Abel Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

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Dr. Dale Abel, Chair and DEO of Internal Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, has received a 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). This award recognizes outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in research and creative projects…

Geoffrey S. Pitt, ACRC Seminar Series Lecture, March 10th 2017

ACRC Seminar Series From Atom to Adam: Ion channels and cardiovascular disease Geoffrey S. Pitt, MD, PhD Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute Weill Cornell Medicine Friday, March 10th, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 1289 CBRB (Kelch Conference Room) Lunch provided Target Audience: This conference will be of…

ACRC/School of Life Sciences Visiting Student Research Scholars – Winter 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 […]

Two Publications Identify “Longevity” Enzyme Interactions

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For the last couple decades, a particular enzyme has been the focus of intense study. Sirtuin1 was found to be a key protein affecting the longevity of some organisms such as yeast. Decrease in caloric intake, which could lengthen cell life, became ineffective in the absence of sirtuin1. At…

Adams named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair

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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

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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…