Events Oct. 16th – Oct. 20th, 2017

Monday Oct. 16th Cardiovascular Grand Rounds 12pm “Why Should We Talk to Patients About End of Life Choices?” Catherine Pesek Bird, DO Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331, GH Tuesday Oct. 17th Cardiology Advanced Imaging Conference 12pm Heart Center Conference Room, 4214 RCP Thursday, Oct. 19th Interventional Cardiology Core Conference 7am Heart Center Conference Room, 4214 RCP…

2017-2018 ACRC Seminar Speakers

ACRC Seminar Series 2017-18 schedule Cardiovascular Seminars take place on Friday afternoons at 1:00 pm, in Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB), unless otherwise noted. Date Presentation Institution Add to Calendar Sept. 8th Christopher Newton-Cheh, MD  MPH, Harvard Medical School Oct. 13th Timothy Mckinsey, PhD University of Colorado – Denver Oct. 27th Samuel C. Dudley Jr.,…

Iowa Physiological Society Awards 2017

During the recent Iowa Physiological Society meeting in Iowa City, IA, undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows were given to the opportunity to present their research utilizing posters and a short oral presentation format called “Minute to Win It”. Below is the complete list of winners from the competition including ACRC T-32 Training Fellows…

Seminar Series | Timothy A. McKinsey, Ph.D.

ACRC Seminar Series “Protein Acetylation in Heart Failure: The Epigenome and Beyond” Timothy A. McKinsey, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Associate Division Head for Translational Research Director, Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus Friday, October 13th, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm…

Iowa Physiological Society Meeting this Friday and Saturday

A message from the President of the Iowa Physiological Society: Dear Colleagues, The 22nd annual meeting of the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) will be held on September 29-30th, 2017 at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. The theme of the conference is entitled ‘Advances in Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolic Functions…

ACRC Seminar Series, Sept 8th 2017

“What have GWASs taught us about the genetic basis of heart failure, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death” Christopher Newton-Cheh, MD MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Primer on Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute Co-Director, the Human Cardiovascular Genetics Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Friday, September 8th 1:00 pm…

UI study examines altered gene expression in heart failure

Originally Published in The Loop, Read the full article here Changes in gene expression occur before decline in heart function is detectable. Heart failure refers to a condition in which heart muscle becomes weakened over time, making it increasingly difficult for the heart to pump blood through the body like it should. It’s a progressive disease…

Adams Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant

Originally posted on Making the Rounds:
Dr. Christopher Adams, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has received a five-year, $2.4M grant from the National Institutes of Health to study skeletal muscle atrophy. In preliminary studies, performed in mouse models, Dr. Adams and members of his lab have identified the first example of a protein that is…

Benson Named Clinical Chief of Cardiology

Originally posted on Making the Rounds:
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 Medicine where he…

Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways

Excerpt from The Loop. “In a new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Early Edition, University of Iowa researchers led by Michael Welsh, MD, director of the UI Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, professor of internal medicine in the UI Carver College of Medicine, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and Lynda…

ACRC/School of Life Sciences Visiting Student Research Scholars – Spring 2017

ACRC/School of Life Sciences Visiting Student Research Scholars Program is a program designed to enhance collaboration between the School of Life Sciences in Hamburg, Germany and the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center labs by hosting a School of Life Science Student. Students gain experience in practical aspects of the lab and experience another culture. Iowa teams…

Can fat “feel” fat?

Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells. 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. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight…