The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds

An annual tradition provides each year’s four Chief Residents a shared Grand Rounds session in the spring. A significant portion of a Chief’s responsibility is education, so one rarely leaves a session surprised at how well and efficiently they deliver tightly packaged instruction with humor and charisma. Before this year’s Chief Residents kept that streak going, […]

Abel receives Sarnoff mentoring award

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair and DEO of the Department of Internal Medicine, received the Dr. Arnold Katz Achievement Award at the Sarnoff 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston earlier this month. According to the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the award is given to a Sarnoff Foundation member who practices excellent mentorship while encouraging […]

Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2018-19

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 16. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Chris DeZorzi, Tyler Rasmussen Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most meritorious research work […]

Advances in Diabetes and Obesity Management, 5/10/19

This annual CME event was revived in 2016, and for its fourth since that revival, organizers have continued to innovate the day-long symposium’s content. Because diabetes intersects with, and even causes, so many other conditions, conference directors opened the floor to more presenters than just endocrinologists and dietitians, though of course their expertise was welcome […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last three months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Singh, Iyer examine RA treatment on heart

Namrata Singh, MBBS, MSCI, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a two-year, $200,000 American Heart Association Innovative Grant. Singh and her colleagues will study whether hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) leads to a decrease in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Second-year rheumatology fellow Priyanka Iyer, MBBS; Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, PhD; and Diana Jalal, MD, aided in the […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Jason Cascio, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Jason Cascio. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Inpatient shifts begin at 7am, and I live close enough to the hospital that I […]

Departures and arrivals

One week from today, a newly minted cohort of medical students will walk across the stage in Hancher Auditorium and receive a diploma that represents the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, not only their own but those made by family members, partners and even children! Achieving a Doctor of Medicine degree does […]