Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Graduation Event

Despite all our practice lately, saying goodbye is never easy. The Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation hosted an event that took out some of that sting on Friday night. At the Coralville Marriott, division members and their family gathered to express their gratitude, congratulations, and best wishes to four outstanding graduating […]

Internal Medicine Residents’ Graduation Celebration

Last night, the Department of Internal Medicine formally recognized the efforts and achievements of its dedicated and talented doctors as they move from one stage of their careers to the next. In the Feller Club Room inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Residency Director Dr. Manish Suneja served as the evening’s master of ceremonies, offering some jokes, lightly […]

Highlights from the Culturally Responsive Health Care Conference

On Friday, June 3, the University of Iowa hosted a conference titled “Culturally Responsive Health Care in IOWA 2016.” Attendees met in the UI College of Public Health Building with the aim of addressing issues of racial and ethnic disparities in care, cultural differences in organ donation and transplantation, the challenges of patients with disabilities, […]

Highlights from the 27th Annual Rheumatology Symposium

Bringing together more than 60 healthcare professionals at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City, the Division of Immunology/Allergy and Rheumatology hosted a day-long series of lectures, case presentations, and clinical updates on cutting-edge issues in the field. Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other arthritis-related health professionals came from as far away as St. Louis to […]

June 2016: Steven Pennington

Dr. Steven Pennington has always loved figuring out how things work. “The best part of basic science,” the postdoctoral fellow says, “is that once you understand the mechanisms at work, that becomes the foundation for everything else.” He says that if he had taken physics before chemistry in high school, “I would have been an […]

Our Chief Residents and Research Town Hall Survey Results

Last week, I had the privilege of recognizing the contributions of our departing Chief Residents to the Department of Internal Medicine. It was also an opportunity to hear their impressive Grand Rounds presentations. The Chief Resident position carries with it a great deal of responsibility to serve both as advocates for and mentors to our […]

Study of opioid epidemic provides new method for thinking about long-term therapy

Carrying implications not just for clinical prescribing practices, but also larger pharmacoepidemiology trends, Dr. Hilary Mosher’s recent research using data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) shows a decrease from 2004 to 2011 in the proportion of new users of opioids who begin long-term opioid therapy. The paper, published in April in the journal Pain […]

A Farewell from Our Chief Residents

Dustin Krutsinger, MD I’ve been at UIHC since 2003; I consider it my home. I started my time in Iowa City as a nurse in the surgical ICU. I worked with many amazing people and the experience reinforced my interest in medicine. I was demoted from nurse, to lowly medical student in 2008. But with […]

UI’s GI at Digestive Disease Week 2016

Members of the Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology traveled recently to San Diego for DDW 2016. This annual event was sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. These organizers promised the world’s largest gathering […]