Recruitment efforts bear fruit

Wednesday of this week was Fellowship Match Day and we celebrated with two sets of groups in our department. First, those third-year internal medicine residents who chose to pursue subspecialty training found out where they will be heading next. Congratulations to all of you on the navigation of a nerve-wracking process, all while still completing […]

Class of 2024 matches at Iowa and across the country

With this week’s Fellowship Match Day, many of our graduating residents can breathe a sigh of relief as their next couple years come into focus. We are proud to announce below the members of our residency who have matched into fellowship programs for the 2024–25 academic year. Match Day also allows us to update our […]

Advances in neuroendocrine tumor research

The only Neuroendocrine Tumor Center of Excellence in the United States, and just one of 50 in the world, is right here at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (CCOM). The neuroendocrine tumor (NET) team at University of Iowa Health Care is multidisciplinary, composed of Department of Internal Medicine physicians including […]

Meet Our APPs: Lauren Bracken, PA-C

We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read […]

Value of cognitive interviewing in the development of the weight stigma in healthcare inventory

Article: Value of cognitive interviewing in the development of the weight stigma in healthcare inventory Authors: Kathleen M Robinson, Aaron M Scherer, Taryn E Nishimura, Helena H Laroche Journal: Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Aug:113:107767 Abstract: Background: Despite the detrimental effects of weight stigma in healthcare, there is no widely validated measure comprehensively examining such experiences. […]

Addressing vaccine hesitancy in theory and in practice

Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine, Aaron Scherer, PhD, is the primary investigator (PI) for a large, cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct surveys on immunization-related issues with health care professionals and the general public. His and his team’s work help inform the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization […]

Kumar receives CFF pilot grant

Santosh Kumar, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, was awarded a two-year, $110,000 pilot grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) to research endothelial function in relation to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Earlier studies have demonstrated that the CFTR gene is present in endothelial cells and that it affects barrier function. Disruption […]

Meet Our APPs: Tracie Neustel, MSN, ARNP, FNP

We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read […]

Saying “see you soon” to Bluemke with tacos

After years of service to Cardiovascular Medicine, Division Administrator Jonathan Bluemke announced his decision earlier this year to leave UI Health Care for a full-time position within the VA, deepening a relationship he already had with the National Guard. [Read our Spotlight on Bluemke from February 2019.] Now that his successor, Molly Flynn, has been […]

Breast Cancer Symposium 2024: RSVP and Call for Abstracts

Friday, February 9, 2024 Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) Click here to RSVP! Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Burkard, MD, PhD Professor and Mary and Rob Gooze Chair Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care Department of Medicine School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin       Funding Opportunity The symposium committee […]