Coronavirus Resources for UI Health Care Employees

The safety of our patients, faculty, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for University of Iowa Health Care. This page will continue to have up-to-date information and resources for health care employees regarding our preparation and response to COVID-19. Conorovirus Reources for UI Health Care Employees

April 2020 – Prerna Kumar

Until our social-distancing era began, after a long day of being in the clinic or on rounds, transplant nephrology fellow Prerna Kumar, MBBS, always attended a 5:30 kickboxing class, whether she was feeling drained or motivated. Even if she worked late, she hustled to make the 6:30 class instead. Though Kumar only began kickboxing this past […]

A randomized control trial evaluating efficacy of antimicrobial impregnated hospital privacy curtains in an intensive care setting

Article: A randomized control trial evaluating efficacy of antimicrobial impregnated hospital privacy curtains in an intensive care setting Authors: Geneva Wilson PhD, Virgil Jackson MPH, Linda Boyken BA, Mireia Puig-Asensio MD, Alexandre R. Marra MD, Eli Perencevich MD, Marin L. Schweizer PhD, Daniel Diekema MD, Patrick Breheny PhD, Christine Petersen DVM, PhD Journal: Am J […]

M4 Student Awards, 2019–20

The William R. Wilson Award The 2019–20 William R. Wilson Award goes to Tarun Kadaru and Danielle Shilling. These two have shown exceptional accomplishment in their clinical work in Internal Medicine. The Wilson Award was created in 1982 to honor the memory of an Internal Medicine faculty member who exemplified the finest in teaching, clinical […]

Kumar adds color to fellows’ education

Nobody has ever said that ultrasonography is child’s play. But can channeling our inner child help physicians-in-training learn how to use such a complicated device? Bharat Kumar, MD MME FACP RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology and Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, has created a 150-page musculoskeletal sonoanatomy coloring book that substitutes long lists and bland […]

Hinton reaps reward for efforts

Since joining the Abel Lab, Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., PhD, has earned his fair share of mentorship and research awards. With three awards earned in just the past month, the postdoctoral research fellow proves he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Mayo Clinic Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship Hinton, who is currently a Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Ford […]

Accuracy of US Administrative Claims Codes for the Diagnosis of Autoinflammatory Syndromes

Article: Accuracy of US Administrative Claims Codes for the Diagnosis of Autoinflammatory Syndromes Authors: Lenert, Aleksander MD, MS, FRCPC; Russell, Maranda J. MS; Segerstrom, Suzanne MPH, PhD; Kim, Sujin PhD Journal: J Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Feb 5. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000001319. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of case definitions for autoinflammatory syndromes […]

Champions in crisis

The past two weeks since my last post have bordered on surreal as we re-deploy our staff, reorganize our clinics, and work to keep our providers and patients safe. I want to take this time to recognize and acknowledge the effort, boundless creativity, and commitment of faculty, staff, and even our community at finding solutions […]

Matches on the map for 2020

A yearly tradition that comes fast on the heels of Match Day is updating the map that shows where our residents over the last five years attended medical school. The Carver College of Medicine produces a map showing where its graduates go, and we also produce a map showing where our residents go to fellowship. […]

Presentations affected by ENDO cancellation

For at least three members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism (and of course many more around the world), this week is not going according to a plan set even just a month ago. Rhonda Souvenir, PhD, associate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and two fellows in Endocrinology, Adeyinka Taiwo, MBBS, and Julie Schommer, DO, […]

Stephens advances diabetes research with pair of grants

Sam Stephens, PhD, assistant professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently earned a $1.2M grant from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Additionally, Dr. Stephens received a three-year, $345,000 Innovative Basic Science Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The projects for each of these grants focus on understanding insulin packaging […]