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Rahmouni honored by International Society of Hypertension

Kamal Rahmouni, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2016 Paul Korner Award by the International Society of Hypert...

Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The Department of Pharmacology seeks exceptional applicants at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level to conduct innovative state-of-the-art research in Neuroscience. Applicants should have an ou...

Gift establishes Ranbir K. Bhatnagar Scholar Awards

Pharmacology is extremely pleased to announce that a generous $50,000 gift from an anonymous alumnus has been used to establish a trainee travel award named in the honor of Dr. Ranbir Bhatnagar, Profe...

Riedl receives Medical Student Research Excellence Award 

On Friday, September 2, 2016, Ruth A. Riedl received the "Excellence Award in Pharmacological and Toxicological Sciences Research Award" for her presentation at the annual Carver College of Medicine M...

Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The Department of Pharmacology seeks exceptional applicants at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level to conduct innovative state-of-the-art research in Neuroscience.  Applicants should have an o...

Dr. Grobe receives one of the Forty under 40 Awards

Dr. Justin Grobe, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology has been selected as one of the Forty under 40 award honorees for 2016. His profile along with all honorees will be featured in the Corridor Busin...

Dr. Dawn Quelle awarded the 2015 J.P. Long Award for Teaching in the Basic Sciences

Dr. Dawn Quelle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology was selected to receive the 2015 J.P. Long Award for Teaching in the Basic Sciences.  The award honors basic science faculty who not only de...

Kwitek to serve on Heart, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee

Dr. Anne Kwitek has been selected to serve as a member of the Heart, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee (HLBP) – Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group of the National Heart, Lung, ...

Danny Linggonegoro receives prestigious Research Excellence Fellowship from the American Physiological Society  

Danny Linggonegoro, an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Justin L. Grobe, PhD, has been selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship (UGREF) from the American Physio...

Dr. Potthoff receives Early Career Scholar of the Year Award

Matthew Potthoff joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology in 2012.  He received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Development from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2007.  Mat...

Lyddon & Runne return to Iowa to serve as panelists for the Careers Outside the Academy Conference

Pharmacology alums, Elizabeth Lyddon & Caitlin Runne are returning to campus Saturday, April 23, to serve as panelist for the Careers Outside the Academy Conference! Hear how they parlayed their gradu...

Dr. Huxing Cui joins the Department of Pharmacology

The UIHC Center for Hypertension Research and the Department of Pharmacology are pleased to announce that Huxing Cui, Ph.D. joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor on April 1, 2016.  His recruitm...

Sigmund receives grant

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology has been awarded a 4-year $2.48 million National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Grant entitled “Role of PPARg and th...

Sigmund honored

Dr. Curt Sigmund, chair and department executive officer of pharmacology, was recently selected as the Physiological Genomics Group’s 2016 Distinguished Lectureship Awardee. Dr. Sigmund is recognized ...

Linggonegoro receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Danny Linggonegoro, an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Justin Grobe, PhD, was selected to receive one of the 2016 University of Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) Excellen...

2015 Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award

The Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology while an undergraduate at ...

Larry Gray wins PBI postdoctoral fellow best paper competition

Dr. Larry Gray, postdoctoral fellow in the Taylor Lab, received the first place $750 travel award in the recent Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) competition for best postdoctoral fellow paper of 2...

Ahlers and Agbor receive travel awards to attend EB 2016 Conference

Katelin Ahlers, Ph.D., lecturer and postdoctoral research scholar in Dr. Rory Fisher's laboratory, received a travel award for her project entitled "Novel Brain-specific Isoforms of Regulator of G Pro...

Linggonegoro awarded Internship from American Diabetes Association

Danny W. Linggonegoro, an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Justin L. Grobe, PhD, was awarded a “2016 Minority Undergraduate Internship” from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Danny...

Lucas BonDurant receives Graduate Student Best Paper Competition

Congratulations to Lucas BonDurant of the Department of Pharmacology who was voted first place in the PBI Student Best Paper Competition and recipient of a $750 travel award. BonDurant’s research, com...

UI team receives grant from Children's Tumor Foundation to study rare genetic disorder

University of Iowa scientists will develop a pig model for Neurofibromatosis type 1 to improve understanding of the disease and advance therapy

Dr. Strack receives grant from the Fondation de l’Ataxie Charlevoix Saguenay

Stefan Strack, Professor of Pharmacology, was awarded a 2-year grant from the Fondation de l’Ataxie Charlevoix Saguenay, a private foundation based in Montreal, Canada, to help find cures for a debili...

Drs. Fisher and Narayanan receive a Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Target Advancement Award

Drs. Rory A. Fisher, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, and Nandakumar S. Narayanan, Assistant Professor of Neurology, have received a Michael J. Fox Foundation for Pa...

