Adams named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair

Originally posted on Making the Rounds:
Christopher Adams, MD, PhD, has been named the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair. This position has been endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) to propel and accelerate the pace of discoveries in the FOE Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), whose mission is to advance knowledge of…

Grumbach VA Merit Grant Funded

Originally posted on Making the Rounds:
Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has just had her VA Merit proposal funded with a four-year, $650,000 grant. Dr. Grumbach provided a detailed description of what she and the researchers in her lab will study: At least 30% of the estimated three million veterans with hypertension…

AHA Predoctoral Fellowships Awarded

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded two predoctoral students, Kevin Urak and Dan Matasic, fellowships allowing them to continue their mentored cardiovascular research. Each of these students are pursuing PhDs while working in labs directed by members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Paloma Giangrande and Division…

Giangrande to Study Potential Chest Trauma Treatments

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Dr. Paloma Giangrande, Professor of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded a two-year, $559k grant from the Department of Defense to study potential treatments for certain instances of blunt chest traumas. In some cases, two resulting syndromes—multiorgan dysfunction (MODS) and acute respiratory distress (ARDS)—produce toxic…

University of Iowa Researchers identify a new fundamental mechanism which limits activity of the brain renin-angiotensin

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a complex hormone system that is involved in the regulation of plasma sodium concentration and arterial blood pressure. Localized expression of RASs has been demonstrated in a variety of tissues including the cardiovascular system, kidneys and nervous system among others. In the recent study published in the journal Hypertension, University…

ACRC hosts speaker Dr. Huang-Tian Yang, Friday Nov. 11

“Dual roles of reactive oxygen species in myocardial ischemic injury and protection” Huang-Tian Yang, MD, PhD Professor & Chief of Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Friday, November 11th, 2016 1:00 pm –…

Meet the newest ACRC/School of Life Sciences Visiting Student Research Scholars

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…

ACRC Shared Equipment Grant 2016 – Awarded

The ACRC First Annual Shared Equipment Grant was awarded for a Pressure Myograph System to the Grumbach, Abboud and Irani lab. Dr. Irani explained the equipment “allows for the measurement of vascular function, of both large and small vessels, under physiologic pressure and flow conditions. It will facilitate and accelerate ongoing collaborations between the Grumbach,…

ACRC Research Collaborative, Oct. 20th, 2016

Barry London, MD, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine Director Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center and Peter J Gruber, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Co-Director Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center cordially invite you to join them for an ACRC Research Collaborative Event Thursday, October 20th, 2016 5:00 to 7:30 pm Iowa River and Power…