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

World AIDS Day in Internal Medicine

Today is World AIDS Day and here at University of Iowa Health Care we are proud of the decades of care we have provided people living with AIDS and HIV. Four years ago, we profiled the founder and director of the first HIV Clinic in the state of Iowa, Jack Stapleton, MD, and his team’s […]

Effectiveness of chlorhexidine dressings to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections. Does one size fit all? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Article: Effectiveness of chlorhexidine dressings to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections. Does one size fit all? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis Authors: Mireia Puig-Asensio, Alexandre R Marra, Christopher A Childs, Mary E Kukla, Eli N Perencevich, Marin L Schweizer Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 16;1-8. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Objective: To evaluate the […]

Manuscript Tips: Keywords

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Here are a few tips for choosing keywords or key terms when submitting a manuscript or meeting abstract. Some journals and abstract submission forms provide a list to choose from during the […]

Where Are They Now: Ruth Fernandez Ruiz, MD

Ruth Fernandez Ruiz, MD. Research Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine; Rheumatologist, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY What were some of the projects you worked on while you were at Iowa and how did this work prepare you for your career?  While in Iowa, I participated in various clinical research projects with the Division of […]

Case of relapsing sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome upon re-exposure

Article: Case of relapsing sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome upon re-exposure Authors: Jason Winward, Laurel Lyckholm, Samuel M Brown, Mohamad Mokadem Journal: BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Sep 15;13(9):e235803 Abstract:Sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (SIHS) is a serious systemic delayed adverse drug reaction that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Here, we report the first case, to our knowledge, […]

A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Laura Hill, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Clinic Week 7AM brings a ringing alarm and exciting realization – it’s clinic week (better known as Y-week). After four weeks of wearing green scrubs on inpatient, the decision […]

Our trainees on the frontlines

You know that things are serious when we are in the national news every day this week. There should be no doubt that our state (and country) is experiencing one of the worst health crises in our history and our hospital is at the epicenter. The spotlight is on us, and our faculty have become […]

Iowa trainees swarm the sessions

By this point in the pandemic, regional and national conferences have managed to find the creative solutions necessary to still host their annual meetings. Trainees in Internal Medicine have been no less creative in their adaptations and certainly no less successful in their abstract submissions and presentation competitions. There have been more winners and accepted […]

Vitals 2020 reshuffles its table of contents

Each year, the Department of Internal Medicine publishes a small print magazine renamed VITALS last year. Midway through this issue’s production, it was clear that its focus would need to adapt, as did most things in 2020. As department chair E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, put it in the new issue’s introduction, “It is safe to […]

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Learners in the Carver College of Medicine are invited to provide examples of effective teaching at the end of each rotation. Read what our trainees recently had to say about Internal Medicine educators below. Read previous submissions. Diana Jalal, MD, Associate Professor of Internal MedicineSubmitted by Will Lorentzen One of Dr. Jalal’s most significant traits […]