Dr. Fisher receives Broad Institute Award

Dr. Rory A. Fisher, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has received a Broad Institute Award from the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research entitled “RGS6 and Schizop...

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates 'sweet tooth'

We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible.While sugar cravings are common, the physiological mechanisms that trigger our “sweet tooth” are...

Burning calories while you sleep?

The link between the gut microbiome and obesity seems clear, but just how changes to gut bacteria can cause weight gain is not. A University of Iowa study in mice shows that drug-induced changes to th...

Graduate student Magdalene Ameka receives prestigious award

Ms. Magdalene Ameka, a graduate student in Dr. Matthew Potthoff’s lab in the Department of Pharmacology, received a Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Award based on her strong academic reco...

UI researchers receive first-in-the-nation grant to study neuroendocrine tumors

Researchers at the University of Iowa Holden of Pediatrics and the UI Children’s Hospital, Comprehensive Cancer Center have received the first-ever Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) ...

Balyssa Bell, graduate student in Dr. Rahmouni's lab receives AHA award

Balyssa Bell received a Top Trainee Award at the scientific sessions of the Council on Hypertension of the American Heart Association held in Washington DC.  At this meeting, Balyssa was also selected...

Dr. Curt Sigmund delivers inaugural Vancouver 2010 Plenary Lecture

Dr. Curt D. Sigmund delivered the inaugural Vancouver 2010 Plenary Lecture on October 24, 2015 at the Canadian Hypertension Congress in Toronto, Ontario.   His lecture, entitled “Role of Novel PPARg P...

Rahmouni receives 2015 Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence

Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, has been awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) 2015 Hypertension Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence. The AHA Hypertension Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence...

Alum Howard Jacob to join HudsonAlpha

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced on April 7, 2015 that Pharmacology alumnus and renowned clinical genomics expert Dr. Howard Jacob (PhD ’89) was appointed as their Executive Vice ...

Melanoma Research Alliance announces Robin Davisson as President and CEO-elect

Robin Davisson, PhD, Professor at Cornell University and alumnus of the department of pharmacology and a former faculty member in the Anatomy and Cell Biology department accepted a new position at the...

Supplement received for T32s

Stefan Strack, Professor of Pharmacology, together with Dan Eberl, Professor of Biology, and Susan Lutgendorf, Professor of Psychology, received an administrative supplement to their predoctoral train...

BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions from across the country.

Iowa City ranked No. 3 best city to live in America

Iowa City was ranked the No. 3 best place to live in America by Outside Magazine.

Dr. Sigmund receives new R01 from NIH/NHLBI

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology has been awarded a 4-year $1.7 million National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Grant entitled “Hypertension: Role of...

Dr. Potthoff receives new R01 from NIH/NIDDK

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Grant for his project, titled “Regulation of Car...

Charles Warwick receives travel award - SFN Conference

Charles Warwick, graduate student in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's laboratory, receives a travel award for his project entitled "Complement Factor C5a Induces Thermal Hyperalgesia via Macrophage-Triggered Signa...

Zili Luo receives travel award to attend EB 2015 Conference

Zili Luo, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Rory Fisher's laboratory, receives a travel award for her project entitled "RGS6 Negatively Regulates D2 Dopamine Receptor-mediated Inhibition of Tyrosine H...

Potthoff Laboratory publishes in Diabetes

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and a member the Obesi...

Postdocs in Dr. Sigmund's lab receive HBPR New Investigator Awards

Drs. Keisuke Shinohara and Masashi Mukoda each received a New Investigator Award, and Dr. Fusakazu Jo received a New Investigator Award for Japanese Fellows at the recent scientific sessions of the Co...

Lauren Boland receives Outstanding Presentation at Medical Student Research Day

Lauren Boland (M1G) medical scientist student in the laboratory of Kamal Rahmouni, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, received the "Outstanding Presentation in Pharmacological Research" award for he...

Kamal Rahmouni awarded an FOEDRC Faculty Scholar grant

Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, was awarded an FOE Diabetes Research Center Faculty Scholar grant. Dr. Rahmouni, is a research scie...

Justin Grobe receives FOEDRC pilot project

Justin L. Grobe, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Carver College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology was recently awarded a pilot grant from the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ Diabetes Research Cente...

Aswini Gnanasekaran receives AHA postdoctoral fellowship

Aswini Gnanasekaran, a postdoctoral scientist in Dr.Usachev’s lab, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate for her project titled “The Role o...

Dr. Sigmund named founding director of new Center for Hypertension Research

The University of Iowa, through the Francois M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, has a rich history of excellence in cardiovascular research. Building on this strong foundation, we are very plea...