried out the most meritorious research work during residency.  Jon is also an R38 StARR Scholar.  The Stimulating Access to Research during Residency (StARR) program is a 1-year opportunity dedicated to immersing residents in a research experience.​
Rachel Genova. June 20, 2023:  Congratulations to Rachel Genova on being named the "Internal Medicine Outstanding Resident of the Year.”  This is an especially important honor as the award is voted on by the residents.
Haley Pysick. Recognized at the Education Center Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2023, as the Outstanding Junior Resident of the Year.  Haley is also an R38 StARR Scholar.  The Stimulating Access to Research during Residency (StARR) program is a 1-year opportunity dedicated to immersing residents in a research experience.​
Kai Rogers. Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Grant from The Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.  
Johnson Zhang. Qiang (Johnson) Zhang receives an INI Williams-Cannon Fellowship for Neurodegeneration Research.  Johnson Zhang, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, will receive $47,500 in research funding. Dr. Zhang is pursuing novel therapies for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia.
Johnson Zhang. Johnson Zhang won an Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI) Williams-Cannon Fellowship for neurodegeneration research.  Dr. Zhang is pursuing novel therapies for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia. He studies the role of glycolysis--the chemical reaction in the brain that uses sugar to produce energy--in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. University of Iowa research has shown that terazosin, a drug widely used to treat high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia, can enhance glycolysis and energy production. Zhang seeks to extend this finding to determine whether the drug could be effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, Zhang’s lab team is working to unravel the neuronal circuitry that involves a key neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Drugs that enhance acetylcholine currently are the main treatments for cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia, but they are associated with significant side effects and provide limited improvement. Zhang’s goal is to understand the details of acetylcholine circuitry in the brain, to develop more precise therapies.  The Iowa Neuroscience Institute builds on the university’s decades-long tradition as a leading center for the study of neuroscience, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and supporting innovation in foundational, translational, and clinical research.

2022

Christian Anderson. François M. Abboud Research Award (University of Iowa)
Jon Day. ASH Abstract Achievement Award 2022 - Award for trainees with high-scoring annual meeting abstracts of which they are the first or senior author and presenter.
Gudbjorg Jonsdottir. 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting Merit Award from the Conquer Cancer/ASCO Foundation.
Emily Nguyen. Ernest O. Theilen Award (University of Iowa Dept. of Internal Medicine). This award is presented annually to a resident in the Department of Internal Medicine who, during assignment to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, exemplifies the qualities of devotion to patient needs, concern for human dignity, humility, and who, above all, displays exceptional skills in the care of the sick.
Jennifer L Streeter. 2022 Innovation Challenge Award - Best Pitch, University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Jennifer L Streeter. 2022 Innovation Challenge Award - Best Technology 2nd Place, University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Jennifer L Streeter. 2022 Faculty Advisor MSTP Grand Rounds , University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program
Oriana Vanegas. Poster of Distinction: North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) 2022 in Orlando, FL, October 2022.  Cystic Fibrosis Porcine Pancreatic Duct Cell Culture Models to Study Disease Pathophysiology. Oriana Vanegas Calderon, Yunxia O'Malley, Junying Lei, Aliye Uc; Pediatrics, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  
Cory Wilson. University of Iowa, Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) Innovation fund award, for his proposal - “Patient-centered team-focused rounding”.  October 27, 2022.

2021

Christian Anderson. Outstanding Intern of the Year, Internal Medicine, 2021
Anthony Purgianto. Clinical TMS Society PULSES Scholarship, June 2021
Tyler P Rasmussen. Outstanding Fellow of the Year, Internal Medicine, 2021
Tyler P Rasmussen. Making A Difference Award. Demonstrated that he is an outstanding physician but this act of kindness underscores his humanitarianism and profound care for patient welfare and dignity.
Tyler P Rasmussen. Carver College of Medicine Creative Writing Contest. Selected Contribution winner for "The Grand Experiment".

2020

Gudbjorg Jonsdottir. Fellows abstract achievement award. Iowa Oncology Society, 2020.
Nanmeng Yu. Nanmeng Yu, First Place Poster, 54th Annual Department of Internal Medicine Research Day, 'Understanding the role of soluble immune checkpoints in anti-tumor immunity'

2019

Catherina T Pinnaro. Honorable Mention: Our Rapunzel. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Newsletter, Fall 2018
Catherina T Pinnaro. AAP and Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) Leona Cuttler Quality Assurance Award 2019 recipient. Poster entitled: Pediatric Residents' experiences with Type1 diabetes simulation
Catherina T Pinnaro. Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fellow Teaching Award. For superior contribution to house staff education through clinical instruction
Catherina T Pinnaro. Pediatric Endocrine Society Rising Star Award. “Genetic Modifiers of Glycemic Variability and Congenital Heart Disease in Turner syndrome”
Tyler P Rasmussen. Best Poster by a Resident or Fellow, University of Iowa's Internal Medicine Research Day, 2019, Titled "Women hospitalized for acute on chronic decompensated heart failure receive less furosemide compared to men."
Tyler P Rasmussen. Francois M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award - Presented annually to recognize the Senior Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine who has carried out the most meritorious research work during residency.
Tyler P Rasmussen. You Make A Difference Award. March and June, 2019
Matthew A Rysavy. Quality Leadership Academy, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2019-2020
Matthew A Rysavy. National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Research, 2019-2021
Steven N Seyedin. Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. Residency program directors and department chairs to recognize outstanding residents and fellows who’ve advanced radiologic research. June, 2018 and 2019
Steven N Seyedin. ASTRO Annual Meeting Abstract Travel Award, June 2019
Jennifer L Streeter. 2019 Innovation and Discovery Award, University of Iowa
Jennifer L Streeter. 2019 Faculty Community Director, University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program
Jennifer L Streeter. Innovation and Discovery Award. University of Iowa, June 2019.

2018

Vargas Luis G Buonfiglio. American Thoracic Society (ATS) Minority Trainee Development Scholarship. 
Aubrey C Chan. Chief Resident in Internal Medicine/Psych and Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Faisal A Fecto. Senior Resident Teaching Award, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Faisal A Fecto. Chief Resident in Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Tyler P Rasmussen. Ernest O. Theilen Award. Presented annually to a resident in the department of Internal Medicine who, during assignment to the coronary care unit, exemplifies the qualities of devotion to patient needs, concern for human dignity, a sense of humility, and above all exceptional skill in the care of the sick.
Matthew A Rysavy. Clinician Scientist Investigator Meeting, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, 2018
Steven N Seyedin. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Resident Research Award 
Kamel Shibbani. American Academy of Pediatrics' Integrated Research Pathway (IRP) member

2017

Faisal A Fecto. Resident Lectureship, Iowa Neurological Association
Matthew A Rysavy. Frontiers in Science, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, 2017
Sarah A Wernimont. Quilligan Scholar, The Pregnancy Foundation, The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

2013

Jennifer L Streeter. VA Health System Outstanding Poster Award, Health Sciences Research Week, University of Iowa, April 2013
Jennifer L Streeter. SFRBM Young Investigator Award. Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine