Current Fellows

Omar Jaber, MD

Omar Jaber, MD

5231F RCP
356-2135, pager #3591
omar-jaber@uiowa.edu


MD, University of Jordan, 2009
Intern, Jordan University Hospital, 2009-2010
Residency, AP/CP, University of Jordan, 2010-2011
Residency, AP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2011-2014

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant, Jordan University Hospital, Endocrinology Department, Amman, Jordan, July 2010. Studied the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and different types of Thyroid Cancer.


Michelle Kurt-Mangold, MD

Michelle Kurt-Mangold MD

5231F RCP
356-1713, pager #4222
michelle-kurt-mangold@uiowa.edu


BA, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN, 2006
MD, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, 2010
Residency, AP/CP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2010-2014

Honors and Awards:
AMA Scholarship
Class of 1958 Scholarship

Previous Research Experience:
Kurt M, Nashelsky M, Firchau DJ. Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease. CAP-FR565. (Accepted)
Kurt-Mangold M, Drees D, Krasowski MD. Extremely high myoglobin plasma concentrations producing hook effect in a critically ill patient. Clinical Chimica Acta. 2012;414(0):179-181.


Brittany Pakalniskis, MD

Brittany (Sehn) Pakalniskis, MD

5231F RCP
356-2139, pager #2457
brittany-pakalniskis@uiowa.edu


BS, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2006
MD, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2010
Residency, AP/CP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2010-2014

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Investigator, University of Iowa, 2012-Present. A prospective study of surgical wound healing in soft tissue sarcoma after preoperative radiation with histologic correlation.. Primary Investigator, Benjamin Miller, MD.
Research assistant, Dartmouth Medical School, 6/08-3/08. Quality assurance project to evaluate MRSA colonization status of ICU patients for surveillance and to determine incidence of invasive infections.
Summer research assistant, Dartmouth Medical School, 6/06-8/06. Molecular pathology lab. I extracted mRNA from 70 paraffin embedded breast cancer tissue specimens and used real-time reverse transcriptase PCR to detect and quantify the gene products.


Erica Savage, MD

Erica Savage, MD

5231F RCP
356-2135, pager #2351
erica-savage@uiowa.edu


BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 2005
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2010
Residency, AP/CP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2010-2014

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Special Achievement in Pathology Award, 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2009
Leadership and Excellence Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 4/2008
Post-sophomore pathology fellowship (externship), University of Iowa
Hospitals & Clinics, 2007-2008
W.R. Ingram Award for Superior Achievement in Medical Neuroscience, 2007
Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, UI Medical Student Research Day, 2006
J.T. McClintock Award in Biophysics and Physiology, 2006
Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry Finalist, Fall 2005
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 6/2007-11/2009:
- Investigated the validity of antibody expiration dates on primary antibodies used in immunohistochemistry with Dr. Barry R. DeYoung.
- Worked on a project to determine the independent diagnostic accuracy of flow cytometry for FNA biopsies of lymphoproliferative disorders under the direction of Dr. Chris Jensen
Medical Student Summer Research Fellow, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 06/2006 - 08/2006, Investigated the role of sphingosine kinase and its role in regulating the respiratory burst in human macrophages with regard to its application to granulomatous diseases with Dr. David J. Kusner


Johanna Savage, MD

Johanna Savage, MD

5231F RCP
356-2137, pager #2331
johanna-savage@uiowa.edu


BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 2005
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2010
Residency, AP/CP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2010-2014

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2009
Leadership and Excellence Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2008
Post-sophomore pathology fellowship (externship), University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 2007-2008
Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry, Finalist, 2005 Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 10/2009 - 11/2009. Worked with Paul Rothman, M.D. in the Department of Internal Medicine. During this 4 week research elective, I continued work begun in 2006 on the characterization of TIM proteins and their role in atopic disease and asthma in a mouse model.
Summer Research Fellow University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 05/2006 - 08/2006. Worked with Paul Rothman, M.D. in the Department of Internal Medicine. Conduced twelve weeks of research focused on the role of TIM proteins and SOC-7 in the pathogenesis of atopic disease using a mouse model.

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