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

Online presentation: Pharmacological Management of Type 2 Diabetes – August 6, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, August 6, 2020, will be: Pharmacological Management of Type 2 Diabetes 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, AUgust 6, 2020 William Sivitz, MD, Emeritus Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98123229440 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and […]

August 2020 – Eri Shinozaki

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Eri Shinozaki, MD, clinical assistant professor in General Internal Medicine and hospitalist, had never associated fear with her workplace, but returning to work summoned a new level of anxiety. Additionally, Shinozaki, who already juggled duties as a physician, mother, and wife, had to add homeschool teacher to these daily tasks. Now, […]

High dose trivalent influenza vaccine compared to standard dose vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving TNF-alpha inhibitor therapy and healthy controls: Results of the DMID 10-0076 randomized clinical trial

Article: High dose trivalent influenza vaccine compared to standard dose vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving TNF-alpha inhibitor therapy and healthy controls: Results of the DMID 10-0076 randomized clinical trial Authors: Jack T Stapleton, Nancy Wagner, Rebecca Tuetken, Abbie R Bellamy, Heather Hill, Sonnie Kim, Patricia L Winokur Journal: Vaccine. 2020 May 13;38(23):3934-3941 Abstract: […]

Many communities, one commitment

Each year during the month of July, we close our financial books for the prior fiscal year (FY) ending in June and we execute our budget plans for the new FY. As you all know, this has been a challenging year financially for the department given our dramatic fall in clinical revenue during the months […]

Scherer receives two grants to study, promote vaccine adoption

Although vaccines have played an essential role in infectious disease prevention in the United States, the acceptance and administration for many vaccines is still suboptimal. With the COVID-19 pandemic projected to overlap with this year’s flu season, the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine will be even more crucial as we continue to grapple with […]

Online presentation: CPC: Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis – July 30, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 30, 2020 will be: CPC: Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, July 30, 2020 Presented by: Ahmed Abdelhamid, MD, Internal Medicine Resident Alexandra Isaacson, MD, Pathology Resident Michael Kwofie, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology Peter Densen, MD, Emeritus Professor, Internal Medicine NOTE: A HawkID is required to […]

Ashwath, cardiology fellows take lectures global

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, education has remained at the forefront for Mahi Ashwath, MD, MBA, FACC, FASE, FSCMR, clinical associate professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and president of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Cardiology (Iowa ACC), and Shubha Deep Roy, MD, chief cardiology fellow and co-chair of Iowa ACC Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Council. As […]

“Bon Voyage” to Janet Schlechte

As a postscript to the combined graduation event, leadership within the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism privately commissioned a recognition for Janet Schlechte, MD, who had recently announced her retirement, to be revealed at the end of the evening. Schlechte has long served the University of Iowa after her own training in residency and fellowship […]

Eating Pattern and Nutritional Risks among People with Multiple Sclerosis Following a Modified Paleolithic Diet

Article: Eating Pattern and Nutritional Risks among People with Multiple Sclerosis Following a Modified Paleolithic Diet Authors: Tyler J. Titcomb, Babita Bisht, David D. Moore, III, Yashpal S. Chhonker, Daryl J. Murry, Linda G. Snetselaar, and Terry L. Wahls Journal: Nutrients. 2020 Jun 20;12(6):1844 Abstract: Preliminary studies suggest that a modified Paleolithic diet may benefit […]

Allergy / Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2020

For the last couple years, these three fellowship programs have combined their graduation celebrations for a number of reasons. The most obvious is that two of them—Allergy / Immunology and Rheumatology—are both housed within the Division of Immunology, a strength lent to both fellowship programs. Faculty within the division can easily “cross the hall” to […]