New faculty additions, August 2016

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce its newest members, joining in July and August. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Steven J. Rippentrop, MD, MPH, MA Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Occupational Medicine Dr. Steven J. Rippentrop recently joined the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care […]

Bates’ Guide Gets IntMed Voice

Four years of labor for Dr. Richard Hoffman are about to come to fruition when the 12th edition of the Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is released next month. Dr. Hoffman joined the editorial team as a guest editor, writing two chapters, including a new one on evaluating clinical evidence, and writing the health […]

Szot Named CME Medical Director

Dr. Joseph Szot has been named the Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education (CME) in the Carver College of Medicine, taking over for the recently retired Dr. Joel Gordon, who served in this role since 2006.  During his tenure as CME Medical Director, Dr. Gordon, CME Director Susan Zollo, and the CME staff members had […]

Hoffman Receives CDC Funding to Study Decision-Making

Dr. Richard Hoffman is one of two researchers at the University of Iowa to receive a Special Interests Project (SIP) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. SIP grants are funded through the CDC’s Prevention Research Center. Over the course of two years, Dr. Hoffman will examine how men diagnosed with low-risk prostate […]

Training, Discovering, and Reviewing

The Mechanisms of Parasitism training program, recently renewed for another 5 years by the National Institutes of Health, has been running at this institution for nearly two decades. This T32 grant, led by Dr. Mary Wilson, Global Health Professor of Infectious Diseases, unites a variety of microbial scientists, all of whom are interested in the […]

Patient Satisfaction on the Rise in the MSC

The Department’s Medicine Specialty Clinic (MSC) tracks its patient satisfaction with the help of Press-Ganey evaluations patients complete. In the last quarter, compared to the previous quarter, the MSC has seen significant growth in one category and nearly achieved its goal in another. These graphs show that in response to the question of whether the […]

Last Goodbyes to Dr. Gary Rosenthal

The Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine have each taken a turn in the last week or so to show the departing Dr. Gary Rosenthal just how much he has meant to this institution over the years. Last Wednesday afternoon, dozens of members of the hospital and the college joined […]

Raising Internal Medicine’s Profile

We all recognize that one measurement does not tell us who we are or what we can achieve; instead, they are helpful guideposts to tell us which direction we are traveling. The 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report rankings of hospitals and specialties in the country represents one such guidepost, which receives much attention. Their […]

HIV Clinic meets changes in disease and treatment for 28 years

Entering its twenty-ninth year of operation, UIHC’s HIV/AIDS Clinic has grown from a service of the Infectious Diseases Clinic into a multidisciplinary organization serving around 600 patients. Since 1988, more than 2,000 patients have been seen in the clinic. As the primary organizer and Director of the clinic, Dr. Jack Stapleton of the Division of […]

MRSA Initiative research calls for second look at cost-effectiveness

Though initiatives meant to prevent hospital-acquired infection come with price tags that can seem to outweigh the reduction of a single infectious disease, a new study published by Drs. Michihiko Goto and Eli Perencevich in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Disease shows that the benefits of such initiatives may be far-reaching. (Our initial announcement […]