In Memory of James Brian Martins, MD

The department learned this week of the passing of James Martins, MD, professor emeritus of Internal Medicine, earlier this month at the age of 77. Martins arrived at the University of Iowa in 1971 for residency just after completing his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago. A cardiology fellowship here was followed […]

Breast cancer’s impact on quality of life for adolescents, young adults

Sneha Phadke, DO, clinical assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Ellen van der Plas, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry received a grant from the Breast Cancer Research Group within the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). Phadke and van der Plas’s project aims to identify factors influencing the quality of […]

Online presentation: Diagnostic Challenge in a Woman with Polyuria

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, September 16 will be: Diagnostic Challenge in a Woman with Polyuria 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, September 16, 2021 Christina Charis-Donelson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine Elizabeth Bowen, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism Bruno Policeni, MBA, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology Click this […]

2021 Newly Promoted Professors and Associate Professors

Even as University of Iowa Health Care continues to weather a rise in COVID-19 infections, our faculty members continue to excel. Within the clinic and the classroom, from telemedicine visits to international research conferences, our faculty members manage a combination of research, education, and clinical responsibilities. In addition to all of that, these twenty faculty […]

Individualized coaching in health system-wide provider communication training

Article: Individualized coaching in health system-wide provider communication training Authors: Kipton Pedersen, Theresa M H Brennan, Alexander D Nance, Marcy E Rosenbaum Journal: Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Jun 30;S0738-3991(21)00422-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.06.023. Online ahead of print. Abstract: Objectives: Most practicing health professionals lack communication skills training (CST). Increasingly health care systems have implemented CST programs, mainly […]

Meet Your Interns – part 6

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2021. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us a little bit about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, […]

Our publications reflect who we are

Recently, the Carver College of Medicine asked department chairs to nominate up to three publications from 2020 that demonstrate excellence in research for a “Best Paper Award.” Only one nomination could be considered in each of three categories of research—basic science, clinical, and education. With more than 1,100 publications last year by department faculty, this […]

Machine learning, AI distinguish between two easily mistaken cardiomyopathies

The most acute type of heart attack is the ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), requiring emergency care to clear a blocked coronary artery. Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) often mimics the clinical and imaging characteristics of STEMI on presentation. Although highly specialized cardiovascular imaging can provide instant details of cardiovascular dysfunction, interpretation of the finer points […]

Online presentation: You Can Help Your Patients with Obesity – September 9-2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, September 9 will be: You Can Help Your Patients with Obesity 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, September 9, 2021 Leon B. Jons, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96446932844 This Grand Rounds presentation will be […]

Iowa MSTP renews grant, preserves essential training

When Robert E. Fellows, MD, PhD, professor emeritus, started the Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in 1977, no one anticipated it would become one of the oldest and strongest dual MD/PhD programs in the nation. The Iowa MSTP has produced 245 alumni who are physician-scientists with careers ranging from basic science research to clinical […]