Dr. Vyas Accepted into Leadership Program

Congratulations to Dr. Vyas for being accepted into the 9th Cohort of the 2020-2021 Pediatric Leadership Development Program through the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC). The purpose of this program is to develop leadership skills and provide experience in all aspects of leading departments in an academic medical centers.

Dr. Bassuk Publishes Several Articles

Congratulations to Dr. Bassuk on his recent scholarly articles!

Dr. Boes Publishes New Articles

Congratulations to Dr. Boes on his most recent publications.

Dr. Mathews Publishes on Friedreich Ataxia

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Mathews (Neurology) on her recent publications on Friedreich Ataxia published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences and Neurological Genetics, respectively.

  • Rummey C, Corben LA, Delatycki MB, Subramony SH, Bushara K, Gomez CM, Hoyle JC, Yoon G, Ravina B, Mathews KD, Wilmot G, Zesiewicz T, Perlman S, Farmer JM, Lynch DR. Psychometric properties of the Friedreich Ataxia Rating Scale. Neurol Genet. 2019 Oct 29;5(6):371. doi:10.1212/NXG.0000000000000371. eCollection 2019 Dec. PubMed PMID: 32042904; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6927357.
  • Xiong E, Lynch AE, Corben LA, Delatycki MB, Subramony SH, Bushara K, Gomez CM, Hoyle JC, Yoon G, Ravina B, Mathews KD, Wilmot G, Zesiewicz T, Susan Perlman M, Farmer JM, Rummey C, Lynch DR. Health related quality of life in Friedreich Ataxia in a large heterogeneous cohort. J Neurol Sci. 2019 Dec 24;410:116642. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2019.116642. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31901720.

Staff Spotlight – Catherina (“Cat”) Pinnaro, MD

Dr. Pinnaro is currently a fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and will become faculty as Assistant Professor in July 2020.

I am currently a fellow in Endocrine and Diabetes where I do a mix of patient care, research and teaching. I’ve been at Iowa for 7 years (1 in research, 3 as a pediatric resident, 1 as chief resident, 2 as a fellow).

My husband, Alan, works at TransAmerica in Cedar Rapids. We have a 3 year old daughter, named Nellie. And 3 dogs (Penny, Bess and Truman).

In my free time I enjoy going to concerts (Tswift junkie), biking, and crossword puzzles.

Favorite meal or restaurant? Nice meal= Lobster roll, Fast food= Taco Bell.

Favorite sports team? Iowa field hockey.

Favorite book or movie? To Kill a Mockingbird, Mean Girls/all the Pitch Perfects