Highlights from the 2016 Chief Residents Grand Rounds & Residency Awards

Each year, the Department sets aside one of its final Grand Rounds of the academic year to highlight the exceptional work performed by our Residents and Chief Residents. This year, awards selected by the residents themselves were presented by Residency Director Dr. Manish Suneja, small tokens of appreciation were presented to each Chief Resident by […]

Glenn Named Director of the Hospitalist Program

Dr. Kevin Glenn, Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine, has been named as the permanent Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program. The Program, staffed by more than 40 physicians and 10 Advanced Practice Providers, provides care for adult patients admitted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and to the Iowa City VA Medical […]

Infection detection: Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

by Tony Craine, Medicine Iowa With fists at chin level, a young video game player focuses on the television in front of him. He begins shadow boxing, throwing a series of punches and kicks. Meanwhile, on the screen, an animated character engaged in hand-to-hand combat faithfully reproduces all of the player’s punches and kicks in […]

Math professor counts on UI for innovative cardiac procedure

Roseanne Wolf is well-schooled on how the heart works. The 31-year-old earned a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Iowa in 2012, and her doctoral research focused on the mathematical modeling of cardiomyocytes—the cells that make up heart muscle. Despite her academic background and knowledge, Roseanne could not have guessed that cardiac function […]

Honoring the Legacy of Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa has a history that stretches back for more than 130 years. Countless stories exist of research breakthroughs, of innovations in patient care, and of the diligent and extraordinary work training successive generations of medical students, who themselves pass that tradition on. As much as we […]

Cardiology Fellows Graduation, Recognition, and Farewell

On Friday, May 20, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine offered their warmest wishes, deep gratitude, and emotional goodbyes to a dozen members, as they neared completion of their time at the University of Iowa as Fellows. Guests were first treated to the presentation and keynote acceptance of the Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Faculty Alumnus Award to […]

Abel Lab Awarded AHA Grant

The American Heart Association (AHA) has designated a team from the University of Iowa  and the University of Utah as a Strategically Focused Heart Failure Network (SFHFN) and provided more than $3.8M for its work. Approximately $1M of that will fund Dr. Dale Abel’s laboratory as members perform the basic science portion in partnership with researchers at […]

Collaboration and Appreciation

An important aspect of our work in the Department of Internal Medicine is to find ways to collaborate with our colleagues both within the walls of the institution as well as those outside them. This, in part, is why our Continuing Medical Education programs are so critical. Recently, the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism invited […]

Internal Medicine Employee Appreciation Day

Providing plenty of food and collegiality, the Department celebrated its staff and faculty on Employee Appreciation Day this Tuesday, marking the tenth anniversary of the event. Organized by Human Resources Staff, the luncheon brought together all the Divisions within the Department to recognize the combined efforts of around 1,000 employees that allow the Department to function successfully. In acknowledgment of individual careers with the Department, each employee was […]